Santa Muerte Tarot

“The dead are reborn and lie again in the belly of the conscience.”
— Austin Osman Spare

Fabio Listrani’s SANTA MUERTE TAROT (Lo Scarabeo, 2017) celebrates both life and death, filled with vivid imagery that beckons the reader to explore new depths in traditional tarot symbolism. These mysteries are presided over by Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte herself, who inhabits the deck in a number of different guises.

“What you will find in this pantheon of archetypal images is a celebration in hnor of those who have gone before us. It is their memory and our collective consciousness that we will continue to nourish, and which we can tap into through the tarot… We have a whole life of advantage over Death, which should always remind us how useless it is to be worried about it. Instead, be concerned about not living enough.”

Fabio Listrani was born in Rome in 1981. He is a digital artist and graphic designer who has years of professional experience doing a variety of illustration work, including comic book covers, artwork for bands, concept art, and T-shirt designs.

His personal work has been described as “visual cultural nomadism,” borrowing symbolist motifs from Western and Eastern cultures and combining them with surreal, often grotesque SF or mystical themes. Through this original hybrid Fabio has received wide recognition and numerous awards.

Since 1987, Art Publisher Lo Scarabeo has published over 200 Tarot decks that have been acclaimed all over the world for originality and quality. Only the best Italian and International artists are selected for our new decks, and the result is that Lo Scarabeo’s decks are all recognizable as an exceptional artistic value.

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    Advice of the Dead Perfume Oil

    A divination blend specially attuned to the Santa Muerte Tarot. Along with every card description, Lo Scarabeo’s accompanying booklet includes a postscript with additional advice, simple and direct, that each card communicates, drawing from the deep well of ancestral wisdom — “The advice of the dead.” 

    Wisdom dispensed from beyond the grave: black copal, golden chrysanthemums, myrrh, worm-slick soil, and gilded marigolds


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