Rolla Nordic Tarot was conceived by Rolla Nordic, whose real name was Murielle Doris Berulfsen and who was an avowed practitioner of divination, rune stones, celtic witchcraft and ceremonial magic, and author of the book “The Tarot Shows the Path” first published during the hippie tarot revival . The artwork was produced by Paul Mathison in black and white so that the owner might colour the cards by hand to complement their learning process and enhance the personal nature of tarot reading. The drawings are attractive and appealing in themselves and more or less follow a traditional tarot format with debts to Frank Lind (Insight Institute) and the Waite/Smith deck.
Whilst playing card historians generally maintain that tarot originated in Italy during the early 15th century, Rolla Nordic, like her mentors, locates the origins of tarot symbolism in much earlier initiation mysteries. The artist, accordingly, seeks to reveal a higher reality through symbolism.
Member since September 01, 2014
I have been fascinated by playing cards ever since I can remember, and still have several of the card games I had as a child. And although I had accumulated quite a number of packs of various sorts over the years, it wasn't until I was in my 50s that I began collecting in earnest. My tastes are quite varied, and my collection of 800 or so decks includes:- children's games, standard and non-standard playing cards, adult games, fortune telling and oracle cards, tarot cards, and even cigarette cards.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
‘National Costumes of Turkey’ tarot by Industrie Comptoir, Leipzig, c.1800-1825.
French-suited Bavarian Animal Tarot by J B Dubois, Liège, Belgium, late 18th C.
French-suited Æsop’s fables tarot produced by Leipzig Industrie Comptoir, c.1800-1825.
Randy Butterfield's House of Tudor playing cards feature detailed art in a high-quality collectible ...
Early 19th century Animal Tarot pack produced by J T Dubois, Liège, Belgium.
Recoloured version of the Rider/Waite/Smith tarot produced by Frankie Albano, 1968.
Based on the knowledge, wisdom and interpretation of Paul Foster Case and Arthur Edward Waite.
“The New Palladini Tarot” by David Palladini published by U.S. Games Inc., in 1996.
The Aquarian Tarot Deck illustrated by David Palladini, published by Morgan Press, Inc., 1970.
The Linweave Tarot is actually an elaborate set of paper samples from the Pulp, Paper and Board Divi...
Katie Abey’s rainbow-coloured designs using crazy animals to convey motivating phrases.
Giuliano Costa's Jack-O’-Lantern tarot blends Rider-Waite symbolism with the rich and atmospheric th...
On-line offsite data backup publicity playing cards produced by The Bunker, United Kingdom, c. 2004....
“De Tarot in de herstelde orde” (The Tarot in the restored order) a re-ordered Rider-Waite tarot dec...
54 different dinosaurs, both large and small, illustrated by Cecilia Fitzsimons.
Commemorative Olympic Playing Cards produced by Waddingtons exclusively for Stanley Gibbons Antiquar...
Clamcleats playing cards for sailors designed by Celia Allison, New Zealand, 1986.
“Around the world in 54 cards” hand-coloured transformation pack produced by Peter Wood, United King...
Two very remarkable tarots by the award winning Dutch cartoonist Marcel Ruijters.
Jessel’s Bibliography of works in English on Playing Cards and Gaming describes “The first book on P...
Characters from The Broons and Oor Wullie comic strips on their 75th anniversary.
A catalogue in 54 cards of some of the treasures held within the Museum of London collections.
The first company to register Bezique materials with Stationers’ Hall was Josh Reynolds & Son in Sep...
A set of Tarot trumps on the subject of the cinema, with designs by Sergio Sarri.
Sergio Ruffolo’s “Tarocco Indovino” is an expanded version of his “Lo Zodiaco” cartomancy deck.
Complete contents of a sample book of advertising cards by De La Rue
The Disney Villains tarot deck by Insight Editions emphasises iconic villains, merging traditional t...