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Ritual Tarot Deck Marked Edition

Ritual Tarot Deck Marked Edition

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Ritual Tarot Deck Marked Edition by Tierra May


*80 cards printed on upgraded 410gsm ultra black core cardstock.
*Card names hidden on the backs of each card in the deck.
*The new “Lust” card.
*The new “Fool’s Journey” card.
*A full length, two piece rigid card box.
*A full color, perfect bound guidebook that fits inside the card box with the cards.

Ritual Tarot Deck Marked Edition

“Ritual Tarot 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. Two and a half years later, I debuted the large-scale collages at an art exhibit alongside the release of the Ritual Tarot, a 78-card tarot deck created from the scaled-down versions of my art.

THE NEW *MARKED EDITION: The format of this version of the deck will follow the tradition of the street magician’s marked deck of playing cards and feature card names hidden (in plain sight) on the backs of each card in the deck. Titles are discreetly incorporated on the card backs in such a way that you don't notice the names unless you're consciously looking for them (photos coming soon).

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.


Ritual Tarot Deck Marked Edition Details:

THE RITUAL TAROT follows the structure and symbolism of the Rider Waite-Smith Tarot and the Crowley Thoth Tarot: *80-cards in total (including the recent addition of the bonus Lust card and the new Fool’s Journey card). 24 Major Arcana, 56 Minor Arcana.

CARDS: Cards measure 3.5 inches x 5 inches. The card stock for this edition will be upgraded to 410gsm ultra black core card stock. This stock is more *opaque and thicker than the previous 350gsm white core cardstock (gsm stands for "Grams per Square Meter." The higher the gsm number, the heavier the paper). Black core card stock is the standard for poker cards because of its high opacity, meaning that light can’t get through the cards and expose them to other players (they are often used in casino card games where cheating is a concern). Because it's opaque, this card stock provides more visual contrast than standard stock, keeping the graphics printed on each card vivid in colors. This stock will be much more durable than that of the previous edition and will have more flex/bend for shuffling ease. Card backs will feature each card’s corresponding name hidden within the zodiac wheel.

GUIDE BOOKLET: The marked edition guide booklet will be the same dimensions as the cards (3.5 x 5 inches when closed) and will fit inside the card box. The booklets will be full color, perfect bound and feature in-depth card descriptions and images for the Major Arcana, condensed meanings for the court cards and key words for the Minor Arcana. Reversed meanings are also included in the guide book. 62 pages total.

BOXES: The cards and guide book will come in a 2 piece, full-length rigid box with matte lamination. Boxes are made of 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Fibers. Deck boxes will come shrink wrapped for extra protection.”


Ritual Tarot Deck on the Riffability Scale - 1.5 Oracle Sized cards with thicker cardstock, was able to riffle slightly but with no bridge

See my blog post for more about riffle shuffling and the riffability scale! 

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