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The Brotherhood of Light Tarot Deck

by C.C. Zain and Vicki Brewer
Now In COLOR

Brotherhood of Light Tarot Deck, $19.95

Don't forget the books for this tarot deck:

Sacred Tarot, the Art of Card Reading & the Underlying Spiritual Science,
by C.C. Zain, Brotherhood of Light, (advanced) $21.95

Secret Symbolism of the Tarot, by Doris Chase Doan, AFA, (advanced) $21.95

Number of cards in deck: 78

Measurements: 2.45 x 4.2 inches, or 62 x 106 mm.

Back of card: NEW for the colored deck: Pleasing tones of soft green & cream. The back is divided into upper & lower squares. Each square has a large diamond, framed by four triangles. All corners are gently rounded. In the center of each of the two diamonds, the two interlocking triangles of the Church of Light. It's a busy, solid back that contrasts nicely with sparseness of the front of the cards. May be inverted.

Booklet included: YES. 2.25 x 4 inches, or 57 x 102 mm, 48 pages. Titled, How to Use Brotherhood of Light Egyptian Tarot Cards / The Silver Key. Introductory material explains why color was added & gives a brief key to its meaning. There are interesting historical details, culminating with the identity of the original designer of the cards, Gloria Beresford, in 1936. Vicki Brewer added the color, along with some fairly subtle design changes, in 2009, to produce the deck shown above. The booklet also includes an explanation of the back of the cards, which is rare in tarot. There follows some good healthy extracts from C.C. Zain's classic book, Sacred Tarot, the Art of Card Reading & the Underlying Spiritual Science. Instructions are in English only.

This is change from the black & white deck, which had no booklet.

Publisher: US Games/Church of Light (dual). Printed in China.

Comments: The original 1936 deck, a black & white creation which was restored a few years ago, has now been colorized. I think the Church of Light has done a very good job of it, but don't take my word for it. At the bottom of this page (scroll down) is an image of the original cards. You can judge for yourself. The design of the cards is unique. The Major Arcana cards look vaguely like earlier tarots. The face cards are unique. The pips are simply the right number of symbols, with stars. The stars have meaning, though I'm not prepared to guess what.

For an explanation of this deck, see the author's Sacred Tarot, The Art of Card Reading and the Underlying Spiritual Science. This is not the usual book. It's one of the most serious metaphysical books ever written on tarot. As with all the Church of Light materials, it's heavily Egyptian, which might be of interest to many of you.

Please note:
The cards shown below (the original black & white version) are NO LONGER AVALABLE.
I DO NOT have stock. I CANNOT GET STOCK. I DO NOT KNOW WHERE TO GET STOCK. The black & white version is OUT OF PRINT, and will stay OUT OF PRINT.
If, after all this, you nag me anyway, I will take down the black & white illustration. It is here to help you judge the old & new. - Dave

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