The Vlad Dracula Tarot is a 78-card tarot deck and booklet based on the life of Vlad the Impaler, the infamous mediaeval ruler of Romania who inspired Bram Stoker's legendary vampire.
The 78 original woodcuts of the deck depict scenes of cruelty and cunning masterfully drawn by Russian artist Nikita Vuimin from instructions provided by Travis McHenry, author of the Occult Tarot and Angel Tarot and one of the foremost occultists of the modern era.
Each image portrays an episode in Dracula's life and is perfectly paired with a tarot card that reveals its astrological and occult meaning. This combination of design and esoteric knowledge results in a historically accurate deck that can be used as a divination tool or simply cherished as a macabre work of art.
About TRAVIS McHenry, Author
Travis McHenry is widely known as being one of the foremost occultists of the modern era. He has written books on the history of the tarot and a memoir about his 10-year research into paranormal phenomena. A native of rural Pennsylvania, Travis grew up surrounded by the folklore of the Appalachian Mountains, which shaped his desire to uncover and share the historical truths hidden behind mythological stories.
He began studying the dark arts in the late 1990s, when he stumbled upon a secretive coven of witches who subsequently befriended him and allowed him to publish the first written history of their magical tradition. Travis has been a student of many religions including Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism and the Greek Pantheon, and was even an ordained deacon in the Baptist Church. This diverse spiritual background has given him a unique insight into harnessing the divine energies found in cultural groups around the world. His formal education in anthropology helps balance his spiritual training with a scientific mindset.
From 2001 to 2008 Travis served as an intelligence specialist in the United States navy, where he used his powers of analysis and research to track terrorist groups and determine the military capabilities of foreign countries. After leaving the military, Travis entered the corporate world as a recruiter for the largest telephone psychic company in the world. As the most successful psychic recruiter in the industry, he pioneered a concrete process for discovering and authenticating individuals with intuitive powers that is still used to this day.
Travis resides in Los Angeles, California.
For more information on author Travis McHenry, the Solomonic tradition, the history of the 72 demons or The Angel-evoking Tarot please visit www.travismchenry.com
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- The answer is a resounding yes!
The second most popular question I'm asked is "What is the difference between the two?"
- The short answer is that oracle cards give you the opportunity to find a more deeply intuitive reading, probably due because there is no real tradition to the cards. Tarot is more structured, and can take some time to learn. That being said, you can most definitely pick up a tarot deck and understand what they are telling you!
- All of our decks come with guidebooks designed to do absolutely that - to teach and guide you on your divination journey. I recommend oracle cards to anyone who is starting out - you can make them be whatever you want them to be - which will inspire you to try and keep practising.
My message to you is don't beat yourself up if you're struggling in the first part - learning to trust your intuition is a skill.
I am not an expert in either oracle or tarot - but I am a lover of both! Shine bright, Pauline x