0 Shares 1112 Views

Tarot of Atlantis: A Review

by Hercules Invictus

Plato introduced the legend of Atlantis to his Greek audience in two of his lesser works, Timaeus and Critias. The lost continent quickly seized the Western imagination and has been the focus of many a bold adventure and much wild speculation in the past couple of millennia.

Was Atlantis in the Atlantic, or was it elsewhere? Was the lost Mediterranean isle of Thera Atlantis? The Azores? Antarctica? Is Atlantis the progenitor of the Egyptian and South American pyramid cultures? Who can say…

Atlantis has also been the setting of many a wild and wonderful tale. Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan and father of the Sword & Sorcery genre, wrote of Kull – a powerful and brooding barbarian of Atlantean descent who rose from obscurity to become king of Valusia, the mightiest kingdom of his primordial age.

Whatever the real truth of Atlantis may actually be and regardless of what prehistoric reality actually inspired the tale, Atlantis- after 2,000 years as the focus of human striving – has become a living location – an actual place – in our collective imagination. To many a modern seer Western Civilization is Atlantis reborn: the story is our guiding mythos and carries a prophetic warning. Will we heed it, learn our lessons and avert a catastrophic fate?


ADVERTISEMENT


ADVERTISEMENT


The Tarot of Atlantis allows you to visit the lost continent and gain wisdom from its inhabitants. All the strands of the Atlantis legend are woven into this colorful deck: the barbaric Sea People who live by the sword… the exotic parent civilization of South America, Egypt, India and the Ancient Near to Middle East… the Powers once worshiped by the Greeks and Romans… and yes: lots of menhirs and mass destruction.

The Tarot of Atlantis is a collaborative effort (Bepi Vigna, Pietro Alligo, Massimo Rotundo, Mario Pignatiello), like many Lo Scarabeo decks, and is distributed exclusively by Llewellyn in the USA. The Major Arcana depicts the fall of Atlantis and each suit in the Minor Arcana depicts an extreme aspect of Atlantean life. The Chalices, for instance, are very sensual and the Swords are filled with war and strife. The colorful graphic-novel style art effectively evokes the mood of each card and should serve well in ritual work, guided visualization and active imagination exercises.

Aside from divination and metaphysical practices, this deck can also be used as an aid to role playing games and as a stimulus to the imagination of storytellers, especially those inclined towards telling heroic tales set in time-lost lands.

Atlantis remains an important satellite in my own personal mythos. The Tarot of Atlantis allowed me to experience the archetypal sunken continent in a whole new way. I had a pleasant and exciting time and now yearn to revisit Atlantis time and again. With this deck in hand I can do so, whenever my archaic heart desires.

Onwards!

You may be interested

The Paranoid Traveler – Ancient Megaliths of Menorca, Spain
ARTICLES
840 views
ARTICLES
840 views

The Paranoid Traveler – Ancient Megaliths of Menorca, Spain

Olav Phillips - October 14, 2018

by Andrew Arnett https://andrewarnett.me [caption id="attachment_1131413" align="alignright" width="300"] Es Tudons, Menorca. Photo by Andrew Arnett[/caption] We all know about Stonehenge - the rock star of all prehistoric…

Ground Zero DVD’s
DVD
253 views
DVD
253 views

Ground Zero DVD’s

Olav Phillips - October 2, 2018

Ground Zero - EBE Mona Lisa Clyde discusses the moon landing, Apollo 20 and the shocking evidence that the US and Soviet governments recovered an ALIEN┬áBODY! $6.66…

Alternative Three DVD
DVD
179 views
DVD
179 views

Alternative Three DVD

Olav Phillips - September 30, 2018

Format - DVD (Region Unlocked) Price - $9.99 + shipping Click on the Buy it Now button to be taken to Kunaki - Our DVD Partner!

Most from this category

Translate »
Close
Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookCheck Our Feed