Born out of the mystical vision of artist Robert M. Place, The Alchemical Tarot: Renewed 6th Edition is a full 80-card Tarot deck that demonstrates the close link between alchemical symbolism and traditional Tarot imagery and illustrates that the Tarot, like the alchemical quest, is designed to lead one to the gold of inner wisdom.
One of the most beautiful and sought after modern Tarot decks, the out of print first edition Alchemical Tarot has sold at auction for over $2,000. Now it is back in print at an affordable price.
The 6th edition of The Alchemical Tarot: Renewed is a digitally redesigned version of the original with improvements in the drawings, reproportioned so that the art is more prominent, and colored with transparent colors on a rich antique paper background, like antique alchemical illustrations. The cards are 4.75" x 2.75" (12 x 7 x 5 cm) and comes in a two-part cloth covered box. They are printed on heavy card stock with a durable mat finish and silver edges.
The deck includes the original Lovers card that was censored in the first publication along with the one that was first published. The 6th Edition has additional alchemical symbols added, such as the symbols for the alchemical operations correlated with each trump card, and a new card back. It also has a 22nd trump card called Truth, based on a vision of Hermes Trismegistus presenting the card to Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Robert's writing partner on the first edition. The Truth card depicts a pyramid with four stone layers and three non-material layers. It is a three-dimensional depiction of the Pythagorean Tetractys, a symbol representing the process of emanation, or how the divine essence manifests in the material world. Rosemary died in 2019 and this card is a homage to her.
Each card in the 6th edition of The Alchemical Tarot: Renewed is beautifully drawn and captures the enigmatic symbols of alchemy that are natural vehicles for communication with the unconscious mind. It can be used by Tarot readers at any level.
80 cards & guidebook
Cards are printed on heavy card stock with a durable mat finish & silver edges.
Cards measure approximately: 4.75" x 2.75" (12 x 7 x 5 cm)
Two-part cloth covered box.