Book Review – Mapping the Hero’s Journey With Tarot

Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus. –Henry David Thoreau

I’ve been on a book bender this past year. I use books to help me understand what I’m going through, I read “how to” books for anything and everything, and I read more books about writing than any other subject.

Mapping the hero's journeyI came across this book, Mapping the Hero’s Journey with Tarot by Arwen Lynch, because I was looking at all things tarot. I am astounded at how many different types of books are out there about tarot and how many of those had something to do with writing. Well look it there, two of my favorite subjects rolled into one.

I know I shared a book about tarot for writers before but this one is different, it explains the hero’s journey in an understandable way and shows you how to use the cards to create your story. She poses questions for you to ask the cards around your characters that I never would have thought to do and has different spreads to find out more about your characters. She even has, The Hero’s Journey Layout, which is phenomenal.

I am finding this book, Mapping the Hero’s Journey with Tarot, to be quite fascinating and if you enjoy exploring tarot I think you will too.

What writing books have surprised you, that you didn’t think you would ever read let alone find useful? Tell us about your writing books in the comments below.

May your words fly like the wind.

Morgan Dragonwillow
Read, Dance, Write, Repeat.
Move your body, move your words.

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Morgan Dragonwillow: Poet , author of Wild Woman Waking & Dancing within Shadow, massage therapist and facilitator of magical journeys who (mostly) doesn't let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. When she isn't working with clients, writing or dancing you can find her encouraging and supporting her writing community at #StoryDam#OctPoWriMo, & #PoetsonthePage You can also find her on Google+


  1. Thank you so much for featuring my book. I hope it expands all the tools you already have in your writer’s toolbox. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. 😀

    • Hi Arwen, Thanks for stopping by. I know this is short notice, but I was wondering if you would like to join us tonight for our weekly Twitter chat? We chat from 8p.m. EST with the hashtag #StoryDam We will ask you a few questions and you can talk about your book, Mapping the Hero’s Journey with Tarot, which I love by the way!

      Morgan Dragonwillow

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