Here’s one of my recent acquisitions and this deck is not for the faint of heart. It may not surprise some of you who’ve been following the blog and my interest in fallen angels and demons, but some of you may be fearing for my immortal soul with this (if you weren’t already). This deck was produced by the Black Glyph Society, Australia, in association with the Temple of THEM, the Australian Nexion Order of Nine Angles, U.K. (The Order of Nine Angles is a Satanic group) The package includes the deck, book (it’s a large 8 1/2x 11 size), and the deck arrives wrapped in a piece of black crushed velvet inside a purple satin drawstring bag. The cards are quite large, roughly 6”x4”, on standard Tarot card stock.
The deck consists of 69 cards: Atus 1 –21, there is no World card. The minors consist of 11 cards in each suit – the four courts, the ‘Gate’ and six others numbered 2 through 7. The book contains many tables of correspondences, pathworking rituals, interpretations for the cards and explanations of the glyphs seen on the bottom borders. A lot of the material seems to be taken directly from the ONA training materials. The artwork is crude, but part of the process of studying the sinister path is to create one’s own deck, and this is the deck created by Ryan Anschauung. This is not the Christos Beest (Richard Moult) deck, which seems more refined, although I don’t own that one, as it’s currently selling for anywhere between $425 and $1400 on Ebay.
Here are a few of the cards, and under them is a 5-minute video from the seller I bought the deck from:
As you can see, some of the cards bear some resemblance to the Waite-Smith imagery, but some are completely unique.
The deck just arrived yesterday so I haven’t had time to attempt any pathworkings or do any readings yet. I bought it on Ebay, directly from Darryl Garrick of Garrick Books. If you’re interested in it, you can check the UK version of Amazon, or look for it on Ebay. He shipped very quickly, and packed everything well.