Tarots of the Gnomes
Text by Giordano Berti
Illustrations by Antonio Lupatelli
(Lo Scarabeo, Torino 1990; spanish edition: Ediciones Obelisco,
This volume, wich has achieved enormous success in Italy and Spain, tells a story that is a simple yet rich in suggestive elements. It is a fairy tale wich contains, between the lines, a moral and philosophical teaching inspired by the great western mystic traditions: kabbalah and, above all, alchemy. Some board games are also described, the simple rules of wich are easy to lern for a fun and instructive pastime. The last chapter describes in detail, as part of the story, the magic rites practised by Sichen, the wizard of the gnomes, to consecrate the instruments he used foretelling the future. So, this magical tale is dedicated to adults and childrens alike who wish to never forget precious childhood memories.