KAZANLAR TAROT REVIEW
A vividly colored 80 card gold foil deck, the Kazanlar Tarot is a mix of elements of the creator’s European as well as Middle Eastern heritage, plus the astrological, Hebrew and esoteric assocations.
The person who designed the deck Dr. Emil Kazanlar, inspired by his varied family background describes the deck as ecumenical, which means universal. He explains the way that an ecumenical approach allows various religions to be led alike to God. He then points out that the Tarot can be described as an interfaith religion that contains sacred images of God that are found in similar forms in all major religions. (Ref: Introduction in the Kazanlar Deck LWB)
According to the Turkish languages, “Kazanlar” means “many cauldrons”. Incredibly, Kazanlar isn’t just the name of the writer and every card can be described as a cauldron by itself that is with history, color and symbolism, language spirituality and astrology.
KAZANLAR TAROT CARD DETAILS
The deck has a distinctive feature because there are two cards that Dr. Kazanlar calls “The Arcanum without a Name.” It replaces with the Number XIII card, Death. Additionally, there are two more cards depicting what is believed like a queen from Eastern European culture, and an emperor or Sultan from Middle Eastern culture.
The deck is excellent quality, with a standard size and is easy to hold. The design and colors are vivid, rich and pop against Gold background. The reverses card backs are rich purple, and feature a gorgeous artwork that is ebru, which matches this Persian style artwork as well as the multi-cultural deck theme.
The LWB that comes in the deck is extremely precise and provides important information on the background, art, religion and symbolism that each deck has. The spreads suggested by Dr. Kazanlar are vast and intricate but they fit in with the overall theme the deck.
Overall, it’s an extremely intricate deck that is probably suited to a seasoned student and person who is a reader Tarot.