Grail Tarot

The Grail Tarot: A Templar Vision brings together the search for the Holy Grail, the Knights Templar, and Tarot in 78 cards of Renaissance-style art. John Matthews and Giovanni Caselli have created the book and 78-card deck respectively.

Created by John Matthews, Giovanni Caselli
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Connections 2007
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Grail Tarot review by Kate Hill

The Grail Tarot: A Templar Vision “retells the Grail legend and relates the quest for the sacred Christian relic to our desire to understand the puzzle of our own lives”. Author John Matthews, who worked on the Arthurian Tarot, has teamed up with artist Giovanni Caselli, perhaps best known for his illustrations in the Rider-Waite redrawing, the Sharman-Caselli Tarot.

The Renaissance-style imagery feels authentic and the majors have an unusual feature – when laid out side-by-side in a row, they form a continuous frieze, an echo of artworks of the Middle Ages, almost like a comic strip of the Tarot journey. The Magdalene (High Priestess) gazes in awe at The Gnostic Christ (Magician), offering him the chalice with he... read more reviews.

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More About These Cards

Name: Grail Tarot
Creators: John Matthews, Giovanni Caselli
Publisher: Connections 2007
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Mixed
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes With Suit Symbols
Suits: Stones, Swords, Lances, Vessels
Court Cards: Brother, Preceptor, Lady, Master
The Fool is 0
Strength is 8
Justice is 11

Card Size: 2.95 x 4.72 in. = 7.50cm x 12.00cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Works as though reversible
Back Design: Plain burgundy background with a lighter wax seal image in the centre, and copyright text in a small font at the base.

Companion Material: 192-page quality softcover companion book.

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