Synopses & Reviews
The Haindl Tarot is a rare mix of high art, Tarot esoteric tradition, and worldwide spirituality. Its striking beauty and deep tradition have already made it one of the most popular and respected decks of the modern Tarot tradition. The 22 Major Arcana cards are lush and powerful as they portray Haindl's great lesson of dedication to the Earth. Each card contains symbols from astrololgy, the Kabbalah, and the Germanic Runes.
In Tarot tradition, The Major Arcana, with dramatic titles -- such as "The Magician, " or "The Hanged Man" -- depict the Tarot's great themes, especially the journey of the soul from birth to adulthood to spiritual enlightenment. Hermann Haindl has added a commitment to the Earth and its future, a renewal of human sacredness, and a love of nature to this structure. The book for the Major Arcana carefully explores the symbols and meanings for each card, as well as its artistic structure and how it fits in the wider story. Specific divinatory meanings are given to show how the card works in Tarot readings.
To write about these remarkable cards, Rachel Pollack traveled to Germany and spent weeks living with Hermann Haindl and his wife, Erica. Together, they went over every card, its symbolism, its inner levels, its esoteric history. The result is a book countless admirers of the Haindl Tarot have described as "indispensable" to a full knowledge and use of the deck. Rachel describes each card in great detail. She lists each symbol and describes the card's spiritual meaning as well as the way these meanings appear in readings.
The section on readings comprehensively explains how to do Tarot readings, what we can learn from them, and how to interpret the cards.Rachel gives several layouts, or "spreads, " including one developed specifically for the special beauty and wisdom of the Haindl Tarot. Several sample readings demonstrate how a reading can reveal truths and guide us on our spiritual path.