“A complete revelation. This comprehensive, generous book is a treasure trove for both novice and experienced readers. Benebell Wen provides an in-depth explanation of tarot and teaches how to use it for self-discovery and insight.
– Emmi Freds Author of The Smart Girl’s Guide to Tarot
“This book is stunning and unlike any other personal Tarot books I have seen. Benebell has put her heart into these words and lessons. You can feel the connection on every page. Although I don’t use Tarot as a medium, I did find myself questioning my beliefs, just like every reader. It’s like a guidebook to life, waiting for you ask the question: “Is this real?” You will come to the same conclusion I did, with an open mind and heart.
– James Griffiths Spiritualist Medium, Resident Psychic at Newsquest
This book is sure to become a Tarot legend. This book contains extensive information, including card meanings, spreads, methodology and a wide range of theories about Tarot. Its greatest gift, however, is its gentle guidance in using the cards to help you find the answers you need to create the future that you want.
James Ricklef is the author of The Soul’s Journey, Finding Spiritual Messages In the Tarot. He also wrote the award-winning Tarot Tells The Tale and Tarot The Whole Story.
Holistic Tarot offers more than a tarot book. It is an intelligent, thorough, and comprehensive overview of the Rider Waite Smith system. This guide is your only guide to understanding traditional tarot’s depth and variety as a medicine and medium for life-navigation within a new world. Bravo!”
James Wanless Ph.D. Author of Voyager Tarot, and Sustain Youself Cards
” Holistic Tarot moves gracefully between traditional, tried-and-true knowledge and creative, self generated discovery. Wen’s book is a valuable resource for both beginners and experienced tarot enthusiasts. It’s rich in sound advice, insightful processes and spreads that can be used for any occasion. It is important to make the tarot a practitioner’ instead of a ‘reader’. The cards can be used as a map to help you find breakthroughs and solutions.
– James Wells Evolutionary Tarot Consultant, Author of Evolutionary Tarot spreads, Tarot Circle Encounters and Tarot to Manifestation
“I have over 200 Tarot titles, but none of them could possibly be considered a ‘Tarot Bible.’ Until Benebell Wen’s Holistic Tarot. The author is not a believer in fortunetelling or future-telling but offers a blessing alternative to many Tarot books: an analytical and holistic approach, which methodically shows readers how to bring unconscious information into the forefront and decode universal symbolisms in search of conscious, creative solutions to all kinds of life situations. Ms. Wen’s attention to detail coupled with broad-based application–all infused with Eastern thought, Western esotericism and practical experience–is staggering: clever mnemonics, extensive charts, sample logs, templates, multiple spread deconstructions/explanations, Depth Diagnostics, numerous case studies, Pythagorean numerology, astrological considerations, Golden Dawn attributions, elemental affinities, an innovative Five Components of Circumstance layout…truly jaw-dropping. Would you like to see the Kabbalistic Tree Of Life with Tarot card assignment? It’s here. How about a mandala with decans and an at-a glance illustration showing each card in symbolic symbols? You got it. You can see why this is my ‘Tarot Bible.’ Add in the extensive keywords (upright, reversed), instructions on shuffling, professional reading advice, and so much more, and you’ll understand why I consider it a Tarot Bible. Although it’s not easy to impress the Queen of Swords with Holistic Tarot I am truly impressed.
Janet Boyer is the Author of Back in Time Tarot and Naked Tarot. She also reviews 365 Tarot Daily Affirmations.
“Just like the tarot as an archetype for Wholeness immerses you into a multi-sensory universe of interpenetrating stories, images, and ideas, Holistic Tarot‘s intense information draws you into its Sensorium to help you feel the tarot’s breadth, depth, and reach into many realms of human experience.
– Janina Renée Author of Tarot, Your Everyday Guide, and Tarot to a New Generation
The Holistic Tarot library asset. The Practitioner has the opportunity to expand their Tarot vocabulary, and the Seeker can use the Tarot to help him make good decisions.
– Jenine Esco Manager of the Free Tarot Network, and Free Reading Network
Although Tarot is commonly viewed as being a tool for divining the future, it is actually capable of much more. Benebell Wen helps the reader to see this self-development tool as an incredible map that can deepen one’s connection to themselves. Benebell Wen blends an artistic sensibility and a clear intellect. Her writing style is geared to many audiences, particularly those who are new to Tarot as a tool for personal development. Holistic Tarot provides a comprehensive guide for anyone who is interested in creating a better future and exploring the mystery of the moment. This book is highly recommended.
” Holistic Tarot combines so much tarot wisdom and knowledge in one place. This book is full of practical tips, but still preserves the spirit and essence of tarot. Each case study is a treasure trove of interpretation. A huge accomplishment…likely to become the essential guidebook for serious students of the tarot.”
