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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Tarot, 2nd Edition by Lisa Lenard, Arlene Tognetti

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Chapter 2
Back to the Future
In This Chapter
◆ The images of the Tarot are ancient history
◆ Gypsies really are fortune-tellers
◆ Tarot and psychology
Arlene’s grandmother always said, “Many things are around us, if only we look,” and when we look at the history of the Tarot, we find that not only does every picture tell a story, every picture tells many stories. Although no one can say for certain, the Tarot seems to have appeared in similar guises in different parts of the world at different times throughout history. What is clear, though, is that humans have been using pictures to tell their stories—past, present, and future—for a very, very long time. In this chapter, we’ll learn some of the ways we’ve told stories with pictures—and what Tarot’s ...

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