The 22 major arcana of the tarot represent the archetypal story of the soul's journey through life. This ancient visual language has an astonishing ability to adapt to seemingly incongruous ideas and themes. This project illustrates the synchronistic alignment between the tarot and the story of early mormonism.
These four cards above focus on Joseph Smith, the founder and prophet of mormonsim. The Fool card symbolizes innocent beginnings. The Lovers card represents life choices. The Hierophant card symbolizes spiritual knowledge. The Hanged Man represents a transition between the old and the new.
ARE YOU SELLING ANYTHING NOW? Until the cards are finished, you can sign up to the Mormon Tarot Patreon account and recieve one chapter from the Mormon Tarot book each month. Tier 3 includes the option of having your face or the face of someone you know in the tarot! For more information about the Mormon Tarot Patreon page CLICK HERE.
WHO IS SARA K.S. HANKS? Sara is a brilliant author, editor and tarot reader. I've read dozens of tarot books, and I can honestly say I like what she says the most about the subject. You can contact her at www.cottonwoodtarot.com.
WHEN DID YOU START WORKING ON THIS PROJECT? I've been researching and developing a mormon tarot deck since 2012.
HOW CLOSE ARE YOU TO BEING FINISHED? In all, I have almost 1/2 of the cards finished. I'm hoping to finish the full deck by 2022, the tenth anniversary of starting this project. (updated 9/28/20). You can start recieving images and chapters from the Mormon Tarot book now when you become a Mormon Tarot patron. CLICK HERE for more information about the Mormon Tarot Patreon page.
Recent Comments & Feedback
"Hello! As a member of the LDS church I'm thrilled to come across this project. I genuinely believe that it breaks down 'Church Culture' vs the tenet beliefs. I've always been a bit of an odd duck amongst the Church Culture and I'm excited to see a project so raw and true." –HH
"Thank you for this project. My friend made my day giving me those first four cards, and the thought of owning my own Tarot Deck with imagery that speaks to my upbringing is so magical and amazing. Thank you for the thought and intention going into this project and thank you for sharing your art with us. :)" –KK
"I absolutely love the images you have available on your website. I am very interested in having a deck like this available and would like to help, if any help is needed, in whatever ways I am able to help this deck come to fruition. This has long been a desire of mine to have a Mormonism/joseph smith themed deck...Thanks for what you're doing!" –BL
"Very cool. Interestingly, I dreamed of Moroni as the Magician on the tarot card and found this to be a mind blowing concept, then found your blog. I also saw the BOM as the Ace of Cups or the Holy Grail, book laying opened in a V. Good luck, can't wait to see more." –S
"Very nicely done and I am surprised how well some of the themes match up between the cards and artwork." –SJ
"I came across your website and am fascinated that, if I understand correctly, you are making a BOM tarot deck. When will this project be finished? I would so love to buy one." –PF
"I want to say that I think the Mormon Tarot is a great idea. I am in poor health and so, I do hope to live long enough to see the whole set done. Either way I wish you all the best in getting your project finished." –MS
"Thank you for sharing your art with us. It is a striking piece with a powerful message about the Joseph Smith and the early events of church history." JG
"I think it's extremely interesting and cool that you are doing this." –AH
"Nerding out over the correlations between wand/pentacle/cup/sword and gold plates/breastplate/liahona/sword. Well done." –SH
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