Anne-Marie writes articles on the Tarot for a Dutch spiritual magazine, on an monthly basis.
The tarot has undergone an exciting development since its inception in the 14th century. Originally a card game designed for recreational purposes, over the centuries it became a medium for divination and a vehicle for esoteric knowledge.
Under the influence of occultists, the illustrations on the cards have undergone a true evolution. They are enriched with spiritual themes and symbolism from alchemy, the Bible, Judaism, the kabbalah, astrology, and the myths of ancient Egypt and the ancient Greeks.
Every month Anne-Marie highlights a card from the Major Arcana. What origin and meaning do the images and symbols used by the designers have?
In addition to well-known decks such as the Tarot of Marseille, Rider-Waite-Smith, Oswald Wirth, and the Thoth Tarot, a very special version of the tarot is also discussed. In the chapel of the fairy-tale castle Château des Avenières in France, the walls are clad with life-size images of the Major Arcana in mosaic. A beautiful work of art with partly traditional, partly unique, symbolism. A true treasure for the tarot enthusiast and the spiritual seeker!