The Black Power Tarot

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The Black Power Tarot

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From the visionary mind of King Khan was born the idea to celebrate Black Power using the mystic language of Tarot. He chose 26 African American people whom he felt followed a true path of illumination despite being born in a country that was so corrupt and vehemently against them.

Khan had studied the Tarot over a decade and was given a deck of the Tarot de Marseilles by Alejandro Jodorowsky while he visited him at his home. Jodorowsky's personal teachings paved the way for Khan to understand the Tarot much deeper then ever before. The mission behind the "Black Power Tarot" was to add a heavy dose of surrealistic mythos to American history by replacing the archetypes of the major arcana with the chosen people thus giving the world a new deck. Khan shared this vision with Belfast artist, Michael Eaton who then came up with the drawings. Khan provided him with many specific design instructions to stay true to the sacred geometry of the Marseilles deck, so that this deck could be used in the same way. Khan then presented the drawings to Jodorowsky, who was asked to approve of each one. Jodorowsky approved 17 of the 22 cards in the first round. Khan & Eaton made the proper changes to the 5 remaining cards until they finally received Jodo's blessings and the supreme honour of being two of his spiritual warriors. From this maelstrom of blood, sweat and genius was born "The Black Power Tarot" and now you can bring the magic home and into your life. - Allen Ginseng

 

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  • Deck features:
  • 22 Major Arcana cards
  • Handmade item

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LE MAT - Fool - Richard pryor
I LE BATELEUR - Magician - Black Herman
II LA PAPESSE - High Priestess - Marie Laveau
III LIMPERATRICE - Nina Simone
IIII L'EMPEROR - Emperor - Howling Wolf
V LE PAPE - Pope - Rev. Johnny L. Jones
VI LAMOUREVX - Lover- James Brown, Irma Thomas and Etta James
VII LE CHARIOT - Chariot- Little Richard
VIII LA JUSTICE - Justice - Eartha Kitt
VIIII L'HERMITE - Hermit - Philip Kelan Cohran
X LA ROVE DE FORTVNE - Wheel of fortune - three malcolm X's: Malcolm "Detroit red" Little, Malcolm X and El Hajj Malik El Shabazz
XI LA FORCE - Strength - TINA Turner
XII LE PENDU - Hanged Man - Tupac
XIII - Death - HR from Bad Brains
XIIII - TEMPERENCE - Temperance- Curtis Mayfield
XV - Devil - Screamin Jay Hawkins
XVI - LA MAISON DIEU - Chuck Berry and Bo diddley
XVII - L'ETOILE - Star - Alice Coltrane
XVIII - LA LUNE - Moon - Billie Holiday
XVIIII LE SOLEIL - Sun - Sun Ra
XX LE JUDGEMENT - Judgement - Erykah Badu and Andre 3000
XXI LE MONDE - the world - sister Rosetta Tharpe