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The Minchiate Tarot

Author : Brian Williams
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• The first deck in several hundred years to present the expanded 97-card Tarot system of the Renaissance. • Based on the original Italian Renaissance Tarot deck, with contemporary interpretations by the best-selling author of The Light and Shadow Tarot. • Includes cards for the 12 astrological signs and the 4 elements, as well as additional Virtue cards for the major arcana. • Includes stunning variations of many traditional Tarot images. • 272-page book with 400 black-and-white illustrations. • 97 full-color cards. The Minchiate is one of the most unique decks ever to emerge from the centuries-old Tarot tradition. In the first modern presentation of this divinatory system, artist and writer Brian Williams explains the allegorical, esoteric, and symbolic meanings of this expanded deck that not only includes cards for each of the astrological signs, but also for the four elements and several additional figures in the major arcana. Although those familiar with the traditional Tarot will recognize many of the cards of the Minchiate, even Tarot aficionados will be surprised and delighted by many striking differences, such as the knights who are now transformed into mythical beasts or the Chariot card in which the armored warrior has been replaced by a peaceful maiden. Brian Williams's insightful interpretations of the cards, based on his extensive knowledge of the Tarot and Italian history, enable readers to use this deck as a tool for profound self-exploration and transformation. One of the most popular Italian Tarots, the Minchiate served as the basis for many other famous decks before fading into obscurity during the nineteenth century. Now this important Tarot, reformulated with the author's extensive commentary and subtle interpretations of the original art, is finally again available for modern readers and devotees of the Tarot.

The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals

Author : Mary K. Greer
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From a world-famous tarot expert, this book reveals everything one needs to know for reading the most maligned and misunderstood part of a tarot spread - the reversed cards.

The Tarot Bible

Author : Sarah Bartlett
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The Tarot Bible teaches you everything you need to know about tarot, including how to choose the right pack of cards and how to ask questions. It features interpretations for every card of the Major and Minor Arcana, practical advice on how to give readings and how you can use tarot in combination with other divination techniques such as numerology, astrology and crystals. The book also features over 30 tarot layouts that you can use to gain insights into yourself, your relationships and your future.

Mystical Origins of the Tarot

Author : Paul Huson
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A profusely illustrated history of the occult nature of the tarot from its origins in ancient Persia • Thoroughly examines the original historical source for each tarot card and how the cards’ divinatory meanings evolved from these symbols • Provides authentic 18th- and 19th-century spreads and divination techniques • Reveals the divinatory meanings of the cards as understood by diviners in the Middle Ages and Renaissance The origins of the tarot have been lost in the mists of time. Most scholars have guessed that its origins were in China, Egypt, or India. In Mystical Origins of the Tarot, Paul Huson has expertly tracked each symbol of the Minor Arcana to roots in ancient Persia and the Major Arcana Trump card images to the medieval world of mystery, miracle, and morality plays. A number of tarot historians have questioned the use of the tarot as a divination tool prior to the 18th century. But the author demonstrates that the symbolic meanings of the Major Arcana were evident from the time they were first employed in the mid-15th century in the popular divination practice of sortilege. He also reveals how the identities of the court cards in the Minor Arcana were derived from a blend of pagan and medieval sources that strongly influenced their interpretation in tarot divination. Mystical Origins of the Tarot provides a thorough examination of the original historical source for each card and how the cards’ divinatory meanings evolved from these symbols. Huson also provides concise and practical card-reading methods designed by the cartomancers of the 18th and 19th centuries and reveals the origins of the card interpretations promoted by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and A. E. Waite.

The History of the Occult Tarot

Author : Ronald Decker
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An essential volume for serious students of the Tarot, this compelling survey describes the many fascinating decks imagined over time and the secret histories of mystics.

Tarot and Other Meditation Decks

Author : Emily E. Auger
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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.

Minchiate

Author : Lo Scarabeo
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Dating back to fifteenth-century Florence, the Minchiate is a fascinating form of tarot. Composed of 97 cards instead of the usual 78, this historic deck features an expanded set of major arcana. In addition to the traditional tarot trumps, you'll find the Grand Duke, the Eastern Emperor, and cards representing the four elements (fire, water, air, earth), the twelve astrological signs, and four more virtues—prudence, faith, hope, and charity. This beautiful eighteenthcentury edition is designed to delight the most exacting collector. Each card—etched and painted by hand—is a true artistic jewel, rich in symbols and refined allegory. Includes 97 full-color cards and companion guide.

The Tarot

Author : Robert Place
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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 Everything Tarot Book

Author : Skye Alexander
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Realize your psychic potential with the Tarot! Everyone is psychic to one degree or another. And with The Everything Tarot Book, 2nd Edition, you’ll unlock the mysteries of the cards and thus boost your innate psychic abilities. Completely revised, this easy-to-use guide has everything you need to conduct complete Tarot readings for yourself and others. The Tarot deck has been used for centuries to divine the future and as a guide to spiritual development. Now you can learn how to interpret the images on the cards, arrange them into meaningful spreads, and unleash your hidden psychic powers. Each individual card in the Major and Minor Arcana is described in detail, along with the history of the Tarot from ancient times to the present. The Everything Tarot Book, 2nd Edition helps you: -Gain insight into yourself and other people -See into the future and the present more clearly -Understand the effects of the past -Work through personal problems and challenges -Develop your intuition -Enhance your connection with your Higher Self Explore. Engage your curiosity. Use your imagination. Keep an open mind and an open heart. Your future really is in the cards!

Divagating Through the Tarot

Author : Rebecca Fitzgerald
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Tarot cards can provide answers to many everyday questions. What can you expect the next six months to look like? Should you explore a different career? Should you begin a new relationship? Is this a good time to travel? Divagating through The Tarot provides information on the origin of the cards and what makes them work. It also offers a detailed exploration of the symbolism and clear, concise meanings for each of the seventy-eight cards. Author Rebecca Fitzgeralds imagination was captured by both the Tarots obscure history and the extensive information contained in the cards. Their symbolism and archetypes, as well as the influence of myths and the role of the collective unconscious, act as essential features in understanding the Tarots meaning. Here she presents a compilation of information and study gathered during the course of her work with the Tarot, as well as an exploration of numerology, astrology, and chakraall connected to the Tarot in various ways. Aimed at anyone wishing to learn more about the Tarot, its history, and its uses, Divagating through The Tarot offers both a quick reference guide and extensive examination of this fascinating art.