Arnell Ando's Passion Projects 1995 ~ Still Now

Arnell's Workshop Updated: August 29th 2021

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Delighted to finally have time & focus to rebuild the late, great Tarot artist, author & historian, K. Frank Jensen's manteia-online.dk site that we'd created together over the years, but which unexpectedly & unceremoniously was vanquished after Frank passed in 2016. Had I known I'd have offered to host it then to save more of his historically significant, fascinating Manteia catalogs. Most everything else has been restored and I hope to scan & repost his remaining missing Manteia catalogs as time allows. Unless folks come forward to share those pdfs, which would certainly speed up the process. He was a dear friend to me and many, and sorely missed by all, but glad to keep him with us in this ethereal way.

Video Tarot a hand-numbered, Limited Ed. deck set, with artist son, Teppei that explores Tarot trump archetypes, viewed through the lens of 22 celebrated indie films (published by Arnell's Art in late 2020)

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Thrilled to share Video Tarot a hand-numbered, Limited Ed. deck set, with artist son, Teppei that explores Tarot trump archetypes, viewed through the lens of 22 celebrated indie films (published by Arnell's Art in late 2020)

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The magnificent Pholarchos Tarot! - a dreamy, deeply meaningful, 78 Card Deck & Book, created by Italian artist, Carmen Sorrenti and published by Arnell's Art. Here are just a few fav Reviews & Unboxings. As of 2021 the illuminating full-length companion guide for Pholarchos Tarot is available for free download!

My handmade, double-sided, 3-D Tarot Talisman now available exclusively at the Blue Dome Gallery, Silver City, NM
Unique, one of a kind, (with symbolic, dimensional & esoteric elements). For ritual work or just for fun.

2 examples of Arnell's double sided 3D Tarot pendants (45039 bytes)


Unique, one of a kind, (with symbolic, dimensional & esoteric elements)

 Ellen's Tarot of the Crone Reprint 2021 (45039 bytes)

I continue to enjoy working with Ellen Lorenzi-Prince, on her various projects...

Her highly acclaimed Tarot of the Crone available in 2021 as a larger deck & booklet set in a limited edition of only 250 is nearly sold out after only a month!
The Crone Playbook (different from soft-cover booklet included in the deck set) is available for download, as is lwb.


Ellen's Dark Goddess Tarot (originally published by Arnell's Art in 2013) is now available as an elegant set with a full color book and gold-edged cards, by Schiffer Publishing. Big congrats to Ellen and a big win for us all! Her 168 page, full color eBook is still available in English & French.

And Ellen's Minoan Tarot - a well researched, beautiful deck & book set based on this ancient culture is still available but stock is dwindling!

Updated my evolving essay: How to Self Publish Your Own Deck with useful notes & new links

Tarot Travel Guide of Italy
full of fascinating details about Tarot's history with lots of color imagery, reference maps & weblinks to magical places & artists met on our previous 3 tours
Available as an eBook PDF (most updated version) - only $5. (contact Arnell for a free updated version with receipt).
Or on Kindle (2016 version). B&W soft cover (2016) version also available 'On Demand'
directly from Harvard University.

Transformational Tarot - first self-published in 1996 and then
by U.S. Games, 2006 is long Out of Print. It was wonderful connecting with
fabulous Tarot readers, artists & scholars. I deeply appreciate all the support
and a tip of the hat to Stuart Kaplan of U.S Games for making it happen!

Fun Project: Family Court Deck using Tarot de Marseille cards as templates.

The Tarot Museum in Italy invited me to host a special collaborative deck in 2008,
with 21 favorite U.S. Tarot artists: 'LiteraTarot America' remains a highlight in my Tarot career.

A mini site created to showcase the Tarot Museum
Specs on decks, esoteric tours, etc. Updated with Colorful New Deck - Discounts on Most Offerings (within U.S.)

Our legacy site designed for 'il Meneghello'
dedicated to the Italian artist & publisher, Osvaldo Menegazzi


Essays, Reviews, Interviews and Fun Projects


Deck Making/Publishing/Process

Updated the ever evolving article Making and (Self) Publishing Your Own Tarot Deck

Making a Collage Tarot deck

Useful Tips on Making Your Own Collage Deck

The Creative Process of Making a Collage Tarot Deck

Essay: Why the 'H' Would You Put Your Own Image on the Devil Card?

