Ancient Italian Tarot

Cartiera Italiana Serravalle Sesia , 1880

Ancient Italian Tarot


Ancient Italian Tarot

Ancient Italian Tarot

This deck marks the coming of age of Tarot in Italy. The classic design of the Marseilles decks, reinvented by an anonymous artist, exemplifies 19th-century Italian art: detailed, symbolic, and richly colored in vibrant greens, muted reds, and vivid golds. The whole, decadently costumed array of Tarot archetypes are presented here, along with delicately ornamented Marseilles style pips.

The Universal Mind

The Evolution of Machine Intelligence and Human Psychology

The Universal Mind

“The Universal Mind: The Evolution of Machine Intelligence and Human Psychology” There is the perception of being totally omniscient where one has access to all knowledge having a complete understanding of everything. There is also the perception of being totally “One with the Universe”, "One with Nature" or "the Universal Mind". During this time one is also experiencing the feeling of total love, acceptance and peace. This book examines the relationship of mind as intelligence and consciousness to matter-energy and space-time. The concepts of Universal Mind or Collective Unconsciousness are discussed and related to physical phenomena such as the holographic distribution of information throughout all of space and the universe. From the paintings of Salvador Dalí to Carl Jung’s Archetypes and his Red Book, and how they describe our collective subconscious, to Machine Learning and Whole Genome Sequencing. The Universal Mind explores the collective world consciousness, super-intelligence, machine intelligence and the practical applications in engineering, medicine, law, and politics. 537 Pages. Tags: Philosophy, Computer Science, Collective Consciousness, Artificial Intelligence, Technological Singularity, Analytical Psychology.

Cartomancy and Tarot in Film

1940–2010

Cartomancy and Tarot in Film

In the first book-length study of Tarot cards on the silver screen, Emily E. Auger contextualizes cartomancy – the practice of fortune telling via playing cards – and dives deep into its invention and promulgation in film. After providing an introduction to divination and cartomancy, Auger offers detailed descriptions and analyses of the roles that cartomancy and Tarot cards play in films. The book features a filmography including nearly two hundred films, detailing their relationships to cartomancy. As Tarot communities continue to grow worldwide, Cartomancy and Tarot in Film will be of increasing interest to scholars of esoteric studies, film, folklore, playing cards, popular culture, and religion, as well as diviners the world over.

Tarocchi

Introducing the Card Games for Tarot

Tarocchi

It might surprise you to learn that tarot cards were created for playing card games and not fortune telling. Indeed, contrary to popular myths, there is nothing occult in their origins. The family of tarot games has been played since the 15th century and continues to be played throughout continental Europe to this day. Sadly, English speakers have usually only heard of tarot in the context of magic and divination. This little book sets out to correct that, starting with chapters about the real history of the cards and continuing with the rules to more than 40 games from across Europe. To help you get started many of the terms and conventions have been standardised and Anglicised, and there is a guide on buying cards suitable for modern game play.Tarot includes some of the most sophisticated and challenging card games ever devised - discover what you've been missing and you may never pick up a 52 card pack again.

I TAROCCHI ITALIANO - ITALIAN TAROT

Italian - English Dual Language Translation

I TAROCCHI ITALIANO - ITALIAN TAROT

This dual language reference book provides an accurate translation and depiction of ancient Italian tarot text. Both English and Italian provided. Learn from the masters. This translation is an invaluable tool for all levels of cartographers, from beginners, to advanced readers, historians and collectors.

Mystical Origins of the Tarot

From Ancient Roots to Modern Usage

Mystical Origins of the Tarot

Thoroughly examines the original historical source of each tarot card, how the card's divinatory meanings evolved from these symbols, and provides authentic spreads and divination techniques from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Original.

The Esoteric Tarot

Ancient Sources Rediscovered in Hermeticism and Cabalah

The Esoteric Tarot

That the Tarot originated in ancient Egypt as a divinatory tool is a romantic misconception. Ron Decker’s meticulous scholarship will surprise practitioners and academics alike, revealing the Tarot’s true evolution and meanings as its inventor(s) understood it. The Tarot consists of the Minor Arcana, four suits of cards similar to our modern deck, and the Major Arcana, twenty-two allegorical or “trump” cards. Decker says the four-suit deck was invented in Asia Minor before AD 1000; Italian courtiers added the trumps in the 1400s. But Tarot was first used as a game. Tarot divination was only created in the 1700s by a Parisian fortuneteller who based the trump images on Hermeticism, which merges Greco-Egyptian alchemy, astrology, numerology, magic, and mysticism. Today, the suit-cards are often traced to the ancient Jewish Cabala. But, says Decker, they, too, acquired their meanings only in the 1700s, and he cites a lost numerical system based on Cabala at that time Decker’s interpretation integrates three whole systems-astrological, arithmological, mystagogical (concerning initiation rites into the Mysteries). His depth of knowledge makes the book a must-have for serious students of Tarot and esotericism

The Golden Tarot

The Golden Tarot

Inspired by the rich pattern and naive style of the ancient Italian tarot cards, this exquisite deck brings in all the archetypal symbols of the tarot—so when you learn to read cards with The Golden Tarot, you’ll not only be reading your own cards confidently, but be able to interpret many other decks, too. From the figure-eight to the crayfish, the pomegranate to the tower, and the planets of astrology, here’s where you begin to decode ancient symbols for future prediction, insight, and affirmation in your daily life.

Visconti Tarots

The Most Ancient Deck, Printed With Gold

Visconti Tarots

An absolutely stunning display of lavish gold foil and exquisite Renaissance art captured on 78 bits of card stock-pure magic and mystery! The shimmering gold plays with and reflects the light, seducing the intuition and delighting the eye. This deck is a treasure, truly a must-have for all Tarot students, enthusiasts, and collectors. Originally commissioned in 1450 by the Duke of Milan, and attributed to Bonifacio Bembo, this is a reproduction of the oldest extant Tarot deck, carefully reconstructed by Atanas Alexandrov. This deck is a combination of beauty and usefulness; the names (in five languages) and numbers appear in black borders that highlight the brilliance of the gold without detracting from the original design. Reminiscent of illuminated manuscripts and books of hours, these cards entice the curious with timeless archetypal images and the lure of echoes of historical figures (is that fair and vivacious noblewoman in the Queen of Swords Bianca Maria Visconti?).