03 September 2012

The Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery - fundraiser

A project that has been in the making for many many years has finally come to it's conclusion, a 78 cards deck in Robert place's style and filled with alchemical and mystic  links and can be viewed as his masterpiece, a synthesis of all his knowledge and the artistic style he has gained over the years.

Robert has become over the years an 'household-name' with a well deserved positive reputation and who has fathered quite some decks with very varied subjects (Tarot of the Saints, Angels Tarot, Buddha Taro & Vampire Tarot) but executed in a immediately identifiable style. For this deck besides his own knowledge and craftsmanship he took inspiration from the Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones, who in his turn was inspired by the paintings of Botticelli and Michelangelo, rolling back into time towards a mythical golden age of mystique and mystery so to speak and towards the cradle of the tarot.

Back in 2009 Robert already published a major’s only version of this deck under the title ‘Annotated Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery‘ showcasing a larger size version of the cards at 8½" by 5½". That ‘deck’ was not intended for divination but showcases the Neoplatonic mysticism and symbolism expressed in Robert’s tarot, his magnum opus so to speak. Each one of these prints brought together the words and images that make up each individual archetypal power, so to form a magical unity in one print, to meditate upon and study from.

Robert is now wanting to self-publishing the finally finished 78-cards version of his latest deck, the 'Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery' (isn't that a wonderful name that holds a promise of great discoveries and wonder), as he did with the third edition of the deck that made him famous in the tarot-world the 'Alchemical Tarot' and to do so has turned towards Indiegogo to raise the needed funds.You can find the page here with all information and funding options.