Rachel Pollack is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the modern interpretation of the tarot. She has published 12 books on the tarot, including Seventy-eight Degrees of Wisdom, which is considered a modern classic. She also designed and drew the Shining Tribe Tarot,described by Caitlin Matthews as “the crowning jewel of geocentric shamanism.” She is a member of the American Tarot Association, the International Tarot Society, and the Tarot Guild of Australia, and has been conferred the title of Tarot Grand Master by the Tarot Certification Board, an independent body located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rachel Pollack is also a poet, fiction writer, and a comic book artist. As a fiction writer, she has been bestowed many honors and awards, among them the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction (for Unquenchable Fire) and the World Fantasy Award (for Godmother Night). She is a recommended member of PEN International, and has written for numerous publications.
Pollack holds an honors degree in English from New York University, a master’s degree in English from Claremont Graduate School, and has taught English at New York State University. With fellow tarot author Mary Greer, she has taught at Omega for more than 15 years.