Book of Kaos Tarot
Also known as Book of Chaos Tarot, Bohemian Tarot
The Book of Kaos Tarot is a compelling self-published 80-card deck. The imagery uses pagan and tribal imagery and its pen-and-ink art varies from simple to complex across the cards.
Tarot Deck - 80 Cards - Self Published 2004
Book of Kaos Tarot review by Kate Hill
The Book of Kaos Tarot is a self-published 80-card Tarot created by Australian artist Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule. The deck was first released in 1991 as the Bohemian Tarot, but for this edition almost half of the major arcana have been updated to form the deck into an “inter-sect-ion of Chaos Magick and the double aeonic current of Horus and Maat”.
The suits are Staves, Cups, Swords and Pentacles, while the court cards are Page, Knight, Queen and King. There are actually 24 major arcana cards, as there are two differing Lovers cards, and two Devil cards, one with Pan and one with Baphomet. Some titles of the Majors have been altered to a more Thoth-like titling:
Similar Decks to Book of Kaos TarotTheme: Australian, Dark & Gothic, Occult
Category: Black and White Decks
More About These CardsName: Book of Kaos Tarot
Alternate Names: Book of Chaos Tarot, Bohemian Tarot
Creators: Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule
Publisher: Self Published 2004
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 24
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Mixed
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes With Suit Symbols
Suits: Staves, Cups, Swords, Pentacles
Court Cards: Page, Knight, Queen, King
Major Titles: 0 - The Fool, I - The Magician, II - The High Priestess, III - The Empress, IV - The Emperor, V - The Hieorphant/Priest, VI - The Lover/s, VII - The Chariot, VIII - Adjustment/Justus, IX - The Hermit, X - The Wheel, XI - Strength/Lust, XII - The Hanged Man, XIII - Death, XIV - Temperance/Art, XV - Baphomet (alternatively, Pan), XVI - The Blasted Tower, XVII - The Star, XVIII - The Moon, XIX - The Sun, XX - Judgement/The Aeons, XXI - The Universe
The Fool is 0
Strength is 11
Justice is 8
Card Size: 3.90 x 5.28 in. = 9.90cm x 13.40cm
Back Design: Four Fool images alternate so that when flipped fast, he appears to be moving.
Companion Material: A roughly photocopied booklet that includes a relatively large amount of information.