Library of Esoterica Trio
Over the centuries, artists have given form to the arcane, the obscure, and the mystic. Ensnaring the imaginations of generations across the world with their creations. The Library of Esoterica brings together these works into three fascinating books from Taschen. Each subject is showcased through both old and new works brought together from private collectors, libraries, and museums from around the world. The result is a visual history, a study of dreams and nightmares, and showcases the ways we strive to connect to the world.
Witchcraft ~ A bewitching history of a magickal practice initiating readers in the fascinating and complex history of witchcraft, from the goddess mythologies of ancient cultures to the contemporary embrace of the craft by modern artists and activists, this expansive tome conjures up a breathtaking overview of an age-old tradition. In Witchcraft we survey her many incarnations since, as she shape-shifts through the centuries, alternately transforming into mother, nymph, and crone—seductress and destroyer.
Astrology~ The art of astrology, from ancient science to modern-day practice from the beginning of human history, individuals across cultures and belief systems have looked to the sky for meaning. The movement of celestial bodies and their relation to our human lives has been the central tenant of astrology for thousands of years. The practice has both inspired reverence and worship, and deepened our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
Tarot~ To explore the Tarot is to explore ourselves, to be reminded of the universality of our longing for meaning, for purpose and for a connection to the divine. This 600-year-old tradition reflects not only a history of seekers, but our journey of artistic expression and the ways we communicate our collective human story.
- The Library of Esoterica: Astrology written by Andrea Richards
- The Library of Esoterica: Witchcraft edited by Jessica Hundley and Pam Grossman
- The Library of Esoterica: Tarot edited and written by Jessica Hundley
Weight: 11.71 lb
Width: 5.75 inches x Height: 9.75 x Depth: 7 inches