Tarosophy: Tarot to Engage Life, Not Escape It

You may be interested in Tarosophy: Tarot to Engage Life, Not Escape It by Marcus Katz which is due on Jul 23rd through Weiser Antiquarian but actually available now from the publisher Salamander and Sons.

A few blurbs about the book, which was really what caught my eye in the first place, may be of interest:

“From the first steps in reading tarot through metaphysical correspondences and on to professional marketing, this book has it all! Marcus Katz’s Tarosophy is a work of intelligence and depth, featuring tons of tarot tips and exercises that will help you access the wisdom of the cards in a manner that is accessible, playful and practical. Highly recommended.”
– Mary K. Greer, author of 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card

“Marcus Katz has fixed himself as a bright ‘Star’ in the firmament of tarot. His Tarosophy is everything its subtitle promises: Tarot to Engage Life, Not Escape It. It’s sane, sensible, and profoundly original. His ‘Temple of Thoth’ (Gated Spread) alone is worth the price of admission.”
– Lon Milo DuQuette, author of Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot and creator of Tarot of Ceremonial Magick

And, from the publisher, they describe the book as:

“Based upon 30 years of studying, reading and teaching tarot, more than 10,000 face-to-face readings and extensive research in the field, Marcus Katz successfully combines academic rigour with invaluable practical experience and breathtaking originality in Tarosophy: Tarot to Engage Life, Not Escape It.

Suitable for all tarot readers – from absolute beginners to experienced professionals – Tarosophy is written in three sections:

  • basic tarot in a new light for the beginning Tarosophist;
  • intermediate tarot in a magical light for the enquiring Tarosophist; and
  • advanced tarot in a spiritual light for the progressive Tarosophist.

From terminology and technique, to reading and spreads, inner work and trees, Tarosophy encapsulates the wisdom of tarot as a living, divine art and science; a dynamic interface between awareness and appearance, and a system to observe, tie and untie the ‘secret knots’ that bind the world.

With 50 unique exercises, in excess of 50 illustrations, extensive footnotes, and detailed reading lists, there are more new tarot ideas on any given page of Tarosophy than in some entire texts on the subject.

Accessible, sensible and practical, leading tarot teachers, scholars and authors around the world agree that Tarosophy is a major contribution to the tarot tradition.”