The authors, experts in the fields of art history, games, and the tarot, trace the history of the tarot deck from its origins in the game room to its current role in occult circles. Their thorough research cuts through the misconceptions and glamorization surrounding the cards' rather mundane beginnings, while revealing the rich history of psychological, political, and religious influences on our perceptions of what is now a common tool of many occult practitioners.About the Author:
Ian Press is Professor of Russian, University of St. Andrews, and author of numerous books and articles on Russian language and literature.
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Book Description St. Martin's Press, 1996. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Historians of art and games trace the origins of Tarot cards to Italy in the early 15th century, and follow their gradual transformation from a tool for playing games to a prop for French fortune telling and finally into a mystical occult system. They argue that various figures throughout the centur. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0312162944