Shed light on the shadow place of our cultural consciousness, with this visual history of the metaphysical tradition known as Tarot. Author Jessica Hundley explores the transformation of what was essentially a parlor game into a source of divination and self-exploration, as each new generation has sought to evolve the form and reinterpret the medium.
This 520-page tome is the first ever visual compendium of its kind, exploring the symbolic meaning behind cards and related artwork spanning from Medieval to modern times. Full color photographs are artfully arranged according to the sequencing of the 78 cards of the Major and Minor Arcana.
Rounding out the volume are excerpts from thinkers such as Éliphas Lévi, Carl Jung, and Joseph Campbell; a foreword by artist Penny Slinger; a guide to reading the cards by Johannes Fiebig; and an essay on oracle decks by Marcella Kroll.