I'm excited to introduce you to our latest release at Artisan Tarot. This is a restoration of the marked Telepatha decks that were designed by Harry Price in 1939.
Krisztin Kondor completely redrew the images to improve the symmetry and clarity of the back design and symbols. Each deck contains 25 cards which includes five sets of the spot, equal, triangle, x, and crescent.
Since this deck is a restoration, Krisztin devised a way to mark the backs while keeping the original design. The marking system is easy to understand, but is highly deceptive.
Here is how you can read the marks:
First, look at multiple circles located in the middle of the card. You may notice that one circle is bolder than the others. This bold circle represents a number which corresponds to one of the symbols. The cards in the below image are marked from left to right as one, two, three, four, and five.
Each symbol corresponds to a similar symbol in an ESP deck and can be represented by the same number.
Spot - Circle - 1
Equal - Plus - 2
Triangle - Wavy Lines - 3
X - Square - 4
Crescent - Star - 5
These Telepatha and ESP decks are available at Artisan Tarot. As our primary audience consists of readers, these are not described as marked on the website. However, both of these decks are marked.
The Telepatha decks are sold as a set which includes a plain deck and a colored deck. The first edition is limited to 200 decks.
Our marked ESP decks are also available. This first edition is limited to 400 decks. Click here to learn how to read the marks and to watch our ESP convention replay.
The marks on the backs were designed to balance readability and invisibility. They were not designed to uphold the scrutiny of being posted online. So, help us (and you) keep the secret. By buying these deck you agree to not post photos of the backs online.