Decks Published by Adam McLean
The Alchemical Emblem Tarot uses alchemical emblems coloured by Adam McLean, their imagery arranged into a 22 card tarot deck by the prolific tarot designer, F.J. Campos. Now available in a limited edition majors-only set.
The Alchemical Wedding Tarot is a somewhat dark deck with an otherworldly, dream-like quality. The sepia-toned art was created from collage organised on computer, featuring strong imagery of people appearing in masks and semi-animal forms. The 22-card limited edition is now sold out.
The Arto Tarot is the 17th limited edition, majors-only deck from Adam McLean. The 22 cards are brightly nnd harmoniously coloured, and bring new imagery to the standard tarot scenes. The artist is still working on the minor arcana.
The Ascension Tarot is a positive view of the journey of the soul through the 22 (renamed) major cards. The uplifting, detailed pen and ink images were created in 1999, and the deck has just been published by Adam McLean.
Drawing on tarot mythology, astrology and other occult disciplines, the Chalice Tarot was first begun in 1986. The cards are fully coloured with semi-abstract designs. It was first published as a 22 card set, and is now also in print as a full 78 card deck.
The cards of this Taro, by occult writer and artist Ithell Colquhoun, are reminiscent of Rorschach ink blots. The images were made by pouring enamel paint onto a flat sheet of paper, for a swirling abstract effect. It's a full 78 card deck, now in print from Adam McLean more than thirty years after it was originally created.
The Corneal Edema Tarot is an art tarot celebrating the gothic lifestyle. The images are composed of posed photographs, graphically edited to embed them into a textured space. The 22 majors have now been published in a limited edition of 50 decks.
The Diary of a Broken Soul Tarot is an elegantly gothic deck in mostly black and white, and is the manifestation of artist Ash's shadow work. This 22 card limited edition is available from Adam McLean, and there is also now a full 78 card edition.
The Fortuna's Wheel Tarot is the second deck from Nigel Jackson, who also created the Medieval Enchantment Tarot. This 22-card deck has a very similar illustration style and feel, and has been published by Adam McLean.
The Javanese Folktales Tarot draws its inspiration from the legends and stories of the cultural melting-pot of Java, an island in Indonesia. The 22 cards show elegant, masked figures and stylised scenery. Now published in a limited edition by Adam McLean.
The Lebanese Tarot sprang from the artist's love of her country, and desire to pass on the Lebanese tradition and folklore through her detailed paintings. The deck is majors only and has 22 luminous, realistically painted cards.
The Marie-Claude Purro Tarot is from a Swiss artist of the same name. Her 22 cards are European-style, illustrated with swathes of colours, bold reds and strong darks. Now available in a limited edition printing from Adam McLean.
The Phantomwise Tarot was painted in acrylics in black and white and shades of gray. The name is taken from a Lewis Carroll poem and the deck itself contains a bit of Wonderland whimsy and quirkiness. The full deck is still in progress, but there is a 22-card edition published by Adam McLean out now.
The Quantum Tarot explores the polar extremes of modern physics, the vast reaches of outer space, and the ultra-microscopic world of subatomic space through its visually striking cards. The deck aims to give poetic and symbolic expression to the dry theory of science. Now available in a 22-card limited edition from Adam McLean, and now a 78-card edition.
The Rotin Tarot is an enigmatic, abstract black and white deck. It has 22 minimalistic cards that work with the polarities and dark and light. Now the eighth deck to be published in a limited edition by Adam McLean.
The Son Tarot celebrates the lives and experiences of gay men. Each card represents an aspect of gay male life, and offers a unique pathway to masculine spirituality. Previously out as a majors-only deck from Adam McLean, it's now also a 78-card edition from Schiffer Books.
The Sylph Tarot is a butterfly-themed deck with beautiful, ethereal images drawn freehand in pencil. The major arcana are complete and available as a limited edition set, though the minor arcana are still being created.
The Tarot ng Daigdig sa Balintataw (or 'The World Inside the Pupil Tarot') is a stunning art tarot by Lynyrd Narcico, beautifully produced in a limited edition by Adam McLean. The art on the 22 cards is finely line-drawn and filled with muted colours.
The Tarot of the Sidhe has 78 cards with original, colourful Faerie paintings. It was sold-out as a majors-only set from Adam McLean, and has now also been published as a full 78-card deck by Schiffer Books.