A deck based on the conclusions of Dion Fortune in "The Mystical Qabalah, which has been in print for nearly 70 years. The deck is intended for meditation and reflection; the conclusions in the accompanying booklets are drawn from traditional Kabbalah
Number of cards in deck: 78
Measurements: 2.92 x 5 inches, or 74 x 127 mm.
Back of card: Prettier than most of the fronts. A graded bluish-violet field, with a red mystic triangle (and other magical symbols) in one neat package in the center. Not for inversion, though in practice you might not notice.
Booklet included: 16 pages, 6.2 x 5.05 inches, or 156 x 128 mm, horizontal format. There are Kabbalistic diagrams, but none of the cards are shown.
Dion Fortune (18911946), founder of The Society of the Inner Light, is recognized as one of the most luminous figures of 20th-century esoteric thought. A prolific writer, pioneer psychologist, and powerful psychic, she dedicated her life to the revival of the Western Mystery Tradition. She was also a member of the Order of the Golden Dawn, whose members included A.E. Waite, Aleister Crowley, and W. B. Yeats.
In print for nearly 70 years, Dion Fortunes The Mystical Qabalah remains a classic in its clarity, linking the broad elements of traditional Kabbalistic thoughtprobably going back to the Babylonian Captivitywith both Eastern and Western philosophy and later Christian insights. Dion Fortune was one of the first adepts to bring this "secret tradition" to a wide audience. As part of her teaching, Dion Fortune demonstrated, as she said, the intimate association between Kabbalah and "that most marvelous system of symbolism, the Tarot." It is this association that forms the basis for The Dion Fortune Tarot Cards.
The images on the cards have been designed and assembled by David Williams, Warden of The Society of Inner Light for the past 16 years. In line with the teachings of Dion Fortune, this tarot deck is primarily intended for meditation and reflection. The meanings and information contained in the booklet are based on the conclusions presented in The Mystical Qabalah and the Path Working spreads are drawn from traditional Kabbalah, such as the Supernal Triangle, the Ethical Triangle, and the Three Pillars.
The deck is based on Fortune's book, The Mystical Qabbalah. Qabbalah (or Kabbalah)