Bakara is a true talent, and her vision on all … has been added to your Cart. She’s the owner of Everyday Magic, an intentional lifestyle shop in Durham, North Carolina, and recently she published a book called “WTF is Tarot? WTF is Tarot offers far more than a refreshingly candid tutorial on card reading. I’ve got a number of books on tarot, and this one is very unlike any of them. Yes, it includes tarot explanations, but you have to wade through too much stuff. Feels like it's written for the Urban Outfitters crowd - magic for hip young ladies (nothing wrong with magic for hip young ladies, of course). . .they make sense with what I already know and can also be quite funny. Something went wrong. The guides to the minor arcana also were straightforward, insightful and gave a more specific and modern approach to their interpretation. WTF is Tarot offers far more than a refreshingly candid tutorial on card reading. That's great news about the Black Ink tarot! Please try again. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.). . It has inspired me to look at each card of the tarot and dot down my ideas on each one (as well as looking at this guide). I truly enjoyed this book. Bakara goes on to investigate the magic of crystal healing, chakras, meditation and other magical practices. a goldmine of information and a book ill be coming back to for a long time to come. It is from this radical jumping off point that WTF Is Tarot breaks down the ancient art of cartomancy. Wintner tells us that we already know how to read tarot, but I can tell you that having this lady cheering you on is going to be the encouragement you need to truly believe in your own connection to this invaluable spiritual and metaphysical tool. More than 5.6 million votes were cast and counted in the 12th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards honoring the year's best books decided by you,... To see what your friends thought of this book. Page Street Publishing (October 10, 2017), Balance your chakra, heal your mind, body, and spirit with this self-healing guide for beginners, Cast a spell with this guide for new witches, Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2018. I'll preface this by saying that I don't for a second really buy into tarot, but joke's on me because I bought a deck last week, so I'm clearly buying something. You do not need to learn the tarot because you already know it. In that respect, it’s placed itself back in my life & Bakara’s book is the perfect crash course. Her dynamic and no-nonsense reading style has earned her a vast client base and recognition from Nylon, Refinery 29, Urban Outfitters and Stone Fox Bride. I remember saying to myself, "damn, I want to be friends with this girl". I think it would be even better to own. People in this group may also be completely new to this world of intuition, mysticism and magic. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 Unable to add item to List. I've been reading the Tarot both personally and professionally for 16 years now. might be the millenial's tarot bible! Bakara's personal history, combined with her experience and skill, truly ele. This book is full of highly digestible information presented in a way that didn’t make me freak out or give up. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Bakara's writing and exploration of the tarot is engaging, vivid and witty, with a certain love and honesty that I have never had the … .and how do I do it? I researched so deeply into it and read so often for myself and others, I'd say I was an advanced reader after only a year -- I made up my own spreads on-the-fly and could read the cards instantly based on intuition, memorization of traditional meanings, elemental dignities, and numerology. This young witch offers not just a guide, but an invitation for even the most mundane Muggles to welcome magic into their lives, and for experienced wizards to rediscover it once again. I've never read a description of the Court cards that deeply resonated with me before until now. Bakara Wintner is a tarot reader, writer and owner of Everyday Magic. I've been looking for some alternative guides to tarot as I've been finding a lot of books are just more of the same explanation of the Rider Waite cards. It does and doesn't. Faith: lots of cursing, no bullshit, with a focus on honoring the self.One of the best parts … One of the best tarot books I've read and I've read quite a few. To live the best, biggest life you can and to leave everyone you come across better than you found them.”, “magic cannot be understood unless it is experienced—it is trying to explain the hues of autumn to the colorblind. Please try again. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.Autumn Whitehurst has been illustrating for nearly two decades and counts amongst her clients Coca-Cola, Sapporo, the Principality of Monaco, Ray-Ban, Aveda, BBC and countless magazines, publishers and consumer outlets. I bought this book based on the reviews. I bought a tarot deck about 20 years ago, but I just didn’t feel a connection. This young witch offers not just a guide, but an invitation for even the most mundane Muggles to welcome magic into their lives, and for experienced wizards to rediscover it once again. