creatrix wrote:I've also actually used a particular deck ONLY for magic and burned some of the cards in fire magic spells to aid in manifestation.
creatrix wrote:I've banished negative energy using certain swords cards.
Me too, negative people especially! lol The swords and the pentacles are very handy. You could get a lot done with them!
creatrix wrote:I love tarot, it is truly a visual book of life.
I consider tarot imagery a tableau of the travails of humanity. Life is a living tarot deck. I often think about things I see around me (or that I'm personally experiencing) in terms of tarot imagery, even when I'm not trying to. It's a very subconscious process for me.
It sounds like you really don't need to read the book. It sounds like you know how to do this already. At most, the book may give you some ideas for new spreads, as it's always interesting to see how other people do things. But, if you're like me, you're just going to modify the heck out of the spreads in the book anyway. So, might as well just use your own, haha. The book was a nice jumping off place for me, but I basically do my own thing at this point.