Notes and sketches for the Patabotanical Tarot Deck, initiated during the Tarot and Ethnobotany Tutorial, based on The Story Of Tarot by Paola Orlic.

The cards in detail

Historical Tarot Decks

  • Visconti-Sforza (VS)
  • Rider-Waite (RW)
  • Crowley-Harris/Thoth (TH)
  • Golden Dawn (GD)
  • various esoteric (ES)
  • Tarot de Marseille (TM)
  • Besancon Tarot (BT)
  • Sola Busca Tarot (SB)

Some resources…


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  • Crowley, A., Israel Regardie, 1986. 777 and other Qabalistic writings of Aleister Crowley: including Gematria and Sepher sephiroth. S. Weiser, York Beach, Me.
  • DuQuette, L.M., 2003. Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot. Weiser Books, Boston, MA.
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  • Mandić, M., Madić, V., 1994. Ključevi Arkana. Esotheria.
  • Marteau, P., 1981. Tarot de Marseilles. Arts et Metrets Graphiques, Paris.
  • Mary K. Greer, n.d. Tarocchi | Mary K. Greer’s Tarot Blog [WWW Document]. URL (accessed 4.15.13).
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  • Parravicino, E. di, 1903. Three Packs of Italian Tarocco Cards. The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs 3.
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  • Tarot History: Links [WWW Document], n.d. Tarotpedia. URL (accessed 4.15.13).
  • Tarotpedia [WWW Document], n.d. Tarotpedia. URL (accessed 4.15.13).
  • The Cat People Tarot Deck [WWW Document], n.d. URL (accessed 4.15.13).
  • Waite, A. E., 2005. The Pictorial Key to the Tarot. Dover Publications.
  • Waite, Arthur Edward, 1933. The Holy Grail, Its Legends and Symbolism: An Explanatory Survey of Their Embodiment in Romance Literature and a Critical Study of the Interpretations Placed Thereon. Rider.
  • Wilke, D., Ando, A., n.d. Diane Wilke’s and Arnell Ando’s Storyteller Tarot [WWW Document]. URL (accessed 4.15.13a).
  • Wilke, D., Ando, A., n.d. Transformational Tarot: Major Arcana [WWW Document]. URL (accessed 4.15.13b).
  • Williams, C., 2003. The greater trumps. Regent College Pub., Vancouver.

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