Cartomancy and Tarot in Film


Author: Emily E. Auger

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1783203331

Category: Art

Page: 400

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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.
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The Book of Black Magic and Ceremonial Magic

Author: Arthur Edward Waite

Publisher: Book Tree

ISBN: 1585092665

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 372

View: 4051


The author has assembled a number of magical spells and treatises from a variety of obscure sources. The result is a great overview of magic from an important figure in Western occultism. A great reference book on ritual magic, of which only a few good ones exist today.

The Vertigo Tarot

Author: Rachel Pollack

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 9781401220426

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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Art: Dave McKean Text: Rachel Pollack Introduction: Neil Gaiman What does YOUR future hold? Find out with the re-release of one of the most-requested and sought-after VERTIGO products of all time: The VERTIGO TAROT DECK SET, in a special gold foil-stamped Sandman 20th Anniversary Edition! With evocative card images and illustrations by award-winning artist Dave McKean, the 78 tarot cards in the set are designed to be utilized by any practitioner of tarot. The Major Arcana of the set features an array of Vertigo characters, including: * The Fool - John Constantine * The Magician - Tim Hunter * The High Priestess - Titania, Queen of Faerie * The Hierophan - Morpheus * The Wheel of Fortune -Destiny of the Endless * Death - Death of the Endless * The Devil - Lucifer * The World - Swamp Thing This new anniversary edition features: Seventy-eight cards with art by Dave McKean, a softcover 128-page book (with a four-color cover by McKean, black and white interior text by tarot expert Rachel Pollack, and an introduction by New York Times best-selling SANDMAN author Neil Gaiman), plus a black velvet-like drawstring bag to hold the tarot cards. The book cover, box front, spines and velvet-quality bag are gold foil-stamped with a special Sandman 20th Anniversary logo. The set is manufactured to order. Advance-solicited; on sale November 5, 2008 * Tarot Deck Set * $39.99

Mystical Origins of the Tarot

From Ancient Roots to Modern Usage

Author: Paul Huson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620551837

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

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A profusely illustrated history of the occult nature of the tarot from its origins in ancient Persia • Thoroughly examines the original historical source for each tarot card and how the cards’ divinatory meanings evolved from these symbols • Provides authentic 18th- and 19th-century spreads and divination techniques • Reveals the divinatory meanings of the cards as understood by diviners in the Middle Ages and Renaissance The origins of the tarot have been lost in the mists of time. Most scholars have guessed that its origins were in China, Egypt, or India. In Mystical Origins of the Tarot, Paul Huson has expertly tracked each symbol of the Minor Arcana to roots in ancient Persia and the Major Arcana Trump card images to the medieval world of mystery, miracle, and morality plays. A number of tarot historians have questioned the use of the tarot as a divination tool prior to the 18th century. But the author demonstrates that the symbolic meanings of the Major Arcana were evident from the time they were first employed in the mid-15th century in the popular divination practice of sortilege. He also reveals how the identities of the court cards in the Minor Arcana were derived from a blend of pagan and medieval sources that strongly influenced their interpretation in tarot divination. Mystical Origins of the Tarot provides a thorough examination of the original historical source for each card and how the cards’ divinatory meanings evolved from these symbols. Huson also provides concise and practical card-reading methods designed by the cartomancers of the 18th and 19th centuries and reveals the origins of the card interpretations promoted by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and A. E. Waite.

The Steampunk Tarot

Author: Barbara Moore,Aly Fell

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738726389

Category: Art

Page: 294

View: 4448


Where the past and future converge . . . With a turn of the wheel and a spin of the cog, the oracular machinery lumbers into action. The curtains slowly draw back; the time has come to reveal your destiny. Created by award-winning tarot expert Barbara Moore and brilliantly brought to life by artist Aly Fell, The Steampunk Tarot deck offers a glimpse of the future through a lens to the past. Retooling the gears of the Rider-Waite tradition, each card's intricate artwork depicts a scintillating fusion of man and machine, nature and technology, science and alchemy, romance and fashion. The included manual offers tips, original spreads, and guidance in card interpretation. Praise: "An electric marriage of favorite geeky things, this deck is the perfect formula." —Geek Mom Blog on
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Warman's Americana and Collectibles

Author: Harry L. Rinker, Jr.

Publisher: Wallace-Homestead Book Company

ISBN: 9780870696152

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 560

View: 1034


Collectibles are the hottest segment of the antiques market. They are affordable and plentiful, and Warman's is the key to identifying and valuing these objects, from letter openers to world's fair items. Contains 25,000 items in 250 categories.

Tarot of the Magicians

The Occult Symbols of the Major Arcana that Inspired Modern Tarot

Author: Wirth, Oswald

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1578635314

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Tarot of the Magicians by Swiss occultist artist and author Oswald Wirth was first published in Paris in 1927, and a Weiser edition was later released in 1985. Long unavailable, the book is back in print in a beautiful new package with full-color pull-out cards reproducing Wirth’s 1889 tarot deck. With a new introduction by bestselling tarot author Mary K. Greer, Tarot of the Magicians offers tarot enthusiasts and students of the occult an in-depth and authoritative analysis of one of the most beautiful and evocative of all modern tarot decks. In this important tarot work of the Major Arcana, Wirth combines the imagery and symbolism from Alchemy, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, and the magical heritage of Egypt and Chaldea, and explores the astronomical (rather than strictly zodiacal) associations for the Major Arcana cards.

Tarot for Your Self

A Workbook for the Inward Journey (35th Anniversary Edition)

Author: Mary K. Greer

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1633411494

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 9374


The tarot classic that first promoted the practice of reading the cards not just for others but for one's own personal insight and self-transformation “Tarot for Your Self was ground-breaking when this book was first published and is still radically significant today.” —Benebell Wen, author of Holistic Tarot “Deciding to work with the Tarot is like embarking on a long, inward journey.”—Mary K. Greer This tarot classic by Mary K. Greer was the first book to promote reading the cards for your own insight, revolutionizing tarot through a combined emphasis on self-teaching techniques and personal growth. Tarot for Your Self uses meditations, rituals, spreads, mandalas, visualizations, dialogues, charts, affirmations, and other activities to help you establish your own relationship with the cards. All the information is presented using the best in traditional knowledge and know-how. This powerful breakthrough process will turn all your readings into truly transformative experiences. Tarot for Your Self covers interpretations for the major and minor arcana, reversed card meanings for all 78 cards, and enlightening information on your shadow/teacher cards.