Alchemical Tarot

[Strength] [Ace of Wands] The Alchemical Tarot combines the symbols and wisdom of alchemy with the tarot. Artist Robert Place has drawn inspiration from drawings in Renaissance alchemical texts. Each card is framed in a border of white columns and beams. The major arcana cards represent various alchemical stages. The minor arcana suits stand for the four elements. The court cards are the king, queen, knight and lady. The kings are not people, but animals who are the "kings" of their suit's element. Indeed, animals are featured frequently in the Alchemical Tarot. The salamander represents fire on the ace of wands. This deck only comes as a deck/book set with The Alchemical Tarot by Place and Rosemary Ellen Guiley. This book serves as introduction to alchemy and a reference book for the deck.

Number of
Cards
Card
Size
Copyright Publisher Book Cover Card Back
Design
78

22 major
56 minor

3 1/8"
x
4 3/4"
1995 Thorsons
HarperCollins
[book cover] [back design]
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Also Included: instruction book (176 pages)

Category: Tarot

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