Monday, June 16, 2014

Mailbox Monday: Michael Ennis and Tarot Cards

The Malice of Fortune by Michael Ennis
"Against a teeming canvas of Borgia politics, Niccolò Machiavelli and Leonardo da Vinci come together to unmask an enigmatic serial killer, as we learn the secret history behind one of the most controversial works in the western canon, The Prince...When Pope Alexander dispatches a Vatican courtesan, Damiata, to the remote fortress city of Imola to learn the truth behind the murder of Juan, his most beloved illegitimate son, she cannot fail, for the scheming Borgia pope holds her own young son hostage. Once there, Damiata becomes a pawn in the political intrigues of the pope’s surviving son, the charismatic Duke Valentino, whose own life is threatened by thecondottieri, a powerful cabal of mercenary warlords. Damiata suspects that the killer she seeks is one of the brutal condottierri, and as the murders multiply, her quest grows more urgent. She enlists the help of an obscure Florentine diplomat, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Valentino’s eccentric military engineer, Leonardo da Vinci, who together must struggle to decipher the killer’s taunting riddles: Leonardo with his groundbreaking “science of observation” and Machiavelli with his new “science of men.” Traveling across an Italy torn apart by war, they will enter a labyrinth of ancient superstition and erotic obsession to discover at its center a new face of evil—and a truth that will shake the foundations of western civilization".

Learning the Tarot by Joan Bunning
"Learning the Tarot is a complete course on how to use the tarot cards for personal guidance. The 19 lessons in the course cover the basics and then move gradually into more advanced concepts. Exercises and sample responses for each lesson help you learn and practice. For simplicity, only one easy layout is used throughout the course - the Celtic Cross Spread. Learning the Tarot focuses in detail on the actual process of discovering meaning in the cards. Lessons cover topics such as how to consider one card by itself, how to look for card pairs, and how to create the "story" of a reading. A convenient reference section contains two pages of information for each card including a picture from the popular Waite deck, a description, keywords, action phrases and suggestions for cards with similar and opposite meanings.




The Duchess of Milan by Michael Ennis
"Set amid the intrigue and pageantry of 15th-century Italy, this gripping, meticulously researched historical novel features two unforgettable heroines and a supporting cast that ranges from Leonardo da Vinci to Christopher Columbus. Ennis depicts the personal and political struggles in which these ambitious and amorally cunning women take part. Map; family trees".




The Complete Guide to Tarot Reading by Hali Morag
"Tarot card reading, dream symbolism, astrology, and the reading of body characteristics are explored in depth, as is the use of objects, such as crystals and coffee grounds, significant in their ability to connect humans with another realm of existence. Other avenues into otherworldly experience, such as channeling, the I Ching, meditation, and Wicca are also extensively discussed".



Complete Book of Tarot Spreads by Evelin Burger and Johannes Fiebig
"Tarot is like a puzzle or a work of art—and a great way to maximize intuition and have fun, too. In this insightful, imaginative look at interpretation, two of the best-known authors in the field examine 122 card layouts, complete with instructions on when and how to use them. Learn the basics; read personality and year cards in a way that's specifically related to your own interests; and explore larger cards and networks of cards. Featuring a rich variety of approaches—including Cycle of the Year (with 20 major layouts), tarot and astrology, and Arthur A. Waite and Aleister Crowley's Golden Dawn System—this guide contains the tools for finding answers to life's pressing questions".

True Love Tarot by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber
"Love's Magic is Right at Your Fingertips!
Simply concentrate on your question, pull one card from Amy Zerner's gorgeous, new True Love Tarot deck, and let Monte Farber's accompanying, 176-page illustrated guidebook give you direct and insightful advice for finding love or improving an existing relationship. It is easy to use! The twenty-two included love spells also work on a deep heart-and-soul level that will entertain and empower you and help you find your way on the road to happiness and romance that lovers throughout time have tread.

Monte and Amy are tarot experts, legendary lovebirds, and the creators of the best-selling Enchanted Tarot and Instant Tarot Reader. In their True Love Tarot kit they have focused the ancient power of tarot on the art of love. This time-honored system is designed to show you the steps to take to romance, partnership--even your soul mate!
Each of the 78 cards of the True Love Tarot deck is a uniquely beautiful collage--a magical fairy-tale world of dreams and fantasy that makes every one of your tarot readings a work of art.
True Love Tarot uses Monte and Amy's proven relationship secrets and the timeless spiritual teachings of the ages to guide you to open your heart and make wise decisions on the path to love.
If love is a game, True Love Tarot will provide your winning strategy for long-term companionship and happiness"!

Tarot for Beginners by P. Scott Hollander

"The Tarot is much more than a simple divining tool. While it can give accurate and detailed answers to questions when used for fortune-telling, it can also lead you down the road to self-discovery. This text tells the reader how to use the Tarot cards for meditation and self-enlightenment, as well as for divination. It offers a straightforward definition of the meaning of each card that can be applied to any system of interpretation, with any Tarot deck, using any card layout. The book also requires no prior knowledge of the Tarot. It provides an overview of the cards of the Major and Minor Arcana in terms of their origin, purpose and interpretive uses as well as clear, in-depth descriptions and interpretations of each card".
~Lizzie~
 

2 comments:

Mystica said...

Entrancing haul!

lizzie said...

Thank you Mystica! I can not wait to dig into the Tarot Card books...they all are really exciting. I will let you know how it goes. Happy reading!

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