The Buddha Tarot links the Tarot trumps and the story of Siddhartha on his journey for enlightenment. The minor arcana suits are Vajras, Jewels, Double Vajras and Lotuses. Created by Robert M. Place, who also created the Tarot of the Saints and the Alchemical Tarot.
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Robert M. Place
Tarot Deck - 79 Cards - Llewellyn 2004
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Buddha Tarot review by Cerulean
I was reading Susan Levitt's Introduction to the Tarot, a very good comparative guide with color illustrations to both the Thoth and Rider Waite. She opens her discussion with the idea of phrasing the question to gain the best answer, one that would have the highest benefit and also appeal to the highest chakra, the Crown.
I found this an appealing concept. I also wondered if I would ever find a lovely synthesis of East-West concepts in an especially designed tarot. My first chosen tarot was the Ukiyoe by U.S. Games, for I enjoyed a special taste for Japanese folktales and woodblock print art. They had the taste and grace of homelike familiarity for me.
After awhile, I collected some other Asian style tarots for the enjoyment of the art...
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More About These Cards
Name: Buddha Tarot
Robert M. Place
Publisher: Llewellyn 2004
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 23
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Mixed
Minor Arcana Style: Pips with Small Scenes
Suits: Double Vajras, Jewels, Vajras, Lotuses
Court Cards: Dakini, Animal, Sakti, Buddha
The Fool is 0
Strength is 11
Justice is 8
Card Size: 2.75 x 4.56 in. = 6.99cm x 11.59cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Non-reversible
Back Design: Eight spoked wheel resting on a lotus, with a red background.
Companion Material: Companion book by Robert Place.