This isn't your average how-to-read-tarot-cards book -- which is wonderful. Broken into three parts, this book encourages the use of intuition and meditative analysis when reading tarot. Part One explains the how and why, Part Two has card 'meanings', and Part Three talks about using spreads. I wouldn't recommend this for the brand new beginner, but I think anyone, experienced or novice, would benefit from this book. I turn to it frequently.