Author Archives: robertmplace

About robertmplace

I am an illustrator and author best known for creating the Alchemical Tarot and the Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery and writing The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination.

How Accurate is the Tarot?

For the last year, I have been answering questions about art, the Tarot, and other subjects, on a question and answer website called Quora.  I have noticed that there have been numerous questions posted about the Tarot that are related, … Continue reading

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Discover the Secrets of Leonardo’s Vitruvian Man

For a complete discussion of all of the symbolism in Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous drawing read my article on Medium. Follow this link: The Meaning of Leonardo’s Most Famous Drawing: Vitruvian Man  

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Why I Wrote The Tarot, Magic, Alchemy, Hermeticism, and Neoplatonism

Click on this link to read my article on NFReads: Why I wrote The Tarot, Magic, Alchemy, Hermeticism, and Neoplatonism

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Creating the Tarot of the Alchemical Magnum Opus

My Journey to the Alchemical Tarot It was in the summer of 1987 when I first conceived of The Alchemical Tarot. I was studying an alchemical image that symbolized the Philosopher’s Stone. I had been studying alchemy for some time and … Continue reading

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An Interview with Me on Reddit

The AMA Tarot interview with Robert M Place

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An Ukiyo-e Lenormand

I have always loved Japanese art, since I was first exposed to it in high school, especially the woodcut prints of Hokusai and Hiroshige, masters of the style known as Ukiyo-e, which means “the floating world” in Japanese. The use … Continue reading

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The Magician and The Fool Podcast

This is a link to a podcast of a recent interview with me. The Magician and the Fool Podcast  

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