The Gareth Knight Tarot is the work of the leading occultist Gareth Knight (pseud. Basil Wilby, England 1930 and member of the Fraternity of Inner Light, related to the Golden Dawn), and the Dutch artist Sander Littel (Zwijndrecht 1939), who united their understanding and talents to create a tarot deck of great artistic and esoteric value.
In 1963 Knight and Little met in the artist’s studio, the corner of a 500-year old warehouse high above the streets of Dordrecht, NL. Together they planned the rough designs of the deck, exchanging ideas and information on both art and the occult. Little researched kabbalistic literature suggested by Knight, while Knight gathered inspiration from old tarot designs in antiquarian bookshops, public museums and libraries.
From the back of the box:
‘Witchcraft is the practice of natural and supernatural acts including evil power. In ancient times, the supernatural power of the witch was not always evil, but often was used for the power of prophecy. One of the most famous ancient witches was the Witch of Endon who lived in Palestine. The bible tells us that Saul, the first King of the Hebrews, consulted her before the battle with the Philistines. (I Sam. 28:7).’
- Page 1 of the instruction booklet
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