Is Tarot From India? The Origins Of Tarot - Findings From India

In 2005 Ella Jo travelled to Bengal in India to research the origins of Tarot. Her quest took her to Bishnupur where her research raised some interesting questions and may provide a glimpse into the history of the structure of Tarot.

Tarot lovers will find this gives an interesting insight into some symbolism contained within the Tarot cards and may explain where some ideas for Tarot originate. More

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  • Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Tarot
  • Words: 4,740
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781301093243
About Ella Jo Street

I wanted to write stories that I would have enjoyed reading as a child so invented Gwubbins the Witch, the Pirate Children and the Wonky Wizard! Inspired by Mary Lou Springstead's superb cover illustrations, I completed a five story project. Three of the stories have been made into audio books (so far) and contain soundtracks and music. A gallery has been set up on line for children to send in their pictures relating to the Gwubbins stories. More details about the Gwubbins project can be found on my very own Gwubbins website.

About Ella Jo
As a young woman I travelled to India, where I took meditation classes in Bodgaya and singing lessons in Varanasi. On my journeys I did many, many tarot readings and published an article called 'The Origins of Tarot' (Femspec Magazine, 2006). This was written after research undertaken in Bengal and is now published in my book 'Does Tarot Come From India?' A trip to Greece and Turkey uncovered clues for the origins and development of Tarot, written in my diary 'Journey Of A Tarot Reader'.

I have written other books that study tarot including in-depth analysis about The Magician, The High Priestess, The Empress and The Emperor. If you are a publisher interested in this work, please contact me.

For many years I have been a musician and my music projects culminated in four albums : ‘Limits Of Milkweed’,‘Alter Ego’, 'Attitude is Everything' and 'Almost Anglo Saxon'. These can be purchased at

In 2016 I decided to write a novel and achieved this mammoth task in March 2018. Touched By A Presence is my first book for grown ups. It is a fiction based around facts, involving people who really lived. Essentially it is a ghost story. After two years I think I haunted my characters and they definitely haunted me. The story is not finished and I will be working on the second book in the near future.

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