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 cardm and contains material for Tarot training and anthropological research.
Ella Jo is an English singer songwriter, traveller, tarot reader, writer and researcher. She was born in England in 1966 and began practising Tarot in her late twenties. In 1996 she travelled to India and read Tarot on the beaches of Goa. Over the years she took her cards with her as she explored the world. She spent three years training in counselling, after which she visited Bengal in India to research the Origins Of Tarot, published in Femspec Magazine in 2007. The training series, 'Tarot Decoded' is derived from her research and field notes. Her book 'Journey of A Tarot Reader' is also available on Blurb.com She has also produced three music albums on the Diamond Seeds label : ‘Limits Of Milkweed’, ‘Alter Ego’ and ‘Attitude Is Everything’ . Lyric books for these albums are available on Blurb. Her fourth album, 'Almost Anglo Saxon' will be her next release and a book is planned to accompany this folk album. She continues to work on her new album and forthcoming Tarot Books.
The Emperor Published September 30, 2012
The High Priestess Published August 22, 2010
Journey Of A Tarot Reader Published March 18, 2010
The Magician Published March 18, 2010