Alchemy and the Tarot - A WitchCon Online 2021 class with Robert M Place

March 5 to 7, 2021

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March 5 to 7, 2021, join the largest online magical conference in the world, featuring over a hundred Witches and Conjurers coming to you by livestream video from across the globe!

Alchemy and the Tarot

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A Livestream Class with Robert M Place

Sunday, March 7 at 3:15 pm in The Mercury Atrium

In the summer of 1987, Robert M Place was reading a book on alchemy when he became fascinated by an illustration representing the Philosopher's Stone, the magical catalyst and universal panacea, whose creation is the goal of the alchemical Great Work or Magnum Opus. He realized that the symbolism of the design was entirely interchangeable with that of the Tarot's World card. This insight led to years of research, and to the creation to one of the most beautiful and meaningful modern Tarot decks, The Alchemical Tarot. In this class we will discuss the history and symbolism of alchemy, see how this symbolism relates to the Tarot’s Fool and 21 trumps, and learn how they capture the alchemical Opus.