Title: The Ring Cycle Tarot
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
Illustrator(s): Rackham, Arthur. Num Pages: 256 pages, 78 art cards. BIC Classification: VXFC1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 157 x 303 x 48. Weight in Grams: 906. . 2015. 1st Edition. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780764348174
Synopsis: This beautiful 78-card Tarot deck, adapted from the illustrations of Arthur Rackham, interprets Richard Wagner?s four-part opera, The Ring of the Nibelung, which traces the mythic tale of a golden ring of unlimited power plagued by a deadly curse, loose in the world of the Old Norse and Germanic gods. An End Time prophecy infuses the epic story with thought-provoking, contemporary resonance. The four elemental Tarot suits in this powerful divination tool are realized from four Ring Cycle races: Gods (Fire/Wands), demi-god Walsungs (Water/Cups), human Gibichungs (Air/Swords), and dwarf Nibelungs (Earth/Disks/Pentacles). The accompanying book explores divinatory meanings, lensed partly through the feminine and esoteric, and also delves into The Ring of the Nibelung?s characters, plot, themes, and unique music, which would inspire J.R.R. Tolkien?s Middle-earth novels decades later. This deck remains true to the spirit of Wagner, Rackham, and the Tarot, demonstrating useful contemporary insight into all three of these timeless arts.
About the Author: Allegra Printz, a graduate of The Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, is a professional artist, classical music lover, tarot enthusiast, and student of metaphysics. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is continually inspired by its natural beauty.
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