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eBook Tarot of the Saints ePub

by Robert Place

  • ISBN: 1567185274
  • Category: New Age and Spirituality
  • Subcategory: Spirituality
  • Author: Robert Place
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (September 8, 2001)
  • ePub book: 1371 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1752 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 805

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Robert M. Place is an internationally known visionary artist and illustrator.

Robert M. He is recognized as an expert on the Western mystical tradition and the history and philosophy of the Tarot, and his work has appeared in many books and publications. Place is also the designer, illustrator, and coauthor of the highly acclaimed Alchemical Tarot and The Angels Tarot. I wanted to expand my knowledge of Christian mystics and saints, so I thought the Tarot of the Saints would be a great opportunity to learn more-especially since I love Tarot and because Robert Place has a solid reputation as a scholar. Place (born 1947) is an American artist and author known for his work on tarot history, symbolism, and divination. Place has worked since the 1970s as a sculptor, jeweler and illustrator. His sculpture has been exhibited on the White House Christmas tree, in the New York State Museum, the Delaware Art Museum, and the Irish American Heritage Museum.

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The Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery. The Tarot of Marseille is not the name of an individual deck of cards. These artists would have been working for printers, who also published illustrated books and cards depicting saints. The Tarot’s Oldest Ancestor, The Marziano Tarot. The Hermes Playing Card Oracle. The Burning Serpent Oracle. The New York Lenormand. The name refers to a style of Tarot decks that originated in France. They were certainly Catholics, as there were no Protestants at that time and Jews living in Italy at that time were prohibited from making the type of imagery found in the Tarot, which was strongly influenced by Christian iconography.

A Gnostic Christian Tarot Saints lend themselves remarkably well to correspondences with the archetypal images of the Tarot. St. Francis, a Fool for Christ; St. Nicholas, the Miracle Worker (Magician); and St. Mary Magdalen, The First Papesse (High Priestess). Saints serve as examples of ideal behavior, values, and outlook. By nature, they are well suited to dispense insight and wisdom through the cards.

Robert Place re-joins Storm & Donnaleigh by popular demand, this time to dive into the Vampire Tarot

Robert Place re-joins Storm & Donnaleigh by popular demand, this time to dive into the Vampire Tarot. We'll discuss the evolution of Vampires in history, and learn the back story to many of his beautiful cards in The Vampire Tarot. He is designer, illustrator, & co-author, with Rosemary Ellen Guiley, of: The Alchemical Tarot & The Angels Tarot, and the designer, illustrator, & author of The Tarot of the Saints, The Buddha Tarot, & The Vampire Tarot. He is the author of The Tarot: History, Symbolism, & Divi.

The Tarot is one of the few books that cuts through conventional misperceptions to explore the Tarot deck . Indeed, Place uncommonly weds reliable historiography with a practical understanding of the intuitive help and divinatory guidance that the cards can bring.

Indeed, Place uncommonly weds reliable historiography with a practical understanding of the intuitive help and divinatory guidance that the cards can bring. He presents techniques that offer new and valuable ways to read and interpret the cards. Based on a simple three-card spread, Place's approach can be used by either the seasoned practitioner or the new inquirer. Place, an internationally recognized artist, illustrator, and teacher, has designed and codesigned some of the most acclaimed Tarot decks of our time, including The Alchemical Tarot and Tarot of the Saints. Bibliografische Informationen. The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination. Robert Michael Place.

Tarot of the Saints by Robert Place. Temperance - St. Benedict. Isis Books & Gifts: The Tarot of the Saints Deck, Ace of Cups.

A Gnostic Christian Tarot Saints lend themselves remarkably well to correspondences with the archetypal images of the Tarot. St. Francis, a Fool for Christ; St. Nicholas, the Miracle Worker (Magician); and St. Mary Magdalen, The First Papesse (High Priestess). Saints serve as examples of ideal behavior, values, and outlook. By nature, they are well suited to dispense insight and wisdom through the cards. In this beautiful new deck, their personalities bring life to the abstract images of the Tarot. Robert M. Place has created a powerful new tool for accessing the deepest mysteries of the mystical Christian tradition with the Tarot of the Saints. These cards bring to life the spiritual force of these venerated beings in a way that is at once immediately accessible and deeply meaningful. The full-sized book included in this kit was specifically written to accompany the deck. It includes fresh, insightful interpretations, a history of the Tarot, instructions for divination and meditation, and a succinct overview of the Western mystery schools. First Runner Up for the 2001 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) Award for Best Interactive Sideline/Gift

Comments

Cerar Cerar
This is wonderful deck and book. It is a whole new Christian Tarot system based on Gnosticism. You don't have to be a Gnostic to use it though. Place, one of the leading Tarot scholars of today, was raised Catholic so the feeling and the philosophy of the deck will be familiar to Catholics. It is a wonderful deck, though, for anyone who is sympathetic to the essence of Christian spirituality. It's not for fortune telling. It's a meditative deck and is an excellent tool for helping a person to make explicit his implicit wisdom and spirituality and for finding inner peace.
Adaly Adaly
i purchased this deck of tarot (which seems to be out of print) because i wanted to learn more about saints and i have always enjoyed messing around with the tarot. this deck and book delivered. the cards are really wonderful and the book delves into all sorts of interesting things about the saints and the origins of tarot ... a beautiful deck - a worthwhile book :)
Anicasalar Anicasalar
I've Mr. Place's Buddha and Alchemical tarots in my collection. The Saints deck was clearly created with the same elegant artistry and attention to detail as his other works. Highest endorsement!
ZEr0 ZEr0
"During the first century of the Christian Era, Christians were honoring other Christians who had died and prayed for their intercession. However, honoring saints is not a practice created by the Church; it was part of Christianity from the very beginning--a natural practice of Christian people." - From the companion book

