Let the Tarot heal you

Jun 11, 2012, 10:48 IST | Kartiki Nitin Lawate

Experiencing Tarot by Dr Roopa Patel is a book that reveals the secrets of the mystic science

An Indo-British creative collaboration brings together Mumbai-based author and Tarot card exponent Dr Roopa Patel and the internationally acclaimed British-Indian artists to the city. The Singh Twins present a fascinating insight into Tarot through their art.

Author Dr Roopa Patel with her book 

“Tarot is not about understanding one’s future but about making a person confident and guiding them to the right path,” said Patel. The book was launched recently at La Terrazza, Hyatt Regency in the presence of psychotherapist Farroukh Buchia.

Patel added that the book is the result of several years of experience in the field of Tarot and exploration into the veracity of new age sciences. It expounds the inter-connectedness of the universe and esoteric sciences. The book also includes real life case studies.

“The book is an introduction and vindication of the new age science of Tarot and shows how using the intuitive approach can transform life. It’s a record of a journey from skepticism to a belief in esoteric sciences and understanding of intuition as a valid faculty, which can give many answers to questions,” said Patel.

The book rationally explains how Tarot works — its history, the legends and myths around it and how it connects with other new age sciences. By bringing together the spiritual impulses of Tarot and the creative visual art of The Singh Twins, the book shows how spirituality and creativity are linked.

“Overall, as a book that seeks to dispel the misunderstandings about Tarot, it should generate public interest and intellectual debate and help the cause of spirituality and alternative healing,” she adds.

Patel has been working with Tarot cards for the last 25 years and was among the first to use Tarot to interpret the signs of the Zodiac. A lot of her work is about using Tarot as an instrument for self-development, meditation and healing.

The author admits that she discovered Tarot quite accidentally and accepted the truth of Tarot only after years of research and analysis. “Today I believe that Tarot is a powerful tool for spiritual growth and guidance. It is there for the betterment of mankind. It can offer startling insights and solutions to issues and problems pointing the way towards understanding the self and healing oneself,” she concludes.

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