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.
From Where Do the Cards of the Tarot Originate? Mystery shrouds the origin of Tarot cards, but ancient oracle decks have been found in a wide range of places, from Hungary to India to China. Some historical sources credit the traveling, wandering musicians and performers who roamed (originally) from India to Persia to Egypt for carrying cards and... read this article