Grail Tarot: A Templar Vision
by John Matthews With cards illustrated by Giovanni Caselli
With The Grail Tarot, John Matthews and Giovanni Caselli join forces to bring together the elements of the grail legend in a wonderfully conceived and beautifully designed new tarot. The grail legend is one of the most famous and enduring mysteries of all time. At the story’s center is a group of knights on a quest to find the ancient relic. The Grail Tarot relates this search for the sacred Christian relic to our desire to understand the puzzle of our own lives. The Knights Templar have long been linked with the Grail, and they and other archetypal figures associated with the Templar mysteries – as well as well-known Grail figures such as Galahad – take their place in the Major Arcana of the deck. The suits are represented by the four Hallows of the Grail: cup, spear, sword and stone.
About the Author:
JOHN MATTHEWS is a world-renown expert on the Grail and the Arthurian legends. His numerous books include The Arthurian Tarot, The Green Man Tree Oracle, Winter Solstice, and The Grail: A Secret History. He lives in England. John Matthews has been a practicing shaman for over thirty years and is a leading authority on the Grail and Arthurian legends and the Tarot. The author of a number of successful divinatory systems based on early spiritual beliefs, he has also acted as advisor on several motion pictures, including Jerry Bruckheimer’s King Arthur.
GIOVANNI CASELLI is a well-known illustrator noted for his work regarding the classical world and its literature, art, symbolism, and myths. His previous tarot work can be seen on the Sharman-Caselli deck in the Beginner’s Guide to Tarot. He lives in Italy.