The Cathar Tarot moulds the 78 cards of tarot to the archetypes, spiritual beliefs and initiatory journey of the European Cathar order. The deck is a partnership between John Matthews and Wil Kinghan, who each have created several tarot decks, and draws on Gnosticism and Grail symbolism as well as Cathar belief.
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Watkins 2016
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Cathar Tarot review by medusawink
The Cathars were a mediaeval Christian sect whose idiosyncratic interpretation of Christian belief put them at odds with the Catholic Church. They first appeared in Italy during the 11th century and their influence spread via trade routes throughout Central Europe and Britain, until they were more or less eradicated in the early 12th century.
Central to their beliefs was the idea that the Demiurge (not God) created the world - a paradise in which there was no expulsion from Eden, and no 'Original Sin'. Jesus Christ was viewed as a wholly supernatural entity thus invalidating the possibility of resurrection after death. In addition to this Cathars were pacifists, vegetarians, disinclined to procreate – although the sanctity of marriage was not essential in Catharism either. It was... read more reviews.
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More About These CardsName: Cathar Tarot
Creators: John Matthews, Wil Kinghan
Publisher: Watkins 2016
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Card Size: 3.00 x 4.50 in. = 7.62cm x 11.43cm
Card Language: English
Companion Material: 112-page companion book is packaged with the deck.