The Sheridan Douglas Tarot
The Sheridan Douglas Tarot was first published by Alfred Douglas and his wife, Jo Sheridan in 1972 I have six decks and six books to sell from my home in L.A. Let Alfred tell you about it. "The deck was based on 78 illustrations of the Tarot images, designed by David Sheridan to illustrate the book by Alfred Douglas, The Tarot: the origins, meaning and uses of the cards. The Sheridan Douglas cards quickly became sought-after and sold well for a decade before finally going out of print. Since the early '80s the deck has been unavailable, and its reputation as a "legendary pack" (to quote the words of the proprietor of a celebrated occult bookshop in central London) has grown steadily. Today, demand from collectors is such that samples of the original 1970s deck have changed hands for as much as $450. In 2005 it became clear that the time was ripe to republish our deck, taking advantage of the latest technology to revitalise the original artwork and restore its glowing colours.
We have now republished The Tarot: the origins, meaning and uses of the cards by Alfred Douglas, illustrated by David Sheridan. This classic book can now be yours after being unavailable for more than a decade. "It is the most objective, direct and clearly written book to date on the complex subject of the Tarot." says the authoritative Library Journal. And that sums up the continuing appeal of The Tarot: the origins, meaning and uses of the cards by Alfred Douglas. This classic study of the Tarot examines all aspects of the subject - origins, history, symbolism, meanings of all 78 cards, techniques of divination - including details of how to play the ancient game of Tarocco.
The mystery behind the original meaning and purpose of these cards is even now not fully understood, and the puzzle offered to us by their elaborate and beautiful images never completely resolved.
The Tarot, the author tells us, is more than a fortune-telling device or a card game. It is a profound guide to the journey of life, with parallels found in the ancient Mysteries, Gnostic religions, and the writings of C.G. Jung. This book was probably the first (1972) to discuss the parallels between the imagery of the tarot major arcana and Jung's 'process of individuation' - the process of psychic development leading to increasing wholeness over the course of a human life.
Alfred Douglas explains how each card can be interpreted at several levels and reveals how, as the mind explores the Tarot images, it can uncover meanings and significance. The Tarot speaks in the language of symbols, the language of the unconscious, and it can open doors into the hidden reaches of the soul, linking the world of humankind with the world of the spirit.
Alfred Douglas's illuminating text is superbly illustrated by David Sheridan's original drawings, plus photographs of rare and historic tarot cards from the British Museum. 256 pages
1. The origin of Tarot cards
2. The symbolism of the tarot
3. The meaning of the major trumps
4. The major arcana
5. The esoteric tarot
6. The esoteric tarot: the minor arcana
7. Divinatory meanings of the minor arcana
8. How to consult the tarot
9. Meditation and the tarot
10. The game of Tarocco
Q. DEAR ANITA SANDS, WHAT WILL THIS DO FOR ME?
Answer. As a new age tarot reader, I am rendered practically speechless when I think of HOW VERY MUCH it did for me. (this is Anita Sands talking so I'm not all THAT speechless!) The Tarot CHANGED MY LIFE! First week I had the deck, I got hired by MAX FACTOR COSMETICS INC. giving readings in department stores for gals who bought the corps' products. That was the most fun you can have without eating chocolate. All the lines' cosmetic girls traded samples for readings. Downtown LA MAGNINS was posh to die! I LOVED IT! But there's more. I do astrology horoscopes and read palms also, I throw the 3 twelve sided astro dice, all give me fairly quick and accurate readings on any issue -- but the Tarot Deck has a magnificence, a presence, so that when I take it out of its velvet bag and start to shuffle, clients or party guests feel it too. There is stunned awe, absolute attention. As we turn over each card, there is a tingling anticipation in the room. Each card's meaning is interpreted by consulting the book which you are going to get.
If you have groups, clubs and lots of parties & want to network your way to new friends.. if you want to get paid clients, or if you simply want to entertain at a party and walk away with dozens of new, admiring friends -- just buy the deck and the tutorial book both. I take no share of the profits. You send the dollars straight to Jo Sheridan and Alfred Douglas in Sussex, Rye, via PAYPAL. But let me tell you what else this will do for your life besides make you the LIFE OF THE PARTY with everyone begging for readings. Networking your way through the city like a hot knife through butter. It is this: Your children will watch you read, and one day you will leave the magic deck to them, --when you are old. It will become a family legacy, down through generations to come... people who haven't even been born yet. This is simply an incredible addition to all their lives. I already have the decks in California so it's real fast in the mail. Here's how the publisher ..a good friend ...and I started
I can send you the Tarot Book and the deck, both brand new. Or just the deck as it has an instruction sheet pictured above. You would really enjoy reading the mystical ORACLE TAROT for your friends at parties or over lunch so I advise you to buy the set. Paypal your 25$ to Alfred in Sussex, Rye, U.K.
Do it thru paypal! Easily. SEND only 10$ for the big, fat instructional book, and only 15$ DOLLARS for the 'true work of art' tarot deck ..( both would total 25$ U.S. cy.) Send it to my good chum, THE PUBLISHER, Alfred Douglas at SHERIDAN DOUGLAS PRESS, care of THIS PAYPAL ACCOUNT:
an addie that not only turns your dollars into POUNDS STERLING but also lands that $ in the magical countryside of Merry Old England in SUSSEX! That takes care of the merchandise being paid for, but then you gotta mail POSTAGE FOR YOUR TAROT SET, a tiny tad of bucks to me at MY PAYPAL ADDIE astrology at earthlink net to handle media mail postage as your deck and book already is here in L.A. CALIF only got six left. I have the decks & books here in my home. Send 5$ for the media mail POST OFFICE fee that I have to spend to send book or deck to you from CALIF. Send that to my own paypal addie which is
astrology at earthlink dot net.
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