Those Tarot Cards you like are going to come back in style. | Haute Macabre

Those Tarot Cards you like are going to come back in style.

Through the darkness of future’s past,
The magician longs to see.
One chants out between two worlds…
“Fire… walk with me.”


Last year we featured the work of Arizona-based artist Benjamin Mackey, who treated us to the 22 major arcana of the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck recreated using characters and imagery from Twin Peaks.

There’s something uncannily apt about the idea of divining with the enigmatic world of David Lynch’s cult TV series. After all, even Agent Cooper himself was fond of divination as a method of problem-solving.


Mackey has since completed all 78 cards of his Twin Peaks-themed tarot deck, entitled The Magician Longs to See Tarot. And it’s a damn fine deck of cards.

One particularly pleasing design feature is the back of the cards, which bears the distinct pattern of the floor of the Black Lodge.


“The Major Arcana have manifested as some of the primary movers and shakers in Twin Peaks, while the Minor Arcana tend towards depicting infamous scenes and moments in the series. My goal is to strike a delicate balance between accurately representing the respective characters while still maintaining readability as a deck.”


The Magician Longs to See Tarot is now available for pre-order via an Indiegogo crowfunding campaign that achieved its funding goal almost immediately. Each deck comes wrapped in plastic with a hand-written thank you note and is available for as little as $20. Higher funding levels feature bonuses including a custom-designed tuck box, multi-page booklet, exclusive creator cards, and an original sketch by Mackey on a blank tarot card.

Visit The Magician Longs to See Tarot Indiegogo page for additional information.

[via Welcome to Twin Peaks]


1 Comment

  1. I started using my copy of this deck quite a lot to the point where it started to show some wear and tear. I guess Mackey can’t produce any more (he seems to have had some considerable licensing issues with it, if I remember correctly), so I can’t order myself an archival copy, and have stopped using the deck I’ve got. I’ve been keeping an eye out for an affordable deck on ebay or somewhere (a recent google search brought me back here), but whenever I come across one on sale, it’s usually listed upwards of $500. Figures that the deck I like the most is the most rare.