There is a world behind our own. A world of shadows, of old gods, and those beings who weave our Fate. This is the world manifested in the renowned photo project, “The Sabbath”, by Allan Spiers Photography. One of the most trusted tools to communicate with this world is the Tarot. This unique and captivating deck based on “The Sabbath” captures the potency and influence that walks around us unseen. During their creation our altars are lit and hymns and chants of evocation are recited. Their design evolves on its own as if guided by an unseen hand. Once complete we let the card speaks and match it to its suit, adding any specific elements such as disks, vessels, staffs, or blades. Whether you are a collector of Tarot, a diviner, or an appreciator of art, this deck will add an esoteric intrigue to any collection.
They should be anointed by fallen drops of sacred oil, libated with the drops of spilled wine, or tears shed that fall where they are spread, they should inhale the smoke of incense and catch the embers and wax of candles, each deal of the cards lending its own mark to the deck like a memory.
The deck itself will be 88mm x 126mm (roughly 3.5x5in) and will be printed on 400 GSM Art Paper with a high quality soft matte finish to preserve the vividness of the imagery. The cards will have a red foil pentagram on the back and gold foil titles on the front, and each card will contain spot UV details of the elemental and astrological symbols. This deck with have a rich matte red edge to enhance the aesthetic lending to its overall witchiness.
A companion book is being written with each card’s meaning as well as spreads and rites of witchcraft that can be done using the spirits channeled through this deck.
Currently still being worked on, some cards might change slightly.
The Devil’s Arcana is going to work with the deck in a few ways, by giving the reader the opportunity to switch out the Lucifer card, or to keep all three in the deck for some amazing revelations. To make this infernal triad two additional cards will be added to the deck, each being named after an incarnation of the Lord of Darkness. Lucifer, already included in the deck, along with Diabolus, and Satan. Each will be inscribed with the astrological symbol of Capricorn and carry the number XV. If all three cards show up in a reading it signifies that person carries “the Mark of the Beast” 666 (15: 1+5=6). This means that a person is anointed by the Lord of Darkness and is gifted in witchcraft and the occult. This will help the diviner identify fellow witches whether the person being read knows it or not.
When each card from the Devil’s Arcana shows up alone or in pairs they will have similar yet unique meanings based on each card. In summary Lucifer = Rebellion, Diabolus = Temptation, and Satan = Liberation. These are qualities found in all witches: rebellion against oppression, temptation of our absolute free will, and liberation from those things that seek to confine us. Our card for this position, typically called “The Devil” in most standard decks, is a card of empowerment, action to better our lives, and each specific card in the Devil’s Arcana answers what the person needs specifically to better their lives and rid themselves of negative influence giving a more in depth and personal reading.
So please help us get to $30,000 so we can make this deck even more powerful! We appreciate all your support, you each have come together as one in celebration as a community, a part of one great Witch’s Sabbath!
We talked to the printer who is doing the deck and they can offer us amazing custom tarot bags made specifically to fit and compliment our deck! The bag will feature the iconic red pentagram on black with a red lining.
Let the curious seek you out as a witch who reads with ‘The Sabbath Tarot’ by adorning yourself with this exclusive limited-edition 30mm pin. A limited number of pins will be produced and will be included with the deck for every contributor!
Get a quick “Yes” or “No” during a reading to help answer questions adding an extra level to your prophecy. This custom 38mm coin will be an invaluable addition to the set if we hit this goal!
Get a hand curated 50-page book of our most potent spells that can be used alongside your divination! Commune with the Fates and master your Destiny by having the tools to prevent or welcome what is discovered in your readings! These spells will be perfect for aiding yourself, or for client work!
While we didn't meet The Sabbath “Whispering Imp” Coin, it will still be produced but sold separately.
I am still waiting for Kickstarter to release the funds but I have personally paid for the pins so they are in production as we speak! Once we have the funds from the campaign, the cards will be sent out along with the design for the tarot bags! I hope you are all as excited as we are!
‘The Sabbath’ is a project that captures the evocative and seductive emotions of the folklore surrounding witches and their nocturnal meetings vividly told through the exquisiteness of the nude male form. These Bacchic rites let loose our inhibitions and seduce us with their promise of power and grandeur. Gaze upon this dark world and enter the forbidden.
Learn more about the project and it's creator at AttendTheSabbath.com.