(Other Authors on deck making)

Mary Griffin, artist of Hezicos Tarot shares her creative process and self-publishing details

Michele Jackson's helpful Tarot collage Article

Michelle Cohen shares her deck making method

Jean Hutter shares her deck making method

Fun, Experiential Exercises

Marseille Family Deck: A personal, unpublished project of Arnell's family, who just so happen to fit the male to female ratio & the personalities of the Court Cards perfectly.

Updated - Tarot Truisms (Quotes)

Updated - Major Arcana 'Cliff Notes' (with movie references)

Creative Ways to Use a Tarot Journal

A Creative Tarot Story Project

A Visualization of the Fool's Journey

Updated - Major Arcana Key (includes movie associations)

Sample Key of the Suits and Court Cards

A Major Arcana Journal Exercise

A Few art collabs Arnell contributed to plus notes on creative process

Arnell's favorite Tarot Spread is from Crowley's LWB. Here is an adaptation of it using her own Transformational Tarot deck.

A Handy Blank Celtic Cross Spread Chart to Print for Your Clients or Journal (PDF)

(Download (Free) Adobe Reader to Open PDF Files (if needed)

A Few Reviews of Arnell's Decks (and Collaborations)

A Review of LiteraTarot America on the Aeclectic Forum by Bonnie Cehovet, CTGM

Paula Gibby's In-depth Review of Two of Arnell's Decks, Hero's Journey & Transformational

A Few Choice Reviews of (OOP) Transformational Tarot

A Review of Arnell's Lucky Pack Tarot Set, by Tarotist, Bonnie Cehovet

Arnell's Write-ups on a Few Favorite Tarot Decks & Books

Reviewed: Mysteries of Mary Tarot Deck, by Hettienne Grobler

A short & sweet write-up of Powers & Patterns by Stewart S. Warren

Review of Way of the Current - Stewart Warren's insightful exploration of the 78 cards with Tarot de Marseille

Review of Tarot de St. Croix (2014)

Review of handcrafted deck by Eric K. Lerner, Radiant Spleen

Review for the Dream Raven Tarot by Beth Seilonen (published by Schiffer in 2013)

Write-ups with sample pics of the decks published by Museo dei Tarocchi

Goddess Tarot Deck originally created from ceramic tiles Tarocchi, Gli Arcani Maggiori by Italialn artist Daniela Rinaldi

Nemorino and the Fool's Bundle A Children's Tarot Tale in German By Gion Mathias Cavelty

Steampunk Tarot self-published by Charissa Drengsen

Hezicos Tarot by Mary Griffin

el Tarot de Marcelino by Lynyrd Narciso

Isabel Snail Tarot by Beth Seilonen

The Morello Medieval Tarot created by Anissa Morello

The Odyssey Tarot by artist, Jean Hutter

The Eternal Dream Tarot by artist John Glock

Niki de Saint Phalle's Major Arcana deck

The Curious Tarot by collage artist, Michelle Cohen

Interviews and Podcasts
Rose Red & Charlie interview Arnell Ando, July 10th 2015 for their popular Tarot Podcast - Tarot Visions

Tarot writer , creator of Tarot of the Masters James Ricklef interviews Arnell aboutTransformational Tarot

Dax Carlisle of Tarot Today Radio interviews Mary K. Greer and Arnell about the 2011 Tarot Italy Tour.  Listen anytime.

A podcast interview Arnell did with Anastasia and Rose Red of BATS (Bay Area Tarot Symposium) found here. Its also available on iTunes.

Diane Wilkes (of Tarot Passages) interviews Arnell

Artella 'Daily Muse' Interview with Arnell

Bonnie Cehevet's interview with Leslie Cochran & Arnell Ando

Arnell & Michael's Visits to Italy Years Before Organizing the Tarot Art History Tours:
of 2011, 2012 and 2015

Arnell's visit to the Tarot Museum (Museo dei Tarocchi) and to Il Meneghello - Italy - 2007

Tarot in Milan, Italy - 2004 (more added 9/2008)

Tarot in Milan, 2000 (posted on the Tarot Passages site)

Michael & Arnell's 1st Italy Tarot Trip With Brian Williams, 1999