The Angel-Evoking Tarot
A complete Tarot deck evoking the 72 Angels of the Kabbalah and 6 awe-inspiring Archangels.
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The Angel-Evoking Tarot is nothing like a traditional deck of “Angel Cards.” The 72 Angels of the Kabbalah (or Shem HaMephorash) are extremely powerful heavenly beings that provide assistance to mortals while also ruling over their Hellish counterparts, the 72 Demons of the Goetia.
When summoning an angel, their sigil (a kind of esoteric calling card) is supposed to be drawn on a piece of pure virgin parchment in red ink. To echo this color palette, the cards themselves are made to look like fresh, pure parchment that has just been cut from the skin of a newborn lamb. The borders of each card are deep crimson, which creates a striking contrast.
The sacred seals used to summon the 72 Angels of the Kabbalah originated in a book of black magic from the 1700s. My chief task was to find and photograph each and every seal in that grimoire, then draw the summoning sigils in a method faithful to the Solomonic magical texts. Additionally, I was surprised to discover a separate set of angel sigils known as the “Pentacles of Tozgraec.”
Despite the extra work involved, I photographed and re-touched all 72 angel sealsas well as the 72 mysterious Pentacles of Tozgraec. Each card in the Angel-Evoking Tarot deck contains one summoning sigil and one pentacle which enables the Tarot reader to bring the angel into your presence to do your bidding.
Not only are you divining the future, the angels are helping you alter its course.
These two sigils are combined with a powerful invocation on the back of the card, as well as the Great Pentacle of Solomon, to protect you from summoning any unwanted spirits.
Here's a big surprise: Angels aren't all beautiful blonde humans or mischievous chubby babies. Historically, angels have been described in some pretty strange ways: Flaming wheels covered with eyes, four-headed beasts with six wings, a man with a face like lightning, and even a giant eye surrounded by wings.
Most decks of angel cards fall short when it comes to the visual depiction of angels. They fail to show the nine choirs of angels as they truly appear, because some of them are bizarre, or even downright scary.
It's a fact that angels in the Bible frequently caused fear, and throughout the Old and New Testaments, their first words to mortals were usually: “Fear not!”
Thanks to the success of the last Kickstarter, I was able to invest a considerable amount of money in commissioning original artwork for 43 cards. The rest of the pictures were sourced from occult books dating as far back as the 1500s. These were cleaned up extensively, and in some cases, modified and enhanced to better fit the description of the angel or its relation to the Tarot.
In November 2018, I traveled to Paris, France, where I successfully passed a three-part screening interview (in French) and was granted access to never-before-published occult books of angel magic from the 1600s and 1700s. These books are so old and rare, they don't even have listed authors and were written entirely in Latin and French.
The Marquis d'Argenson, a former owner of one of the books, wrote on its title page: "A book of magic so black, it could not be moreso."
Early esoteric philosophers did an excellent job of assigning astrological significance to the 72 Angels of the Kabbalah. For this reason, you will find the clear astrological meaning of each angel printed right on the card. I did my best to make these Tarot/Angel connections as accurate as possible, but obviously, not every single one will fit perfectly. Even I can't dictate the movements of the stars!
In addition to the 72 Angels of the Kabbalah, I selected 6 Archangels to fill out the remaining six cards in the deck.