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Daughters of Aphrodite Tarot
by André Taymans, Corine Jamar. 2002.
Corine Jamar wrote a series of three detective novels, 'The Daughters of Aphrodite', based around a matrimonial agency in New York, owned by Mona and Lenni. One of these novels involves a set of tarot style cards. This set appears to have been issued as a promotional item for this trilogy of novels. It does not have a full set of illustrated Majors, but nine of the cards have tarot associations and relate to characters in the novels:-
1 La Lune - Lenni; 2 La Force - Mona; 3 La Justice - Inspector Trick; 4 Le Soleil - Gary; 5 La Papesse - Ava Beale; 6 La Temperance - Coeur Assunta; 7 La Roue de la Fortune - John Beale-Abbot; 8 Le Valet des Epees - Hoover; 13 La Morte - Von Tramm.
48 cards 110x80mm. Limited edition of 300, of which this is no 215. Signed by both the artist and the author.

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Vision Tarot
by Tim Thompson, Carta Mundi, 1995.
The Vision Tarot was among the earliest photographic tarots as the software had only then evolved to a point where one could manipulate scanned images in high resolution. Posed photographs digitally collaged. Thompson photographed real chalices for the Cups/Chalices suit, old coins for the Coins/Pentacles suit, walking canes or various batons or sticks for wands, and antique swords for the Swords suit. The titles for the Majors are incorporated into the image. Published in association with US Games.
78 cards 118x80mm.

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Les Arcanes de 'Etoile
by Philippe Rouchier, Editiones du Chaudron Magique, 2011.
The Arcanas of the Star.
Philippe Rouchier was trained in traditional painting, but now works primarily digitally. His training clearly shows in the way in which he models figures. For this tarot he uses drama, depicted in the faces and postures of the figures, to convey the idea behind each arcana. He earlier created 'l'Oeil de Myrddin' (1994). Digitally created in the style of oil painting.
22 cards 120x70mm.

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Inspiration Tarot
by Medicator Dirk Gillabel, 1992?
In card sleeve. Printed photographically onto Kodak paper. This edition did not have numbers or titles for the cards. It may predate the printed version with numbering and titles.
After having taken a course in primal painting, Dirk Gillabel decided to make a major arcana using this technique. The paper was wet with a sponge and would dry out in five or ten minutes. Thus, he had to be quick, and also judge how the paint was going to flow. With primal painting one does not think or plan anything beforehand. He only focused on the basic meaning of the card. In a couple of cards he did let the paper dry completely in order to add some more imagery that otherwise it would be impossible to paint on wet paper.
22 cards 150x102mm.

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Intuitive Tarot (Coloured version)
by Medicator (Dirk Gillabel) and Carol Herzer, 1989.
Major Arcana 19, 20, and 21 are united into a single card.
"I had heard the songs of the Beatles, but it wasn't until 1990 that I first heard “The Fool on the Hill. It absolutely entranced me. The Tarot door flew open and inspiration came in to create a new Major Arcana. All are representative of his mood at that time, which was influenced by the Beatles' songs. Only three images are directly related to the Beatles. Card 0 is the Fool on the Hill. Card 12 is a compilation of the the four Beatles, the Yellow Submarine and Lucy in the Sky. Card 19-20-21 is the woman with the sun in her eyes.
Originally, the Intuitive Tarot consisted of pencil drawings. Later on, in the late 1990s, Dirk Gillabel's wife, Carol Herzer, painted the cards, transforming it into a magnificent deck. Limited edition. This is number 11.
20 cards 98x70mm. Limited edition. This is number 11.

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Pictogram Tarot
by Medicator, Dirk Gillabel. Self-published, 1987.
22 cards 63x68mm.

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Het Kosmisch Ei (Cosmic Egg) Tarot
by Guido Gillabel. Self-published, 1987.
Guido Gillabel created his unique and original Cosmic Egg Tarot in 1987. The inspiration arose in the spring, around Easter. The egg, which plays an important role in Easter tradition, became the starting point of each card. The images are rather unusual when compared to other Tarots. An intense spiritual experience urged Guido to manifest the Cosmic Egg, and every card is based upon the Philosophy of the Holy Trinity. Issued in a cardboard box with booklet in English.
22 cards 66x66mm. No 81 of the edition of 99. Signed.

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Intuitive Tarot
by Medicator Dirk Gillabel. Self-published, 1989.
Major Arcana 19, 20, and 21 are united into a single card.
Dirk Gillabel wrote, "I had heard the songs of the Beatles, but it wasn't until 1990 that I first heard 'The Fool on the Hill'. It absolutely entranced me. The Tarot door flew open and inspiration came in to create a new Major Arcana."
All are representative of his mood at that time, which was influenced by the Beatles' songs. Three images directly relate to the Beatles. Card 0 is the Fool on the Hill. Card 12 is a compilation of the the four Beatles, the Yellow Submarine and Lucy in the Sky. Card 19-20-21 is the woman with the sun in her eyes.
This first edition was created as pencil drawings. In the late 1990s, Dirk Gillabel's partner, Carol Herzer, printed the images and issued it as a coloured deck.
Limited edition. This is number 22 of an edition of 33.
20 cards 205x145mm.

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Tarot des Pauvres
by Paul de Becker, Carta Mundi, 1984.
An English version, 'The Simplified Tarot', was published in the USA. 78 cards 87x56mm.

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