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Traces du Sacré: Thoth Tarot

Traces du Sacré (Traces of the Sacred) was an exhibition held at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, between 7th May – 11th August, 2008. From the Press Release: “With “Traces du Sacré,” already promising to be one of the major artistic … Continue reading

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Wasps’ Nest: Asking the Unpopular Question

Card example: 3 of Wands from the Waite-Smith (“Rider”) deck (image from here) Client A: “I had just moved from Chile to Finland. I hated being here. I hated these people. And I hated myself. I was looking back at … Continue reading

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Explaining the Tarot

A must have: "Explaining the Tarot – Two Italian Renaissance Essays on the Meaning of the Tarot Pack", edited, translated and commented by Ross Sinclair Caldwell, Thierry Depaulis and Marco Ponzi. From Maproom Publications. "The symbolism of Tarot cards has … Continue reading

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Tarot & Logotherapy?

I admit it: this subject has for too long been nagging me. Last September Mary K. Greer wrote about her 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card – a book which I highly recommend for everyone – in her most … Continue reading

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Vitali’s website “Le Tarot” now in English

The Cultural Association "Le Tarot" ,"has been founded in 1985 by Prof. Andrea Vitali, its actual president, who wanted to gather around himself eminent researchers of the most varied disciplines with the aim to investigate the archetypical, symbolic and allegorical universe. … Continue reading

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Tarot-tarinat

Minttu "Birdy" Hapulin uunituore kirja Tarot-tarinat (Atena Kustannus Oy, 2009) "(Hapulin) elämänmakuisissa tarinoissa tarotin voimat liikuttavat niin betonilähiön teiniä kuin metsänreunassa asuvaa äitiä. Kaikkein arkipäiväisin tilanne sisältää aina hitusen salaperäisyyttä, koska jokaisella pakan kortilla on sekä valoisa että pimeä puolensa, eikä … Continue reading

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Remixing Etteilla’s spread

To the best of my knowledge, a Tarot spread called "The Great Figure of Destiny" by Jean-Baptiste Alliette or Etteilla remains to be the largest ever designed spread, comprising of 66 cards. I became aware of this spread while watching Strictly Supernatural: Tarot and Astrology (narrated by Christopher Lee!) where it … Continue reading

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The Pamela Colman Smith Commemorative Set

The so-called Rider Tarot (due to its initial publisher, William Rider & Sons) continues to be the most popular Tarot deck sold worldwide. In the Tarot community this deck is usually called "RWS", standing for Rider-Waite-Smith; Waite for Arthur Edward Waite, mastermind behind … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Hajo Banzhaf

Hajo Banzhaf 1949-2009 The leading german tarot authority Hajo Banzhaf passed away on 11th February 2009, at the age of 59. His wife, Brigitte Theler-Banzhaf, passed away on December 2007. Mr. Banzhaf authored and co-authored 21 books on astrology and tarot, and … Continue reading

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The Dynamics of Symbols

In her book "The Dynamics of Symbols – Fundamentals of Jungian Psychotherapy" (1992) Verena Kast writes: "According to the Jungian concept of humanity, whatever is external is also internal, and whatever is internal is also external. Hence, we should try … Continue reading

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