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Robert M Place
New York
Designer of The Alchemical Tarot, The Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery, and 6 other decks; and author of the Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination, Alchemy and the Tarot, and 9 other books on the Tarot and related subjects.
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I have no information to confirm that Lewis Carroll had seen Michelspacher. But I do know that the 17th century German alchemists like Michelspacher did influence the German romantic artists and poets.
The Fool card in The Alchemical Tarot depicts the same rabbit leading the Alchemist/Fool down a rabbit hole. I based it on an alchemical illustration form Michelspacher, 1616, a few centuries before Alice in Wonderland. The same idea can be found in shamanistic journeys from various cultures around the world.
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