Transforming Tarot: 1925–1950

Tarot travels to the City of Angels . . .

Tracing the history of Tarot so far, we have looked at three stages: the “Historical Tarot,” from around 1450 to 1750, the “Esoteric Tarot,” from 1750 to 1880, and “The Makers of Modern Tarot,” 1880 to 1925.

A Quick Recap

During the Historical period, the Tarot trumps appeared mysteriously in Italy and were memorialized in sets of small paintings and on printed paper cards. Somewhere along the way, the twenty-two trumps had been combined with a…

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