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The Twenty-Second Trump

The original Alchemical Tarot was published by Thorsons, a branch of HarperCollins located in London. It came out in 1995. The Lovers card that I designed for the deck was deemed too sexy. Therefore, the publisher had me redesign the … Continue reading

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MY Submission for Expo Metro

The title is Aphrodite Find out more about the Expo Metro here: https://expometro.co/en

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My Career as a Jeweler

Most of you know me as a Tarot designer and author, but before I designed my first Tarot deck I was well known as craft jeweler. Recently, I posted some of my jewelry on Facebook. They received a lot of … Continue reading

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The First Occult Tarot

Anyone knowledgeable about Tarot history knows that the first occultist to write about the Tarot was the Parisian Freemason Antoine Court de Gébelin. In 1781 he published the eighth volume of his occult encyclopedia, Monde Primitif, and starting on page … Continue reading

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A History of Divinatory Pips

The pip cards in the traditional Tarot of Marseille mostly depict a repetition of the traditional Italian suit symbols: coins, cups, swords, and staffs, with some decorative details, like flowers and vines, to fill in the spaces. These decks were … Continue reading

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My Newest Project: The Alchemical Tarot of Marseille

The Tarot of Marseille is not the name of an individual deck of cards. The name refers to a style of Tarot decks that originated in France. The earliest existing example is The Jean Noblet Tarot. published in Paris, circa 1650. Tarot … Continue reading

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The Hermes Enameled Metal Tac Pin

These have just arrived: The Hermes enameled metal tac pin with a smooth comfortable nickel plated clutch back. Each pin measures 1.25 ” by 1.25″. Only $10 each plus $4 shipping in the US, $11 for Canada, and $20 international … Continue reading

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This is an Interview I did for Synchronicity

follow this link https://www.syncpodcast.com/episodes/robert-m-place

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The Game of Hope, the Anchor, and the Tarot

Since its creation in Germany in1846, the Lenormand oracle deck, originally known as the Petit Le Normand, has enjoyed continuous popularity in Europe, and recently the deck has drawn the attention of American card readers. By now, most people who … Continue reading

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An Interview with me at Buddha Weekly

The Buddha Weekly Interview with Robert M Place This is the Tower card from my Buddha Tarot that is being republished by Schiffer Books and will be out in the Spring of 2021

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