Talking Tarot with Actress and Author Rachel True
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Ep. #501 - On today's episode, Jill is joined by actress Rachel True (Rochelle from the iconic 1996 THE CRAFT) to talk about her new book and Tarot deck TRUE HEART INTUITIVE TAROT. Rachel has been studying Tarot from a very young age, and in their conversation she discusses how her book and deck came about, how she first got into Tarot, busts some Tarot myths, and shares tips for first time writers.


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Books mentioned in this episode:

True Heart Intuitive Tarot by Rachel True

WTF is Tarot? by Bakara Wintner

Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom by Rachel Pollack

Modern Tarot by Michelle Tea

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