Rachel Pollack travelled to Germany and spent weeks living with Hermann Haindl and his wife, Erica. Together, they went over every card, its symbolism, its inner levels and its esoteric history. In this book Rachel describes each card of the Minor Arcana in great detail. She lists each symbol and describes the card's spiritual meaning as well as the way these meanings appear in readings. The book for The Minor Arcana examines the four suits of the "Minor Arcana" that reflect the wisdom of the entire world, for Hermann Haindl has based each suit on the spiritual and artistic traditions of cultures from around the planet. Swords are Egyptian, Wands are Indian, Cups are European, and Stones (Pentacles in older decks) are Native American. The divinatory meanings for each card clearly indicate how they work when they appear in actual readings that we do with the cards.