The Vampire Tarot

Robert M. Place

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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 classic 1897 novel, 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.

Now, author-illustrator Robert M. Place brings these two mythic traditions together in this soon-to-be classic tarot. Included is a four-color, fully illustrated seventy-eight card deck, and a extensively researched book that guides the reader through the subtleties and parallels within The Vampire Tarot, providing a guide for getting the most out of reading.
 
Sure to delight not only tarot devotees but the general fan of the vampire mythos as well.

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Chapter One

 

The History and Philosophy of the Tarot

 

As we stated in the introduction, it may seem odd that a symbolic spiritual tool such as a Tarot can be created incorporating the vampire theme—a theme that is more at home in horror literature and movies than in the self-help or New Age section of the bookstore. It is the view of this deck and book, however, that the vampire of literature, which reached the height of development in Stoker's masterpiece, Dracula, incorporates a mythological theme that is related to the allegory expressed in the Tarot.

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Robert M. Place

ROBERT M. PLACE is an artist and illustrator whose award winning works have been widely exhibited in museums and galleries and have appeared in numerous books and magazines. He is the illustrator and co-author of The Alchemical Tarot and The Angels Tarot, as well as the author-illustrator of The Tarot of the Saints and The Buddha Tarot. He lives in Saugerties, New York.

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The Vampire Tarot
Robert M. Place

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St. Martin's Press
June 2009
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ISBN: 9780312361624
ISBN10: 0312361629
5.3125 x 7.0625 inches, 240 pages
$27.95

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St. Martin's Press
June 2009
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ISBN: 9780312361624
ISBN10: 0312361629
5.3125 x 7.0625 inches, 240 pages
$27.95

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Book and Other
St. Martin's Press
June 2009
Book and Other
ISBN: 9780312361624
ISBN10: 0312361629
5.3125 x 7.0625 inches, 240 pages
$27.95

Book and Other

Book and Other
St. Martin's Press
June 2009
Book and Other
ISBN: 9780312361624
ISBN10: 0312361629
5.3125 x 7.0625 inches, 240 pages
$27.95

Book and Other

Book and Other
St. Martin's Press
June 2009
Book and Other
ISBN: 9780312361624
ISBN10: 0312361629
5.3125 x 7.0625 inches, 240 pages
$27.95

Book and Other

Book and Other
St. Martin's Press
June 2009
Book and Other
ISBN: 9780312361624
ISBN10: 0312361629
5.3125 x 7.0625 inches, 240 pages
$27.95

Book and Other

Book and Other
St. Martin's Press
June 2009
Book and Other
ISBN: 9780312361624
ISBN10: 0312361629
5.3125 x 7.0625 inches, 240 pages
$27.95
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