Creator(s): Ian Daniels
Number of Cards: 78
The Major Arcana follows traditional titles, with Justice at VIII and
Strength at XI. The suits are named Scepters, Grails, Knives and Skulls. The Courts are titled Lord, Queen, Prince and Daughter.
The cards measure 2 3/4" x 4 5/8" and feature backs which aren't exact
reversible, but enough so that it's difficult to tell at a glance
which side is up. The cards are bordered on three sides with black. The
titles on the bottom are surrounded by vines. At the bottom of the
card is listed the card title for the Major Arcana (the Majors are unnumbered), the number and
suit for the Pips, and the title and suit for the Court Cards.
The cards also feature the astrological signs related to them. These are explained in the accompanying book, along with details on how the cards relate to Qabala and the Tree of Life. The colors of Major Arcana are related to the zodiacal, astrological, or planetary color symbolism following traditional Golden Dawn correspondences.
of the companion book "Phantasmagoria" comes from stage magician
He was a master of theatrical production, and the term
"phantasmagoria" represented a magic lantern show with
silhouetted puppets used to act out macabre drama. The book is not
illustrated; it is all text.