Tarosophy Book

The innovative Tarot book, “Tarosophy: Tarot to Engage Life, Not Escape It” is now available worldwide on Kindle in three sections from Amazon.

As the first paperback edition sold out quickly, a reprint is due soon, and a sequel, Tarosophy Squared, in 2014.

It is written for everyone who has an interest in learning Tarot comprehensively, and then taking that learning to deepen your understanding of yourself and others. The book is suitable for all Tarot readers from absolute beginners to experienced professionals and is written in three sections, introductory, intermediate and advanced.

Greg Kaminsky of Occult of Personality radio show hails the work of this book as “phenonemal” and “changing the landscape of Tarot and esoteric teaching”! Find out why with your copy.

PRESS RELEASE: Read the incredible scope and contents of the book in our 11-page press release with full contents, listing of all 50 exercises, etc.

In the first section “Tarot True”, you will learn new and novel ways of easily picking up Tarot and reading for yourself, friends, family and clients. Even experienced Tarot readers have been astonished at our easy-to-learn method – see this video clip to find out what you will be able to do (in less than 10 minutes – you’ll be able read any of the 40 Minor cards for any question in any position of any spread!) having read this part of the book! The second part of the book, “Tarot Deep” develops your reading skill and helps you find your own “oracular voice” and tap into your deep intuition. In the third part of the book, “Tarot High”, you will discover many new ways of using Tarot to appreciate your spiritual life and your relationship to the Universe.

The book is based on thirty years studying, reading and teaching Tarot, with extensive research in the field, over 10,000 face-to-face readings, and the highest level of academic rigour and downright practical experience. The author has intended that every page have more new Tarot ideas on it than in some entire Tarot books.

This epic 320-page book (including over 50 unique exercises, 60 illustrations, 5 colour plates, cover by renowned artistCiro Marchetti, footnotes and extensive reading lists) has received rave reviews from leading Tarot teachers, scholars and authors worldwide, including Mary K. Greer, Rachel Pollack, Lon Milo DuQuette and Naomi Ozaniec.

At the bottom of this page you can download FREE extracts that didn’t quite make it into the book.


“From the first steps in reading Tarot through metaphysical correspondences and on to professional marketing, this book has it all! Marcus Katz’s Tarosophy is a work of intelligence and depth, featuring tons of Tarot tips and exercises that will help you explore the wisdom of the cards in a manner that is accessible, playful and practical. Highly recommended!”

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

“In precise detail, with clarity but also with wit and a playful and explorative mind, Marcus Katz maps out a course for the serious Tarot reader.  Ranging across culture, myth, and history as well as the Tarot tradition itself, this book is a major contribution.”

Rachel Pollack, author of 31 books, published all over the world in 14 languages. Her Tarot books include 78 Degrees of Wisdom, often called “the Bible of Tarot readers,” and the recently published Tarot Wisdom.

“Marcus Katz has recovered the spiritual dignity of Tarot.”

Naomi Ozaniec, author of The Watkins Tarot Handbook and The Aquarian Qabalah.

“Marcus Katz has fixed himself as a bright Star in the firmament of Tarot. His Tarosophy is everything its subtitle promises; “Tarot to Engage Life, Not Escape it.” It’s sane, sensible, and profoundly original. His ‘Temple of Thoth’ (Gated Spread) alone is worth the price of admission.”

Lon Milo DuQuette, Author of Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot, and creator of Tarot of Ceremonial Magick.

“Unique, comprehensive, ambitious, fresh and elegant, these are just a few words you could use to describe Tarosophy: Tarot to Engage Life, Not Escape It. Even these words limit how excellent this piece of tarot literature truly is. Tarosophywill be sure to become a new instant classic in the tarot community that in 50+ years people will still be reading & learning from it”.

Angelo Nasios, Totally Tarot Blog

“Marcus Katz’s Tarosophy is an amazing work of tarot introduction, study and application. Never before has there been such a detailed and well researched piece of work that guides the reader further into this esoteric art . For the beginner it reveals unique approaches of study, (no standard “card keys here!), for the intermediate there is insight that helps one further expand their relationship with tarot – offering advice on the various types of decks more in tune to specific types of reading, and for those moving toward advanced study, an introduction to Kabbalah (complete with the poetic work of Aleister Crowley) and its application to the craft. This work also includes tips to set you apart as a professional reader. This is all done with an easy reading style and sense of humor leaving the reader wanting more! As a self professed Tarot Master, I have studied with many Tarot Scholars. Marcus Katz is the crème of the crop! Thank you for openly and generously sharing your talent with us Marcus. Tarosophy is a gift to the Tarot community”.

Gina Spriggs, professional Tarot Reader

“This is the most informative and expertly formulated experiential text on the tarot I have ever read.”

Graham Small, NLP Practitioner and Tarot Student

“Tarosophy is one of the most well-researched books on tarot I’ve ever read.”

Pamela Phillips-Steele, Artist of the Steel Wizard Tarot

“You have totally blown the doors off Tarot”

M.P. Gorman, Japan

“If you’re looking for a book containing tons of innovative exercises, masses of information and no more card interpretations (we already have enough books full of those!) this is the book you want to be reading. From beginner to advanced reader Tarosophy has something for everyone, if you enjoy Tarot you’ll read this book from cover to cover and love it! This book is bound to become a classic, it really is the best Tarot book I’ve read, absolutely worth every penny. I can’t recommend this book highly enough. Buy it!!”

Sarah Perks, Tarot Student and Reader

“After twenty years of reading Tarot, I’ve now discovered with Marcus that they’re much more – very much more – than 78 cards in a deck.”

Brett Bradford, Tarot Reader

“Any system of thought such as Tarot, Kabbalah or Astrology that reflects life processes back at the user of that system, thereby enabling him or her to live life more consciously and spiritually – in harmony and accord with life itself – is, of necessity, very complex. The teaching of such is therefore commensurately difficult. Here, in a manner I would love to see employed for the teaching of other disciplines too, Master Katz – for Master he is – has delivered to us a manual for learning Tarot (and much more) by being true to its own strap line: he engages the reader, not just through clear, practical and reliable information, but through numerous interactive exercises, techniques and rituals that effectively find Tarot being taught to you from the inside out! From ‘Tarot True’, through ‘Tarot Deep’, to ‘Tarot High’, he takes you on an enjoyable and rewarding journey of discovery that births the unique Tarot-reader who was already inside of you. Genius!

Lyn Birkbeck, astrological consultant and best-selling author of Do-It-Yourself AstrologyThe Instant Astrologer, Understanding The Future, etc.