My goal: to design a deck that illustrates the meanings of the Cards of Truth -as taught by Ernst Wilhelm- as clearly and aesthetically as possible.
There are no letters or numbers included, so that any person, regardless of language, may directly connect to the symbology.
The pip cards are viewed as symmetrical geometrical figures: 3s as a triangle, 4s a square, 6s a hexagon, etc.
Aces consist of one large suit symbol, invoking the burst of power necessary to kick off the energy of each suit.
10s are quarter circles, showering the card with the rewards of that suit (all four 10s can be joined together to create a circle).
Court Cards are each carefully designed to reflect the principles they represent. You will notice, for instance, all Heart Face cards have their eyes closed, as Hearts are the contemplative, loving and devotional suit. The Spade cards are focused on their inner and outer battles, while the Clubs pay high regards to ideas and inspiration. The Diamond suit closes off with showing the concrete value and worth of things.
The Carmina Cards of Truth are printed in Italy, on a special 330 gr/sqm triplex paper of casino quality, assuring zero transparency. Easy to shuffle and resistant to worn-out.
They are a limited print and the size of a regular playing-card deck.
One deck is EUR 25, plus: standard, non tracked shipping - 9 EUR, or tracked shipping - EUR 16.