THE MAYA BOOK OF LIFE: UNDERSTANDING THE XULTUN TAROT explores the archetypes and alchemy of the major arcana of the Xultun Tarot through indigenous teachings and the analytical psychology of C G Jung. The Xultun Tarot was created by Peter Balin in 1976 based on images from Maya history and culture. It is the only tarot deck where the major arcana form a complete picture. This picture is not only a symbolic image of the alchemical marriage of spirit and matter but also a map of what Jung called the individuation process. The Maya Book of Life is the companion book to the Kahurangi Press (xultun.com) reprinting of the original edition of the Xultun Tarot in its original size and vibrant colours. Michael Owen is a clinical psychologist in private practice and author of Jung and the Native American Moon Cycles. He lives in New Zealand.