Jung and Tarot (Paperback)

An Archetypal Journey

By Sallie Nichols, Laurens van der Post (Introduction by)

Weiser Books, 9780877285151, 416pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 1980

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Description

Highly innovative work presenting a piercing interpretation of the tarot in terms of Jungian psychology. Through analogy with the humanities, mythology and the graphic arts, the significance of the cards is related to personal growth and individuation. The major arcana becomes a map of life, and the hero's journey becomes something that each individual can relate to the symbolism of the cards and therefore to the personal life. "Sallie Nichols, in her profound investigation of Tarot, and her illuminated exegesis of its pattern as an authentic attempt at enlargement of the possibilities of human perceptions has . .. performed an immense service for analytical psychology. Her book enriches and helps us to understand the awesome responsibilities laid upon us by consciousness .... On top of it all, she has done this not in an arid fashion, but as an act of knowing derived from her own experience of Tarot and its strangely translucent lights. As a result her book not only lives but quickens life in whomever it touches." --from the Introduction by Laurens van der Post


About the Author


Sallie Nichols taught Symbolism of the Tarot for trainees at the C.G . Jung Institute, Los Angeles, and lectured frequently on this subject under Jungian auspices in San Francisco, San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles. In a series of seminars entitled A Tarot Trip into Jung's Psychology presented at the Theosophical Center in Hollywood and elsewhere, she successfully introduced both the Tarot and Jung's concept of the archetypes to audiences relatively unfamiliar with either subject. A longtime student of Jung's psychology, Sallie Nichols had the good fortune to study at the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich, while Jung was still alive and active.


Praise For Jung and Tarot: An Archetypal Journey

"Two great traditions are wedded in this work: the irrepressible and magical Tarot and Jung's archetypal psychology. This wedding, long overdue, is achieved not only through the wit and wisdom of Sallie Nichols, but through her obvious love and care for the images of Tarot. The result is a superb and significant volume that will become food for critical minds and a most welcome elixir for souls thirsting for draughts of substance. Anyone with the remotest interest or fascination with the power of the image to move the psyche will find in Sallie Nichols' Jung and Tarot: An Archetypal Journey, just that: a journey into that realm where the image, the psyche and the soul find their source and their goal." --Russell A. Lockhart, Ph.D., Jungian analyst and Book Commentary Editor of Psychological Perspectives
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"Sallie Nichols has returned the Tarot to modern dignity. Being completely scientific in her approach to this old card game, she reveals its depth, its symbolic meaning, and its wisdom. Her comprehensive knowledge of the Tarot and Jung's psychology make this a rewarding and delightful book." --James Kirsch, M.D., Senior Analyst and Founding Member of the C.G. Jung Institute, Los Angeles, author of Shakespeare's Royal Self
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