Thoth-Inspired Tarot Decks
Tarot decks inspired by or with a foundation based on Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot.
The striking, fascinating artwork in this deck was created by the famous occultist and Golden Dawn member, Aleister Crowley. The Thoth Tarot deck is regarded as another classic Tarot deck, but some previous knowledge of tarot would help when using this deck. This edition of the deck has 80 cards, which included three versions of the Magus card.
The Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot Pocket Edition is the playing-card size version of the classic tarot deck. It reproduces Crowley's famous imagery but at the smaller size makes it difficult to discern all the symbolic detail.
Tarot structure and Egyptology have been blended seamlessly in this lifelike-looking deck of Ancient Egypt. The author has drawn on a mix of Egyptian history, mythology and daily life to produce the very readable 78 Ancient Egyptian Tarot cards.
The Awakening Aeon Tarot emerged from the new energy of the Aquarian Age, and is grounded in metaphysical Qabalistic symbolism, Ancient Egyptian imagery, astrology and the I Ching. The deck has 82 textured, layered mixed media cards and includes four extra major arcana cards, designed to help the querent find their way along the Path of Life. Available direct from the artist.
The Bifrost Tarot is a modernisation of the Thoth Tarot, including a spectrum of influences from the major players and discoveries that have come since Crowley's time. Designed to be a deck for the true student of the occult, and now available as a self-published edition from the artist.
The Haindl Tarot has non-traditional imagery and is highly recommended for an advanced Tarot reader, or for meditation. The author, Hermann Haindl, was inspired by Qabbalah, Runes, I Ching, and Native American influences for the deep and compelling artwork.
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 Kingdom Within Tarot combines astrology, Qabalah, mythological archetypes, the elements, and the cyclical nature of the cosmos into 78 Tarot cards. The deck is designed for practical divination as well as self-knowledge. The set and very comprehensive companion book has been published by Schiffer Books.
The Tarot of Stars Eternal is a reworking of the Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot by Dante Tarot artist Andrea Serio. The majors are very similar to Crowley's Thoth, but the minors have been expanded and have an emphasis on Decans.
The Liminal Tarot is a beautiful 79-card deck, created to be an all-image tarot that can be read without a little white booklet. It was guided by Thirteen's Tarot Card Meanings and Lady Frieda Harris' paintings for the Thoth Tarot. Self-published in a limited edition of 200 decks.
The Love is in the Earth Crystal Tarot is from Melody, author of the Love is in the Earth book series, and takes a Thoth foundation and overlays a New Age theme. It has 79 borderless cards (including an extra major arcana card, Millenium) with busy and multi-coloured illustrations.
The Magickal Tarot has very stylised and symbolic artwork, packed with images of occult significance. The deck is similar to the Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot in structure.
The Pagan Tarot (Tarot 2000) is a Pagan tarot deck for the new millennium, published in Cornwall, England in 2000. The card artwork is a hand painted and quite busy style with a border of Celtic knotwork.
The Parrott Tarot is a hand-drawn and -coloured deck, with a wealth of correspondences in the border of each card. Interestingly detailed scenes are depicted in this self-published deck, to which four extra court cards have been added.
The Rohrig Tarot is a sexy, glossy Tarot deck that has been thoroughly modernised - the Chariot shows a Formula One motor racing car - and overall the artwork is beautifully done and finely detailed. There are two versions of the deck: the US edition and an earlier German edition with uncovered nudity.
The Rosetta Tarot is a 78-card deck in the Golden Dawn tradition, inspired by the Thoth Tarot's depth of meaning and timeless symbolism. The cards were illustrated using different artistic media to portray the elemental forces of each suit.
The Tabula Mundi Tarot is Thoth-based in spirit, structure and inspiration, but has vibrant and detailed original artwork by the artist of the Rosetta Tarot. The full 78-card deck is in progress, and a 22-card limited edition is available now in a coloured version (true to Golden Dawn colour scales) and a black and white version.
Tabula Mundi Tarot: Colores Arcus is the full-colour, 78-card edition of the black and white Tabula Mundi Nox et Lux. The card images are Thoth inspired and draw from the Book of T, and are coloured according to the Golden Dawn colour scales. The minor arcana are unique in that their illustration is drawn from the major arcana card linked with the same astrological decan. Now crowd-funding through Kickstarter.
Tabula Mundi Tarot Nox et Lux is the full edition of the Tabula Mundi Tarot, from the artist of the Rosetta Tarot. It has 78 black and white, Thoth-inspired cards based on the Golden Dawn teachings as in Book T.
Tarot Czterech Zywiolow was published in Poland in 2000. Its original art has a Thoth influence, surrounded by a white border with card titles and keywords printed in Polish.
The Via Tarot is directly inspired by Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot deck, and draws on kabbalistic, alchemistic and magical sources. The Via's cards, illustrated in coloured pencil, resemble the Thoth's but are more aesthetically pleasing.
Romanticised Native American theme decks are fairly common, but this one has particularly beautiful artwork that is deep, soft and gorgeously coloured. It is Thoth- based rather than being rather based on the Rider-Waite.