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 3, 2018, Loved this book! If you don't, and you just want to get to the meat, that's okay too, there are handy sections of "Card Meaning", "Anecdote", and "In A Reading", and that was a great call to keep everything organized. WTF is Tarot is a modest 150 page book (also, it is bound so that it stays open hands free on your table, so you can eat burgers while … This book is written in modern language that made it easier for me, an absolute tarot beginner, to read, although I think this language will also make it quite dated in the not-so-distant-future. As someone who has been reading tarot for almost six years, this book invited me to deepen my relationship with the cards in unexpected ways, and moved me to tears a couple of times. WTF is Tarot answers questions in the way your BFF would over a glass (or three) of wine.”―Gabriela Herstik, writer of Nylon magazine's "Ask a Witch" column“WTF is Tarot has all the hallmarks of a groundbreaking work of magic. Basically if you are in need of a magical pep talk alongside a super informative practical guide to the cards and how to read them, this is the book for you. This is the #1 workbook for learning how to read Tarot cards. And I definitely still need this, as I'm sure we all do, as things keep getting more WTF every day. Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. .orange-text-color {font-weight:bold; color: #FE971E;}View high quality images that let you zoom in to take a closer look. In fact, the author used her interest in tarot cards to sell what is basically her autobiography. WTF is Tarot is a modest 150 page book (also, it is bound so that it stays open hands free on your table, so you can eat burgers while reading. WTF is Tarot answers questions in the way your BFF would over a glass (or three) of wine." --Gabriela Herstik, writer of Nylon magazine's "Ask a Witch" column "WTF is Tarot has all the hallmarks of a groundbreaking work of magic. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Her personal experiences for each card are helpful to put them into layman's terms; however, I get the feeling that this was also a way for her to process her life (the book starts with her in therapy). Genre: nonfiction Subgenre: Tarot, divination, cartomancy, memoir (a bit). This is an essential guide for any aspiring medium and tarot practitioner. Her descriptions were so organic and intuitive and I have learned so much about the cards and my relationship with them. Tarot has been featured on Refinery29 and the New York Times, and decks are now sold at Urban Outfitters. The information conveyed flows so conversationally that it’s obvious the author is passionate and captivated by the tarot. Wintner is a boss-ass-babe. You have a responsibility to cause as little harm to yourself and others as possible. It was a lot to take in but a brilliant tool to learn about tarot in a relatable way. (As many new spiritual books aimed at a younger crowd have unfortunately fallen into the trap of the later.). Kind of torn between 3 and 4 stars. A Tarot Meanings journal for recording your favorite interpretations, keywords and card associations, as well as your personal intuitive additions. There was a problem loading your book clubs. I bought this book 6 months ago and have used it to look up the cards individually, but have just now read it in a successful, linear fashion. WTF is Tarot? Despite the swearing (which I didn't mind that much), the book is incredibly knowledgeable, to the point and extremely thorough for such a slim book. Awaken Your Inner Goddess: Practical Tools for Self-Care, Emotional Healing, and Se... To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. If you'. You do not need to learn the tarot because you already know it. This book is the real deal. .orange-text-color {color: #FE971E;} Discover additional details about the events, people, and places in your book, with Wikipedia integration. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. I actually feel like I know WTF to do with my cards now. An Original and Down to Earth Guide to Tarot, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 20, 2018. Finally, a tarot book that cuts out the crap and gives it to you straight. Highly recommended for beginners and all levels of tarot skill. But, like other reviewers have mentioned, I was at first wary of the gimmicky title, and was worried that the book would end up crossing the line from levity to ludicrous in regards to the topic. Bakara's writing and exploration of the tarot … If you're familiar with the meanings and are short on time, you can just skip to the key words at the beginning then flip to the "In A Reading" portion at the end. by Page Street Publishing. I do like and agree with the recommendations to develop your own intuition when reading. .orange-text-color {color: #FE971E;} Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip. WTF is Tarot … Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2017. The fun way to learn the tarot! In a market saturated with entry-level tarot guidebooks, Wintner takes the cake. I've been going back to this book repeatedly in my own readings. “ WTF is Tarot? I bought this book 6 months ago and have used it to look up the cards individually, but have just now read it in a successful, linear fashion. Be the first to ask a question about WTF is Tarot? Bakara is a fucking delight. Of course this book caught my eye because of the title. Some gems and important info, but not my fave tarot book out there. Kitchen Table Tarot: Pull Up a Chair, Shuffle the Cards, and Let's Talk Tarot, The Ultimate Guide to Tarot: A Beginner's Guide to the Cards, Spreads, and Revealing the Mystery of the Tarot, Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Tarot Journey to Self-Awareness (A New Edition of the Tarot Classic), Modern Tarot: Connecting with Your Higher Self through the Wisdom of the Cards, Tarot for Your Self: A Workbook for the Inward Journey (35th Anniversary Edition), Truly Easy Tarot: Simple Readings and Practical Teachings. Highly recommend! Young Blood, Old Magic: A No-Nonsense Approach to the Ancient Art of Reading TarotYou do not need to learn the tarot because you already know it. