Italian artist Luigi Scapini’s lavish paintings recreate 15th century Italy in this gold-accented tarot deck. The Major Arcana and court cards have gold backgrounds in the manner of fifteenth-century European decks. Both the Major and Minor Arcana include full scenes. In the Minors, symmetrical arrangements of the suit symbols provide composition around which the scenes are arranged.
The depth of Scapini’s art history expertise is evident in his lush settings and period costumes. Interesting details, and sometimes-humorous references, are cleverly imbedded in the artwork, with many of the cards depicting historical figures, for example, Rasputin as the Knight of Cups. Readers will easily relate to the universal situations revealed in the cards, for pleasurable and insightful readings.
U.S. Games Systems has proudly reissued the Hermetic Tarot deck in recognition of its historical and artistic importance. The details and symbols in each card reveal many of the esoteric workings of the Secret Order of the Golden Dawn, which flourished around the turn of the century.
Godfrey Dowson’s subtle black and white designs emphasize the Golden Dawn’s astrological attributes with further sephirotic, angelic, geomantic, numerical, and kabbalistic elements. All 78 cards feature an exquisite level of detail that highlights the powerful symbolism.
The 72-page instruction booklet includes an introduction by Stuart R. Kaplan and card meaning written by Godfrey Dowson and Stuart R. Kaplan. The booklet also gives instructions for the classic ten-card Celtic Cross layout and presents a chart of the elemental and astrological symbols, and a diagram of the ten spheres and 22 Hebrew Letters of the of the 22 Paths of the Tree of Life.
Dragon Tarot draws upon the rich imagery of dragons in all their historical and mythological sources. Thus the Dragon Tarot represents the fulfillment of centuries of research into the mystic symbolism of dragons throughout the world. This radiant deck brings together the magic and myth from cultures as diverse as ancient Babylon, Egypt, and China, to the legends of King Arthur, St. George, and Siegfried. Following traditional tarot symbolism, the Dragon Tarot leads the journey into the realms of imagination and self-discovery.
Peter Pracownik is the forefront of the Visionary Art Movement. He created the artwork for the Imperial Dragon Oracle, The Hobbit Tarot, The Lord of the Rings Tarot & Card Game, and Woodland Wisdom Oracle Cards, all published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. Imperial Dragon Oracle won a 2010 COVR award.
Terry Donaldson is the author of several books on tarot including the The Dragon Tarot and The Lord of the Rings Tarot.
The Tarot Universal Dalí was made at first as a series of gouaches, printed in a limited edition then. Based on both the Tarot tradition and on his intimate knowledge of the classical European arts, Salvador Dalí created this unique, playful and stunning Tarot collage. It has been printed on cards since 1984. This box provides the original cards one more time in the shape of the hand-crafted production of those days: Made from old printing plates, processed in several print runs, with its famous gilden edges.
This GOLD EDITION provides the 78 cards of the Tarot of Salvador Dalí, with hand-crafted, precious gilded edges, and an accompanying text book by the bestselling Tarot author Johannes Fiebig which includes the certificate of this exclusive edition.
79 x 140 mm
card language: English instruction booklet: English & German