New Release: Holistic Tarot

Posted by – January 06, 2015
Categories: Metaphysics & Unexplained Phenomena New Release Psychology & Personal Growth

A modern alchemical achievement. Wen blends wisdom from the East and West, esoteric tarot traditions and contemporary psychology, and practical techniques, creating a unique approach… All tarot practitioners will find food for thought and inspiration in this ambitious work. – Barbara Moore, author of Tarot Spreads

9781583948354The tarot has survived for centuries as a mysterious, yet invaluable, guide. With thousands of decks currently in circulation, the popularity of this tool remains consistent, piquing the interest of spiritual seekers and atheists alike. Books on the subject span a wide range of topics and target readers with various levels of experience. Yet never before has a text been published quite like Benebell Wen’s 900-page Holistic Tarot (paperback on sale: January 6, 2015; ebook available: January 20, 2015; North Atlantic Books).

An extensive and complete tarot compendium, Holistic Tarot is valuable to anyone interested in the cards, from novice readers to experienced professionals. The book not only includes a detailed encyclopedia of card meanings and instructions for dozens of spreads, it also covers the history of tarot, its symbolism and imagery, and ethical practices.

An experienced I Ching interpreter, Wen explores the relationship between this Western practice and similar Eastern traditions throughout the book. Taking an academic and practical approach, she demonstrates how the tarot can be used as a decision-making tool to tap into one’s subconscious and foster both professional and personal growth. A reference unlike any other, Holistic Tarot is the perfect guide for beginners and a must-have addition to the collections of enthusiasts and practitioners alike.


About the author

SONY DSCBenebell Wen is a long-term practitioner of tarot and a certified master by way of the Tarot Certification Board of America. She is also a California and New York licensed attorney, and works as a corporate legal counsel. In addition to tarot, Wen is a feng shui consultant, I Ching practitioner, numerologist, and astrology enthusiast. She resides in Castro Valley with her husband and their beloved cat.


Praise for Holistic Tarot

“Brings together so much tarot knowledge and wisdom, all in one place. It’s full of practical techniques, yet still honors the spirit of tarot. Every case study is a gem of interpretation. A huge accomplishment… likely to become the essential guidebook for serious students of the tarot.” – Joan Bunning, author of Learning the Tarot

“A tarot classic. Wen’s writing style is empowering, warm, and witty, while her content is beyond comprehensive. From myth to meaning, from ethics to professional practice, how I wish Holistic Tarot had been in print when I was first learning the cards! ” – Sasha Graham, author of Tarot Diva

Arguably the most comprehensive guide to tarot on the market today. It’s also innovative: it deftly combines eastern mysticism with western metaphysics. It’s an impressive tome that presents a wholly modern, rational approach to tarot practice while preserving notable elements of tradition.” – Corrine Kenner, author of Tarot and Astrology

“Will become one of the jewels in the crown of tarot literature.” – Anthony Louis, MD, author of Tarot Beyond the Basics

“A magnificent, intelligent, comprehensive overview and innerview of the Rider Waite Smith system of tarot! This is the only guide you need to have. Bravo!” – James Wanless, PhD, author of Voyager Tarot

“One of the best books on the subject that we have seen in quite some time. This hefty yet reader-friendly book is filled to the brim with information on every facet of the cards. No tarot enthusiast should be without this book!” – Chic and Tabatha Cicero, authors of The Golden Dawn Magical Tarot

“A bright, well-informed recasting of modern tarot for sophisticated, contemporary audiences. Wen brings savvy, psychological flavor sprinkled with bits of Eastern wisdom to clearly illustrate tarot’s powerful mirroring benefits… A fine addition to the literature of tarot.” – Arthur Rosengarten, PhD, author of Tarot and Psychology

“An impressive, complete reference manual on tarot…. Wen is sure to become a leading authority for the next generation’s tarot practice.” – Luigi Scapini, author the Medieval Scapini Tarot

“A modern masterwork in the analytical tarot canon. The depth of Wen’s research and the breadth of her scope are truly stunning. Her work will sit comfortably on the bookshelf with that of Stuart R. Kaplan, Mary Greer, and Rachel Pollack as defining works in modern tarot.” – Kat Black, author of Golden Tarot

“Holistic Tarot is beautifully multifaceted. It contains a whole cosmos of clear, practical advice and guidance for beginners, but also historical facts, scientific and philosophical theories and explanations, and it is full of fresh inspiration for experienced readers.” – Anna Klaffinger, creator of Anna K Tarot

A superb addition to the tarot canon; rather than focus on fortune-telling, here is an analytical, psychological approach borne of many years’ extensive research and practice. With her outstanding knowledge of numerology and Eastern and Western wisdom teachings, Wen takes us on a tarot journey within.” – Liz Dean, author of The Art of Tarot

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About the Author

Marina is the Marketing & Digital Programs Coordinator at North Atlantic Books. After living in New Orleans and Amsterdam, and exploring a couple of continents, she returned to the San Francisco Bay Area to work at NAB. She's passionate about astrology, nonfiction books, and sustainable living, as well as all things metaphysical.