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.

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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Music and the Tarot

Recently I was asked if I know of a connection between music and the Tarot. This immediately brought to mind my Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery and how the sevenfold mystery of the title is connected to the seven notes in … Continue reading

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