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Death-Centered Tarot

To: alt.pagan.magick,alt.tarot,alt.divination,alt.magick.tyagi,,talk.euthanasia
From: nagasiva 
Subject: Death-Centered Tarot (was Re: Create your own Tarot, ...)
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 04:21:48 GMT

50011109 VI! om (Moloch):
>Have you or anyone else, ever seen a Tarot deck for the Dead? I bought
>a blank deck and wanted to make my own up but just didn't get into the

each of the Small Cards could feature ways to die (Swords), or system 
failures which are involved in death (Staves), or what happens to 
bodies after death (Disks), or personal and social features surrounding
death (Cups). Court Cards could be people famous for the circumstances
surrounding their death.

>Here's what I thought of thus far:

>Swords - Crosses
>Fire   - ?

charnel ground swords (Indian) -- for cutting up dead bodies.
they've got a Sanskrit name, but I forget what it is.

>Water  - Wreaths
>Earth  - Tombstones
>I wanted to incorporate various aspects of Death and Thanatology (if
>possible) into the deck. I'd even try to include some of the more
>notable Gods of the Underworld such as Pluto, Santisima Muerte, Baron
>Samedi, Hella, etc., and those that rule over the Dead.

Mot. underworld gods might come out differently than gods of death
per se. sometimes I'd imagine the two didn't quite see eye-to-eye.

this sounds wonderful. good luck with it.
blessed beast!

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