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The Tarot, Magic, Alchemy, Hermeticism, and Neoplatonism

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New 3rd Edition

An exploration of the Tarot’s mystical roots, with a guide to The Tarot of Marseilles, The Waite Smith Tarot, The Alchemical Tarot, and The Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery. Now with 59 updates since the second edition and two new illustrations

The Tarot, Magic, Alchemy, Hermeticism, and Neoplatonism Third Edition 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 302 illustrations.

 

Author

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 SaintsThe 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.” He is the author of Astrology and Divination, Magic and Alchemy, and Shamanism, written for the Mysteries, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena series, and the author of Alchemy and the Tarot. He is the curator of The Fools’ Journey and the author of the catalog for this exhibition of Tarot art that originated at the LA Craft and Folk Art Museum.  He was the guest of honor at the opening of the Tarot Museum in Riola, Italy. He has created numerous illustrations for books and magazines, his Facsimile Historic Italian Tarot is included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and he and his work have appeared on the BBC, A&E, the Discovery Channel and the Learning Channel. His newest work is a Lenormand oracle deck, The Burning Serpent Oracle, on which he collaborated with Tarot diva Rachel Pollack.

Customer Reviews

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Kelly
Fascinating and magical

I love the book. The information and illustrations are fascinating and illuminating. Highly recommend. My only not great comment is the stock the book is printed on. It feels wonderful on the hand. Very smooth and heavy. But it is reflective and makes for reading with a light shining on the pages a little challenging. Because of the reflective nature of the pages/paper. The book is worth working around this issue, however! The book was also nicely and thoughtfully wrapped. It was like opening a present. Made me happy to receive it. :)

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Mia Owen
Fast Ship/Reliable Product

This book will save you shelf space of many books on the history and overall practical application of Tarot. It’s from Robert M. Place. He’s been doing amazing legwork for us for years. He presents all information very fairly for mystics and people who are super secular alike. He also presents all information in a way that I think is friendly for entry level big book readers. You have the scholarship benefits without the often really unnecessary $5 words. Even if you don’t have his decks this is a great book for any Tarot enthusiast, practitioner etc

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Mia

This is an extensive beefy book that I wish I would have got a long time ago because it condenses so many books into one!

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P.H?W
A Must Have

Purchased as companion to Place's Alchemical and Sevenfold Tarot decks; turned out to be so much more. One of the best books on the history of mysticism and occult science. Should be a oartvof every tarot and esoteric library

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D. M.
The Alchemical Tarot: Renewed; 6th edition

Very impressed with the quality of this deck, from the images presented, the artwork, the card stock, and the very nice cloth-covered box. I've wanted this deck for a while, so I'm very happy with it. Quite above the ordinary. The service and shipping from Tarot Arts was also greatly appreciated.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
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Kelly
Fascinating and magical

I love the book. The information and illustrations are fascinating and illuminating. Highly recommend. My only not great comment is the stock the book is printed on. It feels wonderful on the hand. Very smooth and heavy. But it is reflective and makes for reading with a light shining on the pages a little challenging. Because of the reflective nature of the pages/paper. The book is worth working around this issue, however! The book was also nicely and thoughtfully wrapped. It was like opening a present. Made me happy to receive it. :)

M
Mia Owen
Fast Ship/Reliable Product

This book will save you shelf space of many books on the history and overall practical application of Tarot. It’s from Robert M. Place. He’s been doing amazing legwork for us for years. He presents all information very fairly for mystics and people who are super secular alike. He also presents all information in a way that I think is friendly for entry level big book readers. You have the scholarship benefits without the often really unnecessary $5 words. Even if you don’t have his decks this is a great book for any Tarot enthusiast, practitioner etc

M
Mia

This is an extensive beefy book that I wish I would have got a long time ago because it condenses so many books into one!

P
P.H?W
A Must Have

Purchased as companion to Place's Alchemical and Sevenfold Tarot decks; turned out to be so much more. One of the best books on the history of mysticism and occult science. Should be a oartvof every tarot and esoteric library

D
D. M.
The Alchemical Tarot: Renewed; 6th edition

Very impressed with the quality of this deck, from the images presented, the artwork, the card stock, and the very nice cloth-covered box. I've wanted this deck for a while, so I'm very happy with it. Quite above the ordinary. The service and shipping from Tarot Arts was also greatly appreciated.