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 Posted: Wed Sep 26th, 2007 02:42 pm
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i bought this small tarot book last year i think cuz it was pretty cheap (around $2 if you convert it), and it features a deck unknown to me. at first i thought the card images were just a few ones made for the book, but then after going through the pages, they featured all 78 images of the cards. there wasn't info on the book about the deck, though, this is the cover of the book that has some cards: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/necromancer151/indian_01.jpg

i figured maybe since India has a formidable publishing industry, they probly publish a lotta decks as well. though i've yet to encounter one. maybe you guys have some indian-published decks in your collection? just really wondering out loud (or, erm, in type).

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BlueToy wrote: i figured maybe since India has a formidable publishing industry, they probly publish a lotta decks as well. though i've yet to encounter one. maybe you guys have some indian-published decks in your collection?
 

I have a few 'Indian' tarots but they were all published in countries other than India - Tarot Hindou (France), Indian Tarot (China) for example.  The only tarot I know that is published in India is the TM Tarot.  There is also handpainted Hindu tarot, but this does not seem to have an actual tarot structure, but is more an astrological deck. I attach an image of this.

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so i thought i was feeling lucky when i realized tarotgarden has a database search with "country of publication" as one of its options. but no, it only turned out 1 result. the same deck you mentioned.  this is getting intriguing. i mean, there's bound to be more than one deck published in india, more so since divination's popular there...

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Someone at AT has an Indian Tarot deck--in fact I believe she was selling them, as she lives there.  Here is a link to a photo from her album that shows the deck.

http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?&p=999&uid=9321024&gid=17062387&&imgid=266409272

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Of course, that one slipped my memory. As soon as I saw the images I knew it. I have a good visual memory but a poor memory for words, I suppose.  So I realised I had a copy of this one. It was published under the imprint Health Harmony by B.Jain Publishers in New Delhi.  They are large cards and come in a  solid strong box. You get them easily on Ebay. It is a Rider-Waite clone with imagery localised to India.

 

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AdamMcLean wrote:     Of course, that one slipped my memory. As soon as I saw the images I knew it. I have a good visual memory but a poor memory for words, I suppose.  I believe this is the person who is keeping track of 1500+ tarot items plus a zillion+ alchemical images IN HIS HEAD!

Yep, flog him with a wet noodle for forgetting one of his decks! ;)

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the cards seem fairly interesting (especially since it has an almost-bleed thing going). and wow she gets a lotta decks per order!

so i tried searching for tarot stuff in google india. they were mostly on imports from the major publishers, but i encountered this site that has cards i've never seen before (though maybe they're not from india, and you guys have them): http://www.deepasheetarot.com/major/3empress.htm the site's title area showcases cards from a marseilles-style deck. the main article has another image from another deck.

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I don't think that's an Indian deck.

I suspect it's a copy or pirated reprint of a very common inexpensive little square-ish deck with glossy black backgrounds called...um...rats. Can't remember.

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That is the Tarot Nova by Dennis Fairchild and Julie Paschkis. It is very common and available in a number of editions. I think It was originally issued by Running Press in the USA.

 

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falied again! :D though i must say, the "starry" version of the tarot nova seems more attractive. how about the cards in the title area of the site? any idea which deck they're from?

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There is always the Ravenswood Eastern Tarot.  Not technically Indian, but has Indian imagery ... well sort of... :?

http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/ravenswood-eastern/

I picked mine up from a newsagents 'throw-out' table for about $3.  It is out of print, but I have seen a few kicking around.

I've spent a lot of time in India, though not since 1999, and not a deck in sight.  Maybe with a growing international community on-line, this will change.

mythos:D

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I have found tarot cards from a book called "Vedic Tarot." This book published in Russia. I don't have the book, yet. You can download cards from this link http://www.4shared.com/file/42559850/d46e6912/Vedic_Tarot.html

There is another book, "Magical Tattwa Cards" by John Mumford.

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I've recently been referred to an online Indian deck. The influence is more Osho Indian than Vedic, but that's fine with me. Unfortunately there are no actual cards and you can only do one-card readings but it's better than nothing. What do you think?
http://www.ombharat.com/palmistryreading.com/tarot/aanewclick.htm


-fyreflye

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fyreflye wrote: I've recently been referred to an online Indian deck. The influence is more Osho Indian than Vedic, but that's fine with me. Unfortunately there are no actual cards and you can only do one-card readings but it's better than nothing. What do you think?
http://www.ombharat.com/palmistryreading.com/tarot/aanewclick.htm


-fyreflye


Hello fyreflye!
 
Click "Tarot Images" for each of the 62 cards:
 http://www.ombharat.com/tarot/aatarotintro.html

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*duplicate post*

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Demian Brennan-Gould wrote:
Hello fyreflye!
 
Click "Tarot Images" for each of the 62 cards:
 http://www.ombharat.com/tarot/aatarotintro.html

I've already done that from the link I provided, which is from the same site and the same deck. Not sure what you're point is...


