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A.T. Mann

Tad Mann was born in New York in 1943, and received an architecture degree from Cornell University in 1966. In the 1960s he worked for influential architects in New York City and Rome, Italy, and he won a Progressive Architecture Magazine Design Award Citation in 1970.

After an overland journey when he lived in Morocco and India, he experienced a profound transformation and became an astrologer and tarot creator in 1972. He taught himself astrology and the tarot simultaneously and designed and painted the original Mandala Astrological Tarot as a teaching and working tool. He later repainted the cards in 1986 for the published deck. The cards are square, containing circular mandala images, all correlated with planets, signs, decanates and elements of astrology.

He has written or co-written twenty books (translated into twenty languages) on astrology, tarot, sacred architecture, sacred gardens, ecological design, sacred sexuality, calendar systems, psychology, healing, prophecy and reincarnation. He lived in England for 19 years and Denmark for eight years, and now lives in Hudson, NY.

He has taught his unique design ideas and methods at the Manchester Metropolitan University Architecture School in England, the Danish Design School and other universities. He is on the advisory board of Kepler College in Seattle and the International Centre for Creativity, Innovation and Sustainability (ICIS) in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is also a painter, architect, graphics and book designer. His graphic design was recognized and featured in "Masters of the 20th Century: The ICOGRADA Design Hall of Fame."
He is currently working on a book, "Garden Dreams" with the famous photographer Lynn Davis. He helped create a film of the Dalai Lama giving the "Kalachakra Tantra Initiation" with Mystic Fire Video in New York. He is a co-founder of Universal Quest and is currently working towards the launch of this web portal in spring, 2006.


The Astrological Mandala tarot deck is currently out of print (quickly to be re-instated we hope!). It is possible however to find it through: http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/
and also on eBay.




The Divine Life
By A.T.Mann
This synthesis of his two classic books, Life Time Astrology and The Divine Plot by the renowned astrologer A T Mann brings together halves of a cosmic puzzle. The Divine Plot is a theory of time and consciousness that puts forward an explanation of many of the enigmas of life today. It confronts questions such as: Where does the evolution of consciousness lead? Why is mythology central to the psyche? Was there an ancient civilization called Atlantis? Did life originate with extraterrestrials in the remote past? Can number and symbolism unify the physical world and the spiritual world? What is reincarnation and how does it work? And, the most important question of all: Are we approaching the end of a World Age?

The Mandala Astrological Tarot
By A.T.Mann
The Mandala Astrological Tarot is a book and tarot deck designed and painted by A T Mann. The images are circular mandalas on square cards that can be oriented with the astrological angles and correspond to the signs of the zodiac, planets and decanates. The four-colour book contains complete interpretations, pictures of each card and many new techniques for reading and learning the cards.

The Round Art
By A.T.Mann
The Round Art is an internationally recognized classic of modern astrology for its ideas, design and artwork, all created by the author. It is a unique synthesis of astrology, biology, physics, psychology, mythology, history and healing. The Round Art presents astrology as a metaphor for exploring the nature of biological and psychological time. Its unique metaphor is that the spiralling solar system through time resonates with the DNA genetic spiral, transmitting information instantly from cosmos to individual. It is unique and brilliant in its integration of time and space through meaning.

A New Vision of Astrology
By A.T.Mann
This vision of astrology expands and enriches a basic knowledge of astrology and reunites psychology and biology with our family system so that we may learn to accept and nurture those relationships that created us. The many thousands of individuals who have experienced this wisdom of life recognize its sublime and powerful value as the greatest gift we can give ourselves — understanding and accepting who we truly are.


Evelyn Roberts, D.F.Astrol.S.