Tarot de Marseille Books in English: The Big Four
Recently, I’ve been rotating through the four TdM books listed below, reading about each trump card in turn. I’m struck by the individual voice and unique viewpoint in each book. It’s like holding a gem up to the light and turning it back and forth to appreciate each facet individually.
Ben-Dov supplies meat-and-potatoes card meanings and practical advice for readers. J-M David gives us a foundation in art history and 15th century iconography interspersed with practical exercises. Jodorowsky is an original who shares his deep understanding of the cards while presenting the deck as an organic structure. Elias invites us to look over her shoulder as she interprets spreads for her clients.
My tarot education would be incomplete if I neglected any of these books. If you’re wondering which one to start with, I’ve reviewed all four books in this blog. Here are the links:
In addition, let’s not forget Lee Bursten’s quick and easy system for learning the cards found in the booklet that comes with Lo Scarabeo’s Universal Tarot of Marseille.