Thursday, September 4, 2008


Just getting started on this, more to come.

About this site

This site will be dedicated to discussion of the history and analysis of the Tarot cards.  It will also include reviews of Tarot decks and books.

The Tarot remain a mystery amidst a profusion of texts and theories. Anyone looking for a book on the Tarot in a bookstore these days is bewildered by myriad books treating Tarot origins, artwork, divination, etc., as well as numerous decks of Tarot bearing strikingly different styles and each with its own book or pamphlet enumerating eclectic and divergent doctrines for interpreting the images contained in each deck.

Scholarship in the past 20 years has brought into focus a clearer picture of the historical origin of the Trump suit.  Nevertheless, there remains a dearth of inquiry into the symbolic significance of the Tarot in this context. The new, historical, view of the Tarot begs a new consideration of the symbolic content or meaning.  This will be the main area of my explorations but I will also touch on all things related to Tarot.

Stay tuned . . .

1 comment:

Tarot By Arwen said...

Fabulous! I just found your blog. My tarot knowledge has such HUGE holes in it in terms of history. I am really enjoying your blog.