Splendor Solis Tarot


The alchemical masterpiece Splendor Solis reveals powerful illuminations that lyrically teach the Secrets of Alchemy. Pick up the Golden Treasure Box, and you hold a beautiful work of art distilling the glories of an entire mystery school of visionary imagination. Inside awaits the gilt-edged Tarot deck of 78 cards, and the lavishly illustrated book of splendors, a lyrically-written resource for readings, and a guide to the mystic journey.

The Splendor Solis Tarot Book is a true "Book of Splendors", introducing an initiatory journey through the visionary imagination, distilling an entire Mystery School of studies.

 The introduction sets the scene, showing how the book is written through the eyes of the Alchemical Apprentice, telling the fabulous tale of travels into the imaginal, where Tarot and Splendor Solis meet as "Prospero's books". In Shakespeare's Tempest, the Magus abandons his books to the deeps, but we 'dream the myth onward', to see his wonderful daughter Miranda return to the island, seeking her own magical, alchemical wisdom. As the pages unfold, you can join with the Apprentice Alchemist and be invited 'inside the images', greeted by the animate sun who explains their origin, symbols and patterns, and offers guided reveries into the 'chapel of the heart' and 'court of the philosophers', from which to meet the Splendor Solis Tarot Artisans, Ambassadors and Awakeners.

Within the Splendor Solis Tarot cards the 22 major arcana are the Artisans, the archetypes that reveal their transformative powers along the pathways of the Tree of Life. The 56 minor arcana are presented as the four suits with magically painted Element colours, expressing the four worlds of Spirit, Soul, Mind and Body.