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    The Evolutionary History of Tarot

    Roots in Renaissance Europe

    The Tarot, as we recognize it today, traces its beginnings to the Renaissance period of Europe, particularly Italy. Originally, the Tarot was not a tool for divination but a card game known as 'Tarocchi' or 'Tarock,' which became popular among the European nobility[1][2].

    Italian 'Tarocchi’

    Mysticism and the Occult

    Though the Tarot's earliest form was recreational, its association with mysticism and the occult began to solidify by the late 18th century. Notably, in France, figures like Antoine Court de Gébelin believed Tarot to be connected with the ancient Egyptians and their religious rituals, though such claims lack historical evidence[1][5]. This shift towards esotericism was further propelled when the Tarot began to be linked with Kabbalah and alchemical symbolism[6].

    The Fool and The World cards (Image reference). Marseille Tarot Trump cards by Charles Cheminade of Grenoble (1714-44), France, early 18th century. Stencil-coloured woodblock printing. All images courtesy Rex Pitts.

    Rider-Waite: A Modern Milestone

    A significant turning point in the Tarot's history was the creation of the Rider-Waite deck in the early 20th century. Designed by A.E. Waite and illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith, this deck incorporated comprehensive imagery and symbolism in the Minor Arcana, setting a precedent for many modern Tarot decks[3][7].

    The Fool (Image reference) and The World (Image reference) cards. Based on the instructions of academic and mystic A. E. Waite and illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith, the cards were originally published by the Rider Company in 1909.

    Contemporary Reflections

    Today, the Tarot is seen as a tool for introspection, guidance, and spiritual exploration. With countless variations and interpretations available, it reflects both age-old traditions and contemporary societal shifts. The decks have evolved to encompass diverse themes, from traditional archetypes to modern cultural motifs[4][6].

    Tarot remains a bridge between the conscious and the subconscious, the known and the unknown, guiding seekers through life's complexities.

    The Fool and The World cards, Tridevia Tarot Deck © 2023 All rights reserved.

    The Uniqueness of the Tridevia Tarot Deck

    Steeped in a rich blend of tradition and innovation, the Tridevia Tarot Deck stands as a testament to both ancient wisdom and modern artistry.

    Homage to Tradition with a Twist

    While the Major Arcana pays homage to the iconic Rider-Waite deck, setting a foundation familiar to many Tarot enthusiasts, the Minor Arcana showcases its distinction. Every card in the Minor Arcana is thoughtfully and artistically crafted, weaving intricate stories and deep symbolism.

    Major Arcana - Tridevia Deck and Rider-Waite comparison

    Tridevia deck ‚Üď (feminine, dreamy, mystical, celestial look with golden details)

    Rider-Waite deck ‚ÜĎ (set the standard for hundreds of other tarot decks, which follow the archetypal images created by Pamela Colman Smith in 1909 under the direction of Arthur Edward Waite.) Source link

    Minor Arcana - Tridevia Deck and Rider-Waite comparison

    Tridevia deck ‚Üď (feminine, dreamy, mystical, celestial look with golden details)

    Rider-Waite deck ‚ÜĎ (set the standard for hundreds of other tarot decks, which follow the archetypal images created by Pamela Colman Smith in 1909 under the direction of Arthur Edward Waite.) Source link

    The Golden Elegance

    Gilded edges and golden details elevate the deck to an epitome of luxury. Holding these cards, one can almost feel the magic pulsating through, making every reading a truly magical experience.

    Empowering Guidance at Your Fingertips

    The accompanying 100-page guidebook, packed with empowering interpretations of traditional Tarot meanings, acts as your trusted companion on your Tarot journey. Further enriching this journey are the uplifting 156 affirmations, providing daily doses of inspiration and motivation. 

    And for those hungry for deeper insights, the free eBook - accessible via a QR code inside the guidebook - dives into the profound symbolism behind each card.

    A Gift of Magic and Mystique

    Perfect for both the seasoned Tarot reader and the novice, the Tridevia Tarot Deck emerges as an ideal gift. 

    The blend of vibrant colors, golden accents, and detailed artistry ensures it's not just a deck, but a daily dose of luxury and enchantment.

    Embark on a Journey of Self-Discovery

    Beyond the physical beauty of the cards lies a world waiting to be discovered. Each card resonates with a unique energy and message, inviting you to explore, bond, and unearth the many layers of meanings.

    As you journey with the Tridevia Tarot, you're encouraged to tap into your intuition, align with your Higher Self, and immerse in the cosmic dance between the known and the unknown.

    Celestial Design Inspired by the Divine

    Drawing inspiration from the trinity of supreme divinity in Hinduism, the Tridevi, the deck exudes a celestial charm. This is mirrored in the mystical design, harmoniously combined with golden details, encapsulating the essence of the divine feminine.
    Components of the Tridevia Tarot Deck:

    • A complete set of 78 Tarot cards

    • An informative and empowering 100-page guidebook

    • A beautifully crafted unit box to house the deck and guidebook
    In every aspect, the Tridevia Tarot Deck stands out as a unique blend of artistry, spirituality, and empowerment, making it a treasured tool for any Tarot enthusiast.

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