Inspired by the spiritual alchemy of the Rosicrucians, the Alchemical Tarot is full of alchemical symbolism and explains "the beliefs of the elixirs that make up the substance of life." Card art is hand-drawn in style reminiscent of comic books. Now reprinted as the Alchemical Tarot: Renewed.
Robert M. Place,
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Thorsons 1995 Self Published 2008
Alchemical Tarot review by Lynn
After reading for nearly 30 years with various Rider-Waite Smith decks, and experimenting with several others, I wanted something new, stimulating, but not completely untraditional. As an intuitive reader, I have a great deal invested in the imprinting I've done on the Rider-Waite-Smith cards over the years, but was looking for imagery that would challenge and refresh my perceptions.
I spent many hours scanning decks and reading reviews, but did not feel that "ah ha!" pull until I happened across Place's website. I felt an immediate connection to both his artistic style and his philosophy. The book he co-wrote with Rosemary Guiley offers a wonderfully accessible introduction to the history of alchemy, its influence on philosophy, metaphysics, and scientific met... read more reviews or write a review.
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More About These CardsName: Alchemical Tarot
Creators: Robert M. Place, Rosemary Guiley
Publisher: Thorsons 1995
Publisher: Self Published 2008
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Mixed
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes With Suit Symbols
Suits: Staffs, Vessels, Swords, Coins
Court Cards: Lady, Knight, Queen, King
Major Titles: The Fool, The Magician, The High Priestess, The Empress, The Emperor, The Hierophant, The Lovers, The Chariot, Justice, The Hermit, The Wheel of Fortune, Strength, The Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, The Devil, The Tower, The Star, The Moon, The Sun, Judgement, The World
The Fool is 0
Strength is 8
Justice is 11
Card Size: 4.72 x 3.15 in. = 12.00cm x 8.00cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Non-reversible
Back Design: Large illustration of a red rose in a blue Vesica Piscis against field split diagonally: red and a black/white checkerboard.
Companion Material: Companion book by Robert Place and Rosemary Guiley