Deliciously dark and grimly enchanting, this dread tarot will help you connect with your inner shadow. Strange creatures and powerful sorcerers dwell in savage landscapes—an inspiring realm where magick is reality. This ominous, exquisitely crafted tarot is ideal for magicians, witches, horror fans, and anyone drawn to the dark side.
Boxed deck includes 78 full-color cards and instruction booklet
Flip side of box is in Spanish: Tarot Oscuro de Grimoire
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937) was a mildly successful writer of short stories known as "pulp fiction." This was a designation based on the inexpensive, pocket-sized magazines where his stories appeared. These small magazines were published on cheap paper known as "pulp." Today, only a few magazines that were originally "pulps" remain, one of them being FATE magazine. Most of those that survived are now full-size.
Lovecraft was deeply influenced by earlier and contemporary writers such as Ambrose Bierce and Robert W. Chambers, who not only told a story, but projected a mood. He eventually developed a style that featured a mood of horror lying just beyond what we normally see and hear, horror that is liable to break through into our unknowing world at any moment. He created an entire other world populated by evil powerful beings intent on taking over the Earth. According to the stories...read more.
The Sun's energy gives us warmth, light, and life. The Major Arcana card of the Sun, number nineteen, represents the same. It demonstrates to us the symbology of rebirth, growth, and progress. In numerology, "nineteen" comprises One—the beginning, newness, creation—and Nine—endings and completion. We breathe in, only to breathe out and in again. Night gives way to day, day gives way to night....
While Llewellyn's Classic Tarot has my name on the cover, I did not so much design this project as direct it. Llewellyn wanted a deck that was designed to be faithful to the traditional tarot images, symbols, and meanings recognizable to most modern tarot readers and students. Creating a faithful yet new expression of timeless tarot imagery is... read this article