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Dark Grimoire Tarot

The Dark Grimoire Tarot takes its inspiration from magical texts of fiction and legend - the Necronomicon and other grimoires. The 78 cards have non-traditional scenes of horror and nightmare. Often strange, they're also sometimes disturbing, particularly in the literal Hanged Man.

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Created by Michele Penco
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Lo Scarabeo 2008


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Dark Grimoire Tarot review by Lillie

The Dark Grimoire Tarot by Lo Scarabeo is a deck whose structure should be familiar to all tarot readers. Beautifully illustrated by Michele Penco using muted palette of colours relieved by bright but ominous highlights it has 22 majors that employ the usual titles and order (Justice is 8, Strength is 11). The minors are fully illustrated and use the common suit names and elemental attributions. Wands are fire, Swords are air, Chalices are water and Pentacles are earth. The court cards are named King, Queen, Knight and Knave although the Knave is pictured as a young woman rather as a young man. The elaborate and foreboding backs are non reversible.

This familiarity of structure combines with the strange and disturbing imagery to provide an extraordinary journey into the deepest ...

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Theme: Dark & Gothic, Halloween
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Name: Dark Grimoire Tarot
Creators: Michele Penco
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo 2008
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Mixed
Court Cards: King, Queen, Knight, Knave
The Fool is 0
Strength is 11
Justice is 8

Card Size: 2.60 x 4.72 in. = 6.60cm x 12.00cm
Card Language: Spanish, Italian, German, French, English, Dutch
Card Back: Non-reversible
Back Design: Central portrait of a suited man surrounded by a dcorated grimoire-like border.

Companion Material: Little white booklet in five languages.


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