Joan Bunning, Author, Learning the Tarot: A Tarot Book For Beginners, Learning Tarot Reversals and Learning Tarot Spreads
” Holistic Tarot” is a modern masterpiece in the Analytical Tarot Canon. It is truly amazing to see the depth and breadth of Wen’s research in Holistic Tarot. I’ve longed for a resource that explored in depth the potential of Tarot to aid self-analysis. These are the most important questions that we can ask ourselves as humans. Holistic Trot provides a solid framework to help you pursue these questions. Wen’s book will be a good addition to the library alongside those of Mary Greer, Stuart R. Kaplan and Rachel Pollack.
– Kat Black Creator of the Golden Tarot and the Touchstone Tarot bestsellers
” Holistic Tarot was the book I wished I had when I first started using Tarot cards. This book is full of valuable information, and is fast becoming my favorite Tarot resource. Benebell is a great teacher and has a grounded, empowering approach to Tarot. This book is a joy to use.
– Kate and The Daily Tarot Girl and Professional Tarot Reader
“I loved this book!” It is extremely comprehensive, well-written and thorough. The book, despite its size, is organized well and clearly outlines the most important areas of Tarot knowledge. It will be on my top list of recommended readings for my advanced and introductory students.
” Holistic Tarot is a comprehensive resource that assists the reader in using Tarot’s wise mirror as a tool to personal empowerment.
– Kim Wilborn Founder of the Spiritual Path to Tarot Telesummit
“Hyperlink Holistic Tarot is a carefully crafted book that will inspire you to take your card readings up a notch. Ms. Wen uses a holistic approach to share her wisdom in a variety of ways that will help the novice reader to be a better reader, as well as offer long-time tarot readers card spreads and philosophies to improve their professional, psychological and spiritual lives. Although it can be tedious to read the 624 pages, it is an invaluable reference that will help answer many questions about the Tarot.
– Kooch Daniels Professional Reader, Tarot Radio Show Host and Co-author of Tarot d’Amour, and Matrix meditations
“I was deeply impressed by the breadth, depth and scope of this enormous work on the Tarot. Holistic Trot is a valuable resource and an addition to any serious library. It can be used as a companion and guide for those who want to explore the human psyche and its mysteries. The Tarot picture book is illustrated with clarity and suggestions that allow the reader to use the Tarot’s wisdom and insight imaginatively. Bravo to Wen for the evident love and wisdom that she has brought forth.
– Leigh J. McCloskey is a Hollywood Actor and Visual Philosopher. He is also the Author and Artist of the highly acclaimed Tarot Revived and the Founder of the Olandar Foundation to Emerging Renaissance (OFFER).
“Benebell Wen has written a thorough and comprehensive book about the tarot. It lives up to its title Holistic Tarot. It covers everything, from the history and connection of tarot to eastern mysticism to the use of the tarot to diagnose problems. Wen also calls tarot analytics tarot analytics. Wen also provides an in-depth analysis of each card in the Rider Waite Smith deck. There are thirty spreads and a guide to ethics for readings, affirmations, meditation techniques, among other topics. It is easy to read and can be used as a guide.
– Lisa de St. Croix, Author of Tarot de St. Croix
” Holistic Tarot” is a wonderful addition to the tarot library. This is not a purely predictive approach, but an analytical psychological approach that has been developed through years of research and practice. Wen’s exceptional numerology knowledge and Western wisdom teachings take us on a tarot adventure within. As each layer of the tarot process becomes clear, we can travel deeper into our subconscious to find truth. Bravo, Benebell.”
– Liz Dean Author of The Art of Tarot, and The Victorian Steampunk Tarot
“Benebell’s Holistic Tarot book is an outstanding, comprehensive reference manual on tarot. All Rider Waite Smith students need Holistic Tarot to their library. The book is a valuable resource for professional tarot readers. This book is unique in its fusion approach that combines Eastern metaphysics with Western interpretations of tarot. I love her holistic approach, especially the discussions on Qi (and the I Ching) and the tarot. Her work is in line with mine, which is to combine classical culture, humanities, and knowledge of history to create my tarot cards. Benebell Wen will be a leader in the next generation of tarot practices.
Luigi Scapini, Artist and Creator of the Medieval Scapini Tarot and Romeo and Juliet Tarots (Shakespeare Tarots) and Kabbalistic Views The Marini-Scapini Tarot
This book is a refreshing way to read the Tarot. It combines intuition with an analytical method that uses traditional card reading principles. Benebell Wen provides detailed examples and explanations that illustrate every aspect of Tarot Reading. You will soon be a confident Tarot reader if you follow the steps in this book.
