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The Boiardo 15th c Poem
Tarot history in brief

quotations from various people

Functions of Readings
What is Tarot?


Med. on XVIIII

Emily E. Auger

Tarot and Other Meditation Decks

L. Atkinson

Orphalese Software review

S. Arwen

Memory & Instinct

Kathy Berkowitz

Waite's Mystical Tradition (Pt 1)
Waite's Mystical Tradition (Pt 2)
Waite's Mystical Tradition (Pt 3)
Waite's Mystical Tradition (Pt 4)

Nina L. Braden

Tarot in Literature

David Brice

Birth of Tarot

Colin Browne

Square & Compasses Tarot

Lee A. Bursten

Journeys in Tarot Creation
Vachetta review


Review: The Lo Scarabeo Story

Ross G. Caldwell

Tarot History

Bonnie Cehovet

Tarology - Poetics of Tarot
Review: Secret of Tarot
The Mystereum Tarot

N. Chishty-Mujahid

Concerning Ghisi’s Laberinto

Craig Conley

A House of Tarot Cards

A.B. Crowther

Rachel Pollack interview

Jean-Michel David

On Paneurythmy and Tarot
Tarot's expression of the numinous
Yarker, Tarot & Arcane Schools
Waite-Smith Sun card
The Fool as Wandering Jew
Tarot as Christian Art
Education through Tarot
Tarot: the vatical & the sacral
Fortuna, Ass & Monkey
Steiner and Tarot
1701 Dodal restored!
Enc. Tarot vol I-IV: review
Christ, World & Sin
Caveat Emptor:
       Visual Tarot

Tarot & AlefBeit
Review: Jean Payen Tarot
Tarot and Freemasonry
I-Ching and Pip Cards
Whither directing your course?
Tarot & the Tree of Life
Ovid, Egypt and Tarot
When the Devil isn't the Devil
Four elements and the suits
Court Cards & MBTI
Certification & Codes
Jean Dodal Marseille
Conference FAQs
Golden Dawn
Kabalah & Tarot
Golden Tarot review
Annual spread
Iraqi Museum
Two Brief TdM reviews
Meditations on the Tarot

Enrique Enriquez

The Joy of Wordplay
J-C. Flornoy interview
Embodied Tarot
Indirect Suggestions
Whispering to the Eye

Mark Filipas

History of Egyptian Decks
Lexicon Theory

Jean-Claude Flornoy

in memorium
from Oral Tradition

Roxanne Flornoy

Children and Tarot
from Oral Tradition

Mary Greer

Killing the Thoth Deck
On the Tarot of the Four Worlds
Egypt, Tarot and Mystery School Initiations

William Haigwood

The Sixties: Counterculture Tarot

Alissa Hall

Parlour Tricks

Kris Hadar

The Tarot

Claas Hoffmann

Crowley-Harris 'Thoth' deck

Michael J. Hurst

Tarot Symbolism review

K. Frank Jensen

Century with the Waite-Smith

Shane Kendal

A Poetry of Tarot

Ken J. Killeen

The Metaphysical Bible

Barbara Klaser

Language of Tarot

E. Koretaka

Cardinal Virtues

Dovid Krafchow

Kabbalistic Tarot

Lisa Larson

Perceptions of Spirituality

Suzan E. Lemont

Therapeutic Tarot Work

Eric K. Lerner

Diloggun and Tarot

N. Levine

Tarot of Prague review

C. Liknaitzky

Journey in Ceramics

Joep van Loon

Tarot Wheel

Karen Mahony


S.J. Mangan

Fool, Alef & Orion

Robert Mealing

Petrarch’s Triumphs
Jean Noblet Tarot
Hunting the "true" Marseille Tarot
Cary Sheet

Fern Mercier

Playing the Fool

C. de Mellet

Inquiries into Tarot

Sophie Nusslé

Fantastic Menagerie

Robert V. O'Neill

Tarot Symbolism
Tower Iconology

Michael Owen

Xultun Tarot

Dan Pelletier

Magic Manga Tarot
the Blank Spot

Robert M. Place

The Fool's Journey

Debra Rosenthal

Looking at the Jacques Vieville

Mjr Tom Schick

Tarot Lovers Calendar

Inna Semetsky

Counseling Reading for Spouses
Learning the language of images
Re-Symbolization of Self
Tarot (dis)contents

Diana Sobolewska

'Bateleur's tale'

Russell Sturgess

Jesus's New Testament

N. Swift

Sufism & Tarot

Arthur E. Waite

Symbols of Tarot

The Metaphysical Bible

A Handbook for personal development by Ken J. Killeen [ed. note: Ken presented the following at the ATS Conference in Melbourne, exemplifying fourfold interpretation with both the Bible and Tarot – jmd] [I – i.e., Ken – would like to acknowledge the late Reverend Mario Schoenmaker and my friend and mentor Stephen Cugley] The Bible […]

Arthur Waite’s Secret Mystical Tradition and the Waite-Smith Tarot

by Kathy Berkowitz   Introduction: Arthur E. Waite’s 1910 Tarot deck is one of the most popular Tarots in the contemporary world. Yet despite Waite’s deck having captured the hearts and minds of two generations of Tarotists, Waite himself has not shared in this popularity. The general consensus is that Waite owes his Tarot’s success […]

Waite-Smith Sun card ‘extra’ squiggly line

by Jean-Michel David A number of years ago (in September 2006), I started a discussion thread on Aeclectic’s TarotForum with regards a peculiarity of the Sun card on the Waite-Smith deck. At that stage, the discussion did not go very far, yet it remains a detail that has yet to be explained.   images […]

The Joy of Wordplay

Enrique Enriquez “There will be prolonged disagreement on the more or less figurative sense that Rimbaud (who was nourished, as we cannot insist too often, on occult reading) wished to have attributed to the words ‘alchemy of the word’, and it will be asked whether the whole secret of the passionate interest aroused successively, within […]

Tarology: The Poetics of Tarot

Review by Bonnie Cehovet   A documentary is something that, to my knowledge, is very new to the Tarot world. As the Tarot is considered best viewed as a story, this documentary becomes an oral history of present day Tarot. No, it does not delve into Tarot history. What it does is explore the […]

From Tarot and Other Meditation Decks

by Emily E. Auger ebook available 2011: From Tarot and Other Meditation Decks: History, Theory, Aesthetics, Typology © 2004 Emily E. Auger by permission of McFarland & Company, Inc., Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640. The recent history of Tarot is part of the developing cultural importance of the individual and subjective life, particularly […]

Learning the language of images

by Inna Semetsky, PhD In 2006 I published a short entry titled “Tarot” in the Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development that I want to reproduce here with minor changes: A Tarot deck consists of 78 pictorial cards. The pictures on the cards resemble illustrations to a fairy tale, or an adventure story. This is […]

The Fool as Wandering Jew

by Jean-Michel David During Mediæval times, the legend of the wandering Jew gained popular recognition. I have previously (around 2003 on Aeclectic’s TarotForum) written some comments that indicates possible connections between the Fool and the Wandering Jew – what we shall be briefly looking at here are not only some of those references, but also […]

Tarot as Christian Art

by Jean-Michel David No doubt simply due to that I recently had to summarise and review the first 460 pages of Meditations on the Tarot in completing the monthly studies that have taken us through the first sixteen trumps, I found myself reflecting on not only some fundamental principles taken for granted in the book, […]

Education through tarot

by Jean-Michel David Over the last few years I have often reflected on, and being asked, as to how tarot may be included in the context of education. Perhaps it’s because I also teach in a Waldorf Steiner School, in which, to be sure, artistic and historical considerations are certainly given their place! With regards […]