I promise not to turn this into a Tarot blog, and I’ll make this brief, but today I received my Alchemical Tarot: renewed (the last one of my standing orders), and it is simply too cool not to mention (designed by Robert Place). And alchemy is absolutely a part of freemasonry – see the Alchemy 101 with author Timothy Hogan on The Sanctum Sanctorium, if you don’t believe me.
The cards are thin and glossy, but not flimsy in any way. The illustrations and colours are crisp and rich. The imagery is a mixture of “classical” Rider-Waite-Smith and alchemical allegory, and some of the images will be familiar as such, as well as Jungian ideas. The concept is hardly new, but the execution is excellent.