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The Maya Book of Life: Understanding the Xultun Tarot

by Michael Owen

The Maya Book of Life: Understanding the Xultun Tarot is the companion book to the Xultun Tarot. It explores the archetypes and alchemy of the major arcana through indigenous teachings and the analytical psychology of C G Jung. The Xultun Tarot was created by New Zealander Peter Balin in 1976 based on images from Maya history and culture. It is the only tarot deck where the major arcana form a complete picture. This picture is a symbolic image of the alchemical marriage of spirit and matter and also a map of what Jung called the individuation process.

Please note: This book refers to the MAJOR ARCANA ONLY. The alchemy of the complete Xultun Tarot is unique and cannot be adequately dealt with in a single volume. The Xultun minor arcana have a unique relationship, found in no other tarot deck, to the major arcana, and they contain further teachings of the Twenty Count and the Ecological Balance Laws. However, until that book is written the standard meanings of the minor arcana can be sourced from the many books on the Western tarot.

“Brilliant, eye-opening”

—Arthur Rosengarten, PhD, author of Tarot and Psychology.

​“A profound book of wisdom”

—Mary K Greer, author 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card.

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Kahurangi Press 2010, ISBN 978-0-473-11989-8, paperback, 500 pages

6.1 x 9.2 ins, 156 x 234 mm, index, bibliography, 108 illustrations.