From Raine of Phx., Arizona on 5/30/2012.
I hesitated with ordering this as I have been a user of the Tarot, as well as a teacher, for many years. My thought was that this would offer me nothing new. I was so wrong! Whitley offers a profound, in depth, weave of interpretation that spins an entirely new path to my habitual understanding and use of this tool. I am viewing my old friend, the Tarot, from a new frame of mind. So powerful!
From arbewan of Calverton, New York on 5/28/2012.
Great Book!! Whitley gives great insight to Tarot and to interpretation. A must read!!!!
From Andrew Nieradko of Manchester, Connecticut on 1/8/2012.
I've been wanting to read The Path for quite awhile. When I finally got a copy, I burned through it like lightning. Such a great read. The Path is a powerful, illuminating way of looking at the ancient Tarot of Marseilles. Thank you, Mr. Strieber.
recommended for all
From Anonymous of wausau, Wisconsin on 1/23/2009.
read the book
A Profound Gift
From Josh Crockett of Merced, California on 8/5/2004.
Whitley unveils an ancient and powerfully symbolic tool to guide us on the path to self-knowledge. The Path is a reliquary of multi-faceted knowledge and inner language that, for many, has been temporarily forgotten but never lost. It only takes a willingness to look at yourself. The Path will help you understand how to do that in a compassionate and loving way. It is a gift to those who are willing to receive its message. This book is profoundly important to me on many levels. Thank you Whitley.
From Anonymous of Forsyth, Montana on 12/22/2003.
A much needed book. Reading it will open your mind.
Either you will get it or you won't
From John True of Kansas City, Missouri on 9/30/2003.
What a gift to us all. I do not know why I got this book, I mean both "purchased" and "understood". I have had no real experiences with the paranormal (the recent Mars communion was a bust unless it meant a connection to greater confidence in one's path). So, why me? Why not all of you? Therefore this review is rather pointless, like preaching to the choir. Either you will get it and get it, or you won't. It would be interesting to see a review from someone who felt compelled to take a chance with this book and amazingly got something out of it.The only thing that would make thsi book better would be an included poster of the layout. If I had this, I would hang it on my wall where I could refer to it everyday. I think this is a very important thing for Whitley to consider doing in the near future. A kind of "quickkey" set of ideas could also be placed on the poster as a quick-glance reminding guide.
Excellent Discussion of Tarot Symbolism
From Bo Ketchin of Decatur, Georgia on 9/9/2003.
An excellent discussion of Tarot symbolism, and a worthy addition to any collection on the subject, though perhaps not as unique as Mr. Strieber thinks (“I have never found anywhere, anything like this path…I am quite sure that it doesn’t exist anywhere else.”). Serious students will want to track down a copy of The Game of Life (now out of print), which presents a similar interpretation of the Major Arcana as the carrier of a message of imperative evolutionary transcendence. These two books make wonderful companions.
A Profound and Powerful Book
From Anonymous of Albany, New York on 8/7/2003.
Whitley passes himself off as a very ordinary person, but I have to say that after reading the Key and the Path, I think he is actually a master in disguise, maybe one of the great masters of the ages. He says that he did not write the Key, but only transcribed it. Okay, fine. But then comes the Path, which is a book about such high things written with such total clarity that I don't think that there has ever been anything like it before, ever. It is totally absent any mysticism. It's so pure that it just sort of bowls you over. I realized about halfway through that this was no ordinary book. This is the ancient, hidden path of human consciousness, written by somebody who understands it with greater clarity and depth than all but a very, very few humans in all history have been afforded.We all kind of take Whitley for granted. He's around on the radio, he sounds like a perfectly normal person, but this could not have come out of him unless, hiding behind that facade, is a super-conscious being.
From Anonymous of Leander, Texas on 7/3/2003.
If you are looking for a quick fix to your life's woes, this book is not for you. If you are expecting The Path to be a guidebook for your life, this book is not for you. If you are thinking that this is another "Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus", oprahesque-Dr. Phil-tough-love sort of self-help manual, this book is not for you. Do not expect to discuss this book at your next social gathering or cocktail party.If you are already headed down The Path and you are willing to take a journey into the deepest aspects of your soul, and are willing to do it quietly and on your own, this book is for you. If you are brave enough to dive into the depths of your own true reality, question EVERYTHING, and tap into your hidden ability to deal with EVERYTHING that this life throws your way, this book is for you. Expect to be amazed at who you are.Please read The Path if you are willing to work and be disciplined enough to take the time to learn that the quest you are on is not about happiness. There will be no ultimate answer, but there will be many, almost daily, moments of joy
From Anonymous of Cincinnati, Ohio on 6/8/2003.
In 1987, while innocently shopping at my local bookstore, I came across Communion for the first time. At the time, I was no more or less interested in the "UFO phenomenon" than anyone else. Within the hour, my life was permanently changed forever. I will never forget the chilling fear, the hairs on the back of my neck literally standing on end as I read a then unknown to me author's purportedly true account of interaction with alien beings. I vividly recall the almost immediate reaction that if this was true, then it represented the singlemost important question that mankind has ever been asked to address. More importantly, if it was true, why had I never heard of it before? Little did I know that the search for the answer to these questions would lead me down a path of discovery that involved literally hundreds of books, magazines, websites, conferences, and personal experiences. As I write this, I am surrounded by my bookshelves containing thousands and thousands of pages written about this and so many related subjects, hard and softbound editions that contain within them a 16 year journey that has led me through astounding discoveries of such awe inspiring beauty on one hand, and the depths of terror on the other. I was inexplicably blind to the nature of this journey for many years, impelled only by an instinctual and ever growing knowledge that I was being led to answers by a power greater than myself. I look at books that I now own, especially ones that have shaken my previous belief systems to the core, and wonder what led me to acquire them. It has been as if I have been given a graduate course in the nature of reality, but it has only been recently that the syllabus has been revealed. I have spent years looking outside of myself to the questions I have been asking, only to find that I have come full circle back to me. Which brings me to The Path. In 1987, if The Path had been the book I picked up, I would have dismissed it as nothing more than new age mumbo jumbo. Today, I view it as nothing less than the single most important book I own. Though modest in length, I believe that The Path contains within it the most profound information you will ever experience. Contained within its pages are nothing less than the answers to virtually any question that life has to offer. Whitley Strieber makes no claims as to the originality or uniqueness of his information. In fact, he takes great measure to let the reader know that the central message of the book is contained in the Tarot, a construct of almost unknown antiquity. It is the author's unique ability to bring a coherent understanding to this ancient knowledge, and its remarkable applicability to modern life, that is so profound. We have all heard at one time or another that the outer world is an illusion. We all carry within us the knowledge that our inner world is where true reality lies. The Path is simply the most coherent, cogently expressed explanation of reality that I have ever encountered.
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