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."

For more information and background on Robert M. Place, check out The Hermit's Lamp Podcast Episode 50, featuring a conversation between Robert and Andrew. 


N.B. Because I was able to buy a number of books from him at the same time, I was able to skip the cost of shipping.