Project image
)}
€63,124
pledged of €4,500pledged of €4,500 goal
544
backers
5days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, July 29 2019 9:30 PM UTC +00:00.

€63,124
pledged of €4,500pledged of €4,500 goal
544
backers
5days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, July 29 2019 9:30 PM UTC +00:00.

About

A unique Tarot deck printed on Metal Silver premium cardstock, inspired by the Lemegeton, or Clavicula Salomonis Regis, an ancient grimoire about the Ars Goetia - the lore of the Princes of Darkness. 

By Fabio Listrani, produced by Lo Scarabeo

 “Black will be the moon and silver the sea

 78 Cards: 78 Demons of the Ars Goetia. A dark Tarot deck, shrouded in esoteric mysteries, powerful art etched on silver metal paper. A metaphysical journey into the deep subconscious currents, to find the light that can shine only in the greatest darkness.   

78 Tarot Cards. Silver Metal Cardstock. Sized 70x120 mm. With a complete and exhaustive companion book. Inspired by the Lemegeton, or Clavicula Salomonis Regis, an ancient grimoire about the Ars Goetia, allegedly written by King Salomon himself.   

Black and Silver are the colors of this deck. Every surface is printed in black over a special silver metal treated cardstock. The metal sheen gives brilliance to the paper and light appears to shine through the black art, just as hope and clarity can shine through darkness and despair.

The deck will be packaged in a sumptuous Black and Silver box, with its companion book.   

The deck is not for the faint of heart, as it draws upon the lore of the ancient medieval grimoires concerning the Ars Goetia, also called Demonology by laymen. Many Tarot masters have woven connections between the Tarot and this branch of medieval lore: among them Eliphas Levi, the Order of the Golden Dawn and ultimately Aleister Crowley.  

The deck can be used as a normal Tarot deck, even if the images depicted are unique and different from any deck ever created.

Each Tarot card contains several items of information and esoteric lore, which are clearly described in the companion book.   

72 Tarot cards are each connected to one of the 72 demons of the Lemegeton. The remaining 6 cards will be the four implements of the Magician, Lucifer and Lilith.

Crowley however, connected the Demons to the numerical cards. According to his lore, each numerical card would be connected to two different demons. He also connected Lilith to the Lovers Card.

The Lemegeton also contains the unique Seals of each demon, seals that can be used to protect from the Demon and command him according to the will of God.

The demons can be seen as an unconscious projection of our lower self, or as the shackled status of our higher self.

As Tarot is a tool of self-knowledge and spiritual awakening… Tarot also becomes the framework of our journey through the darkness, seeking the light. Not to escape from our demons, but to face them bravely and overcome them.   



Spot UV on front card

 Spot UV varnish will be added in order to create subtle design patterns on the cards.

2 additional cards

2 different additional versions of the Magician will be added to the deck.

Lucifer print (demo)

A very special print of Lucifer's image created by Listrani taking inspiration from Piazza Statuto's monument in Turin.

2 coins

You'll get two faithful reproduction of King Salomon’s sigils. Following a very first demo of the 2 coins you'll get: 

 Goetia Tarot Bag and Goetia Tarot Mat (demos) 

Gilded edges

 The sides of the deck will be gilded with black color.

2 additional cards

2 different and additional versions will be added to the deck.

Goetia seal on the black and silver box

 A special seal will be added on the black and silver box to make it even more rich. 

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Fabio Listrani is known for several other decks, such as the Night Sun Tarot, the Santa Muerte Tarot and the Santa Muerte Oracle. 

He worked for two years to create the Goetia, Tarot in Darkness deck. 

Here's what he said concerning Goetia Tarot in Darkness: “Without doubt this is the most complex project I have worked on so far. Not only did I aim to create a fresh and modern version of the demons that originates from the grimoire of Salomone, but I also tried to create a solid tool that could unite all of the attributes and associations with Tarot, the planets, the zodiac, in a very organic way. This has been done in the past with authority by people such as Eliphas Levi or Aleister Crowley and thus create a real ritual instrument ” (Fabio Listrani, 2019).

Risks and challenges

Lo Scarabeo has a long track record of Tarot publishing. Moreover, we learnt a lot from the previous projects successfully founded on Kickstarter and we intend to build on that experience.

This doesn't mean we won't be facing challenges. What we can foresee now is the following:
- International Shipping is always complicated. We'll do our best to avoid delays, but of course there can always be surprises.
- Printing schedule: there is always something going not according to plan when printing. We've added extra time in our planning. Hopefully the "unexpected" won't delay the project for more than a couple of weeks.
- due to the special effects, we highly recommend to shuffle very carefully the cards.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF OUR SHIPPING POLICY!

