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The Dracxiodos Tarot Deck

A collage Tarot deck like no other...

The Dracxiodos Tarot Deck

A collage Tarot deck like no other...

$6,962
pledged of $6,500pledged of $6,500 goal
92
backers
43days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, December 26 2019 12:44 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Introduction

Hello everyone! I'm Greg Traw, the creator of the Dracxiodos Tarot. Creating this Tarot deck has been a passion, an obsession and the bulk of my art practice for the past two and a half years. And as much as it is a functioning Tarot deck, with all the appropriate "bells and whistles," it's just as much an autobiography of my initiation into the Tarot. At the beginning of this project, I had little next to no knowledge or understanding of the Tarot. But a dizzy few years of intense trial-by-fire interactions with the thing has pulled me out the other side a very different person than the person who foolishly began the journey. The Dracxiodos Tarot is the end result of that journey...

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The Journey...

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 When I first received the calling to create the Dracxiodos Tarot I knew it was going to be a large undertaking.  I expected it to change me and prepared for the coming struggles. Or so I naively believed? The energies surrounding the creation of this Tarot deck has synched up and amplified my personal life. All of it. They now seem inseparable from each other. Every Tarot reader feel this with their deck(s) of choice. Every deck creator intimately breaths this bond. And that's what the magick of Tarot is all about, syncing up with life. All of it.

Great lengths (somewhat in vain) have been taken to create a deck both visually unique while also contributing to traditional Tarot scholarship. This is my two cents on how the Tarot spoke through me and informed what I was creating with color palette, image juxtaposition, montage, composition and form. It took me three drafts to get it even close to being right, but it's all in there now. Three trips up and down the Tree of Life. Each time realizing the new bits of gnosis learned causes the whole scaffolding to shake and wobble just enough to have to fix it all again with another draft. It was super frustrating, but my tunnel vision OCD self knew if I didn't make the necessary corrections it would viciously eat away at me for all of eternity.

It feels like I've put everything I could into this Tarot deck without it getting too wonky. A little bit of wonky is good though. And during the last third of its creation it felt more like a channeling than myself consciously creating it. I now realize the honing and nurturing of that divine connection is at the core of every creative act. The Tarot bestows you with the language: an ancient measurement system intertwined with myth and literary narrative. Most importantly, the Tarot's ability to transcend and interact beyond space-and-time. All glimpses and murmurs behind the veil.

The Deck

  • 80 large 8" x 4" cards on 350 gsm white core
  • all images scanned from lovingly, meticulously hand cut collage originals
  • silver holo-edging
  • custom two-part box
  • in-depth artist statement of intention

Features and Innovations:

  • Golden Dawn/Thoth correspondence lineage
ATU VIII, XI
  •  Major Arcana, Pips and Courts cards are alchemically scaled and color-coded 
  • each card is only designated by a Roman numeral and its corresponding symbols
XI of Cups

Major Arcana

Features and Innovations:

  • Two Fool cards/ATU 0,00 "Dracxiodos"
ATU 0, 00 "Dracxiodos"
  • Only two cards are titled in the whole deck: ATU V "The Artist," replacing "The Hierophant" and ATU 00 "Dracxiodos"
ATU V "The Artist," 00 "Dracxiodos"
Major Arcana

Pips

Features and Innovations:

  • Each suit is color-coded to its corresponding alchemical color
  • Each numeral in the Pips comes together to form one large image
Pips I - X

Court Cards

Features and Innovations:

  • The ordering of each suit is constructed according to their masculine and feminine elemental correspondence
  • Example: The suit of Cups is feminine so the ordering goes Princess-Knight-King-Queen. 
  • In the tradition of the Visconte decks, the Knights are both male and female.
Court Cards

Stretch Goal

  • At $13,000, a smaller 1/2-size second edition of the Dracxiodos Tarot will be pressed and added to all original orders. Please allow appropriate added reward turnover time.

Risks and challenges

It is my absolute intention to get all rewards out within the given time frame, but please understand unexpected delays can occur. I will have an open line of communication with all backers through the project's completion. Email exchange and tracking numbers will be sent to each backer. If there are any international backers I'm sorry, but I cannot be responsible added taxes and fees accrued during transit.

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