The Tarot of the Orishas by Zolrak with art by Durkon describes a unique Tarot deck. In form, it is similar to the traditional Tarot that has played a part in Western Spiritual systems for hundreds of years and is used for magic, divination, astral projection, and more. In spirit, it represents the blend of the magical thought of ancient Africa with Catholicism that resulted in the religions of Candomble and Santeria.
In this new design—there are 77 cards in all—you will find 13 cards, one for each of the deity Orishas. Each corresponds to specific natural forces and human qualities that are often blended with Catholic saints. For example, in this book you will learn that the warrior god Ogun is the destroyer of evil. He is identified with St. George who symbolizes the human struggle for perfection. Oshun, goddess of rivers, symbolizes love, marriage, and the sweetness of life.
The Tarot of the Orishas describes how the undiluted energy of the Orishas combines with many other archetypal symbols in the deck to help you access a spiritual realm that only symbols are able to describe. The Tarot of the Orishas is bilingual, so everything is covered in both English and Spanish. Get your copy of The Tarot of the Orishas soon.
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