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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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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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Demystifying Leonardo’s Most Famous Drawing: Vitruvian Man

The pen and ink drawing by Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519), depicting a man fitting his body into a circle and a square by adjusting the position of his arms and legs, is undoubtedly the most famous drawing in the world. … Continue reading

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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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