Gareth Knight on the Tarot

[Tarot] requires no special clairvoyant gifts or other rare abilities to use it, simply a knack of using the creative imagination—which is the greatly underestimated common heritage of us all.

This is not fortune telling. It is not superstition. It is a way of evaluating the dynamics in any current situation, some of which may not be immediately available to the rational mind.

One can consult the Tarot as one would an old friend. One can either take that advice or ignore it. However, as with the advice of any old friend, its value can only be discovered by experience. It is only by trying to work with the Tarot itself, in good faith, that one will ever come by that experience.

—Gareth Knight
Magical Images and the Magical Imagination

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