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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.

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The Queen of Swords

This article is an excerpt from my new book, The Tarot, Magic, Alchemy, Hermeticism, and Neoplatonism, which I am working on right now and hopefully will have available by the end of year.  The book is an updated and expanded … Continue reading

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The Ace of Cups

This is the second of four articles on the four aces in The Alchemical Tarot and The Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery and their elemental associations. In this article, we will discuss the ace of cups. As we said in … Continue reading

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The Alchemical Ace of Coins

This is the first of four articles on the four aces in The Alchemical Tarot and The Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery and their elemental associations. In this article, we will discuss the ace of coins. The minor suits in … Continue reading

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Rip’s Hometown and the Hero’s Sleep

Saugerties, where Rose Ann and I live, is the town that separates Woodstock from the Hudson River. It is exactly 100 miles up the Hudson from New York City. The name, Saugerties, is a combination of Dutch and English and … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Oracle at Delphi

A Visit to the Oracle at Delphi adapted from my book, Astrology and Divination copyright Robert M. Place 2006   It was Hippalus’s first visit to the temple of Apollo at Delphi. This was the most important thing his father, … Continue reading

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A History of Oracle Cards

A History of Oracle Cards in Relation to The Burning Serpent Oracle and a New Revelation About the Origin of the Lenormand by Robert M. Place Check out Place’s newest Oracle decks – click on the links below: An Ukiyo-e … Continue reading

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Smith, Waite, Levi, and the Devil

copyright Robert M. Place 2005 In the previous issues, we were discussing the various cards in the Waite-Smith Tarot in which Waite’s description did not match Smith’s art. As we have seen, these discrepancies were not confined to the minor … Continue reading

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Levi’s Chariot and Smith’s Chariot Versus Waite’s Chariot

copyright R. M. Place 2005 modified in 2015 In my last article we discussed the various minor arcana cards in the Waite-Smith Tarot in which Waite’s description did not match Smith’s art. These discrepancies, however, were not confined to the … Continue reading

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Waite’s Misunderstandings of Pamela Colman Smith’s Tarot

This article was first published in the Restored Temple of Hermes Newsletter in 2005 copyright Robert M. Place 2005 As I mentioned in my last article on the famous, 1909, Waite-Smith Tarot, I often find in books and articles that … Continue reading

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