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The High Deck: A New Universe of Symbols

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The High Deck: A New Universe of Symbols

Arthur Amberstone and Wald Amberstone

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The High Deck brings to life and explains a whole new deck of cards, with new games and a new take on symbolism and psychology. Included here are a beautifully conceived and illustrated card deck, explanatory manuscript containing wonderful games to play with the deck, an explanation of the fully formed symbolism of the deck with its far-reaching implications for users’ lives, creating an archetypal mirror for personal use. The thirty-eight cards of the deck feature thirty-two characters divided into red and black houses and eight individual persons, including the Knight, Priest, Father, Lover, Vassal, Sinner, Child, and Maid. Together these cards form the mirror, with which users may peer deeply into themselves by creating “The Motley Player,” a symbolic being in one’s own image.

Size: 6″ x 9″ x 1.625″ | 17 b/w photos, 40 card deck | 128 pp
ISBN13: 9780764342288 | Binding: soft cover


Arthur Amberstone was a philosopher and a mystic. He created a variety of symbolic games over many years. Wald Amberstone, Arthur’s son, assisted his father in the completion of the High Deck. He also has a passion for tarot.