This is the third book from the series Tarot Decoded by Ella Jo Street.
Traditionally interpreted as the Mother Figure in a person’s life, Ella Jo looks into the mythological and psychological background of this loaded figure. In her analysis of The Empress card, she traces this important figure from ancient roots, revealing the journey of the archetype to its place in the Modern Tarot.
Describing the many versions of this figure through time and linking up the archetype with psychology, the author gives insight into how the nurturing Goddess has created the archetype for human identity and its development. Knowledge has been gathered from a wide range of resources to assist in a thorough interpretation of the Empress Tarot Card.
Tracing the emergence of the Mother Goddess from prehistory to later societies, research includes a wide range of ancient cultures and medieval folk lore in Europe. Alongside are tarot connections made to the Tree of Life and a corresponding view from Transactional Analysis and Jungian theory.
The book gives a rounded view of the Empress to deeply enrich the Reader’s understanding of the card and contains material for Tarot training and anthropological research.
This is the second book from the series ‘Tarot Decoded’ by Ella Jo Street. In her analysis of the The High Priestess card, she traces this tantalizing figure from her ancient roots to modern times, revealing the Great Goddess.
This collection of fascinating essays explores the mythology and psychology associated with the worship of the Nature and Wisdom Goddess, making this book invaluable for understanding the development of witchcraft and emergence of the Wiccan Religion.
Also containing an extensive collection of ancient images, this book contains material for Tarot training and is a valuable Pagan source-book.