A Cultural History of Tarot: From Entertainment to Esotericism

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The enigmatic and richly illustrative tarot deck reveals a host of strange and iconic mages, such as The Tower, The Wheel of Fortune, The Hanged Man and The Fool: over which loom the terrifying figures of Death and The Devil. The 21 numbered playing cards of tarot have always exerted strong fascination, way beyond their original purpose, and the multiple resonances of the deck are ubiquitous. From T. S. Eliot and his ""wicked pack of cards"" in ""The Waste Land"" to the psychic divination of Solitaire in Ian Fleming's " ...

A Cultural History of Tarot: From Entertainment to Esotericism 2009, I. B. Tauris & Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781848850538

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