Tarot of the Old Path
Pack information: 78 cards with 43 page mini booklet
Card dimensions: 70 x 120 mm
Authors: Sylvia Gainsford (artist)
Minor Arcana cards individually illustrated? Yes
They say: Created by the artist Sylvia Gainsford with the help of eight 'witches' and representatives of the traditional Wicca Path.
78 Tarot cards designed with psychic insights using modern approach to the magical Old Path, and an inspiring interpretation of how to stimulate and utilize inner intuitive forces.
We say: Knights, Lords, Ladies, witches, common people all make appearances in this deck that has a medieval feel. I think for those who are attracted to the Wiccan path it is one of the leading decks. There isn't always much detail in the background of the minor arcana cards which I would say is a slight weakness compared to the major arcana cards, which are embellished with more detail.
This deck is not connected with Satanism or black magic. It wishes to present a deck that can be used for good by those who have an interest in witchcraft, Wicca and nature-based religions. Some of the words have been changed ('Cups' becomes 'Cauldrons') but the basic flavour of the tarot is still very much intact.