Dr. Robert V. O'Neill
The late Dr. Robert V. O'Neill was a Tarot scholar, author, and award-winning ecologist. His interest in Tarot began in the 1950s when he first encountered the cards. Dr. O'Neill and a colleague developed a statistical analysis of Tarot imagery that was published in the Journal of the International Playing Card Society in 1982. Over the course of his career, he produced 60 unpublished Tarot decks and 240 publications, including his renowned book on the symbolism of 15th-century Tarot, Tarot Symbolism. He also attended the first two International Tarot Symposia in Chicago to present his research on the history of Tarot.