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Hi fyreflye! When you wrote:

"Unfortunately there are no actual cards and you can only do one-card readings but it's better than nothing."

I mistakenly thought you didn't see where all the card images were.  So sure, no actual deck, just on-line one-card readings, but anyway that's what was up...

Now, I guess I'll slink back to my palimpsest...

TTFN ~ Demian

 

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hey just happnd to pass by this info iam writing a book on the indian tarots rich in indian symbolism and   the  indian pantheon  of indian gods and mythology . after a lot of research ihave figured out that all cultures across the world have the same archetypal emotions that constitute the major arcana -- will keep you guys when i finish my book will send you a few bites for your. working on teh art work have finished the cards . i wonder if i can share the book with you all and get a feedback am puting it on a blog will fwd it to you  soon 

 



 

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yes i am an indian and am  surprised myself at the lack of tarot decks , so wait and behold i have a complete deck of indian cards in the kalighat style of painting ( bengal pot) and give me a few days am putting it up on the net

 

 

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i cant get to see the cards they are password protected

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mythos wrote: There is always the Ravenswood Eastern Tarot.  Not technically Indian, but has Indian imagery ... well sort of... :?


See eBay Item number: 150321230195

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oh its far from indian a very western influence this is completely  indian by indian artists and indian icons, images from indian sriptures just geting the copyright sorted and cant wait to show it to you all

 

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The Sacred Indian Tarot


Symbols, Images and Icons from Indian Philosophy

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The Sacred Indian Tarot deck combines the classic symbolism of the Norse Tarot with the aesthetic richness of Indian mythology. The book contains twenty – two (major arcanas )   unique hand painted cards with images taken from the rich pantheon of Indian mythology.    

The symbols, forms and figures used in The Sacred Indian Tarot are rooted in the tenets of the Hindu belief system giving the tarot a unique Indian perspective.


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krai99 schreef:  
The Sacred Indian Tarot deck combines the classic symbolism of the Norse Tarot with the aesthetic richness of Indian mythology. The book contains twenty – two (major arcanas )   unique hand painted cards with images taken from the rich pantheon of Indian mythology.    

The symbols, forms and figures used in The Sacred Indian Tarot are rooted in the tenets of the Hindu belief system giving the tarot a unique Indian perspective.



I love - and here it comes...how do I obtain one???
I cant help myself :v

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Hopefully am looking to publishing the book soon  and am in the process of talking to  a few publishers , hope to have it going soon / Indian parchment hand made paper  and the works -----TRULY a collectors item :ok

 

 

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If you get your deck published, put me on the list to get one too. It is lovely!

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Any idea who would want to publish it --any help most welcome

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I am interested in the TM Tarot you mentioned -- can you tell me more about it?

 

Thanks!

Barbara (from Florida)

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you can have a look at my bloghttp://thesacredindiantarot.blogspot.com/

to get a feel of the deck of cards and the book

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these are lovely :)

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These are not Indian cards at all . Nothing is Indian in their imagery at all , i wonder where thay are published and whether  the cards have an indian interpretation to them , pl ease  give me some more information and also where did you pick them up from /

 

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BlueToy wrote: i bought this small tarot book last year i think cuz it was pretty cheap (around $2 if you convert it), and it features a deck unknown to me. at first i thought the card images were just a few ones made for the book, but then after going through the pages, they featured all 78 images of the cards. there wasn't info on the book about the deck, though, this is the cover of the book that has some cards: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/necromancer151/indian_01.jpg

i figured maybe since India has a formidable publishing industry, they probly publish a lotta decks as well. though i've yet to encounter one. maybe you guys have some indian-published decks in your collection? just really wondering out loud (or, erm, in type).

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The Hindu Tarot by Kali published in Japan in 1986, comes in a solid box with an illustrated book. At first sight it does not seem to have a tarot structure, as there are 51 cards, however 16 of the cards bear the standard titles to the majors while the others have a Hindu name (such as Vishnu or Brahma) or some philosophical concept (such as emotional, the past, interchange) or some other term. 

A table in the book shows the associations of the cards to the tarot majors. The first five cards relate to arcana 1 to 5 (Magician to Pope), the next ten cards relate two at a time to the next five arcana, while the remaining 36 relate three at a time to the remaining 12 arcana. It is a collage deck, made with scissors, paste and cut out images.

The title page bears the mantra "Hari Vishnu, Hari Krishna" so I wonder if it perhaps emanated from some Japanese followers of the ISKCON movement which was still very popular and visible on the streets of most cities in the 1980s.

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The Sacred Indian Tarot

hey guys

thanks

i have finally found a publisher and have signed on with him so am looking for the book to hit the stands in india mid december . thanks adam for all your feedback and for your prompt support at all times . will  courier you a book the minute i get a copy of it . will keep you informed

 

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Oh, great news! I am waiting for this deck to be available since I've seen the first pictures of it! Please sign me up for one too!

rylla

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Wonderful news, Krai! Congratulations. And yes, I am also standing in line to get a copy. :cl

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Great news! Please add me to the waiting list. Thank you.

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Me too!!! :ok

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