Ibis Tarot

[The Two Paths] [One of Pentacles] The Ibis Tarot is based on a redesign of the tarot teachings in Practical Astrology, a book by Edgar de Valcourt-Vermont published in 1901 (alias Comte C. de Saint-Germain). The artist Josef Machynka researched Egyptian history and tarot-related topics to give this deck a more suitable and accessible design. Machynka was born in 1957 in Austria. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and has been interested in esoteric subjects from an early age. The Ibis Tarot keeps the basic structure of most tarot decks, but the names and symbology reflect the culture of ancient Egypt. For example, card 3 is Isis-Urania rather than the more typical Empress. The Fool has been replaced by card number 22 - the Crocodile. The court cards are the Master, Mistress, Warrior and Slave. Each minor arcana card has its own number given in roman numerals.

Number of Cards Size Copyright Card Back Design
22 major/56 minor
2 3/8" x 4 3/4" 1991 [back design]
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Language of Card Titles: English

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): suit symbols in patterns suspended in a landscape scene

Also Included: instruction booklet, 2 publisher cards

Major Arcana:
Crocodile (card 22), Magician, Gate of the Sanctuary, Isis, Cubic Stone, Master of the Arcana,
Two Paths, Chariot of Osiris, Tamed Lion (card 11), Veiled Lamp, Sphinx
Balance and the Sword (card 8), Victim, Reaping Skeleton, Two Urns, Typhon, Thunderstruck Tower,
Star of the Magicians, Twilight, Beaming Light, Resurrection from Death, Crown of the Magicians

Suit Names: Sceptres (Wands), Cups, Swords, Pentacles

Court Cards: Master (King), Mistress (Queen), Warrior (Knight), Slave (Page)

Links to Other Sites:
Review - Wicce website
Review - Taetia Zysshe website


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