Creator(s): Suzanne Treister
Country: United Kingdom
Publisher: black dog publishing
Number of Cards: 78
Reference: black dog publishing
Suzanne Treister’s HEXEN2.0 project is an expansive cross-media
investigation into the interwoven histories of government mass control
systems, technological and scientific discovery, behavioural theory and
countercultural movements, and diverse philosophical, literary and
political responses to advances in technology such as the rise of
cybernetics and the Internet.
HEXEN2.0 takes as its starting point the
seminal Macy Conferences, New York, 1946–53, whose primary goal was to
set the foundations for a general science of the workings of the human
It is hard to recognize at the first glance, but the basic structure of this deck is traditional tarot such as RWS or Thot.
The cards have traditional titles and numbering. The Minor Arcana are split into traditional suits of 14 cards each and
consist of: Chalices, Pentacles, Wands and Swords. The Court cards are
represented by a mix of individuals, text, organisations and abstract
The cards are big (94 mm x 150 mm). There is no LWB included but there exists a seperate book.
The images are also related to the traditional tarot. For example The Empress. Traditionally she is a mother
earth type figure who gives birth to many things. In
Treister’s deck she is represented not by herself but by her offspring,
namely a plethora of investigative agencies like FBI and CIA.
It's not every day that you you get Nikola Tesla, H.P. Lovecraft, Jean-Jacques Rousseau,
The Unabomber, Ada Lovelace, William Blake, Alan Turing and William Gibson
together in the same tarot deck.