The Shining Tribe Tarot: The Definitive Edition (83 Cards and 272-Page Full-Color Guidebook) (Cards)

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Embark on a Sacred Journey of Self-Discovery, with Bestselling Author and Tarot Master Rachel Pollack and the Shining Tribe of Diviners as Your Guides

From Rachel Pollack, the renowned author of Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom, widely referred to as the “Tarot bible,” this deck and guidebook invite readers to join the “shining tribe” of diviners and take a timeless sacred journey of self-discovery.

“All of us who work with Tarot form a kind of tribe, one whose roots go back many thousands of years before the actual appearance of Tarot cards. This is the tribe of diviners, those special magicians, shamans, psychics, and visionaries who use cards, or sticks, or trees, or stones, or shells to communicate with the Gods.” —Rachel Pollack

Human beings have practiced the art of divination for millennia. In some cultures, diviners studied patterns in nature—the flight of birds, the forms of clouds, or the arrangement of the stars in the night sky. In others, they created elaborate divinatory systems such as the I Ching and the Tarot. Drawing from the legacy of 50,000 years of human encounters with the Divine, Tarot scholar Rachel Pollack has created The Shining Tribe Tarot.

The Shining Tribe Tarot cards are steeped in symbolism drawn from culturally diverse systems including Neolithic rock art, Native American and African shamanism, Aboriginal art, the Kabbalah, Jungian psychology, and the traditional Tarot. The accompanying book includes detailed descriptions of the origin and history of the symbols depicted on each card of this unique deck, as well as explanations of their meanings in divinatory spreads. The minor arcana is focused in nature, with the suits represented by stones, rivers, trees, and birds.

You will learn how to read the cards for a variety of purposes, including divination, advice, and guidance along your own personal sacred journey. Lessons are also shared to gain insights into the nightly messages from your subconscious mind through dream readings and how to activate a card to bring its qualities into your everyday life.

Rachel Pollack invites you to join the shining tribe of diviners and visionaries. As you continue along the sacred journey of self-discovery, let The Shining Tribe Tarot cards shine a path for you.

The Shining Tribe Tarot was previously published. This new Weiser Books edition includes color corrections to the card art as directed by Rachel Pollack and five new cards not available in the previous edition (including one addition to the major arcana and one extra card in each of the minor arcana suits). The accompanying book has been revised and expanded and, for the first time, is printed in full color.

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.

Praise For…

“Use this deck to transport yourself to sacred realms, found in both ancient and everyday places, where the messages of Spirit abound. Use this book to listen to the language of the birds, for Rachel Pollack offers guidance with the voice of an oracle as powerful and relevant as the wisdom coming from the Pythia of old. Use both and become part of the Shining Tribe of diviners.”
—Mary K. Greer, author of Archetypal Tarot, Tarot for Your Self, and numerous other books

“How lucky we are to have The Shining Tribe Tarot back in print! This unique deck captures the beautiful, brilliant spirit of Rachel Pollack. Mythical images, poetry, stories, and divinatory interpretations weave together to form a colorful tapestry that will inspire tarot readers and fans to go deeper than they’ve ever gone before. Five new cards add fresh insights and will delight those who loved the original deck. Rachel may be gone, but her contributions continue to invite every lover of tarot to be part of her mystical, magical tribe.”
—Theresa Reed, author of The Cards You’re Dealt

“‘Legacy’ is not a word one uses lightly, but that is what Rachel Pollack has left us. The Shining Tribe Tarot is a culmination of a lifetime of esoteric study and practice, and it is as brilliant as its maker. This deck glows with vibrant beauty and deep wisdom, and it is sure to unlock grand gateways for those lucky enough to work with its magic.”
—Pam Grossman, author of Waking the Witch and host of The Witch Wave podcast

“Recolored under Rachel Pollack’s direction and with five new cards, this third incarnation of The Shining Tribe Tarot will prove itself to be a notable landmark in modern tarot history. Visual poetry inspired by primitivism, Pollack’s genius and imagination shines in these cards, while her wisdom radiates from every page of this insightful guidebook.”
—Benebell Wen, author of Holistic Tarot

“Rachel Pollack left a spectacular, magical body of work to guide us on our respective journeys. But The Shining Tribe Tarot is something more. This deck is a direct thread from Rachel’s soul to you and me, connecting us—her spiritual descendants—so that we can discover the sacred in our daily lives together. By picking up this deck we’ve become members of Rachel’s ‘Shining Tribe.’ Welcome to the family!”
—Rashunda Tramble of and coauthor of The Numinous Tarot Guide

“As you journey with the Shining Tribe, you’re immersing yourself in Pollack’s lasting legacy. This extraordinary deck opens doors to the enchanting world of tarot like never before. The Shining Tribe Tarot isn’t just a deck; it’s an invitation to explore the depths of tarot’s magic and wisdom, expressed through a pure stream of archetypal consciousness. Rachel Pollack’s significant presence in the tarot sphere is well-deserved, and this deck reaffirms another example of her remarkable contributions to it.”
—Mat Auryn, author of Psychic Witch, Mastering Magick, and coauthor of Pisces Witch
“Rachel Pollack’s Shining Tribe Tarot is powerful. She reminds us that we are as mythic as the stirring gods, as archetypal as elements, and as sacred as the stories we tell. Pollack gently nudges us out of the daily dreamstate to remind us that we, too, are ‘shining ones’ dancing outside of time.”
—Sasha Graham, author of Dark Wood Tarot and The Magic of Tarot

“Equal parts mythology, Kabbalah, tarot, philosophy, religion, history, and magic, Rachel Pollack’s Shining Tribe Tarot is a rerelease of a deck that was wholly her own creation—art and words. This full-color treasure has a new palette, five new cards, pages that are colored to match the cards they’re discussing, and detailed descriptions of the symbols and history of this deck and each card. Rachel Pollack remains the pinnacle of all her fields. She who is remembered, lives. Rachel isn’t going anywhere.”
—Melissa Cynova, author of Kitchen Table Tarot and cohost of the Cardslingers Coast to Coast podcast 

“Here come the glorious cards of The Shining Tribe Tarot to lead us back to the sacred well of divination, to illumine the darkness of our unknowing, to reveal the ancestral wisdom for every future. Rachel Pollack’s most visionary tarot returns in its most loving beauty!”
—Caitlín and John Matthews, authors of The Complete Arthurian Tarot and Walkers Between Worlds
“This new incarnation of The Shining Tribe Tarot is nothing short of splendor. We sit once more not only with Rachel’s cards, including new additions to the original deck, but also with a splendid book. The new publication refashions Rachel’s mercurial spirit by giving it a shining tone, perfect for the songs in the book that preface the wondrous stories about each card. A feast for the eye, the ear, and the heart.”
—Camelia Elias, PhD, director of studies at Aradia Academy, editor-in-chief at EyeCorner Press, and author
Product Details
ISBN: 9781578638178
ISBN-10: 1578638178
Publisher: Weiser Books
Publication Date: April 8th, 2024
Pages: 272
Language: English