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The Tarot : History Symbolism & Divination - Robert Place

The Tarot

History Symbolism & Divination

Paperback Published: 3rd March 2005
ISBN: 9781585423491
Number Of Pages: 320
For Ages: 18+ years old

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The Tarot is one of the few books that cuts through conventional misperceptions to explore the Tarot deck as it really developed in the Middle Ages and Renaissance Europe-not, as some would suggest, in the far reaches of Egyp-tian antiquity. Mining the Hermetic, alchemical, and Neoplatonic influences behind the evolution of the deck, author Robert M. Place provides a historically grounded and compelling portrait of the Tarot's true origins, without overlooking the deck's mystical dimensions.

Indeed, Place uncommonly weds reliable historiography with a practical understanding of the intuitive help and divinatory guidance that the cards can bring. He presents techniques that offer new and valuable ways to read and interpret the cards. Based on a simple three-card spread, Place's approach can be used by either the seasoned practitioner or the new inquirer.


The history of the tarotp. 5
The mythical history of the tarotp. 29
The search for meaningp. 83
Interpreting the major and minor arcanap. 127
The Waite-Smith tarotp. 177
Hieroglyphs from the soulp. 271
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ISBN: 9781585423491
ISBN-10: 1585423491
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 12+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 3rd March 2005
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1