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The Book of Shadows: The Lost Code of Tarot

The Book of Shadows: The Lost Code of Tarot

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Discover this incredibly rare Kickstarter Special Edition of The Book of Shadows, created in 2015. With only 10 decks remaining out of the original 300, this is your exclusive opportunity to own one of these precious collectible sets.

Each deck is pristine, still cocooned in its original packaging with the Kickstarter Seal intact. It also comes with a special certificate, signed and numbered. Don't miss out on this limited opportunity!

The Book of Shadows: The Lost Code of Tarot

The Book of Shadows is a multimedia project I have created as an artistic answer to the question "who invented the Tarot?” I imagined a visionary parallel world revolving around a mysterious manuscript and a deck of Tarot cards, obscure works of a fictional Alchemist. It is an adventure in a land of dangers, mysteries and untold truths, where alchemy, magic and science are intertwined in secret ciphers and cunning plots, all on a background of ancient struggles between occult powers.

The Book of Shadows: The Lost Code of Tarot is a multimedia project consisting of:

  • a Tarot Deck
  • a Hybrid Novel
  • a Mockumentary Film 

After a successful crowd funding campaign, The Book of Shadows was picked up and distributed internationally by the publishing house Lo Scarabeo.

The Book of Shadows deck has sold-out and is currently out-of-print.

The Book of Shadows was the worlds first Tarot deck published alongside a book narrating the stories of a fictional world. The fictional world I have created was expanded in 2022 with The Book of Shadows: An Alchemist's Story.


The Deck

To create this Marseille style deck, I drew inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci’s codes, the Voynich Manuscript and geometry tomes of the Islamic civilization dating back to the XV century, alongside with the oldest surviving decks of tarot cards. By using symbols, allegorical images and esoteric languages derived from these works, I have wanted to echo a sense of magic and mystery typical of a time where ancient myth and new ideas were fused.

The deck is imbued with ancient wisdom, alchemy, and magic. It is user-friendly for beginners, especially those familiar with a Marseille-style deck. For seasoned readers, its depth is revealed through the multiple layers of symbols and meanings.

78 + 2 cards in the Marseille tradition
120x66mm, packed in a magnetic box


The Booklet-Hybrid Novel

The hybrid novel, presented like an authentic journalistic investigation, traces the history of the tarot from its first creation through the sensational archaeological discoveries and decoding. The plot thickens when a fight between opposing occult powers and secret sects intervene to protect its dangerous mystery.h enlightening connections between my fantasy world and real world historical references.

160 Page Full Colour Book
Soft Cover


The Mockumentary -digital download-

London, 2010. After centuries of being hidden away, an obscure manuscript along with a pack of Tarot cards, both written in a mysterious unknown alphabet, are brought to light. CCB History attempts to unveil their secret by presenting the most accurate and complete documentary every filmed about this controversial subject, with the contribution of eminent experts: art historians, philosophers, experts in military cyphers and codes, logicians, historians and occult experts.

With the special participation of
  •  Prof. Roger Scruton writer and philosopher, Oxford University, UK
  •  Dr. Augustus Casely-Hayford, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, UK
  •  Mary Greer, world acclaimed writer, teacher and Tarot reader
  •  Arturo Brachetti, world famous theater performer and international TV star, in the role of the super-villain
  • Director: Andrea Aste
  • Voices Over: Irving Bell & Arturo Brachetti
  • Script & Animation: Andrea Aste
  • Editing & Special Effects: Andrea Aste
  • Music: Giorgio Boffa
  • Language: English
  • Running Time 1h 25’
  • Italy, 2015


Price includes free worldwide shipping – this does not include custom charges

Each Book of Shadows will be wrapped and packaged carefully to ensure safe travel, and it will be delivered to you via Royal Mail.

Delivery to UK usually takes approximately one week from ordering, and international delivery usually takes approximately two-three weeks.


20x12.5cm closed
160 Pages
Soft Cover
Printed in full colours
Language: English
High quality paper

78 + 2 extra cards
Marseille Tradition
printed in full colours
120x66mm (4.72x2.6 Inch)
packed in a magnetic box

Magnetic lid box

Running Time: 1h 25'
Language: English
English Subtitles available
-Digital Download-

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