The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination

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Penguin, 2005 - 321 Seiten
The Tarot is one of the few books that cuts through conventional misperceptions to explore the Tarot deck as it really developed in the Middle Ages and Renaissance Europe-not, as some would suggest, in the far reaches of Egyp-tian antiquity. Mining the Hermetic, alchemical, and Neoplatonic influences behind the evolution of the deck, author Robert M. Place provides a historically grounded and compelling portrait of the Tarot's true origins, without overlooking the deck's mystical dimensions.

Indeed, Place uncommonly weds reliable historiography with a practical understanding of the intuitive help and divinatory guidance that the cards can bring. He presents techniques that offer new and valuable ways to read and interpret the cards. Based on a simple three-card spread, Place's approach can be used by either the seasoned practitioner or the new inquirer.

 

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I’ve been reading Tarot books for a good thirty years or more, and rarely found one I could whole-heartedly recommend to both beginners and experienced readers alike. This is certainly it. The first ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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The origin of the tarot is a topic often clouded in mystery. There are numerous theories regarding which culture, country, and time period produced the first tarot deck. Place (Buddha Tarot ), a ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

THE HISTORY OF THE TAROT
5
THE MYTHICAL HISTORY OF THE TAROT
29
THE SEARCH FOR MEANING
83
INTERPRETING THE MAJOR AND MINOR ARCANA
127
THE WAITESMITH TAROT
177
HIEROGLYPHS FROM THE SOUL
271
NOTES
299
BIBLIOGRAPHY
305
INDEX
309
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Über den Autor (2005)

Robert M. Place, an internationally recognized artist, illustrator, and teacher, has designed and codesigned some of the most acclaimed Tarot decks of our time, including The Alchemical Tarot and Tarot of the Saints.

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