#BOOK ó The Vampire Tarot Ü eBook or E-pub free

For the deck alone, I would have given 5 stars. They are beautifully illustrated and wonderfully imaginative, featuring many wellknown figures in vampire lore and literary history. The book takes us through the history of the tarot itself, and how it came to be a tool of divination, and then gives us a brief history of the vampire. This is where I would suggest fans of the vampire's history and representation in film and literature might find the information lacking, and would need to go on to do further research, but it certainly gives some starting points from where to do so. Despite this being my first deck, I came away from reading the book confident to practice readings on myself from the information I'd been provided. Definitely recommended for lovers of the occult. #BOOK ð The Vampire Tarot ⚢ The Vampire Tarot Place, Robert Michael Livres NotRetrouvez The Vampire Tarot Et Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D Occasion The Vampire Tarot English Edition EBook Place, RobertAchetez Et Tlchargez Ebook The Vampire Tarot English Edition Boutique Kindle Folklore MythologyThe Vampire Tarot Ebook EPub Robert Michael PlaceThe Vampire Tarot Ties The Tales And Mythic Figures Associated With The Vampire Legend To The Equally Iconographic Figures And Forms Of The Tarot This Book Explores The History Of The Vampire Starting With Bram Stoker S Classicnovel, Dracula, As Well As Those Writings That Inspired Stoker And The Vampire Lore That Derived From It Stoker And His Most Famous Work Were Both Closely Tied To The Classic Rider Waite Coleman Tarot Tarot Des Vampires Vampire Tarot Ce Tarot, Dessin Par Nathalie Hertz, Reprend Les Symboles Et Mythes Issus De La Lgende Des Vampires Des Dessins Mystrieux, Voire Macabres, Qui Donnent Le Frisson Tandis Que Vous Vous Abandonnez Aux Visions De Roses Rouge Sang Et Que Vous Ressentez Le Rythme De Votre Coeur Battre Fivreusement La Lgende Du Vampire Est Enracine Dans La Noirceur Et La SductionThe Vampire Tarot Tarot Deck The Vampire Tarot Introduction Tarot Allows Us To Change Our Attitudes, To Center Our Minds, And To Distinguish The Positive From The Negative Tarot Enlightens Us About The Dark And Light Parts Of Our Personalities, And It Has Advanced Toward Solutions To The Various Matters In Question In Our Lives Each Card Has A Message, And Guides Us In Decision Making Process Tarot Highlights The Essential Vampire Tarot Cards Free Reading With Journal Vampire Tarot Spreads A Tarot Spread Is The Formation Of The Cards As They Are Laid Out On The Table Before You A Card S Position In Relation To The Other Cards Determines How It Is To Be Interpreted Blood Trail This Three Card Reading Reveals The Past, Present And Future Influences On Any Situation The Vampire TarotRobert Michael The Vampire Tarot Ties The Tales And Mythic Figures Associated With The Vampire Legend To The Equally Iconographic Figures And Forms Of The Tarot This Deck Is A Beautifully Rendered, Fully Realized Tarot, Capable Of Providing A Clear Reading To Those That Use It But Beyond That, It Explores The History Of The Vampire Starting With Bram Stoker S Classicnovel, Dracula, As Well As Those Writings That The Vampire Tarot Place, Robert Michael The Vampire Tarot Ties The Tales And Mythic Figures Associated With The Vampire Legend To The Equally Iconographic Figures And Forms Of The Tarot This Deck Is A Beautifully Rendered, Fully Realized Tarot, Capable Of Providing A Clear Reading To Those That Use It But Beyond That, It Explores The History Of The Vampire Starting With Bram Stoker S Classicnovel, This deck is not for everyone. That said, it's by Robert M. Place, and a deck which is not the best of his best, is still a very good deck indeed. It's very different from most of the variations on the vampire themed decks which are out there, and this may be why it seems to be struggling to find its audience.

And that's a pity, for it may be an excellent deck for those who are looking for a vampire deck which is first and foremost a very serious and thoughtful Tarot to begin with, and not simply an excuse for a lot of softcore art of hotties languishing about on pillows.

Surprisingly, there is a lot of very well reserached Tarot history here. More specifically, this deck focuses on the circle of friends and influences which created the milieu around which the Waite/ColemanSmith deck was conceived and produced.

