A deluxe hardcover 40th Anniversary edition of the best-selling Tarot classic.
This edition features:
Printing on acid-free, archival-quality paper
Smythe-sewn hardcover binding
Bound in quarter-cloth with paper over boards
Cloth spine is stamped in gold foil
Front board features a blind stamp of Sun motif
Rachel Pollack’s Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom inspired a whole generation of tarot students. Often referred to as the "Bible of tarot books," it is a landmark book that helped launch today’s Tarot renaissance. Drawing on mythology and esoteric traditions and delving deeply into the symbolism and ideas of each card, the book offers a modern psychological interpretation of the tarot archetypes rather than a system of esoteric symbolism.
About the Author
Rachel Pollack (1945-2023) was the leading light and foremost influence on modern Tarot. Her bestselling book, Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom, first published in 1980 and never out of print, is widely described as the “Bible of Tarot.” She was also a great influence upon the science fiction, fantasy, and comics communities, as well as being a trailblazer within the transgender community. A master of many genres, Pollack is renowned for her run of issues #64-87 of Doom Patrol (Vertigo Comics), where she created the first transgender superhero. A prolific author of both fiction and non-fiction, her other books include A Walk Through the Forest of Souls, Unquenchable Fire, Godmother Night, and The Fissure King. She was the creator of The Shining Tribe Tarot and wrote the books for numerous other decks, including The Vertigo Tarot and Salvador Dali's Tarot. Pollack taught at the famed Omega Institute for over thirty years.
“If you want to learn tarot, you’ll want 78 Degrees on your bookshelf.”
— THERESA REED, CO-AUTHOR OF TAROT FOR TROUBLED TIMES
"An inspiration to Tarot readers for 40 years, this is still the all-time best book for exploring both the deeper symbolism and practical meanings of the tarot." — MARY K. GREER, AUTHOR OF TAROT FOR YOUR SELF
"What is your favorite tarot book? The answer is always 78 Degrees of Wisdom." — MELISSA CYNOVA, AUTHOR OF KITCHEN TABLE TAROT
Anyone interested in learning tarot can’t go wrong including this book in their reading list.” — BARBARA MOORE, CREATOR OF STEAMPUNK TAROT
“A groundbreaking work that changed the way that people look at the Tarot.” — ROBERT M. PLACE, AUTHOR OF TAROT HISTORY & SYMBOLISM
“If there is such a thing as tarot royalty, then Rachel Pollack is its queen.” — BENEBELL WEN, AUTHOR OF HOLISTIC TAROT