OUR ANCIENT MOTHER'S ALEPH-BET

A NEW KABBALISTIC APPROACH TO THE HEBREW ALEPH-BET AND THE TAROT

by Madeleine Sklar

We are living at a time of great change when many are struggling. Such insecure times lead those who seek a sense of belonging to ask, "Where do I fit in?" This book offers a way to connect with our collective roots.

The wisdom reflected in the Deep Feminine Spirituality hidden beneath the roots of the Hebrew letters is revealed in symbols born in the primary cultures where the alphabet developed, by people who understood their own value and also their oneness with the web of life. The Tarot provides a vessel through which this ancient wisdom can flow in a way that is accessible and relevant for people's lives.

People want a way to access immediate guidance. When they are experiencing difficulty in their relationships, or when confronting personal challenge this book can be turned to like a wise friend or grandmother. Whether reading one card or a full layout, it acts as a credible resource for those who seek insight or advice, helping them find their own best answers.

 

In this book, the Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic Tree of Life and archetypes underlying the Tarot serve to help us find and value our own deep knowing. Our connection to our communal roots and appreciation for the whole, carries an awareness that our very survival depends on our ability to integrate valuing ourselves, each other, and our beautiful, living planet, Earth. In this manuscript the author has referenced and arranged the traditional Tarot Major Arcana archetypes with Hebrew letters that share related essential elemental meanings. The discoveries these new alignments open to an intuitive mind are a journey of great beauty.

 

This book is written in a popular conversational style. It is easily accessible to those who have no previous knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet, Kabbalah, or Tarot as well as those who want to connect to either or all on a deeper level.

 


 

 

Published Books

THE HUNGRY CRAB AND THE TURTLES

ANANCY AND THE FORCES OF NATURE

CHANTELL AND ANTHONY

DRREAM BIG

MAMA RAINBOW'S CHILDREN

ANANCY AND THE TRASH

These  story books for Middle-years elementary age children were originally written to accompany the various teacher's  lesson plans  when I worked  as a volunteer with Great Shape Inc! Kid's Literacy Program.  ALL  CAN BE ORDERED THROUGH:  GREAT SHAPE! INC.      www.greatshapeinc.org

Awaiting Publication

HUMMING BIRD AND RED FOX

A story which reflects the wisdom of Native American peoples, as it follows eleven-year-old Lakota twins throughout the week of a contemporary Sundance.

THESE AND MANY OTHER CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Many Books for Children available in pdf and audio format available from www.GrandmaTellMeaStory.com

Madeleine Sklar's poetry and art has appeared in various publications including:.

"African Love Songs and Poems," (illustrations) Peter Pauper Press, N.Y. 1964

 

OTHER WORKS:

HEALING THE MOTHER DAUGHTER WOUNDMasters Theses published , SOU press.

VOICES FROM THE HAREM (on line orders )


Voices From the Harem

In 1999 my daughter and I went to Turkey. Our visit to Topkapi Harem provided the physical environment for this series of poems and led me to research harem life.

I encountered the cloistered, proscribed world of women where emotions are heated and intensified as if by sunlight beamed through a magnifying glass.

This series of poems explores universal aspects of women’s lives and experiences,  that transcend particularities of time and locale and express emotions that belong to us all.