At last! Pamela ColemmanSmith takes her rightful place as the Queen (of Holy Water Vessels). Bram Stoker was one of her friends, and the enduring icon of the Dracula character is lifted and examined in its many manifestations in popular culture in film and other media through the present day.

Indeed, one of the great unexpected delights of this set is how it traces these interwoven friendships and artistic movements together as though they are the primordial soup in the cauldron from which the essential Tarot deck of our era arose.

Polidori's Lord Ruthven (Knave of Garlic Flowers) is here and Poe's Ligeia (Knave of Stakes), along with better known vampire characters such as the original movie Nosferatu (VII of Holy Water Vessels).

And there are historical figures such as Lord Byron (King of Knives), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Knight of Knives), and Sir Henry Irving (King of Holy Water Vessels). The literary tradition of the vampire is well represented in the cards.

The suits are Garlic FlowersPentacles, Holy WaterVessels or Cups, StakesStaves, and KnivesSwords. These are not merely cutsie objects chosen because they seem to fit, but Place ties them to iconic elements of the resonance for the figure of the vampire to the human imagination and psyche. Nothing Places ever chooses for one of his decks is chosen lightly.

You will find some unexpected and simply brilliant Tarot history and speculation (Place always make clear which is whichI appreciate that!), I value this set highly for that alone, and once you've read the accompanying book, you will too.

The deck is dark, but sharp as a knife edge rather than murky and soft focus as so many of its lesser cousins are. Place is clearly one of the "School of Ruthless SelfExamination" in his magical studies, and as a fellow graduate I appreciate that difficult but worthy course of study. That said, I have found this deck useful; if sometimes painfully clear, for my own shadow side work, but it's hard for me to imagine using it to read for others.

My only complaint on this score is that I wish the book had better binding, even a first reading wears ill. It's a pity, because this is a book which begs for multiple rereadings, note taking, and cross referencing for the scholar. Dare I hope for a hardbound reprinting some day? And the quality of the card lamination is poor, too. I have been very ginger with them since a first shuffling damaged some of them. I hope the entire package gets more attention paid to the contents than the box should it ever be reissued in the future, it well deserves the investment!

That's not a drawback for me, but it might be for some. For the casual reader who thinks Tarot is a parlour game, or that vampires are "cool" and "hip", there are no end of less decks for you. For the serious reader and historian who looks with the understanding that you may not always like what you see, but that doesn't mean that the insight is not valuable, then I can't recommend this deck any higher. A fascinating, wellresearched, and creative merging of the archetypal symbolism of the Tarot and the Vampire mythos. This is a companion book that comes with the Vampire Tarot deck, and the book is equally as alluring as the deck, and could stand alone as a creative work of merit. The book provides historical context and clear insights, shedding light on the evolution of Vampire lore as depicted through media and how it correlates with esoteric and tarot themes. Doing a reading with these cards before going through the whole book was a mistake. I missed all the nuances of what he based his cards on. The concise history of tarot he gave was quite thorough and I can only imagine how indepth his book on it is.

Having finished the companion book, I appreciate the cards and their advice more. I'm not a fan of how the cards stick together and shuffle, but I will be using it. it's an ongoing thing. great reader engagement. place does a wonderful tribute to Bram Stokers novel. Beautiful deck, very glossy card stock. The cards are slightly oversized but still easy to shuffle. The glossy finish of the cards makes the shuffle a little slower, but it's not disruptive to using it for a draw. The back of the cards have a stylized, sort of classic vampire image. The cards and suits are all rooted in the history & lore or vampiresspecifically Draculaas well as Bram Stoker's personal life & the circumstances under which Dracula was written. The guidebook is more than a tarot guidebook; it's also a critical work examining the structure of tarot divination, Bram Stoker, Victorian social & sexual mores, vampirism symbology in art, film & literature, the mythology of Dracula, & how the work transformed literature. Each subject is treated with academic attention, so a literature student and a tarot student alike will find much to learn & enjoy from the book, which clocks in at around 225 pages with a solid bibliography for further reading. There are a few substitutions for the major arcana, like The Madman, Van Helsing, Fate & Jonathan (The Fool). The minor suits are knives (swords), holy water (cups), stakes (wands), & garlic flowers (pentacles). The deck & book are sort of hard to come by, by well worth the hunt.