Design and Philosophy
‘The Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery’ by Robert Place is a tarot deck that embodies the transcendental philosophy connected to the origin of Tarot. It illustrates the ancient Western systems of three soul levels and seven soul centers, symbolizing steps on a mystical ladder to higher consciousness. The deck consists of 80 cards, including two additional ones, complementing the traditional Major Arcana. Each image in the deck is hand-drawn and colored, and every card is accentuated with gold foil stamping.
About the Deck
This deck is read on multiple levels, from mundane to spiritual, serving as a source of inner wisdom and guidance. It can uncover the longings of the soul and is ideal for those seeking a deeper understanding of the Tarot’s mystical and philosophical roots. The deck comes in a cloth-covered box with a slipcase and features gold-edged cards.
Artistic Influence and Inspiration
Inspired by the works of Burne-Jones, Botticelli, and Michelangelo, the deck reflects the Renaissance Neoplatonic mysticism, linking physical and spiritual beauty. The artwork expresses this connection through idealized figures and symbols, resonating with the Tarot’s historical and philosophical themes.
About the Creator
Robert Place is a renowned Tarot deck creator and artist. His approach combines artistic inspiration from the 15th century with 19th-century art and occult symbolism, bridging different eras and schools of thought. His work showcases a deep understanding of the Tarot’s history and symbolism.
Philosophical and Mystical Themes
The deck explores Neoplatonic mysticism, with an emphasis on numbers, particularly three and seven, aligning with Pythagorean and Platonic theories. It delves into the concept of soul levels, virtues, and the metaphysical journey of ascent, offering a rich and layered experience of Tarot reading.
- Deck Type: Tarot
- Number of Cards: 80
- Creator: Robert Place
- Themes: Transcendental Philosophy, Neoplatonism, Mysticism
- Special Features: Gold Edged Cards, Cloth-Covered Box with Slipcase