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about - Yoav Ben-DovAbout me

my name is Yoav Ben-Dov. I was born in 1957 in Tel Aviv, Israel, and passed a part of my childhood in Ethiopia. I studied physics and philosophy of science in Tel Aviv University, and did my doctorate in Paris-13 University on the philosophy of quantum mechanics. I have lectured for 18 years in Tel Aviv and other universities. Author of the first Tarot book in Hebrew (1981). I studied Tarot and psychomagic with Alexandro Jodorowsky in Paris in the mid-1980′s. I restored and published CBD Tarot de Marseille (2008-2010), and in 2013 I published the book Tarot-The Open Reading.

The open reading is my way of reading the Tarot. In a nutshell, it is based on the three following points.  First, a Tarot card does not have a fixed meaning which can be learned in advance. Rather, the meaning emerges from what we can see in the card. Second, the function of each position in a spread is also not fixed. Rather, it depends on the card combination. Third, we don’t start by interpreting each card separately. Instead, we first try to see the whole picture.

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