Montag, 23. September 2013

Elisabeth Haich Tarot

Creator(s): Elisabeth Haich, Oswald Wirth
Date: 1983
Country: Germany

Publisher: Drei Eichen Verlag 
Number of Cards: 22
ISBN: 3-7699-0408-7    

Type: Papus-Wirth
Reference: Decker/Dummet A History of the Occult Tarot p. 185-187





Notes:
Elisabeth Haich (1897-1994) was an internationally recognized sculptor, painter and author of several books on spirituality. Together with Selva Yesudian she was instrumental in popularization of yoga in Central Europe.

She created 22 cards in the style of the Oswald Wirth deck to accompany her book Tarot. Die zweiundzwanzig Bewußtseinsstufen des Menschen, which was first published in 1969.

Her book does not advocate the use of Tarot to predict the future, nor  Tarot readings for any other purpose. She simply explains her mystical interpretations of the Major Arcana. Haich claimes that Tarot cards were created by initiates of prehistoric times and her interpretations of the cards make some use of Hindu ideas.

She aknowledges Oswald Wirth as the artist who originally created the set of Major Arcana,  which came with the book. For the edition printed in 1969 Haich reproduces his design, but without the borders and Wirth's ideograms. In the reprint of book and cards from 1983, the ornamented borders returned and the colors are a bit different.

Both editions have blank backs and very thin cardstock.

Creator(s): Elisabeth Haich, Oswald Wirth
Date: 1969
Country: Germany

Publisher: J. Fink Verlag 
Number of Cards: 22
ISBN:     

Type: Papus-Wirth
Reference: Decker/Dummet A History of the Occult Tarot p. 185-187



Kommentare:

  1. Thank you for posting this. I'd never heard of this artist before. Do I see a touch of Art Nouveau influence or am I imagining it?

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  2. tx! - ;)
    http://ajl.smugmug.com/Tarot/Oswald-Wirth-Tarot/

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