Liber T Tarot

Liber T (Tarot of Stars Eternal) by Roberto Negrini and Andrea Serio: a card-by-card feature by Tarot Zamm.

Liber T is a modern rendition of Crowley’s vision for tarot. Negrini, the greatest Italian expert on Crowley, carefully directed Serio’s breathtaking art. Because of Negrini’s careful and serious study of Crowley, this deck is filled with esoteric and magical symbology. The dramatic, fully-illustrated Minor Arcana will deepen understanding of Crowley’s work and add power to anyone’s tarot readings.

These Tarots are the result of complex, in-depth research undertaken by Roberto Negrini, an expert on the Book of Thoth and its evolution. The painter Andrea Serio has transposed the results of this amazing work by Negrini onto the illustrations, in an effective synthesis of art and magic. These cards are inspired by the hermetic tradition of the Egyptian Decans, the astrology of Golden Dawn and the “Book of Thoth”.

Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; Gmc Crds edition (August 8, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0738705659
ISBN-13: 978-0738705651
Product Dimensions: 5 x 3 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
Source: Amazon.com

Liber T (Tarot of Stars Eternal) by Roberto Negrini and Andrea Serio: a card-by-card feature by Tarot Zamm.


An Amazon.com customer review:
5.0 out of 5 stars By Bee-bee
February 11, 2013
A Wonderful Tribute to the Thoth Deck.
First, this is just a gorgeous deck. And as is probably evident, this deck is based on Harris and Crowley’s Thoth Deck.

Some have claimed it to be a “clone deck” of Thoth, and while that is partly true, i dont think it’s entirely fair to Andre Serio to leave it at just that.

I prefer to say that that it’s a “Tribute Deck,” because it seems to me like the designers wanted to pay homage to the Thoth deck, while still offering a new and innovative approach to its forms.

Let me first state that I am a huge fan of the Thoth deck, and IMHO no other deck can really compare with it’s energy, aesthetic and its style. I love Harris’s bold painterly approach, and the wonderfully textured feeling in her compositions.

But this deck offers a suitable tribute to Harris’s genius, while pushing her vision into new realms. Serio’s approach is not as painterly as Harris’s approach, and his images have a more “illustrated,” streamlined ambience. Using his own visual flavors, Serio offers a new and fresh review of the visual arrangements established by Harris.

The trumps follow Harris pretty closely. They are “slimmed down” versions of her own paintings, and are distinct from these primarily in style and in the density of textures and patterns.

Where this deck really becomes intriguing, and quite unique, is in its Pips. The pips incorporate Harris’s original designs, but add to those designs specific images taken from the descriptions of the decans.

I have noticed that some people in these reviews object to some of this new, decan-oriented imagery in the Pips. The claim is that some of the forms are too grotesque.