Saturday, November 19, 2011

A New Masonic Tarot by Osvaldo Menegazzi

Freemasons of an esoteric or hermetic bent may be interested in the new deck of 22 major arcana cards designed around a masonic theme by the master card designer Osvaldo Menegazzi. For those of you who are not aware of this, the development of Tarot as a divination system is intimately tied to Freemasonry and specifically several freemasons during the 19th century. Many tarot officiados do not realize that A.E. Waite, whose tarot designed for the Golden Dawn and which bears Waite's name was a Freemason. Similarly, many freemasons are unaware of his connection to the world of Tarot. The Waite deck contains symbolism every Freemason will recognize. A number of tarot decks have been designed over the years which focus on Freemasonry.

Click on the title for this post to see illustrations of the deck on the website.

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