The Tarot, Magic, Alchemy, Hermeticism, and Neoplatonism


An incredible book on the history and symbolism of the tarot by famed author Robert M. Place, "with a guide to The Waite Smith Tarot, Alchemical Tarot, and The Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery".

This is a substantial revision and reworking of his earlier book, The Tarot: History, Symbolism and Divination.

From the author's description: This book is intended to be a guide to my Alchemical Tarot and my Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery. It will be the companion book for both decks. But it will also cover the Tarot of Marseilles and The Waite-Smith Tarot. So that it will be a guide to the Tarot for anyone using any deck. Each chapter starts with a full-page illustration on the left hand page and the text on the right hand page.

This book is a beast in size. It’s truly comprehensive tome on all of the things I talked about it. 


N.B. A footnote on the price. This book weighs in at 3 1/2 pounds, and is therefore very expensive to ship. When I asked Robert how much it would cost if folks bought directly from him, he answered that shipping costs USD $43.

Because I was able to buy a number of books from him at the same time, I was able to bring the cost of shipping down to $17. So our price of the book reflects the regular retail of USD $40 plus my shipping cost of USD $17, converted into CAD. You save US $26 if you buy from The Hermit’s Lamp.