Cartomancy and Tarot in Film

1940-2010

Emily E. Auger

Cartomancy and Tarot in Film

Emily E. Auger

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

400 pages | 7 x 9 | © 2016
Cloth $114.00 ISBN: 9781783203314 Published May 2016
In the first book-length study of Tarot cards on the silver screen, Emily E. Auger contextualizes cartomancy—the practice of fortune telling via playing cards—and dives deep into its invention and promulgation in film. After providing an introduction to divination and cartomancy, Auger offers detailed descriptions and analyses of the roles that cartomancy and Tarot cards play in films. The book features an abbreviated filmography—including nearly 200 films—detailing their relationships to cartomancy. As Tarot communities continue to grow worldwide, Cartomancy and Tarot in Film will be of interest to scholars of esoteric studies, film, folklore, playing cards, popular culture, and religion, as well as diviners the world over.
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