Card Images from the Initiatory Tarot of the Golden Dawn
Initiatory Tarot of the Golden Dawn review by Lillie
The Initiatory Tarot of the Golden Dawn by Lo Scarabeo is a 78 card tarot deck based upon the semi mythical Golden Dawn deck designed in the late 19th century by S L Mathers for the use of initiates of the order. We are told in the accompanying booklet that the Lo Scarabeo deck takes its designs from the extant writings of the Golden Dawn on the tarot, Liber T and the essay on the tarot trumps by G H Soror Q L, and is intended to take the esoteric symbolism enshrined in the Golden Dawn teaching and make them accessible to the modern tarot reader.
The accessibility of this deck as a divination device cannot be questioned; the images by artist Patrizio Evangelisti are beautifully executed, attractive and engaging. The dramatic poses and angles, the evocative characters and landscap...
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More About These Cards
Name: Initiatory Tarot of the Golden Dawn
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo 2008
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Golden Dawn
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes With Suit Symbols
Suits: Chalices, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
Court Cards: Princess, Prince, Queen, Knight
The Fool is 0
Strength is 8/11
Justice is 11/8
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: Stone carved appearance with a central Golden Dawn cross and leaf design around the edges.
Companion Material: Little white booklet in five languages.