The Tarot is one of the most valued and oft-used divinatory tools of modern witches and occultists. The exact origin and purpose of the Tarot are not known; the cards may have evolved out of the Hermetica of ancient Egypt and Greece. Others believed they were fragments of an ancient Egyptian book or the 'Book of THOTH'. The Tarot is two decks within one: a major arcana, which consists of 22 cards, each of which appears to represent an archetype of the human psyche; and a minor arcana, which consists of 56 cards and is the prototype of todays today's ordinary playing cards. Each of the 22 major arcana has its own symbolic meaning. The suits of the minor arcana have numerous correspondences, such as to the elements, the cardinal points, the four letters of the Tetragrammaton, Yod He Vau He, the four seasons, endeavors, emotions and so on.


Avalon Tarot Deck
by Joseph Viglioglia

The cycle of tales centering on the Round Table is the epic of the Middle Ages, as influential in its day as Homer's Iliad and Odyssey in an earlier time. The legends of King Arthur, the search for the Holy Grail, the adventures of Lancelot, and the prophecies of Merlin are part of the collective imagination and common heritage of the West. This deck of Tarots brings back their magical and mysterious charm through 78 archetypal images, each referring to the myths of King Arthur and Avalon.

Item #: AA007, Price: $19.95

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