We will ship your rewards at our cost only to our international hubs: depending on where in the world you are, we will ship to you from our hub in Italy (EU backers), in China (Asia/Australia/New Zealand backers), in USA (USA and Canadian backers) asking you to pay an extra amount by PayPal to guarantee the fastest delivery and the best choice of carrier as well.
Following you’ll find a list of rough estimated costs for shipping. Please keep in mind that these are just estimated costs that may rise based on weight increases from unlocked stretch goals or depending to the pledge you’ll make:
USA: $20 to most States. $50 to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
CANADA: $15-$30 to most cities.
LATIN AMERICA: $60 to most countries.
ASIA: $20 to China, Hong Kong, and Singapore; $35 to most other countries
OCEANIA: $25-$35 to Australia; $40 to New Zealand.
AFRICA: $95 to most countries.
EUROPE: $20-$30 to most countries; $35 to Norway, Switzerland, Finland, Estonia, and Latvia; $50 to Russia, Bosnia/Herzegowina, Croatia,Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein and Serbia.

Refunds will be allowed but please note that we'll refund the pledge's cost less the shipping costs and Kickstarter's fees.

By pledging to this project, you must know that the final look, materials and content of the rewards may change and could be different from what is presented while the Kickstarter project was on line.
If you'll not answer to the survey and confirm your pledge within 2 weeks of our notification via email to confirm your pledge, you agree that we have fulfilled our obligations to you in full for payment or donations received.
However, we may, at our discretion, refund or ship your pledge if you contact us and confirm your pledge after the 2 weeks since the survey. Unconfirmed pledges make it difficult for us to plan production and logistics, and in the past have led to project delays. For this project we do not intend to allow this to happen, which may mean if you confirm your pledge too late, exclusive items may not be produced in sufficient quantity for your pledge.
If you confirm your pledge within 2 weeks of our notification via email, you agree that our responsibility to you is to ship your order as entered into our pledge manager system, that title and risk passes to you upon delivery to a common carrier for such shipment, and you are responsible for import duties or any other duties that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities, providing correct address information and ensuring this address is deliverable by normal methods. We regret we are unable to ship to PO Boxes.
If you do not accept these terms, please do not pledge on this project.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Make a pledge without a reward

    About $11
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge €75 or more About $84

    Goetia Tarot Pledge

    You will get:
    - 1 Goetia Tarot in Darkness deck including all stretch goals.

    Shipping costs to be added. Please have a look to our shipping policy.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    201 backers
    About $84
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge €100 or more About $112

    Goetia Tarot - Limited edition II Pledge

    You will get:
    1 numbered copy (from #1 to #100) of the Goetia Taeot in Darkness deck including all stretch goals, with a special cover signed by the artist.

    Shipping costs to be added. Please have a look to our shipping policy.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (19 left of 100) 81 backers
    About $112
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge €135 or more About $151

    Double Goetia Tarot Pledge

    You will get:

    2 Goetia Tarot in Darkness deck including all stretch goals.

    Shipping costs to be added. Please have a look to our shipping policy.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    21 backers
    About $151
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. All gone!
  6. Reward no longer available

    Pledge €65 or more About $73

    Goetia Tarot Early Pledge

    You will get:
    Goetia Tarot in Darkness deck including all stretch goals.

    Shipping costs to be added. Please have a look to our shipping policy.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 78 backers
    About $73
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Reward no longer available

    Pledge €100 or more About $112

    Goetia Tarot - Limited edition I Pledge

    You will get:
    1 numbered copy (from #1 to #100) of the Goetia Tarot in Darkness deck including all stretch goals with a special cover signed by the artist.

    Shipping costs to be added. Please have a look to our shipping policy.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 100 backers
    About $112
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Reward no longer available

    Pledge €120 or more About $134

    Goetia + Santa Muerte Tarots Pledge

    You will get:

    1 Goetia Tarot in Darkness deck including all stretch goals

    +

    1 of the last 22 overproduction copies of the Santa Muerte Tarot limited edition.
    Packaged in an awesome collectible coffin-shaped box, this extremely collectible edition was released in 1997 and limited to 1987 copies to honor the year Lo Scarabeo was founded in Italy.

    Shipping costs to be added. Please have a look to our shipping policy.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 22 backers
    About $134
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Reward no longer available

    Pledge €180 or more About $202

    Goetia + Santa Muerte NUMB

    Goetia + Santa Muerte Tarots NUMBERED ed. Pledge
    You will get:

    1 Goetia Tarot in Darkness deck including all stretch goals

    +

    1 of 24 NUMBERED copies of the Santa Muerte Tarot limited edition.
    Packaged in an awesome collectible coffin-shaped box, this extremely collectible edition was released in 1997 and limited to 1987 copies to honor the year Lo Scarabeo was founded in Italy.

    Shipping costs to be added. Please have a look to our shipping policy.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 24 backers
    About $202
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Reward no longer available

    Pledge €190 or more About $213

    Goetia Tarot - Limited editions Pledge

    You will get:
    2 numbered copies (from #I to #X) of the Goetia Tarot in Darkness deck including all stretch goals with 2 special and different covers signed by the artist.

    Shipping costs to be added. Please have a look to our shipping policy.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 10 backers
    About $213
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.