Fortune Telling with Playing Cards by Jonathan Dee | Book Review

I have this vague almost-memory of my Grandma Virginia and her sister Violet reading playing cards. I was very young, but it’s stuck in my brain. They also played bridge and rummy and all of those other card games that I never got around to learning. This time, was different, though. They covered the cards up and told me to go play outside. I assumed that the card meanings in Jonathan Dee’s (RIP) Fortune Telling with Playing Cards would line up with tarot. After all, isn’t the tarot just a regular playing card deck with 22 extra? Apparently not. This …

Review – Jonathan Dee’s Tarot Mysteries

Red Wheel sent me a copy of Jonathan Dee’s book, Tarot Mysteries. I hadn’t heard of Mr. Dee before, but he had a long, long career as an astrologer and reader in England, and was a prolific writer. Regrettably, Mr. Dee passed away a few years ago. I am thrilled, however, for this late introduction to his wonderful writing. In the book, Mr. Dee identifies as an historian and it’s clearly evident in the text. The first section of the book is dedicated to the history o the cards, the Qabalah, the tarot and astrology and the Four Grail Hollows. …