Ancient Egyptian Senet Tarot

The Ancient Egyptian Senet Tarot Oracle Deck uses the historical tarot structure to build a unique deck of wholly Ancient Egyptian deities, icons, and symbology. The regular 78 cards are titled in Chinese and English, and there is one extra card that sums up the trumps.

Created by Douglas A. White, PhD, Amy Hsiao
Tarot Deck - 79 Cards - Delta Point Press 2006
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Ancient Egyptian Senet Tarot review by Kate Hill

In author Douglass A. White’s first Tarot deck, the Ancient Egyptian Senet Tarot, he has linked the tarot with the oracles of the Ancient Egyptians, in particular the Game of Senet. This game was played on a game board of thirty squares, each representing a deity, “like a portable temple” and the movement of the pieces “represented the progress of a person through life and the lessons to be learned along the way”.

According to Douglass, the game was played with backgammon-like rules, but also used for consulting the gods before making major decisions. “Although we don’t find decks of ‘Tarot cards’, the tableaus from The Book of the Dead and the many surviving engraved seals attest that the Egyptians indeed painted cards on papyrus with pictures of the gods and major amulets on th... read more reviews.

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Theme: Ancient Egyptian

More About These Cards

Name: Ancient Egyptian Senet Tarot
Creators: Douglas A. White, PhD, Amy Hsiao
Publisher: Delta Point Press 2006
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 79
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Marseilles
Minor Arcana Style: Arranged Pips
Suits: The Lotus Flower, The Feather, The Fire Stick, The Town Seal

Card Size: 2.76 x 4.72 in. = 7.00cm x 12.00cm
Card Language: English, Chinese
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Blue with tiny gold stars

Companion Material: A booklet comes with the deck, or a separate book is available.

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