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Eclectic Tarot

The Eclectic Tarot is a 78-card Austrian deck, published in 1986. The artist used an eclectic mix of tarot traditions for inspiration, and his major arcana have detailed and vivid scenes, while the minors have suit elements arranged in geometric patterns.

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Created by Josef Machynka
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Piatnik 1986


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Eclectic Tarot review by Bonnie Cehovet

The "Eclectic Tarot" is a reflection of the diverse path followed by author/illustrator Josef Machynka. It is a path of study that includes the Tarot, numerology, I Ching, the Qabalah, and more. The structure of the deck is traditional, with 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana. The suits are Wands, Cups, Swords, and Coins. the Court Cards are entitled King, Queen, Knight, and Page.

The LWB (Little White Book) begins with instructions for interpreting the cards. It is interesting to note that Machynka recommends the simplest approach to reading the cards. He states:

"The safest path to perception lies through the study of natural laws as they are manifested in science and rational thought. The understanding gained in this way can be directly applied to any prac...

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Name: Eclectic Tarot
Creators: Josef Machynka
Publisher: Piatnik 1986
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Mixed
Suits: Cups, Swords, Wands, Coins
Court Cards: Page, Knight, Queen, King
The Fool is 0
Strength is 11
Justice is 8

Card Size: 2.76 x 4.92 in. = 7.00cm x 12.50cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Non-reversible
Back Design: Black and gold, circular sun in the cenre and four suit symbols in the quarters.

Companion Material: Little white booklet.


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