One of the reasons I purchased the Tarot of the Saints was because I was reading material about Christian mysticism--in particular, Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle. I wanted to expand my knowledge of Christian mystics and saints, so I thought the Tarot of the Saints would be a great opportunity to learn more--especially since I love Tarot and because Robert Place has a solid reputation as a scholar.

I began reading the 248-page companion book, excited that it was full of historical and anecdotal information about Gnosticism, early Christianity, mystics, saints, and Tarot itself. A few chapters into it, I decided to look up Teresa of Avila, dubbed St. Therese in the Tarot of the Saints deck, who was the object of the The Star card. I was pleased to discover new (to me) information on Teresa, as well as The Star itself. (One sticking point: He claims her feast day to be October 3--but it's actually October 15.)

Some of the saints, such as St. Blandina, I've never heard of--and some were notably absent from this deck (St. Bernadette). St. Stephen represents card 13, known in this deck as Martyrdom (rather than Death).

The companion book--A Gnostic Book of Saints--covers a lot of territory, including mystery religions, Greek philosophy, Gnostic theology, Pythagorean numerology, and Tarot history. Place even covers the four humors and Jungian types--but, curiously, he associates Cups with intuition and Wands with feelings--rather than the other way around.

Place provides bio of the saints depicted on the Major Arcana, as well as relevant information on the particular card and a brief commentary on general Tarot wisdom (interpretation). While Place dedicates about a page an a half to the saints on the Court Cards, the Pips are given anywhere from two sentences to one paragraph worth of treatment. For example, the only description given for the 6 of Cups is "Christ washes St. Peter's feet. This card represents love, nurturing, and humility."

The deck itself is austere, with most of the bland, monochromatic coloring "shaded" with black lines. The Majors depict the number and name of the card, as well as the Saint. Specific saints are also shown on the Court Cards, which are Squire, Knight, Queen and Queen. The Minor suits are Staffs, Cups, Swords and Coins. A thin purple border frames the Majors, while the Staffs are framed in red, the Swords in blue, the Cups in green, and the Coins in gold. The stylized backing, illustrating three distinct motifs, makes the cards nonreversible.

Some of the Saints found in the Tarot of the Saints include:

* St. Nicholas - The Magician
* St. Peter - The Pope
* St. Catherine - Wheel of Fortune
* St. Benedict - Temperance
* St. Barbara - The Tower
* Christ - The Sun
* St. Sophia - The World
* St. John - Knight of Cups
* St. Joan of Arc - Queen of Swords
* St. Jude - King of Coins
* St. Roch - Squire of Staffs

If you're a fan of Place's artwork and his style of writing, or are enthusiastic about learning more about Saints, Gnosticism, and Greek philosophy, you'll likely enjoy Tarot of the Saints. I've found it to be an insightful deck for meditation and one-card draws.

(To see 10 images from this deck, visit the Reviews--Decks section at JanetBoyer.com
Skyway Skyway
This deck is truly inspired and will be especially appreciated by Christian Mystics. The illustrations are beautiful and appealing in both realistic and symbolic meaning. The companion book is well written and clearly shows how early Christianity played a major role in tarot symbology.While we know that the Trumps are meant to form a progression with each one triumphing over its predeccessor, we find in the Tarot of the Saints that each saint also represents a triumph in him-or herself; sometimes this struggle was with evil, and sometimes the struggle was with the saint's own inner nature and the victory was the spiritual transformation of the self. This in itself adds another unique dimension to these cards.I also found the readings to be very accurate. I HIGHLY recommend this!
Marr Marr
This is one of the most exciting tarot systems I've ever seen. It combines expert commentary on the classical tarot along with an expert synthysis of high Christian Mysticism and Gnosticism. This is a must for Christian Mystics, Occultists, Gnostics and Christo-pagans. The artwork is really cool to, having the feel of Catholic prayer cards, yet all the tarot symbolism is still there. I highly recommend this deck!
I ℓ٥ﻻ ﻉ√٥υ I ℓ٥ﻻ ﻉ√٥υ
Well, I've worked with this deck a little more, and I have to say, some of the initial appeal wore off since my previous review. I have found that a lot of my readings have been very vague with this deck. Perhaps it's just my personal taste, but I prefer a deck that gives the reader a lot of "jumping off" points. With this deck, for several cards, you can get one or maybe two meanings. By contrast, with the Rider-Waite and its progeny, you can generally find many springboards for discussion in each card.
This deck was given to me after a long time of searching for it. I was drawn to the use of Christain Mythology in the tarot journey, something that I had seen in part, but never so beautifully done as in this deck. Here the Saints take on a whole new life, evelated to the devine as their lives light the fools path. This deck introduces the vast likenesses of Christain and Other Pagan Mythologies. I love this deck because it does this.