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Reading Heavy Historic Tomes in Three Languages So You Don’t Have To!

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Tarot images are a collective dream of the European psyche. Immersing ourselves in the Northern Italian late Gothic environment where these figures first emerged will give us a deeper understanding of their archetypal message.

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The life of Valentina Visconti

Stay tuned for articles on:

  • International Gothic art
  • Late Gothic culture (il Tardogotico) in Lombardy
  • Children of the Planets in the tarot
  • Block printing in the early 15th century
  • A close examination of some 15th century decks
  • Tarot and Christianity
  • Stories about the Viscontis, Sforzas, d’Este’s and other families connected with the earliest decks

When I created this section seven years ago, I intended to write a history of each trump tarotWheel dot Net logocard showing its development from the 15th century up to the present time. But someone else did the job for me. Years of procrastination paid off!

I encourage you to hop over to and read the beautifully illustrated pages on each trump card. While you’re there, check out the History section. It nicely complements  the History section of this website.

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