Twenty-Two Keys of the Tarot
Twenty-Two Keys of the Tarot is a rare majors-only deck by Susan Kay Topa, published in 1979. The 22 cards follow the Thoth pattern and were hand-printed, giving them a blocky, primitive appearance.
Susan Kay Topa
Tarot Deck - 22 Cards - Self Published 1979
Twenty-Two Keys of the Tarot review by Jessica Shanahan
This is my first and most magical Tarot deck. In 1999, knowing little to nothing about tarot cards, I walked into an occult bookstore to purchase a deck that might help me with an illustration project— I wanted to make a deck myself. I thought it would be a good way to pass the time. I poured over a photo album with samples of cards from numerous decks and found nothing that spoke to me until I saw a little, hand-written booklet with a picture of a red lion on the cover and the words “Twenty-Two Keys of the Tarot” inside. Trembling slightly, I asked the man at the register if he might have the deck to that book. He disappeared, eventually returning with an off-white box containing 22 cards. “This has been here forever,” he said. I asked the price. He told me to name one. I paid.
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More About These CardsName: Twenty-Two Keys of the Tarot
Creators: Susan Kay Topa
Publisher: Self Published 1979
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Deck Tradition: Crowley Thoth
Minor Arcana Style: None
Card Language: English