My friend Giordano Berti recently published a new deck. He is of course the man who brought to us all of those nice Sola Busca decks many of us were able to grab a copy of. The Sola Busca decks we got were the only true representation of the SB deck, a rare treat being able to hold the cards that directly influenced the making of the Waite-Smith deck – and the decision to illustrate the pip cards.
This new deck is not a tarot deck. It is something different, something special, and I am hoping you will take a look at it. Will you like it? I dunno; it interests me, but this is more of an art deck for me. You know how attached I am to decks that bring me exact answers. Still, this is a fascinating creation and I would deeply appreciate it if you checked it out and posted your thoughts.
Pictures are below, but what interests me the most is the story behind this deck. From the website:
In 1617 Lucas Jennis, the german editor of several Rosicrucian books, decided to publish a treaty entitled Societas Jesus et Rosae CrucisVera (The true Society of Jesus and the Rosy Cross), written by the theologian Daniel Cramer. Jennis asked the Swiss engraver Rudolph Mayr to create an emblem for each of the 40 chapters of the book. The common theme of the work is “the heart”, regarded as the seat of human emotions, but also a symbol of moods that involve all people in the course of their existence in the material world. In Cramer’s emblems, the heart undergoes various processes and experiences through 40 stages. Thus, we can see in these images an example of meditative Rosicrucian exercise working upon the spiritual centre of each man or woman.
Please take a look at the rest of the story here: https://rinascimentoitalianartenglish.wordpress.com/sibyl-of-the-heart-2015/
In the meantime, here are a few images to give you an idea of what this deck looks like:
(I am seriously liking the hearts).
P.S. Giordano’s site is in Italian but Google automatically translates it for me,
so I hope it appears in your preferred language as well. If not, here is the basic information on this deck:
In fact, the heart is the seat of human emotions, but also a symbol of moods that involve all people in the course of their existence in the material world.
So, what do you think?