In the imagery of the Wayward Dark Tarot are the archetypes and symbolism of Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot deck, mirrored and modified into a chthonic afterlife evoking the beautiful and the macabre.

Familiarity with the Thoth Tarot will give you additional insight (and likely, additional critiques) of the Wayward Dark Tarot. Yet it should read on its own strengths as well. As it may be considered a fun house mirror of the Thoth deck, it is the same for your own inner thoughts and imagination. Look to the cards and you might discover a path to your subconscious paved through the archetypes of the Tarot.

This website provides card keywords and meanings for your own clarity. If you have a stronger association with a card that contradicts the meanings given here, then go by your own interpretation. Above all, this book is meant to be a helpful guide, not a dictator.

The deck theme is meant to evoke a familiar underworld that never was. Magic and death and beauty, a timeless place of spectral darkness and haunting afterlife. Within it, impossible creatures and mysterious humanoids. An unruly, exploratory place whose shadowed inhabitants possess a sinister beauty.

Should you desire more information, please see the "Book" section of the navbar, where a full PDF is available for download. My hope is that this book provides a helpful starting point and reference guide for the Wayward Dark Tarot, and that it is useful for all levels of readers. There are many great resources for you online as well, and the Tarot community is mostly a warm and welcoming group, so don’t be afraid to reach out to them.