There are moments when we become aware of a guiding force that defies logic. These invisible presences-ghosts, angels, demons, and other entities-can lead us toward sacred, dark, or poetric realms that lie beyond the boundaries of reason and emotions, where our universal subconscious comes to life.
The Tarot of the Spirit World is an unusual deck with angels, demons, and apparitions from the otherworld appearing in the tarot scenes. It is a non-traditional deck with a different spin on its imagery and meanings, and is strangely compelling.
Lo Scarabeo's Tarot decks have been acclaimed all over the world for originality and quality. With the best Italian and international artists, each Lo Scarabeo deck is an exceptional artistic value.
Commited to developing innovative new decks while preserving the rich tradition of Tarot, Lo Scarabeo continues to be a favorite among collectors and readers.
Rare find! is an original Lo Scarabeo. Made in Italy and distributed by LoScarabeo
Number of cards in deck: 78
Measurements: 2.6 x 4.72 inches, or 66 x 120 mm.
Back of card: Based on major arcana 17, the Star, shown above. Printed in dark blue on white, with a white border. May be inverted.
Booklet included: Yes, 64 pages, 2.6 x 4.74 inches, or 66 x 120 mm. Stapled on the short side. Instructions in English, Italian, Spanish, French & German.
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo. Printed in Italy
Comments: From the introduction:
There are times during each of our lives when we notice something looming over us & guiding us but we can't quite grasp it: odd coincidences, luck, dreams, mysterious messages through encounters with people, object, words written or heard. It's as if invisible spirits interact among us, or at least this is our impression. We call them angels, demons, spirits, entities, but most often we try to obscure their signals by rationalizing. We make an effort, therefore, not to see...
The Tarot deck designed by Roberto de Angelis for exploring the boundary between the world of reason and that of emotions, that Middle-earth where shadows come to life and our unconscious universe takes shape, even if fleeting & often illusory.
The "spirits" are divided into five categories: the gods and higher demons, which correspond to the Major Arcana; the lower demons (or lemures) which symbolize fears, obsessions, passions and faults and correspond to the symbol of fire of the wands; the kind-hearted spirits which appear as benevolent apparitions and influences, corresponding to the symbol of water of the chalices; the angels, custodians & judges of human actions, which correspond to the symbol of air, and finally the spirits of ancestors and forefathers, which correspond to the symbol earth of the pentacles.
All the cards are formatted as a picture imposed on an underlying picture (note thin white line borders, above). Lo Scarabeo does the very best nudes.