Hundreds of new Tarot decks have been produced in the late twentieth century, many of them based on the structure and images of Arthur Waite and artist Pamela Smith's Rider-Waite deck (1910). The continuing popularity and influence of the Rider-Waite deck makes it a standard for identifying, categorizing and analyzing contemporary Tarot and other meditation decks. This work of art history analyzes such decks in relation to conventional art styles and movements, including Symbolism, Surrealism, the modernist "grid" and the low/high value hierarchy, and postmodern art movements and concepts such as the dissolution of the modernist value hierarchy, Pattern and Decoration art, and collage. It also examines them in relation to literary concepts, including the novel, utopias, and popular genres. The author's analysis is supported by numerous illustrations, including the Rider-Waite major arcana cards juxtaposed with examples of their counterparts from more recent decks.
A guide to the origin and meaning of Tarot cards traces the Tarot's history, demonstrates how the Tarot works from a scientific and metaphysical viewpoint, and offers advice on reading the cards for divination, meditation, and inner growth
Discover everything you ever wanted to know about the Thoth Tarot with this incredibly detailed and illustrated guide. The Ultimate Guide to the Thoth Tarot presents the ten most important symbols on every card in the deck complete with hundreds of color illustrations for easy use. In addition to an explanation of the symbols, each card is given a brief interpretation by topic: Primary meaning Prediction or tendency Spiritual meaning Relationship meaning Daily meaning Success and happiness meaning Writing in a convenient format designed for simple reference, tarot experts Johannes Fiebig and Evelin Bürger also provide facts, hints, and lore to improve your reading skills right away. With this remarkable guide, you'll also uncover the top ten most important: Interpretations for each suit Ways of using a single card Spread layout techniques Tips and rules for interpretation And more
Salvador Dalí at Home explores the influence of Catalan culture and tradition, Dalí's home life and the places he lived, on his life and work. Dalí was born in Figueres and was deeply connected to the area. Fully illustrated with over 150 illustrations of his famous work, as well as lesser known pieces, archive imagery, contemporary landscapes and personal photographs, the book provides uniquely accessible insight into the people and places that shaped this iconic artist and how the homes and landscapes of his life relate to his work.
A Practical & Encyclopedic Guide to Magical & Religious Symbolism
Author: Bill Whitcomb
Pubpsher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The Magician's Companion by Bill Whitcomb is the most complete collection of practical information on magical systems from around the world you can add to your magical techniques. It begins with a complete introduction to magic, from definitions to a program of study so you can use the many systems described in the book. There are 91 systems described, including: ·The four worlds of the Hopi ·The Hindu Tattwas ·The Chinese Five Elements ·The Chakras ·The eight Chinese trigrams ·The Qabalistic Tree of Life ·Astrology ·The meridians of acupuncture ·Geomantic symbols ·The druid tree alphabet ·The Enochian system ·The Runes ·The color scales ·The hexagrams of the I Ching ·The 72 names of God There is so much more in this book. You'll also learn the techniques of working with: ·Alchemy ·Magical Alphabets ·Deities from numerous pantheons ·Telesmatic images ·Magic squares and sigils ·Attributions for gems and minerals This just scratches the surface of what has been acclaimed as one of the greatest research tools ever for magicians of all type. The magical knowledge of our ancestors comprises an intricate and elegant technology of the mind and imagination. The Magician's Companion makes the ancient systems accessible, understandable, and useful to modern magicians by categorizing and cross-referencing the major magical symbol systems. In fact, as a cross-reference, it is simply beyond compare. The Magician's Companion is the single source with the most complete information on Eastern and Western magical systems ever published. Students of mysticism, mythology, symbolic art, literature, and even cryptography will find The Magician's Companion of infinite value. This book is a must.