Since the Tarot itself is a journey, it is only fitting that the theme of Marco Polo's travels provides both inspiration and context for a Tarot deck. Tarot of the Journey to the Orient reveals the meeting of East and West, a meeting filled with mutual curiosity and respect. Baraldi, who uses attention to detail and careful research to reconstruct the desired atmosphere, captures the delicate style of the Orient as well as the powerful meanings of the Tarot symbols. By examining the cards from twin points of view and language, readers can enhance and expand their understanding.
Of the many esoteric subjects studied by ceremonial magicians, alchemy is often considered one of the hardest and most arcane, while the tarot is thought to be one of the most accessible and "hands-on." Historically the language of alchemy, with its inscrutable riddles and metaphor, has baffled many students, while the images of the tarot are more... read this article