– Mary K. Greer Author of Tarot For Yourself and 21 Methods to Read Tarot Cards
“Benebell Wen has created an important text, a complete Tarot handbook that provides profound insight to its readers.
– Munisha Khatwani, Celebrity Tarot Reader
The Holistic Tarot resource book is designed for serious tarot students. The book is packed with detailed charts that cover various aspects of tarot, including key words for each card, elemental dignities and timing correspondences. There are even crystals to enhance your readings. I was struck by the clarifications, such as the fact that one can call themselves a practitioner and not a tarot reader. The court pages, which represent young girls, and the concept of “qi” being the vital energy, rather than psychic power, made me pause for thought. It was interesting to read the historical references, including many ones about the Templar Knights. It’s rich in spreads like the Ba Gua and the Essential Key, the Opening of the Key, and the First Operation. This book is a great addition to your library if you believe that the Tarot can be used as an analytical tool and not for divination.
– Nancy Antenucci Author of Psychic Trot: Using Your Natural Psychic Abilities To Read the Cards
Holistic Tarot is an Integrative Approach to Tarot Use for Personal Growth contains Tarot principles, analytics, and best-practice tools. Benebell Wen shares an authentic holistic-based approach to this ancient tradition. This answers my seekers’ thirst for deeper understanding of the eternal why and provides nuance for my story plots, character development, and character development.
– Nancy LaPonzina, R.N. B.S. Reiki Practitioner, Author of Yellow Pansies In a Blue Cobalt Jar and the award-winning Nardi Point, and A Path Through the Garden
” Holistic Tarot contains a wealth of information about the Tarot. It is something I’m going to recommend to my students.
Prudence J.M. Theriault, Certified Tarot Master/Instructor, and Host of The TV Tarot.
” Holistic Tarot” by Benebell Wen is a literary feast that Tarot practitioners and anyone interested in the Rider-Waite Smith Tarot can enjoy. It explains the history, purpose, and meanings of the profound images.
Richard Palmer, Author of Tarot: The Voice of the Inner Light & The I Ching Companion
“Benebell Wen incorporates her East Asian heritage in her tarot practice. The result is Holistic Tarot. It’s a comprehensive book that covers all aspects. She has compiled many metaphysical paths and arranged them into one cohesive guide. Holistic Tarot will be a valuable and practical guide.
– Roberta Lee Author of Language of Tarot, and Language of I Ching
“This book is a comprehensive and knowledgeable introduction to Tarot. It focuses on personal transformation rather than on fortune-telling. All tarot readers from beginner to expert will find plenty to inspire their practice of Holistic Tarot.
Rohit Arya is the founder of Arya Yoga Sangha, and author of The Money Tarot Book, and The Sacred India Tarot.
“Benebell has created a classic tarot book. Her writing style is warm, witty and empowers, while her content is comprehensive. How I wish Holistic Tarot was available in print when I first learned the cards!
– Sasha Graham Author of Tarot Diva & 365 Tarot Spreads
“I was delighted with the detailed approach Benebell Wen took in Holistic Tarot. This book is a must-read for both novice and experienced readers. The coverage of so many topics impressed me. Wen’s practical and down-to-earth book is a great resource for all Tarot lovers.
Benebell Wen’s Holistic Tarot may be the best tarot book ever. This large volume offers a detailed analysis of the tarot and expert guidance that will inspire any tarot student. Holistic Tarot is a must-have for any serious tarot student. An instant classic.”
– Theresa Reed The Tarot Lady
There are many ways to use the tarot, and many ways to interpret it. Benebell Wen gives a comprehensive tour de force of the vast science and art of tarot in Holistic Tarot. She explains how tarot can be used in conjunction with other disciplines like reiki, chakra work, and energy healing. The concept of holistic tarot, however defined, encompasses the holism between body, mind, and spirit. It facilitates a personal dialogue with the Collective Unconscious that will lead to self-knowledge and self-actualization. We believe Holistic Tarot will be a valuable guide for tarot adepts, intermediates, and initiators.
“Benebell Wen’s Holistic Tarot book is a comprehensive and detailed resource for both experienced Tarot practitioners and beginners. Wen’s Tarot approach is both analytical and knowledge-based. She doesn’t believe in “fortune-telling” and presents a comprehensive interpretation of the cards that includes philosophy, spirituality and psychology. Holistic Tarot offers more than just a guideline. It is a meditation on the subtleties of the cards, including how to buy the right deck, store it, create ritual space for readings and deal with any ‘negative’ cards. Holistic Tarot is a must-read for anyone looking to fully understand Tarot. Wen provides detailed charts, photos and notes, as well as an appendix, notes, and examples of real readings. Wen offers personal advice at the end of her book on how to use tarot to help you recognize your infinite. This is the first step to such empowerment.