Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination
 Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination
 Publication details
 date of publication
A masterful synthesis of existing Tarot theory and history... The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination 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 Egyptian 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. Dividing the bulk of his text into two large sections on the Marseilles and Waite-Smith decks, Place makes extremely persuasive arguments for the Neoplatonic underpinnings of the Major Arcana, before wrapping up with a quick practical section on his methods of divination.
 Author's comments
To be added