The Fool's Journey: the History, Art, and Symbolism of the Tarot

The Fool's Journey: the History, Art, and Symbolism of the Tarot

This is one of the best resources for understanding the Tarot's mystical symbolism. It includes an updated history based on Place's The Tarot: History Symbolism and Divination, which "Booklist" said " may be the best book ever written on ...the tarot." This edition adds color illustrations of key works and comparative illustrations from the Renaissance, from alchemical texts, from ancient Egypt, and from occult sources. It views the Tarot as a 500-year visual conversation between artists, mystics, and occultists. The work is based on the 2010 Tarot exhibition at the LA Craft and Folk Art Museum, curated by Place, and includes the Visconti-Sforza Tarot, the 1st Italian printed deck, the oldest Tarot of Marseille, The 1st occult reference, the 1st occult Tarot, the 1st modern Tarot, the 1st New Age Tarot, and examples from popular modern decks including the Twilight Tarot, the Legacy Tarot, the Deviant Moon Tarot, the Annotated Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery, and Place's Alchemical Tarot.

The Secret Tarot

Renaissance Symbols of Science, Magic and Myth Now Reveal the Future

The Secret Tarot

Recapture the Enchantment of the Original Tarot Since its birth during the Renaissance, the tarot has become a popular tool for divination as well as a source of pleasure and mystery. In The Secret Tarot, Jane Lyle and Helen Jones have woven together images inspired by the traditional tarot to create an enchanting deck that allows you to draw on your own intuition when you read the cards. This beautiful package contains everything you will need, including 192-page illustrated handbook that will teach you everything you need to know to start reading the cards immediately, including descriptions of the major and minor arcana as well as sample layouts complete tarot deck of 78 richly illustrated full-color cards with specially commissioned art that is inspired by traditional Renaissance and medieval imagery In The Secret Tarot you will find a visual treasure house of knowledge and philosophy with which you can rediscover ancient wisdom and learn to interpret it for yourself.

Tarot of the Magicians

The Occult Symbols of the Major Arcana that Inspired Modern Tarot

Tarot of the Magicians

Tarot of the Magicians by Swiss occultist artist and author Oswald Wirth was first published in Paris in 1927, and a Weiser edition was later released in 1985. Long unavailable, the book is back in print in a beautiful new package with full-color pull-out cards reproducing Wirth’s 1889 tarot deck. With a new introduction by bestselling tarot author Mary K. Greer, Tarot of the Magicians offers tarot enthusiasts and students of the occult an in-depth and authoritative analysis of one of the most beautiful and evocative of all modern tarot decks. In this important tarot work of the Major Arcana, Wirth combines the imagery and symbolism from Alchemy, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, and the magical heritage of Egypt and Chaldea, and explores the astronomical (rather than strictly zodiacal) associations for the Major Arcana cards.

The Illustrated Key to the Tarot

The Illustrated Key to the Tarot

The little treatise which follows is divided into three parts, in the first of which I have dealt with the antiquities of the subject and a few things that arise from and connect therewith. It should be understood that it is not put forward as a contribution to the history of playing cards, about which I know and care nothing; it is a consideration dedicated and addressed to a certain school of occultism, more especially in France, as to the source and center of all the phantasmagoria which has entered into expression during the last fifty years under the pretense of considering Tarot cards historically. In the second part, I have dealt with the symbolism according to some of its higher aspects, and this also serves to introduce the complete and rectified Tarot, which is available separately, in the form of colored cards, the designs of which are added to the present text in black and white. They have been prepared under my supervision-in respect of the attributions and meanings-by a lady who has high claims as an artist. Regarding the divinatory part, by which my thesis is terminated, I consider it personally as a fact in the history of the Tarot; as such, I have drawn, from all published sources, a harmony of the meanings which have been attached to the various cards, and I have given prominence to one method of working that has not been published previously; having the merit of simplicity, while it is also of universal application, it may be held to replace the cumbrous and involved systems of the larger hand-books.

Tarot Set

Tarot Set

The Tarot Set includes 22 cards of the Major Arcana and 56 cards of the Minor Arcana featuring the rich symbolism of Medieval Europe, along with a purple reading cloth to preserve the energy of the cards. The Illustrated Book of the Tarot offers a clear and comprehensive guide to Tarot, explaining the theories behind the practice and a step-by-step guide to reading the cards. Over 100 color illustrations are also provided.

The Marseille Tarot Revealed

The Complete Guide to Symbolism, Meanings, and Methods

The Marseille Tarot Revealed

Discover the Marseille Tarot! This book explores the fascinating history of this often misunderstood deck and provides practical insights into using it for readings on a variety of questions. Yoav Ben-Dov shares the meaning of the classic Marseille symbols and specific reading techniques that help you tap into your own intuition. The Marseille Tarot Revealed explains everything you need to know to start or deepen your Marseille Tarot practice, including: Classic Marseille Decks New Marseille Decks The French School The English School Tarot and the New Age Handling the Cards Shuffling the Deck How to Read The Meaning of Cards Basic Spreads Reverse Cards The Symbolic Language

The Only Tarot Book You'll Ever Need

A Modern Guide to the Cards, Spreads, and Secrets of Tarot

The Only Tarot Book You'll Ever Need

This lovely, full-color guide to tarot provides everything you need to know to read tarot—whether it’s a traditional reading, or a reading for self-reflection or self-discovery. Not long ago, getting your cards read would have conjured images of a mystic shrouded in scarves with a crystal ball, waving her hands over a spread of cards. Today, a tarot reading is as common as going to yoga or texting a friend. It’s the new way to seek guidance—whether that’s relationship advice or what outfit to wear today. With the help of this beautifully illustrated guide, you’ll be able to harness this skill to read your own future in tarot cards. Filled with custom card images and easy-to-understand descriptions of each card and many different reading layouts, The Only Tarot Book You’ll Ever Need will help you to master the tarot, whether your aim is to perform traditional readings, consult the cards as part of a daily self-care ritual, use them for interactive self-reflection, or rely on them as a tool for thinking through particular challenges or questions.

The Mythic Tarot

The Mythic Tarot

Gives both beginning and experienced readers a kit containing everything needed for Tarot-interpreting including a lavishly illustrated deck, a guide that pairs each suit with a mythical figure, and a reading cloth. Original.