The Major and Minor Arcana of the Barbara Walker Tarot
are fully illustrated with finely detailed, rich, colorful designs that were hand painted by artist and author Barbara Walker.
The pictures illustrate religious ideas from India, through the Middle East and into Europe, as she believes the Tarot cards themselves evolved.
This deck was created as a companion to her book The Secrets of the Tarot: Origins, History, and Symbolism
The court cards are given the specific name and image of a God or Goddess that represent the characteristics of that card.
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Instead of the usual disembodied hand holding the symbol for the Aces, we get a full-fledged representation of the Goddess is clearly illustrated. Ms. Walker maintains that the Major Arcana are symbols of initiation into the mysteries of the pre-Christian religions, where the Triple Goddess reigned supreme and reincarnation was accepted.