The Raziel Tarot: the Secret Book of Adam and Eve
Rachel Pollack and Robert M Place have created a new Tarot deck and book set. It is a deluxe deck of the Major Arcana with gold edges, printed at a larger size, six inches by three and a half inches, with a 186 page book by Rachel, and it comes in a boxed set with a magnetically closed lid.
The Raziel Tarot is based on Jewish esoteric themes and imagery–as well as Tarot tradition–to work with the idea of exile from our true selves, but also the radical Kabbalistic idea that the male and female aspects of God are in exile from each other, and we humans have a major part of restoring them. The name of the deck, The Raziel Tarot–The Secret Book of Adam and Eve–comes from the ancient story that before Adam and Eve were exiled from the Garden of Eden, the angel Raziel (name means “Secret of God”) gave them a Book of Secrets that revealed all the mysteries of the universe–including all future events. This book passed down secretly to Noah, Abraham, Joseph (who used it for divination, which the Bible tells us he did with a Cup) and to King Solomon, the master of all magic. (One guess as who the Magician is!)
- Major Arcana only
- Gold edges,
- Large Format Cards 6 X 3.5
- 186 page book
- boxed set with a magnetically closed lid.
Arthur and Artist
Robert M. Place is an internationally known visionary artist, whose award winning works, in painting, sculpture, and jewelry, have been displayed in galleries and museums in America, Europe, and Japan. He is the designer, illustrator, and coauthor of The Alchemical Tarot and The Angels Tarot, which have received international acclaim. He is designer, illustrator, and author of The Alchemical Tarot Renewed, the award winning The Tarot of the Saints, The Buddha Tarot, The Vampire Tarot, and The Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery. He is the author of The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination, which Booklist has said, “may be the best book ever written on that deck of cards decorated with mysterious images called the tarot.
Rachel Pollack is considered one of the world's foremost authorities on the modern interpretation of the tarot. She is a member of the American Tarot Association, the International Tarot Society, and the Tarot Guild of Australia, and has taught at the famed Omega Institute for the past 15 years. She is an award-winning fiction writer and has also written 12 books on the tarot. She lives in New York.
The Tarot, Magic, Alchemy, Hermeticism, and Neoplatonism is the newest book by Robert M Place. It incorporates the material that was in Alchemy and the Tarot and The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination, but updates the facts and, as you can tell by the title, covers a lot more material—about three times as much, with 680 pages and over 300 illustrations.
This book is intended to be a guide to the Alchemical Tarot and Robert's Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery. It is the companion book for both decks. But it also covers the Tarot of Marseilles and The Waite Smith Tarot. So that it is a guide to the Tarot for anyone using any deck. Each chapter starts with a full-page illustration on the left hand page and the text on the right hand page.