Introducing the Tarot of Cyclicity

Tarot of Cyclicity

Renewal. The Rider-Waite-Smith and the Tarot of Cyclicity, the past and the future, tradition and evolution, divination and therapy. Read more Introducing the Tarot of Cyclicity

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4 card creators, 7 questions, 7 answers

The Golden Hermetic and Fortune Telling Tarot 2018

The Golden Hermetic and Fortune Telling Tarot 2018

Tarot reader and card creator ‎Case Kūjaku asked the same 7 question to 4 contemporary card creators: Ciro Marchetti, Doug Thornsjo, Gary Shook and Attila Blága.
Case has been into reading cards since the late 1970s, before mobile phones and the internet, back when people left their doors unlocked and wore horrible clothes. He started out reading playing cards because in those days in New Zealand it was pretty difficult to find tarot cards, plus his mother thought they were stupid and would have just thrown them out anyway.
When he went to university in the early 90s, Case got into tarot through getting interested in psychology and reading stuff by a human called Carl Jung and another human called Joseph Campbell. He was also really into the occult, and doing lots of silly dances and reading books and stuff. Read more 4 card creators, 7 questions, 7 answers

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The Sickly Tarot

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Jack Alfred Raymond Sickly (JARS) is an American-Swiss artist. The core research of the project was done from September to December of 2007, gigabytes of images and documents compiled. He started working on the Sickly Tarot project on September 30th, 2007 and the work was completed on April 9th, 2017.
The finished product is a 78-card standard Tarot deck, plus two additional suits of 15 cards apiece, The Sickly Suit, respectively The Seventh Suit, and a joker card, The King of Limbs inspired by Radiohead, summing a total of 109 original cards plus a back panel.
Every 11 by 17-inch piece is drawn entirely by hand with black Pilot G2 gel pen on Canson eighth-inch graph paper – freehand without pencil or straight-edge, no tracing – ranging between 20 and 140 hours of focused, conscious work per card. Read more The Sickly Tarot

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Carta Award 2018 Registrations

ITF Carta Awards 2018

ITF Carta Awards 2018

The ITF CARTA Awards first came into effect 8 years ago in 2011, when they were platformed under their original name of the PECTO Awards. The name was changed to the CARTA Awards by the original founders who then approached the International Tarot Foundation (ITF) offering them the opportunity to take over the awards and platform PECTO’s final year in 2016.
The ITF is committed to platforming awards that truly celebrate the cartomancy community, its creators, authors and artists who along with the suppliers make it possible for us to enjoy their wonderfully creative and truly stunning works. Read more Carta Award 2018 Registrations

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Something extraordinary was perverted into something ordinary

Indie Deck Review (Amanda Bell): What is your favorite/most learned from/most drawn to deck? Read more Something extraordinary was perverted into something ordinary

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The Knapp-Hall Tarot

The Knapp-Hall Tarot is a reprint of the original Knapp Tarot, which was first published in 1929. The majors have a French influence and the minors are unillustrated.
This deck is unpublished, rare, or out of print and isn’t easily available. Read more The Knapp-Hall Tarot

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The passions and pains of self-publishing

The Golden Hermetic and Fortune Telling Tarot 2018

The Golden Hermetic and Fortune Telling Tarot 2018

A couple of days ago I stumbled into an article written by Benebell Wen stressing the sensitive issue of self-publishing a Tarot deck. About Benebell Wen you should know that she is the author of the book “Holistic Tarot.” The article entitled “What Does it Cost to Self-Publish a Tarot Deck?” bring up exclusively the cost issues of this process. Starting on a kidding tone, Benebell Wen says that “I wanted to post this for the aspiring deck creators to crush your dreams.” Her cost calculations, on the other hand, are serious and accurate. Her write up is definitively useful, and anyone considering starting a self-publishing venture should check it out. However, I would have a couple of observations. Read more The passions and pains of self-publishing

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The journey of The Fool

The Golden Hermetic and Fortune Telling Tarot 2018

The Golden Hermetic and Fortune Telling Tarot 2018

Recently I had a very pleasant conversation with one of my virtual friends regarding the correct ordering of The Fool among the cards of the Major Arcana.
My interlocutor seemed surprised when I said that The Fool does not belong to the beginning of the Tarot deck and actually, he was not placed there until very recent times.
As many other Tarot readers, he thought that according to the Golden Dawn system The Fool, numbered zero, is the very first card placed before The Magician, the card which is traditionally numbered one. Read more The journey of The Fool

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Papus in a tin box

Papus in a tin box
Papus in a tin box is a traditional 78-cards Tarot deck on 70mm x 121mm, 2.75″ x 4.75″ smooth, 330gsm smooth, professional quality card stock and delivered in a fancy tin box.
Black and Gold, elegant design. The easily distinguishable design and artwork facilitate identifying the cards at first glance. Black is the colour of darkness, it represents our fears and the unknown. Gold represents the Sun, the source of light and the strength originated from knowledge. Can’t cast a shadow without light. Read more Papus in a tin box

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The Golden Hermetic Tarot

The Golden Hermetic and Fortune Telling Tarot 2018

The Golden Hermetic and Fortune Telling Tarot deck is a traditional 78-cards Tarot deck on 70mm x 121mm, 2.75″ x 4.75″ smooth, 300gsm professional quality card stock and the first ever high gloss embossed printed Tarot deck.
The addition of raised high gloss printing with a touch and feel dimension to the cards make the difference! Read more The Golden Hermetic Tarot

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