Farley, Helen (2015) Tarot. In: The occult world. Routledge Worlds. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Abdingdon, UK, pp. 571-579. ISBN 978-0415695961


In a society increasingly intolerant of religious enquiry, where empirical scientific investigation and strict rationalism are afforded primary importance, tarot has been discredited, linked in the media and popular culture with dodgy soothsayers with a malignant intent to deceive and with weak-minded seekers clad in rainbow colours. The relatively small numbers of scholarly works relating to tarot is in marked contrast to the large numbers of popular tarot books, which crowd the shelves of New Age bookstores and ‘Self-Help’ corners of department stores.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2016 04:07
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Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
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