Rachel Pollack

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Rachel Pollack is the author of 43 books, including two award-winning novels, Unquenchable Fire, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and Godmother Night, winner of the World Fantasy Award. She has also written a series of books about Tarot cards known around the world, in particular Seventy-Eight Degrees Of Wisdom, often described as ‘the Bible of Tarot readers.’ Now in its third edition, it has been in print continuously for forty years. Rachel has written a book of poetry, Fortune’s Lover, and has translated, with scholar David Vine, Sophocles’s ‘Oidipous Tyrannos,’ ( ‘Oedipus Rex’) under the title Tyrant Oidipous. She designed and drew her own Tarot deck, The Shining Tribe Tarot. With artist Robert Place she has created two more decks, The Burning Serpent Oracle, and The Raziel Tarot. She has taught and lectured on five continents. For eleven years she taught in Goddard College’s MFA writing program.