From the artist who created the best-selling Guilded Tarot, Ciro Marchetti, comes a wondrous new vision of the archetypes and symbols which make the Tarot such a powerful tool for exploration. While remaining true to the classic Rider-Waite Tarot deck, Marchetti creates a myth of a legacy from ages past to cast a new light on both the Tarot and the power of dreams. The Legacy of the Divine Tarot was first available only in a limited edition version, which dazzled and stunned even the most jaded tarot enthusiast, but is now available to a broader audience in a kit. The Legacy of the Divine Tarot kit includes a 78-card deck, a 312-page book, and a black organdy bag.
This deck has been massively anticipated, partly because the artists says it will be his final deck, but largely due to the trailers. That’s right, there are YouTube videos out for the deck, but that’s not all, Marchetti is creating an amazing interactive web site which will enchant any art enthusiast, let alone Tarot enthusiast. I need to say that these interactive resources are not just gimmicks, but clearly an expansion of the passionate vision which gave birth to this deck. Absolutely stunning:
You don’t need to see the video in order to understand the cards, though. The companion guidebook, Gateway to the Divine Tarot, presents the author’s interpretation of each card’s significance, including the fantastic back-story, along with additional perspectives from experts in the tarot community, including Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone, James Ricklef, and Leisa ReFalo. Just to give you a taste . . .
“The Blind Ones had told of its coming, that which would bring about our destruction. No one doubted their wisdom, and we neither feared nor questioned their reason. We understood that we were, ourselves, of the stars, and our existence in this form is but an instant in eternity. We would cease to be part of the universe. But we lamented nonetheless.” – From the companion book to the Legacy of the Divine Tarot (Gateway to the Divine Tarot)
For some people, like me, you just won’t be satisfied without seeing the actual card images. Here are some of the incredible images in this gallery here: