The Necronomicon Tarot is the completion of author Donald Tyson's trilogy that draw on the mythology created by H.P. Lovecraft, the occult writer. It's a dark deck (as you might expect) with 78 cards fully illustrated with computer-generated art. Also comes with a companion book.
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Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Llewellyn 2007
Necronomicon Tarot review by Bonnie Cehovet
The "Necronomicon Tarot" marks the completion of author Donald Tyson's trilogy honoring H.P. Lovecraft, a highly innovative occult writer. The first two parts of this trilogy consisted of "Necronomicon - The Wanderings of Alhazred" and "Alhazred".
Note: Abdul Alhazred is portrayed as a mad scientist who is off on many magical adventures. The deck itself is populated by gruesome gods, sinister monsters, and all seven rulers of the Old Ones (from the book "Necronomicon"). The symbolism presented here reflects astrological and elemental associations, as well as the structure of the Golden Dawn. I want to make note here that illustrator Anne Stokes has done an excellent job of bringing together the essence of H.P. Lovecraft's work, along with the storyline presented by Donald Tyson,...
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More About These Cards
Name: Necronomicon Tarot
Publisher: Llewellyn 2007
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes With Suit Symbols
Suits: Wands, Cups, Swords, Discs
Court Cards: Page, Knight, Queen, King
The Fool is 0
Strength is 8
Justice is 11
Card Size: 2.75 x 4.75 in. = 6.99cm x 12.07cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Non-reversible
Back Design: A Lovecrafitan creature mostly concealed inside a circular window of sorts, it's left eye (and part of its reptilian head) and tentacles are visible.
Companion Material: 240-page companion book is packaged in the kit, along with a black organdy bag.