Contender for the most popular collage tarot deck of the year, The Ritual Tarot now comes with the cards' title as a subtle hint on the reverse - hiding in plain sight so it cannot be easily read when shuffling or drawing cards (I had to look up how to see it!).
Tiera May, creator of the Ritual Tarot explains how it came to life: "It began as a series of analog collages inspired by the symbolism of the Major Arcana. As I dissected and reassembled the 23 traditional archetypes of the Tarot, a complex visual narrative emerged; a language that is distinctly archaic but also holds space in the present; a story that honors the old gods and the new; a voice that speaks to the human psyche - not with words but with symbols.
"The overwhelmingly positive response to these artworks encouraged me to expand the scope of the project from the original 23 cards to all 78 found in a standard tarot deck. The card faces in the Ritual Tarot are nameless and do not feature titles or numbers - only imagery.
"This marked card format allows deck users to familiarize themselves with the cards while also developing their own individual relationship with the symbolism of the Tarot. My intention behind this decision is to encourage those who use the deck to form a more intuitive connection with the imagery and to engage in personal myth-making."#
The Ritual Tarot follows the structure and symbolism of the Rider Waite-Smith Tarot and the Crowley Thoth Tarot: 79-cards in total (including the recent addition of the bonus Lust card). 23 Major Arcana, 56 Minor Arcana. The cards measure 3.5" X 5".
Cards are 410gsm ultra black core with rounded corners and smooth finish.
Colour guide book included in the two piece box.