"Aṣotele was created, in part, as a way for me to share my love of cartomancy in general merged with some of the iconographies one might see throughout West Africa as it pertains to spiritual and ritual masks and implements. This deck merges some aspects of playing cards, via the suits, much akin to the early beginnings to card throwing a lot of our spiritual ancestors used, as well as calling into focus proverbs native to our growth and Keys to better explain the story-like significance of the Fool’s journey.
This deck is 78-cards and does adhere to the tarot format of having the 22 majors and 56 minors however it can better be described as a tarot, playing card, Barajas Española, oracle fusion with some adages that help the reader discern what the cards mean when used in a spread. The proverbs help those who may not have the individual meanings memorized but it also adds a bit of old school esoteric studies to the meanings when discussing additions such as planetary influences, numerology, and to some degree, a Qabbalah-Esque take on interpreting the traditional definitions of the cards.
The book, which is around 433 pages long includes a few tarot combinations, many explanations of upright and reversed meanings in love, money, friendship, family, career, and spirituality. It also includes suggested rituals, the history of the masks used in that card, the symbolic structure, universal laws, astrological ruling, and some work-book aspects. The book is DENSE."
- 78-card deck, with gold foil and silver edges and a rose petal finish, in an embossed box.
- With 433 page book, "Aṣotele and the Path: A detailed look at cartomancy and the universal language of divine voices".
Product, images, and description by Lolu S. A. Gac