This First Edition Rare 1969 Tarot Deck (T: The New Tarot: The Tarot for the Aquarian Age) Is a Boxed Set with Card Deck, 3 Books, and Layout Sheet of The Royal Maze. The Cards themselves appears only lightly used, if at all. Fine Condition. The Condition is Good for the outer (larger) Box , there is quite a bit of foxing and wear around the edges. This is a slip case style (slide out) box.
******* There are 3 small books, T: The New Tarot For The Aquarian Age has 144 pages with a 6 page appendix, and is in Very Good condition, There are some words underlined in black Pen in the index. Copyright info states that this is the 1969 Second Printing Revised (the First printing was a limited edition). Measures 6 1/2 x 5 inches.
******* The second small booklet (staple bound) is called G - The Royal Maze a Guide to the Game of Destiny, and is in Very Good condition, has 59 pages. Stated First printing September 1969. Measures 6 1/2 x 5 inches.
******* Then there is also the booklet , The Book Of I Instructions : A Synopsis of the Book of G, Dated 1969 NAP and has about 15 pages (staple bound) Measures 6 1/2 x 5 inches (Larger than the 70s edition versions), is in Near Fine condition, almost no wear.
******* The Royal Maze Layout sheet (about 23 inches by 29 inches) is is in quite good condition, but a bit fragile, and some of the fold creases have been rubbed a bit thin, creating a few very tiny holes in the corner of some of the folds.
******* The box holding the Tarot deck is in Fine Condition...This box also differs from the 70s version, it has a clear plastic cover on top of the cardboard bottom. The Cards themselves appears only lightly used, if at all...Fine Condition. A Great set in very nice condition, perfect for gift giving, the collector or practitioner.!
******* We go through all of our Tarot items to be sure All Cards are included. All the cards are put into exact order by suits and Major Arcanum so there can be no mistake of there being a missing card.*******
******* This Deck of 78 Cards, The 22 major trumps, fully described in the book T: The New Tarot For The Aquarian Age, were dictated via the Ouija board. The meanings for the remaining 56 cards of the minor arcane are based principally upon the signs of the Zodiac, the planets, the theory of number, and Jung's Psychological Types.
*******Some interesting History from an online review:
***(1 The minors, which were not included in the Ouija board sessions, were designed by Rosalind Sharpe, not by Cooke.......
***(2 The *I Am One Tarot* of Maya Brittain is a ripoff of this deck........
***(3 The basis for the name of the *T* deck comes from the fact that many of the figures on the Trumps are posed with their arm extended sideways, forming a *T* with their bodies........
....*Apart from being a fascinating work on its own the deck is historically important as the first *hippie* deck of the *60*s, and still the only deck designed in accordance with instructions received through a Ouija board*.......
Title: T: The New Tarot: The Tarot for the Aquarian Age First Edition
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Western Star Press: 1969
Binding: Book and Card Set
Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good
Jacket Condition: Box Good
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Seller ID: 20725