Ancient Minoans meet modern Tarot in this vibrant 86-card deck and guidebook set that calls on archetypes of Tarot through iconography inspired by beautiful works of art from ancient Crete. Connect with mysterious snake priestesses, labyrinthine temple complexes, and courageous bull-leapers. Explore gender-balanced face cards reflecting the egalitarian nature of Minoan society that makes this deck especially relevant for modern users: Priest and Priestess, Lord and Lady, Youth and Maid.
Each card's hand-painted artwork in the style of ancient Minoan art includes Linear B symbols (a writing system used in ancient Crete) reflecting literal image concepts or pointing to deeper meanings. This deck and comprehensive guidebook can also be used for meditation and personal growth. Experienced and new readers will find The Minoan Tarot a natural tool.
The Minoan Tarot deck-and-book set is available from:
Amazon.com and other Amazon platforms worldwide
It's also available in local bookstores and metaphysical shops. If your favorite shop doesn't carry The Minoan Tarot, you can ask them to order it for you.
Here's a video that showcases the art from all 86 cards - the whole deck. Check out the other pages on this website for photos of many of the Major and Minor Arcana cards.
If you're interested in the ancient Minoans, you might enjoy The Minoan Coloring Book, full of 48 of my favorite pieces of Minoan art from ancient Crete: bull-leapers, snake goddesses, blue ladies, and more!
How about some fiction? My historical novel The Last Priestess of Malia takes place among the Minoans of ancient Crete.
Or you might like my non-fiction book Labrys and Horns, about the revival of Minoan spirituality in our modern world - it's the "how to" guide for Modern Minoan Paganism. You can check out our official website then find out more in our discussion forum at Ariadne's Tribe on Facebook.
If you're looking for the Minoan Tarot deck by Ellen Lorenzi-Prince, you can find it here. Ellen and I had similar ideas at roughly the same time, but she got her deck together faster than I did and got it out to the public before mine was ready. She is aware of my deck, has no issue with the name, and there is no bad blood between us. In fact, she was kind enough to contact me and let me know when her deck was being printed so I wouldn't be surprised to discover it 'out there,' since I had already built up a following for my deck on its Facebook page. Since we both came up with the idea at about the same time, I have to think our decks are something the world needs. I encourage you to acquire both decks and enjoy their unique artwork and meanings.