Also known as Builders of the Adytum Tarot
Almost similar enough to the Rider-Waite to be classed as a clone deck, The Builders of the Adytum Tarot is printed in black and white only and is intended to be coloured by the user.
Paul Foster Case
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - US Games
B.O.T.A. Tarot review by Talisman
To start with, I had to look up "adytum" in a dictionary, which defines the word as the innermost room or shrine in certain old temples, to be entered only by a priest, or a sanctum.
So, there is a mystery tradition associated with this deck. Well, I'm here to talk about the deck I hold in my hand, and not the mysteries the deck may be about. I purchased my deck shrink wrapped, without a box and without a booklet. Just a deck of cards, which cost $7 (US).
Just a bit of background: The story is, every initiate in the seminal Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the late 19th Century esoteric society, had to make a personal copy of the master Golden Dawn Tarot. Members of the order included Pamela Coleman-Smith, William Butler Yeats, Aleister Crow... read more reviews.
Similar Decks to B.O.T.A. TarotTheme: Occult
Category: Black and White Decks
More About These CardsName: B.O.T.A. Tarot
Alternate Names: Builders of the Adytum Tarot
Creators: Paul Foster Case
Publisher: US Games
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Minor Arcana Style: RWS-Based Scenes
Suits: Cups, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
Court Cards: Page, Knight, Queen, King
The Fool is 0
Strength is 11
Justice is 8
Card Size: 2.75 x 4.25 in. = 6.99cm x 10.79cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Unknown