The Creative Tarot by Jessa Crispin
Publisher: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: February 16, 2016
Format: Paperback - 352 pages
Kindle - 97143 KB
Nook - 86 MB
Genre: Non Fiction / Spirituality / Tarot
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review.
What if the path to creativity was not as challenging as everyone thinks? What if you could find that spark, plot twist, or next project by simply looking at your life and your art through a different lens?
Written for novices and seasoned readers alike, The Creative Tarot is a unique guidebook that reimagines tarot cards and the ways they can boost the creative process. Jessa Crispin guides you through the intuitive world of the tarot to get those creative juices flowing again. Thought to be esoteric and mystical, tarot cards are approachable and endlessly helpful to overcoming creative blocks. Crispin offers spiritual readings of the cards, practical information for the uninspired artist, and a wealth of fascinating anecdotes about famous artists including Virginia Woolf, Rembrandt, and David Bowie, and how they found inspiration.
With five original tarot spreads and beautiful illustrations throughout, The Creative Tarot is an accessible, colorful guide that demystifies both the tarot and the creative process.
My Book Review:
Have you ever been intrigued by tarot cards and readings? If you are a student of the tarot, then The Creative Tarot by author Jessa Crispin is a must read.
The Creative Tarot is an intriguing new study guide to learning the tarot, its interpretative meanings, how to do spreads and readings. Author Jessa Crispin provides the tarot enthusiast with a comprehensive guide book that features the following:
- A history of the tarot.
- An indepth comprehensive look at the individual cards in the tarot deck from the Major Arcana and Minor Arcana.
- A variety of spreads to practice with sample readings.
- And a step by step guide / tips on how to do a tarot reading for yourself or others.
I became intrigued with the tarot as a teenager when my Mom and aunts took me to my first reading. Since then I have become a student of the tarot, and I am always looking to expand my knowledge and understanding. With The Creative Tarot, I have found a fresh new study guide filled with creativity, interpretation, inspiration, and a richly descriptive illustration of the tarot that I will definitely refer back to often when using my tarot deck.
RATING: 5 STARS
About The Author
Jessa Crispin is the founder and editor of the magazines Bookslut.com and Spoliamag.com. She is the author of The Dead Ladies Project, published by The University of Chicago Press, and The Creative Tarot, published by Touchstone. She has written for many publications, some of which are still in existence. She has lived in Kansas, Texas, Chicago, Ireland, Berlin, among other places. She currently lives nowhere in particular.