Lifting the Veil - A Secret Revealed!
We started e-mailing out a newsletter, which eventually was named the Tarocks Tribune. These newsletters were extensive from the beginning, so we decided to make them more accessibly by sharing them here. This is our eighth. To read them all, click on the Tribune category near the top of our blog page.
Welcome to the first edition of the Tarocks Tribune!
We intend to offer you small columns and articles on interesting discoveries and items on tarot related topics.
This month we offer you an incredible journey backwards through time to the beginnings of tarot as we know it today.
Here is what today's tribune covers:
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Alan’s Tarot Cards were published by Edizione Modiano, Trieste (Italy) in 1981. This edition to be distributed by U.S. Games Systems, Stamford, USA.
Why the deck is named after Alan, a pseudonym for Mauro Boldi, an astrologer and card reader from Milan is not entirely clear. It may be that he is or was (also unclear) a TV and radio personality during the days of the early eighties of the twentieth century. In any case, he probably compiled the accompanying booklet to the cards designed by Argio Orell (1884-1942), an Italian artist also from Trieste (Italy). The booklet offers fair descriptions of the cards as well as several inspiring spreads like for instance ‘The Snake Spread’.
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