Book Review: Statesman Journal

Sunday, August 22, 2004


Messages from the Archetypes:

Using Tarot for Healing and Spiritual Growth


Dan Hays/ Northwest Books


            This book is the best and most lucid explanation of what Tarot is, what its symbolism can tell you and how to use it. Gilbert, who lives in Jefferson, is a counselor who uses Tarot as part of her therapy. She appreciates its beauty and its history, and she considers it a useful tool.

            There is little or no “New Age” or occult cant here. Gilbert has studied psychology and history and knows the spiritual and practical sources of her subject. The book carries a secondary subtitle that says a great deal: “A Guidebook for Personal and Professional Use.” If Tarot interests you at all, take a look at this book.