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Ramses II tarot

Ramses II Tarot deck was published c.1975 in conjunction with a Peruvian occult or esoteric magazine.

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Ramses II Tarot, Peru. c.1975

Ramses II Tarot deck was published c.1975 in conjunction with a Peruvian occult or esoteric magazine. The deck seeks to evoke the aesthetic and spiritual essence of ancient Egypt by taking creative liberties to blend the imagery and symbolism of both tarot and ancient Egypt. The deck has 78 cards (plus two blank cards). The major arcana cards are based on the Waite/Smith deck designed by Pamela Colman-Smith in 1910 and are numbered 1-21. The Fool is unnumbered. The minor arcana cards are a mixture of Spanish-suited numeral cards (1-10) with Egyptian figures on the court cards. All cards have titles and divinatory interpretations printed in Spanish. The back (right) shows an Egyptian scene.

Ramses II Tarot, Peru. c.1975 Ramses II Tarot, Peru. c.1975 Ramses II Tarot, Peru. c.1975

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Cartomantic meanings of Spanish playing cards by Benita the Witch (XVI century), published by Chocolates Nelia, c.1932
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