Sunday, September 23, 2018

Ep. 25: The Fortune Teller, part 2

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Hello and welcome back!  Today, I bring you part 2 of The Fortune Teller review and my continued journey through tarot history!

As promised, I have a few further recommendations for tarot history sources:

"The Esoteric Tarot: Ancient Sources Rediscovered in Hermeticism and Cabalah" by Ronald Decker

"A History of Occult Tarot 1870-1970" by Ronald Decker and Michael Dummett.

"A Wicked Pack of Cards: The Origins of the Occult Tarot" by Ronald Decker, Thierry DePaulis and Michael Dummett.

"A History of Games Played with the Tarot Pack" by Michael Dummett and John McCleod.

"The Tarot: History, Mystery and Lore" by Cynthia Giles.

"Mystical Origins of the Tarot: From Ancient Roots to Modern Usage" by Paul Huson.

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Soprafino Tarot
"Encyclopedia of Tarot, Volumes I and II" by Stuart Kaplan. 

"The Esoteric Origins of Tarot: More than a Wicked Pack of Cards by Lewis Keizer included in "The Underground Steam" by Christine Payne Towler

"The Tarot, Magic, Alchemy, Hermeticism, and Neoplatonism" by Robert M. Place.

"The Tarot: History, Symbolism and Divination" by Robert M. Place.

"Alchemy and the Tarot" by Robert M. Place.

Tarot Heritage

The World of Playing Cards (website)

Mary K. Greer's Blog

The Secret History of Western Esotericism (podcast and blog)
For those of you interested in a good introduction to the Thoth tarot deck, please check out Lon Milo Duquette's book, "Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot" and of course, any serious student of the deck should read "The Book of Thoth (Egyptian Tarot)" by The Master Therion himself, Aleister Crowley.

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Thoth Deck, artwork by Lady Frieda Harris
For the lovers of the RWS tarot, Sacred Texts has a free internet copy of Arthur Edward Waite's "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot".

U.S. Games Systems, Inc. recently released the gorgeous coffee table book "Pamela Colman Smith: The Untold Story" by Stuart Kaplan with Mary K. Greer, Elizabeth Foley and Melinda Boyd Parsons.

The book is an illustrated biography of Pixie's life featuring tons of her artwork, some of it never seen before in print!

Finally, in appreciation to the show's supporters, I will be giving away one free tarot reading to a listener!  Please tune in to the episode for details.

The music for this episode was provided by Free Music Archive.  The artists and songs featured in this episode are:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - "Laudate Dominum"; Arcangelo Corelli - "Concerto Grosso in D Major, Opus 6, No. 4"; Tomaso Albinoni - "Concerto for 2 Oboes in F Major, Opus 9, No. 3", all played by Advent Chamber Orchestra.

Theme music X-Files Theme Parody by Mallon Khan
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