Dragon Mystique – Chinese fortune telling cards
The deck Dragon Mystique has been published in 1976 by Mystic World Enterprises Ltd and contains 65 cards of which 52 show aphorisms and good advice, 10 cards with images and three that offer an introduction and instructions. The cards come with an extra instruction sheet that will help you determining your Chinese Zodiacal sign.
The First Book of Tarot & More!
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The continuation of the quest… or ‘about the history and the eventual origin of Tarot
Welcome to the second edition of the Tarocks Tribune!
Lifting the veil, a secret revealed - The recurring theme of the Tarocks Tribune, for now. We shared this with you in our first edition. In case you missed it, all our newsletters will find a home for continued perusal on our Tarocks website.
During our continuous research on the backgrounds and history of the tarot we meet with countless theories and articles that are confident in having found the ultimate answer to the origin of the tarot. As we wrote already several times, we simply cannot say which article proves to be the most authoritive or which theory is to be believed.
Raymond Buckland (1934-2017) was an authority on many magical and spiritual disciplines on which subjects he wrote as many books of which The Complete Book of Witchcraft is the most well-known as it is often recognized as the book that drew many into the Pagan World. However, the list of his publications on magic and related subjects is endless and his books played an important role in the development and acceptance of the unseen.
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Sibilla originale del 1890 (per divinare…)
Collezione O. Menegazzi.
The Sibilla originale have been published in 1999 by il Meneghello, Milano in a limited edition of 1500 copies, of which the one described is number 755.
The deck consists of 52 cards divided into four groups of thirteen each, representing all kinds of scenes out of the daily life of the late 19th century. The scenes depicted are quite realistic and would be still valid today. Each image has also an ‘undertitle’ specifying what the image is about.
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This month we offer you an incredible newsletter filled with mystery!
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This edition of beautiful cards was published in 1984 by Arienti Solleone Carte, 20035 Lissone (MI), Via S. M. del Carso,1.
According to the accompanying description (in Italian) the design is based upon a group of paintings that were purchased by Vito Arienti in an antiquarian bookstore in Venice. The artwork depicts scenes of life and theater in Milan during the second half of the 19th century. The images are good examples of the romantic period of that time, showing all the drama that goes with it. An inspiring set of cards that makes you yearn for Carnival in Venice.
Vintage & Rare (Tarot) Card Decks
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Greetings! We are happy to present you with our first newsletter of 2019 in which we will offer to you our latest findings and inspiring topics.
First of all, we want to thank you for visiting our website and signing up for our newsletter. We truly hope that you will enjoy the images and the descriptions of the decks shown on Tarocks.
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In this newsletter you can read about Michael Dummet's now out of print book 'The Game of Tarot.' We also share some interesting information about Oswald Wirth and a photo of a very rare printing that is not in the Oswald Wirth blog post, new novelty card decks & our newest additions to the blog.
Petit jeu de Madame Lenormand Geûens – Seaux
Lenormand cards are different than Tarotcards. While Tarot cards possess a variety of symbolism per card and the interpretation of the spread can be complex, Lenormand cards show just one symbol per card. Therefore, their interpretation is often said to be more confined. That may be so, but the clear representation of the symbols shown makes the afore said interpretation readily accessible and leaves no doubt what they mean. Over the years many have been published, mainly Belgium, France and Germany.
Etteilla, The Wigmaker
Etteilla (1738-1791) born Alliette, was a barber by profession, who changed his name into Etteilla (spelled backwards, after the Hebrew tradition), when he became involved in occult thinking and, according to many, became a full-time fortuneteller.
Being a barber and a skillful wigmaker, he had little further education and not much experience with the philosophies of the more initiated. Nevertheless, he was gifted with a profound intuition (and a convincing fantasy). Contemporaries like Eliphas Levi, even believed that he came very near unveiling ‘The Real Secrets behind the Tarot’, but Levi also stated that his thoughts, when put into writing, were ‘obscure, wearisome, and in style even barbarous’.
Etteila was probably influenced by Comte Court de Gebelin (1728-1784), who led many occultists of those days to believe in the possible Egyptian roots of the Tarot.
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