I'd like some advice on books. I'm very interested in psychoanalysis and the existential side of philosophy. So I'm looking for a book in that style, probably Jungian is the most obvious approach. It would have to be an in-depth book, preferably firmly based on psychoanalytical insights. So not just a Jungian overview of the tarot archetypes, because I already have a background in tarot and psychoanalysis, and not just a tarot workbook that combines archetypal exercises with other approaches. It would have to be oriented towards individuation, self-analysis, shadow work, that kind of thing - personal work for me, not for clients. Probably more like a workbook with thorough and challenging exercises and meditation than a theoretical introduction. But not divination and reading oriented.
Phew, that's a whole list of criteria.
It's just that I can't afford lots of books, so I'm trying to find the best book to buy, the one that comes closest to what I've just described...
So far I've tracked down two books that sound interesting:
Discovering Your Self through the Tarot (Gwain)
Tarot Celebrations (Amaral)
Is anyone familiar with these books? Are they good?
Are there any other books you think I should consider?
I've looked at the list of reviews here on AT, there are lots of books about tarot and psychology, but my impression is that most of them follow a different approach than I'm looking for. That's why I would like to hear from other people who have read these book as well, to get a good idea of what the individual books are really like.
Thanks a lot!