The Universal Marseille Tarot takes us directly to the origin of tarot. The highly sought-after deck by Claude Burdel (1727-1799), originally rich with divinatory suggestion, has been beautifully restored-giving new energy to the ancient images and amplifying their symbolic meaning.
From Where Do the Cards of the Tarot Originate? Mystery shrouds the origin of Tarot cards, but ancient oracle decks have been found in a wide range of places, from Hungary to India to China. Some historical sources credit the traveling, wandering musicians and performers who roamed (originally) from India to Persia to Egypt for carrying cards and... read this article