Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom has inspired a whole generation of tarot students. Often referred to as the “bible of tarot,” it is also credited as one of the landmark books that helped to launch the “tarot renaissance.” Drawing on mythology and esoteric traditions and delving deeply into the symbolism and ideas of each card, the book offers a modern psychological interpretation of the tarot archetypes rather than a system of esoteric symbolism. This book provides a concise history of tarot, an introduction to common tarot spreads and a clear and endlessly useful reference for beginning and advanced tarot students.
By Rachel Pollack. Paperback. 349 pages. Published by Weiser Books, 1980.