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Tarot deck perfection. I'm so in love with the deck and the book. The images are evocative, symbology is perfect, and the book is excellent. As an awesome plus, the card stock is silky and beautiful, easily one of my top 5 decks. ~Rori M.
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About the Tarot Deck
The Antiquarian Tarot features handmade collages using 19th-century artwork & photography. It's a contemporary yet traditional working tarot deck—with Victorian flair—for the modern Magician and mystical Witch.
The cards are marked with their astrology correspondences. The Major Arcana cards are also marked with the associated Hebrew letter. Both are based on the Golden Dawn.
If you're looking for an introduction to the tarot, there is a detailed companion guidebook with instruction on how to start reading the cards. It's clear and concise, yet offers the new student ample information about each card. The appendices has tables and references to make learning the tarot accessible.
This deck is largely based on the Rider-Waite-Smith (RWS) Tarot and anyone with knowledge of it can work with the Antiquarian Tarot. If you're just starting to explore the tarot, many teachers recommend learning with the RWS, but the Antiquarian Tarot is an alternative if you want something with a unique design and antique aesthetic.
ABOUT THE CARDS 80 Cards: 22 Majors w/ Hebrew & astrology symbols 56 Minors - Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles 2 Bonus Significator cards Comes with a matching padded case w/ YKK zipper
FRENCH CARD STOCK (310 gsm) The premium linenfinish is a lovely card stock with a very light, almost unseen, texture. It feels wonderful in the hands, shuffles like a dream and is durable and flexible.
MORE ABOUT THE DECK The initial inspiration for the Antiquarian Tarot was the Albano-Waite Tarot, one of my first working decks. The principles of this deck are based on the RWS tarot combined with Paul Foster Case's work, which form the foundation for the Albano-Waite Tarot.
The Major Arcana's wallpaper is based on the colors that were assigned by Paul Foster Case. The Minor Arcana is also derived from his coloration symbolism and similar to the Albano-Waite:
Wands have orange backgrounds (court cards are red) to represent the Fire element.
Cups are aqua (court cards are light blue) to represent the Water element.
Swords are yellow (court cards are gold) to represent the Air element.
Pentacles are green (court cards are violet) to represent the Earth element.
This system of colors makes it easy to determine which elements are predominant in a reading or which are missing. This is especially helpful for visual people and may help facilitate clairvoyance during a card reading.
ABOUT THE GUIDEBOOK The Antiquarian Tarot Companion Guidebook has 396 pages with a wonderfully tactile silk laminate cover. If you are a tarot novice, it will be a great introductory primer. If you are a seasoned reader, the book offers information about the cards explaining why certain symbols are used. The guidebook includes images and details about each of the cards, as well as appendices with tables and references for easy access to tarot information.
Much of modern occult wisdom was passed down through the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, which scores of decks & books have drawn from. My knowledge pulls from this, as well as Hindu ideology. In his early writings & studies, Paul Foster Case refers to Hindu philosophy and that may be why I am drawn to his work. My guidebook is largely based on the sacred tarot and occult mysticism, with some Hindu theory sprinkled throughout. There is info about the chakras, as well as how to connect with the cards through meditation and mystical practice.
GUIDEBOOK SIZE Silk laminate cover, 396 pages: 4.25" x 7" x 1" (108mm x 178mm x 25mm)
An eBook version of the Antiquarian Tarot Companion Guidebook is now available! If you have purchased the print copy from me in the past, let me know and I will send you the eBook FREE! I will email you the files for .ebup and .mobi. Please note: I cannot provide assistance on how to open these files on your particular device. The best I can offer is to point you to a google search of how to open EPUB or MOBI files for your specific gizmo.
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