Meditations on the Tarot

Meditations on the Tarot

Written by:
Afterword by: Hans Urs von Balthasar
Translated by:

Format
Ebook
Price
$17.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101657850
  • 688 Pages
  • TarcherPerigee
  • Adult

Overview

Now in a fully corrected edition, one of the true spiritual classics of the twentieth century.

Published for the first time with an index and Cardinal Hans Urs von Balthasar’s afterword, this new English publication of Meditations on the Tarot is the landmark edition of one of the most important works of esoteric Christianity.

Written anonymously and published posthumously, as was the author’s wish, the intention of this work is for the reader to find a relationship with the author in the spiritual dimensions of existence. The author wanted not to be thought of as a personality who lived from 1900 to 1973, but as a friend who is communicating with us from beyond the boundaries of ordinary life.

Using the 22 major arcana of the tarot deck as a means to explore some of humanity’s most penetrating spiritual questions, Meditations on the Tarot has attracted an unprecedented range of praise from across the spiritual spectrum.




From the Trade Paperback edition.

Praise

“It is simply astonishing. I have never read such a comprehensive account of the ‘perennial philosophy.’ There is hardly a line without some profound significance. To me it is the last word in wisdom.” (Father Bede Griffiths)

“This book, in my view, is the greatest contribution to date toward the rediscovery and renewal of the Christian contemplative tradition of the Fathers of the Church and the High Middle Ages.” (Trappist Abbot Thomas Keating, OCSO)

“Meditations on the Tarot has become instrumental in my thinking and in my understanding of health and disease. The writer-who calls himself ‘Unknown Friend’-seems to be speaking to me directly with endless wisdom and inspiration.” (Gerald Epstein, M.D., author of Healing Visualizations)

“The most beautiful and instructive book of the twentieth century concerning Western esotericism.” (Antoine Faivre, professor of Germanic Studies at the University of Haute-Normany)

“The book begs not only to be studied cover to cover, but also to be savored, meditated upon and assimilated into one’s life.” (Richard W. Kropf, National Catholic Reporter)

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