The illustrator is an old italian Master: Maestro Severino Baraldi, author of many Tarot decks.
LIMITED EDITION: 130 copies numbered and handsigned by Severino Baraldi.
In 2012, historian of western esotericism and Tarot creator Giordano Berti, started to think to a real revolutionary Tarot deck based on the Bible but deeply connected to the Universalist Philosophy that inspired and still inspires the followers of the Rosicrucian’s philosophy. His ambition was to create 78 images in harmony with any religion and humanitarian doctrine.
The Berti’s project started from the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot because of particular feeling with the esoterical doctrines of the english thinker Arthur Edward Waite. So, Berti started to note the quotations of the Bible wherever he saw some affinities with the Rider-Waite-Smith figures.
Then, Berti decided to give the task of making the 78 illustrations to a great milanese artist, Maestro Severino Baraldi (born in 1930), expert both in illustrations of ancient history and in representations of recent events. Baraldi, moreover, had already painted various Tarot decks for Lo Scarabeo, some of them following the story board written by Giordano Berti.
After three years of very hard work, finally came to the light this stunning deck, whose illustrations reflect problems and contradictions of our days. The 78 images, in fact, are inspired from characters of contemporary history.
In according with a well-established tradition, the 22 Trumps are archtypes of the main human experiences. Cups are linked to life’s emotional components. Pentacles to the economic dimension. Wands to the work-place, political or professional relationships. Swords to human conflicts.
In essence, each image takes on a new, “prophetic meaning” in the biblical sense, describing a material, psychological or spiritual condition, that everyone is capable of improving.
The divination methods described in the booklet will open the door to a new way of seeing and interpreting the Tarot.
STANDARD: 78 cards (mm 115×60) and a booklet (114 pages in black-and-white), inside a simple art-box (mm 140 x 100 x 45) created by art designer Letizia Rivetti. Exterior and interior in blue cosmic paper. Handcraft production by RINASCIMENTO – Italian Style Art.
DELUXE: 78 cards (mm 152×80) and a booklet (114 pages in black-and-white), inside a luxurious box (mm 210 x 130 x 50) created by art designer Letizia Rivetti. Exterior and interior in blue cosmic paper. Handcraft production by RINASCIMENTO – Italian Style Art.
TECHNICAL NOTES OF DELUXE EDITION
Publisher: Araba Fenice, Italia, 2017
Curator: Giordano Berti
Artwork: Severino Baraldi
Limited edition: 130 copies
Deck: 78 cards + 1 warranty with number and handsign by Severino Baraldi
Dimension of the cards: 152×80 mm
Artbox: invented by art designer Letizia Rivetti.
Packaging: “RINASCIMENTO – Italian Style Art”. Book-shaped box. Handcraft production. Velvet interior. Exterior in green marbled paper with gold inserts.
Booklet: written by Giordano Berti. 114 pages in black-and-white with historical information on this deck; semi-rigid cover; size 85 × 125 mm.
AVAILABLE LANGUAGES OF THE BOOKLET
Italian, by Giordano Berti
English, translation by Vic Berti
Portuguese, in preparation.
“The Prophetic Tarot of the Bible presented by Giordano Berti” (2017 in italian, with english subtitles)
“Severino Baraldi and The Prophetic Tarot of the Bible”, interview by Giordano Berti (2017, in italian, with english subtitles)
“Designing the box for The Prophetic Tarot of the Bible” by Letizia Rivetti (2017 in italian, with english subtitles)
“O Tarot profetico da Biblia”, comentário por Alex Tarologo (2017, em portugues)