Published by Watkins Publishing London 2007
Second edition published 2017
EBook ISBN 10:1-905857-26-8
The Ancien Tarot de Marseille may be one of the oldest known complete deck of cards which retains the authentic integrity for self-discovery and knowledge.
The book challenges the popular view of the cards as merely a device for fortune-telling or that it is ‘the sinister work of the Devil’.
The Tarot is a profound ‘book’ of archetypal characters we meet in our dreams, myths and fairy tales. These magical images, encoded in a covert, symbolic language of 78 pictures and numbers, express the full spectrum of human nature and characteristics that covertly mark our steps along life’s path to becoming a fully realised human being. Its mystical teachings express our transformational journey from naivety to wisdom and self-discovery.
The arcane teachings encoded in the Tarot give us insights to enhance our daily lives towards fulfilment. The Tarot can also be a management tool and ethical guide in business activities and politics.
Over the past 30 years Thomas Saunders has given Tarot seminars and personal readings in the UK, the South of France, Phoenix and Albuquerque in USA.