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The Alchemical Visions Tarot

by Arthur Taussig

A testament to the creative potency within archetypal images

The Alchemical Visions Tarot and this accompanying book present the cards as a journey— or rather, as a process known in alchemy as the Great Work (Magnum Opus). The ancient alchemists used this term to describe working with the prima materia to create the Philosopher’s Stone. But here we are not concerned with the transmutation of matter perse, but how the Great Work is a metaphor for the process of unlocking the deep secrets of the subconscious mind, the “alchemical” process of integrating darkness and light, the above and the below, the “yes” and “no,” the Anima and Animus, what is known and unknown—the process of individuation, self-consciousness, and becoming whole.

“Arthur Taussig has created a tarot deck that is a true work of art. The images are stunning, surreal, and sure to delight tarot enthusiasts and deck collectors around the world. The artist’s interest in mysticism and psychology shines through, providing a rich tapestry that creates inspiration for both divination and deep contemplation. The Alchemical Visions Tarot is exciting to work with and belongs on every tarot reader’s shelf. I am in love with this deck!”—Theresa Reed, co-author of Tarot for Troubled Times and author of Astrology for Real Life.

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Arthur Taussig’s artwork has been exhibited internationally at the Art Institute of Chicago, Denver Museum of Art, Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Portland Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, and many others. In 1982 he received the National Endowment of the Arts Visual Artist’s Grant.