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Salem, MA: Page Street Publishing, 2017. October 10th 2017 It’s a pretty basic book-brief intro, meanings of all the cards, a couple of sample spreads, and that’s it, other than a few pages at the end on chakras and crystals, etc. that assures you that the tarot is intuitive, accessible, and yours. But, like other reviewers have mentioned, I was at first wary of the gimmicky title, and was worried that the book would end up crossing the line from levity to ludicrous in regards to the topic. Hands down one of the absolute BEST books on Tarot that I've ever read! Bakara goes on to investigate the magic of crystal healing, chakras, meditation and other magical practices. Sitting down with this book is like sitting down with a magical best friend who … The complete guide for beginners and experts, who want to learn to read tarot cards! Highly recommend for anyone interested in getting started. .orange-text-color {font-weight:bold; color: #FE971E;}Ask Alexa to read your book with Audible integration or text-to-speech. Not every part was "on" so 4 stars. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. We’ve … This book was refreshing in that the author also shares some memories and experiences, and even (for the Majors only) a relevant quote for each card. maybe even just as a fun life advice book goes, Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2018. The Ultimate Tarot Guide for Beginners. Not sure about the title but the content is excellent! The tarot is your most honest friend, the one who loves you enough to call you out on your shit. Who can hear you tell a story and strip down the exaggeration and bravado and ego and see you clearly. This book is written in modern language that made it easier for me, an absolute tarot beginner, to read, although I think this language will also make it quite dated in the not-so-distant-future. I'm also pretty sure beginners books shouldn't recommend the use of white sage, as it is already on the verge of going extinct. I do like and agree with the recommendations to develop your own intuition when reading. : Kindle Version (Aphrodite's Book of Secr... Reading the Tarot - the Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot Cards: The #1 Workb... Learning the Tarot One Card at a Time: A journal for personal meanings, keywords an... Tarot Reading Explained: Tarot Overview, Basics of Tarot Reading, Major and Minor A... TAROT & MOON PHASES: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK: An Awesome Coloring Book For Adults. This fresh, accessible and sometimes cheeky guide sheds a holistic light on how to read tarot, from the foundation of magic itself to understanding those tricky court cards to offering readings to others. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Please try again. PLUS Bakara is also the owner of a shop in Durham. This is a really important point that should have been included, especially since the target audience is those new to Tarot. Love that she makes space for additional subtle energies that can influence your tarot environment (chakras, meditation, altars, cleansing etc.) While this book lends itself to be a reference, I read it cover to cover in 3 days. is what I'd imagine a book about tarot and magic to look like if it was written by Dr. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Tarot Overview, Basics, Major and Minor Arcana, Interpretations, History, Reading Techniques, and More! Please try your request again later. Bakara Wintner is the co-owner of Everyday Magic, a physical and online store stocking spiritual and self care products such as crystals, tarot … If you're an experienced reader, it's going to bring a new perspective to your practice. In her few short years reading tarot, she has gained a reputation as an innately gifted intuitive and reader. In WTF Is Tarot , author and tarot reader Bakara Wintner unpacks the magic of the Major and Minor Aracana with shamanic wisdom and girl boss wit, illuminating their meaning with thoughtful anecdotes … We’d love your help. WTF Is Tarot...& How Do I Do It? The minor arcana gets pretty short shrift a lot of the time, but the majors are very well done. Discover the magical world of tarot cards with this book! After countless disappointing trips to the "spiritual" section of the bookstore, I was intrigued to learn that the owner of the local metaphysical store I enjoyed visiting would be publishing a book. With smart, witty, yet profound interpretations for each cards that are written in the tone for the millenial set, it is definitely a guide every tarot beginner and master should have on their shelves. Once I had a basic understanding of a few cards through this book, things just kind of fell into place. 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