Golden Dawn Tarot Deck

[Hermit] [5 of Pentacles] The Golden Dawn Tarot cards were painted by Robert Wang under the guidance of Francis Israel Regardie. The pictorial imagery on each card is based upon the late-nineteenth century designs of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the notebooks by MacGregor Mathers. The basic design of the cards, following the symbolic framework of the Inner Tradition, was formulated by S. L. Macgregor Mathers. It would appear that the original cards were painted by Mrs. Mathers, an accomplished artist, although they were never printed. The original deck was lent to members of the Inner Order. After experiencing the profound and beautiful ritual of initiation into the grade of Adeptus Minor, one of their tasks was to hand-paint a copy of the esoteric tarot deck. Wang has also written Introduction to the Golden Dawn Tarot about his deck.

Number of
Copyright Publisher Card Back Design
(third edition)
22 major/56 minor
3 1/8"
1978 U. S. Games [back design]
Order - Amazon

Language of Card Titles: English

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): suit symbols only

Also Included: instruction booklet, 2 blank cards

Major Arcana:
Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor, Hierophant,
Lovers, Chariot, Strength, Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Justice,
Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, Devil, Tower, Star, Moon,
Sun, Judgment, Universe

Suit Names: Wands, Cups, Swords, Pentacles

Court Cards: King, Queen, Prince, Princess

Links to Other Sites:
Review - Wicce website
Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn Official Web Site


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