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Juliet Sharman-Burke

Juliet Sharman-Burke was born in Nairobi, Kenya and believes that her early years in that beautiful land, full of myth and beauty and the spectacular night sky, shaped her love of stories and the stars. Even though she has lived most of her adult life in London her memories of Africa have never faded. She discovered and was fascinated by tarot in the early seventies, but it wasn’t until 1976, when she took a course with David Franklin at the Franklin School in London, that her passing interest became a passion. She soon realised that there were many correlations between tarot, astrology and psychology, so she studied astrology with Liz Greene and did psychotherapy training at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation in London. She earned Full Membership status in 1984 and started a private practise in analytical psychotherapy. At the same time she began teaching tarot and astrology classes and supervising students at The Centre for Psychological Astrology in London, which was created by Liz Greene and Howard Sasportas in 1983, and which Juliet now organises.

Juliet’s writing career had an unusual start when a 1982 magazine article about Juliet as a tarot reader generated a huge response from the public asking for a correspondence course. It seemed that people from all over England were interested in learning the tarot, but could not find local classes outside of London. So she set up a correspondence course that turned into her first book, The Complete Book of Tarot. A new edition of this is about to be re-issued with new illustrations and text as The New Complete Book of Tarot. In 1986 Liz Greene and Juliet were approached to design a new tarot deck. Their mutual love of mythology, psychology and imagery resulted in co-writing and designing The Mythic Tarot, deck and a book based on the myths of Greece. The Mythic Tarot went on to become an international best seller and Juliet followed it with The Mythic Tarot Workbook, a children’s book retelling the myths of the zodiac, entitled Stories from the Stars. She also wrote, Understanding Tarot and Mastering the Tarot, and The Mythic Journey, a book co-written with Liz Greene as a guide to everyday life through ancient myths.

Juliet’s most recent work is the Beginner’s Guide to Tarot, accompanied by her new deck, the Sharman-Caselli deck. This deck was designed to be more traditional than The Mythic Tarot, with imagery drawn from a mixture of the Waite, Marseilles and Visconti decks. Alongside Juliet’s therapy practise, teaching, writing and organising the Centre for Psychology, she teaches in America, Norway, Slovenia and Holland and gives talks at conferences in the UK


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The New Complete Book Of Tarot
By Juliet Sharman-Burke
For over twenty years, The Complete Book of Tarot has been one of the most popular and most used guides for the art of reading and understanding the tarot. Now Juliet Sharman-Burke has revised and expanded the original text, and the book has been reillustrated throughout with the Sharman-Caselli tarot. The resultant book, The New Complete Book of Tarot, will guide a new generation through the cards to a working knowledge of the history, the meaning, and the use of the tarot.

Beginner's Guide to Tarot
By Juliet Sharman-Burke
The Tarot is an ancient art, dating back at least to the mid-15th century, and reading the Tarot is a skill that can be learned and ultimately mastered. While there are many books and decks for the advanced tarot enthusiast, there is very little for the beginner. Now there is Beginners Guide to Tarot,a book-and-card set designed specifically for the novice. In the fully illustrated, 192-page book, noted Tarot expert Juliet Sharman-Burke leads the reader through the cards and suits, the Minor and Major Arcana, and the major layouts for the complete 8-card deck. The book is comes with a newly designed and illustrated deck that draws upon both traditional and modern Tarot iconography and is rendered in a clear, distinctive style.

The Mythic Journey
By Juliet Sharman-Burke and Liz Greene
Since the beginning of time, human beings have relied on myths, fairy tales, and fables to explain life's mysteries and to elucidate human nature. Bringing a fresh perspective to these age-old tales, Liz Greene and Juliet Sharman-Burke reveal how modern audiences on their own life journeys can find comfort and support in the legends and lore of the past.

The Mythic Tarot
The Worldwide Bestselling Tarot Deck by Juliet Sharman-Burke and Liz Greene
Drawing on characters and stories from Greek mythology, The Mythic Tarot offers an imaginative and accessible approach to classic Tarot. Each suit depicts archetypal characters -- such as the heroic Odysseus, the Earth Mother Demeter, and Athena, the goddess of justice -- and every card tells a well-known mythical story. Rich with psychological insight, these mythical legends provide the wisdom and the insight we seek for personal growth. In this beautifully designed kit you'll find:An elegant, colorfully illustrated deck of cards; A reading guide, complete with information on how Tarot works, the meaning of each card, and how to conduct readings; A black silk cloth for use in readings, outlined with the classic Celtic cross spread. Appealing for both beginning and experienced Tarot readers, The Mythic Tarot will stimulate your curiosity and offer you an endless source of fresh insight and intuitive guidance.


Evelyn Roberts, D.F.Astrol.S.