The Initiatory Tarot of the Golden Dawn has been created from documents from the occult group. The deck artist was without any knowledge of their previous decks, so the result is comic-book style illustrations with familiar elements in new interpretations.
The Initiatory Tarot of the Golden Dawn by Lo Scarabeo is a 78 card tarot deck based upon the semi mythical Golden Dawn deck designed in the late 19th century by S L Mathers for the use of initiates of the order. We are told in the accompanying booklet that the Lo Scarabeo deck takes its designs from the extant writings of the Golden Dawn on the tarot, Liber T and the essay on the tarot trumps by G H Soror Q L, and is intended to take the esoteric symbolism enshrined in the Golden Dawn teaching and make them accessible to the modern tarot reader.
The accessibility of this deck as a divination device cannot be questioned; the images by artist Patrizio Evangelisti are beautifully executed, attractive and engaging.
Name: Initiatory Tarot of the Golden Dawn
Creators: Giordano Berti, Patrizio Evangelisti
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo 2008
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Golden Dawn
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes With Suit Symbols
Suits: Chalices, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
Court Cards: Princess, Prince, Queen, Knight
The Fool is 0
Strength is 8/11
Justice is 11/8