The Tarot is much more than mere pictures on cards, the pictures are physical symbols for spiritual concepts. The images are symbolic representation of archetypal forces and/or beings which have always existed and have been identified and passed on to us by ancient initiates and which provide a focus for us to use in self-initiation, spiritual development, and the perception of hidden wisdom. The tarot deck included in this beautiful set was commissioned around 1451 by the Visconti and Sforza families, and it is one of the oldest tarot decks in existence. The images on the cards have been faithfully recreated, showing members of the Sforza and Visconti families in period garments. The borders of the elegant cards are adorned with gold metallic ink. The accompanying book provides a history of Visconti-Sforza cards, 35 of which are now in the collection of the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York City. The symbolism of the different cards is described, along with explanations of different ways to arrange the cards when seeking information about different aspects of life. This beautiful gift box holds the book and card deck side by side, with a purple satin reading cloth folded and placed underneath the book.
Inspired by the rich pattern and naive style of the ancient Italian tarot cards, this exquisite deck brings in all the archetypal symbols of the tarotâ€”so when you learn to read cards with The Golden Tarot, youâ€™ll not only be reading your own cards confidently, but be able to interpret many other decks, too. From the figure-eight to the crayfish, the pomegranate to the tower, and the planets of astrology, hereâ€™s where you begin to decode ancient symbols for future prediction, insight, and affirmation in your daily life.
This elegant Tarot deck is comprised of collage imagery reproduced from famous paintings by the European masters. Each card is treated with gilt edges and the entire set is packaged in a deluxe display box.
A Portable Guide to Reading the Cards for Yourself and Others.
Author: Liz Dean
Pubpsher: Fair Winds Press (MA)
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Tarot-reading is one of the oldest esoteric practices. Lore has it that the art of reading tarot cards has existed for over 600 years. What is tarot fact and fiction has been lost with the passage of time. Yet tarot is more popular than ever in our modern society, because the cards speak to our most instinctual and primal selves through their stories, meanings, and symbols. The Tarot Companion reveals the messages and mystery of the cards. This beautiful and accessible little volume lets you quickly and accurately use the cards to reveal an inner truth, gain insight into a pressing question, or divine what may unfold in your life.
Kunstvoll zusammengestellte Collagen aus der mittelalterlichen und der Renaissance-Kunst und die prächtige Ausgabe mit Goldschnitt in einer wunderschönen Geschenkbox machen dieses Deck zu einem ästhetischen Hochgenuß.
In the first book-length study of Tarot cards on the silver screen, Emily E. Auger contextualizes cartomancy – the practice of fortune telling via playing cards – and dives deep into its invention and promulgation in film. After providing an introduction to divination and cartomancy, Auger offers detailed descriptions and analyses of the roles that cartomancy and Tarot cards play in films. The book features a filmography including nearly two hundred films, detailing their relationships to cartomancy. As Tarot communities continue to grow worldwide, Cartomancy and Tarot in Film will be of increasing interest to scholars of esoteric studies, film, folklore, playing cards, popular culture, and religion, as well as diviners the world over.
including the original documents on tarot from the Order of the Golden Dawn with explanatory notes
Author: Robert Wang
Pubpsher: Red Wheel
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
An exlanation of the Golden Dawn Tarot -- a system of enlightenment that shows us our relationship to the universe. The book includes a section explaining divination, a 10 card, and a 15 card method for divination, plusinformation about how the Golden Dawn Tarot system came into being.
The earliest known decks of tarot cards created in Italy in the late 15th century were used as a game. The tarotÕs association with fortune telling and gypsies did not come about until the late 1700s. The first decks were hand painted for wealthy families who had the money to commission the decks as well as the time to play with them. After the advent of lithography, the easy replication through printing made tarot decks much more accessible to the everyday man and woman. In todayÕs world, the tarot has numerous uses, most of which have the purpose of encouraging self-knowledge and reflection. The beauty and lyricism of hundreds, and even thousands, of tarot decks illustrated throughout the last 600 years, as well as those currently in circulation and those yet to be designed and published, make them a unique art form. This book celebrates that art form.