In Tarot for Life: Reading the Cards for Everyday Guidance and Growth, author Paul Quinn transforms the Tarot from fortune-telling into the ultimate Self Help tool for intuitive guidance, empowerment, and well-being. He presents the Tarot as a lifelong tool to access inner wisdom, which can be applied to gain deeper insights and practical, inspired guidance in relationships, career, family, and personal growth.
Drawing on esoteric, spiritual, and psychological principles, Quinn shows how the Tarot can reveal unconscious beliefs and offer soul-directed advice leading to positive changes and greater well-being. Featuring illustrations from the 100-year old Rider- Waite deck, the book offers provocative casebook examples – one for each card -- from Quinn’s readings for clients, his Tarot students, and himself.
Listed as a “top talent” by Chicago Magazine, Quinn provides engaging examples of how the Tarot archetypes shed light on the influences—conscious and unconscious, inner and outer—that shape our life experiences, and identify opportunities for growth and transformation. One of the many anecdotes concerns a recovering alcoholic whose inverted Magician card helped remind her of her powerlessness to change a fellow alcoholic’s self-destructive behavior. Another story concerns a middle-aged man whose recent sexual rejuvenation was symbolized in the reversal of a card depicting an entombed knight. Among his personal anecdotes, the author tells of how the Death card once helpfully instructed him to examine his motives and let go of a grudge, with liberating results.
With a foreword by renowned Tarot expert Rachel Pollack, the book features examples of several Tarot card layouts as well as suggestions for creating one’s own. Rare in books on the subject, Quinn discusses the pitfalls of using the cards for prediction. While not denying the Tarot’s forecasting capabilities, he warns that anticipating outcomes – especially unwanted ones – can have a disempowering effect, leading to worry, despair, or resignation. Instead he advocates using the cards to discover how the power of one’s current beliefs, emotions and actions determine the future.
Tarot for Life by Paul Quinn has recently been reviewed on the Angie on Books! blog.
A masterful guide to better understanding your inner self and the challenges life brings on. No one better shows you how to use Tarot as it was designed to be used, for dialogue and conversation with your Higher Self. This book is a delightful way to grow to your fullest potential. I love it.
—Sonia Choquette, Ph.D. Trust Your Vibes, The Psychic Pathway, Soul Lessons and Soul Purpose
Takes Tarot to a deeper level—not just for 'fortunetelling,' but as a tool for initiation on the higher planes. Paul Quinn has written a clear and concise handbook for understanding these important archetypes and their meaning in your life.
—Anodea Judith, M.A. Wheels of Life, Eastern Body-Western Mind, The Illuminated Chakras, Waking the Global Heart
Paul Quinn has seamlessly integrated the best of Tarot tradition with a new vision for the twenty-first century. While maintaining respect for the Tarot as a divinatory tool, he also demonstrates its estimable value for personal development and increasing consciousness of one's life path.
—Dr. Kenneth James, Jung Institute of Chicago
Paul Quinn's valuable book explores the universal spiritual power that lies not only in the ancient symbols of the Tarot, but in our own willingness to find the meaning and message of those symbols deep within ourselves. It is a useful and entertaining guide for every spiritual journey.
—Reverend Ed Townley, Unity Minister
Thought-provoking and beautifully descriptive. I love your witty and urbane writer's voice. You are an extremely efficient and visual writer, warm, nurturing and a fantastic guide for the reader. Your sense of humor is a wonderful teaching tool. I thoroughly enjoyed your book.
—Gayle Seminara-Mandel, Owner, Transitions Bookplace
This book is not just theory; it comes from someone who knows.
From the foreword by Rachel Pollack