Let me tell you what your favorite go-to tarot deck says about you. That’s right. I think I know you better than you know yourself. And all from knowing which tarot deck you like.
Tarot de Marseille
You’re kind of an elitist snob. You think your tarot deck is more authentic than other people’s tarot decks and so that makes you better. When you’re talking about tarot, you make sure to emphasize that you read with the Marseille (no, you would say “TdM”) deck because you’re pretty sure that fact alone conveys the depth and breadth of your tarot knowledge.
Esoteric Tarot Deck Pre-1900
You’re an elitist snob. You’re probably a voracious reader of obscure books, especially books bearing titles that begin with “Liber.” You get all academic and historian-y when talking about witchcraft or ceremonial magic.
It’s so different from what most of us tarot practitioners have come to understand or presume to be an “angel oracle deck.” This deck doesn’t come out of one of the typical tarot and oracle deck publishers. It’s by Findhorn Press, a Scotland-based independent mind, body, spirit book publisher.
The deck– Angel Heart Sigils: Mystical Symbols from the Angels of Atlantis– is by Stewart Pearce, who is a voice coach, sound healer, and angel medium who, according to his biography, has worked with Princess Di (and several other celebrities from the British Isles who I don’t think I recognize simply because I’m an ignorant American). The deck is based on Pearce’s book, The Angels of Atlantis (Findhorn Press, 2011), which is about the 12 archangels of Atlantis, and also The Alchemy of Voice, published just one year before Angels of Atlantis, that chronicles Pearce’s initial contact with the 12 archangels.
The illustrator is Richard Crookes, who started his artistic career in watercolor and pencil, but is now into digital art, photography, and map and diagram illustration. In the Angel Heart Sigils deck, you’ll see that digital art, photography, and diagram illustration side. A quick scan through his portfolio will convey an incredible digital artist of the modern age who has designed some very cool book covers and can render some extraordinarily beautiful calligraphy.