New Column Published: "The Truth About the Death Card"

It was a real treat to be able to take such a deep dive into a single tarot card—the Death Card. This column is 11-pages long, includes a reference list and photos from my field visit to see several of the oldest surviving tarot cards. These cards are more than 500 years old. It was a magnificent experience to get to see them in person. The sidebars contain additional information and tidbits related to tarot as well.

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This is the Death Card from the Visconti-Sforza Tarot Deck, which is partially housed at the Morgan Library & Museum in NYC. Image courtesy Morgan Library & Museum.

This is the Death Card from the Visconti-Sforza Tarot Deck, which is partially housed at the Morgan Library & Museum in NYC. Image courtesy Morgan Library & Museum.

This column is available already to Patreon-subscribers at the $5/month level and higher. Each month, I publish an in-depth column on a subject related to thanatology. Subscribers get ALL of those columns. If you are just interested in this article, it is available for purchase and instant download for $8 right here.

This article discusses the Death Card from three perspectives: thanatological, historical and hebraic/kabbalistic. The reader will leave with a greater understanding of the implications of this card and tarot overall.

I am grateful to my subscribers and those interested in supporting my work as an independent thanatologist! Thanatology is a field that is both small and vast. Death and dying touch, in some way, nearly everything. The thanatological perspective is a useful vantage point for exploring the world.