A testament to the creative potency within archetypal images
The alchemical masterpiece Splendor Solis reveals powerful illuminations that lyrically teach the Secrets of Alchemy.
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.
- Red Wheel Weiser Books
- 78 Extra Large Cards
- Boxed Set Size: 5.5 x 2.1 x 7.3 inches
- 192 page book
- Creator Arthur Taussig
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.