Who, what, why . . .

Six trumps from the never-published “Kyriel Tarot”

Who


Theodore Roszack’s theory of cycles + Sullivan Hisman’s restoration of early printed Tarots


Capturing the mythic dimensions of Easter . . .


Etteilla, “Gypsies,” and the dawn of Tarot divination

This Etteila-style deck from around 1850 was in the collection of Stuart Kaplan, until it was sold in 2006.

Enter Etteilla


From Cosmopolitan and The New York Times to NBC Think, Aeon, and Mental Floss . . .


And you’ll be surprised at what they came up with . . .

  • Each artist from a selected group was asked to recruit five more artists — creating a randomized group with unpredictable connections. Each of the resulting 78 participants was assigned a Tarot card, based purely on chance, and was asked to create a work inspired by the card.
  • Artists were free to use any medium, but almost all submitted paintings. …


Planning the search + defining some questions

On the left: Justice, from the Haindl Tarot. On the right: Strength, from the Dali Tarot. Background: USGS

Troublesome


An instructive episode from not-so-distant Tarot history

“Carnival at the End of the World” — a Tarot deck created by Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick

Rabbit Holes


From “Tarot | A Textual Project” to “Perspectives on Tarot”


Tarot on Stage

Perspectives on Tarot

Ideas and information about Tarot, 1421–2021. Viewed from various vantage points.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store