Brain-Heart Tarot

by Dirk Gillabel

Published: Late 1980’s

I started out with a scientific approach. He saw several relationships between science, numbers, and the archetypes of the major arcana. However when he reached card nine, the energies in him totally reversed to an inspirational approach. Thus the first ten cards (0 to 9) are intellectual, from the brain, and the following ten cards (10 to 19) are inspirational, from the heart. Hence the name Brain-Heart Tarot. Thus it formed a perfect polarity between these two opposite but complementary poles.

This major arcana has only twenty cards, as at the time I considered the the three last cards, 19, 20, and 21 as different aspects of the same archetype.

In the late 1990’s Dirk’s wife Carol painted the deck.

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