Akron / H.R. Giger Baphomet Tarot of the Underworld 23 Cards New Shrink Wrapped
Current price $145.00
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Location Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334 US
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Length 6 in.
Height 1 1/8 in.
Width 4 1/8 in.
New Unopened in Original Shrink Wrap
The first four photos are of the exact item you will receive.
The remaining photos are from my personal deck.
This is a boxed set with sealed 23-card tarot deck and 190 page guide.
The box measures 4 1/8 in. wide by 6 in. long by 1 1/8 in. high.
Each tarot deck card measures 3 3/4 in. by 5 1/2 in. and the complete deck of 23 cards is 3/8 in. thick.
This is NOT a standard tarot deck and cannot be used for traditional readings. The deck has unique art chosen from the works of H.R. Giger and does not represent the motif of cups, pentacles, wands and swords. The back of each card is a stylized bio-mechanical image that is shown in the last photo.
This deck only has the Major Arcana while the Minor Arcana are not present. The guide describes the Seven Seals of Baphomet, different Spread Systems and descriptions of each card in The 23 Arcana of the Baphomet Tarot.
The color way is white, black and silver with subtle sepia tones. The stain finish of the box, guide and deck is smooth and the cards are easy to grip and shuffle.
Text from box top:
Akron / H.R. Giger
Tarot of the Underworld
Text from box bottom:
_The art of Giger is a trip to the deepest fears and nightmares of life: His cards are enthralling and occasionally shocking visions -- they shake us up, showing adamant to our repressed, inner worlds of shadows._
The Swiss artist H. R. Giger (*1940) counts today -- in addition to Ernst Fuchs and Rudolf Hausner -- as one of the most famous representative of "Fantastic Realism". His art assigns a mystic dimension, which apparently inspires us to be carried away beyond our known reality. A virtuosic technic of painting allows him, to bring his amazing designs (or maybe compositions?) on canvas with nearly a photographic realism. Because of that fact they obtain an astounding vibrancy and we recognize them as a part of our own unconscious imagination.
An important request of Giger is if to abolish the barrier between art and daily life. Among his work as a designer of film productions -- he received and Oscar for his contribution in the film "Alien" in 1980 -- also "Baphomet: Tarot of the Underworld" is an expression of this ambition.
ORIGINAL BAPHOMET TAROT ©
• Tarot card deck with 23 cards
• Complete engl. booklet with instructions including methods of interpreting and spreading the cards. 190 pages.
© 2010 AKRON EDITION GMBH
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