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The Symbolism of the Tarot as it was Created with Robert M. Place
April 10, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Tarot was created by artists in the early 1400s in Northern Italy when as enigmatic fifth suit, called Trumps, was added to the four-suit decks that already existed. This combined deck came to be known as the Tarot. All of the images in the Tarot can be compared in other works of art from that same time and place, and this comparison gives us the best window into the meaning of the cards. In this lecture will focus on the symbolism of the trumps as the Renaissance artist who created them would have viewed them and we will glimpse the mystical philosophy that they teach, a Neoplatonic philosophy that unlike the cards does stem from ancient Egypt.
We are asking for a donation of £5 which will go to the Galgos del Sol charity. To book your place, please send your donation via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Symbolism of the Tarot’ in the subject heading. Your Paypal receipt acts as your confirmation. You’ll receive a Zoom link to join us on the 10th a couple of days in advance.
Robert M. Place is an internationally recognized artist, author, and scholar of the Western mystical tradition. He has designed some of the most acclaimed modern Tarot decks including The Alchemical Tarot, and The Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery. He is the author of The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination,which is recognized as one of the best books on the subject. His most recent book, Tarot, Magic, Alchemy, Hermeticism, and Neoplatonism, is noted for its encyclopedic study of the subject. He has lectured at educational centers and museums on five of the seven continents, and he has appeared in programs on the Learning Channel, A&E, the BBC, and others.