Book of Rael - Tarot of the Hidden Folk
Thread originally posted on the Aeclectic Tarot Forum on 17 Sep 2003, and now archived in the Forum Library.
||17 Sep 2003 |
|Haloo to everyone!!!|
With all the talk about LWB's, i've decided to browse again through the LWB of my Tarot of the Hidden Folk. You can have a glimpse of the deck here:
The Book of Rael was mentioned as one of the deck's basis / inspiration. I've tried to run a search at Yahoo but all i got was something about aliens.
Anyone heard of this book?
||17 Sep 2003 |
|where the Alba Dorato/Golden Dawn/Enchanted/Hidden Folk deck first came out as a set of 22 majors and booklet.|
The deck is renamed for the English audience. It was originally called Alba Dorato or Golden Dawn, then renamed Enchanted. The renaming was done because other publishers found Lo Scarabeo's English name confusing.
The booklet in the 78 card, English edition renamed Tarot of the Hidden Folk has a bit of information from the original set. It doesn't tell you that if you looked at some details in the Thoth Tarot and Hidden Folk, you'd find the painter had rearranged similar details. The joke is "Book of Rael" is a take off on "Book of Thoth".
There's a thread discussing all this, but all the renamings of this deck can be confusing.
You can see some versions of the Hidden Folk deck available to European audiences, or if you want, you can order it through here:
I don't know if Tarotgarden.com carries the different versions.
Hope this helps.
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