Feedback for Real Tarot:
I’m delighted to offer the following feedback about my book. Tarot experts (and beginners too) all seem to agree that ‘Real Tarot’ is extremely helpful. Here are some of the comments I’ve received about the book.
A fantastic introduction for the beginner and a clear, concise, well-structured reference guide to the cards and their meanings. As someone who does regular spreads, I can honestly say this is one of the best resources I have to hand, and I’ve been collecting Tarot books for a while now. – Suzanne Hocking, Nelson, New Zealand
I am really enjoying the way it is written and the easy to understand meanings. It has been a ‘light bulb’ moment for me, which hasn’t happened with Tarot before. In the past I have been bogged down with long, drawn out descriptions and others’ interpretations, and then I’ve just given up. I am really enjoying this book as it reminds me to use my intuition, but teaches me how to engage my brain at the same time! – Tracy Vandepeer, Auburn, SA
It is a wealth of Tarot knowledge and info, and it is great that you decided to put all your knowledge into print this way as I’m sure I will learn heaps from it all. – Jenny Allen (S.A.)
Book Review of ‘Real Tarot’
Having studied the Tarot for nearly 30 years, Don McLeod has written an exciting, informative, yet easy to follow guide to learning the Tarot. From the outset, ‘Real Tarot’ engages the reader by exposing techniques as how to identify the picture keys contained within each card, how to use one’s own intuition to expand upon these keys, and most importantly, he encourages the reader to trust their own interpretation and intuition.
Using the classic Rider-Waite deck, ‘Real Tarot’ contains invaluable information and provides in-depth insight into the symbolism of each card in a straightforward manner, without confusing the reader with too much information. By openly sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience in a friendly, down to earth manner, Don McLeod offers what feels like personal instruction that benefits both the beginner and the more experienced student alike.
The techniques taught within ‘Real Tarot’ allow the reader to easily access, interpret and understand the wisdom contained within the Tarot, making this e-book a ‘must have’ for anyone interested in learning the Tarot or expanding upon their own understanding.
Reviewed by Frances Billinghurst
Testimonials from Experts
I have always been impressed by his depth of knowledge about the Tarot and his commitment to demystifying the process of reading the cards. I was not disappointed. His insights into the meaning of the cards are refreshing, the section on the court cards (an aspect of the cards people often find difficult) is particularly enlightening and the discussion on ways of integrating the Tarot into everyday life is refreshing.
Having had a book of my own published (Ticket, Passport and Tarot Cards), I know how important it is to find a different angle to an established topic. I believe the emphasis on integrating Tarot into the everyday world, combined with a clear, concise explanation of the cards and guidance on how to fine-tune the practical and intuitive skills associated with reading the cards is the winning angle in Real Tarot.
President of Tarot Guild of Australia (2004 to 2008)
This book provides an invaluable Tarot resource. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow for beginners. The new information and fresh approach will be welcomed by the experienced Tarot reader. A must have book.
Elizabeth Wheldrake: Tarot author, Tarot lecturer at WEA, Tarot consultant, and creator of a Tarot board game.
The system of divination known as the Tarot is both a macrocosmic ‘picture book’ of the knowable universe that aids us in understanding our place within the world, and a microcosm of the individual that can be utilised as a tool for self awareness. As a method of knowledge that truly reflects the Hermetic axiom “As above, so below”, the Tarot is an extremely valuable system that rewards the student over and over again with its uncanny insights. The Tarot is more popular than ever today, to judge by the demand for experienced readers, and Don Mcleod’s new book is a perfect introduction for those who want to master the art themselves. With its clear, sensitive instructions on how to go about getting started, thorough explanations of each of the 78 cards and how to use them, and information on the historical background of the Tarot, Don’s book will successfully guide the reader into the world of the Tarot, where they will discover a landscape much larger and more compelling than it would appear from the outside.
– Caroline Tully: Published in over 20 international Pagan magazines and contributor for three anthologies.