Qabalah Tarot Decks
Decks wholly based on or picturing the symbolism and teachings of Jewish Qabalah (also known as Qabala or Kabbalah).
While not a creation by Dion Fortune herself, this deck is inspired by her Tarot and Qabalah teachings. Its images are a mixture of Marseilles-style, photographic, and illustrated elements, and are intended for meditation and reflection.
The Gill Tarot has bold, attractive artwork that looks rather like it was coloured in with felt pens. The major arcana have recognisable Tarot symbology, while the minor arcana are decorated but are not scenes in the Rider-Waite sense. The card backs show a colourful design of the Tree of Life.
The Hermetic Kabbalah Tarot is designed for students of the occult. It eliminates the traditional tarot imagery, and emphasises the symbolic relationships instead. There are astrological, hermetical, planetary, alchemical, angelic and goetic references included on each of the 78 cards.
The imagery of the Initiates Way Tarot is a mix of paintings, photography and multi-media. The cards are linked with the Qabbalistic Tree of Life. The full deck of 78 cards is accompanied by an interactive learning CD. Sets are made to order by the artist.
The Kabbalah Deck uses cards to explore the Jewish mystical tradition of Kabbalah. It has a total of 35 cards: 22 representing the Hebrew alphabet, 10 for the Sephiroth of the Tree of Life, and 2 extra cards with the symbol of the Hamseh.
Kabbalistic Visions: The Marini-Scapini Tarot is a project from author Marco Marini and illustrator Luigi Scapini. The 78 card deck explores tarot symbology through its links with the Tree of Life and 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
The King Solomon Cards are reading cards that relate directly to ancient Jewish symbols, containing King Solomon seals and the "72 names of God". The 36 cards have illustrated scenes overlaid with Hebrew letters and metaphysical symbols.
The King Solomon Oracle Cards are reading cards that relate directly to ancient Jewish symbols, containing King Solomon seals and the "72 names of God". This is the second edition of the deck, with four extra personal amulet cards, published by US Games.
The Lurianic Tarot contains symbols, imagery and esoteric information on each card which align it with the Jewish Kabbalistic teachings of R. Isaac Luria. Now published and available in a tuckbox with pouch, and with a companion PDF document.
The Navigators of the Mystic Sea Tarot deck is based on the Golden Dawn foundation of the Hermetic Qabbalah, with the Tree of Life on the back of the cards. The artwork is really quite bizarre, but interesting. Previously out of print, it has now been reprinted by the artist.
The Syzygy Oracle is a 32 card deck linking Tarot, Qabala and the Sacred Feminine. It has ten cards linked with the 22 major arcana, and ten cards connected with the ten sephiroth of the Qabalistic Tree of Life.
Published in the mid seventies, and unfortunately now out of print, this brilliantly coloured Balbi Tarot deck makes use of astrological, alchemical and Qabbalistic symbols in its major arcana. (The minors are standard pip cards.)
The major arcana of the Tarot of the Sephiroth are fascinating. The art is angular and abstract, incorporating qabbalistic spheres, and the cards can be laid out showing the paths in the Tree of Life. However, the minor arcana do not match the majors in detail and interest.
The Tree of Life Tarot has symbolic rather than pictorial imagery, aimed at students of the Qabbalah. Each card pictures a diagram of the tree of life and focuses on a particular path between them.
A Pagan/Witch-friendly deck, the Witches Tarot has substitutions such as Pan for the Devil, and the Seeker as the Hermit. Knowledge of the Qabbalah would help interpretation, as each of the major arcana correspond to a place on the tree of life. The cards are painted and borderless.