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There are many myths and legends about the origin of tarot. But where did it actually originate? Tonight, meet the facts as Robert Place shares with us the rich history of tarot, in Part 1 of an important 2-Part series.
Robert M. Place 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, & Divination, which Booklist has said "may be the best book ever written on that deck of cards decorated with mysterious images called the tarot." He also the author of Astrology & Divination, Magic & Alchemy, & Shamanism, & Unexplained Phenomena series.
Bob is currently creating his 6th deck, The Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery.
Robert can be reached through his websites: www.thealchemicalegg.com www.alchemicaltarot.com Find products by Robert at: http://tinyurl.com/robertplace
The chart for Tarot Tip Notes by Pari Finley is HERE (from www.TarotByParis.com).
Also, see Mary K. Greer's blog post on the Origins of Playing Card Divination HERE.