Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea by Julia Turk: A card-by-card feature by TAROT Zamm.
A voyage in which participants achieve enlightenment by travelling further into their own nature. Navigate this journey and encounter wonderful spiritual guides along the way. The book contains 256 pages, illustrated.
The Navigators of the Mystic Sea Tarot deck is based on the Golden Dawn foundation of the Hermetic Qabbalah, with the Tree of Life on the back of the cards.
Nothing much is written about this deck, so I’m going to write about my experience of it, instead.
The first time I ever laid eyes on this deck, I was hooked. I saw it on Amazon very early on – and I knew right away I wanted a copy. I bought my three copies of the deck and their matching accompanying books in 2011.
I enjoy using the deck for introspection and even reading for my clients. However, since they are special and hard to come by, I stopped using them frmy reading. I just use them exclusively for myself.
I believe this deck is under-rated and not too popular – just because it does not have enough marketing traction. Regardless, it does not diminish my love for it!
About the author
Julia A. Turk, Certified Tarot Master, is a yacht skipper who holds the British Yacht Masters offshore certificate sail and power to 200 tons.
She spent 30 years in the charter yachting industry. She created The Navigators Tarot of the Mystic SEA deck and companion book in 1996.
She is an artist and past member of the American Tarot Association and the Association of Humanistic Psychology.
She has lectured and written Tarot-related articles, and she is a student of alchemy and its connection to the Hermetic Cabala.
Product details (Amazon.com)
Cards: 78 pages
Publisher: U S Games Systems (July 1, 1997)
Product Dimensions: 3 x 1 x 4.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 9 ounces
5.0 out of 5 stars
a stunningly gorgeous surrealist masterpiece
“in terms of sheer beauty an absolutely top deck. astoundingly vibrant, gorgeously composed, surreally intricate art with so much symbolic depth. i would not hesitate to call it a true 21st century masterpiece not only in the genre of tarot but considered as painting / graphic art / illustration, right up there and perhaps even surpassing the best of dali’s work. of course, i love this deck. i bought the book as well but didn’t connect so much with the artist’s intellectual angle, all the same i find it works very well for intuitive, visual storytelling style readings because the cards clearly express narrative and emotional themes that offer a lot to work with. some of the imagery has so much going on relating it to the matter at hand requires a bit of imaginative effort but all part of the art of cartomancy. one of my all time favorite decks, unequivocally and highly recommended. “