Tarot de Paris

[Moon] [6 of Water] In 1981, J. Philip Thomas was visiting Paris for the first time. Coming out of the Metro, he was struck by the sun streaming through a nearby statue. In that moment, he had a vision of the major arcana based on the statues and other landmarks of Paris. The Tarot de Paris is a realization of that vision. Each card is a montage created from over 3,500 photographs he took of the city. The images reflect traditional tarot themes, but in new ways. Light is a powerful element in many cards. In the companion book Tarot de Paris, Thomas discusses the "triumphal way" from the Grande Arche to I. M. Pei's Glass Pyramid near the Louvre. He also describes the meaning of each image and identifies its elements and their location in Paris. This set includes a silk cloth which can be used as a soft surface for readings or as a wrapping for the cards.

Number of Cards Size Copyright Book Cover Card Back
22 major/56 minor
3 1/2" x 5 5/8" 2002 [back design]
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Language of Card Titles: English

Also Included: instruction book (160 pages), silk cloth

Major Arcana:
Source, Initiation, Veil, Nature, Order, Awakening, Harmony, Chariot
Equilibrium, Recluse, Sphinx, Presence, Question, Crossing, Alchemy,
Energy, Tower, Star, Moon, Sun, Angel, Universe

Suit Names: Fire (Wands), Water (Cups), Air (Swords), Matter (Pentacles)

Court Cards: King, Queen, Stallion (Knight), Spirit (Page)

Links to Other Sites:
Review - Aeclectic Tarot website


[King of Air] [Harmony] [7 of Fire]


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