B. O. T. A. Tarot

[Magician] [Ace of Cups] B. O. T. A. stands for Builders of the Adytum, an organization founded by Paul Foster Case and dedicated to "spiritual attunement through enlightened worship in the Tradition of the Western Mysteries. Its congregation is an association of spiritual aspirants who participate through the B.O.T.A. lesson instructions." One part of the lesson plan is coloring your own tarot cards using this deck. The instruction booklet is Highlights of the Tarot, first written in 1931. It describes the symbols on the major arcana cards and offers coloring instructions for all cards. According to the booklet, when you color your own cards, they take on your personality and become deeply linked to you. The B. O. T. A. cards are black line drawings on stiff, white cardboard-like paper stock. (The cards are whiter than these scanned images.) The deck and book are available separately and as a set.

Deck/Book Set
Number of
Size Copyright Deck
Order Code
Deck Price Card Back Design Deck/Book Set
Order Code
Deck/Book Set
Set Cover

22 major
56 minor

2 1/2"
4 1/4"
1999 BT78 $8.00 (US) [back design] BT78-set $13.50 (US) [set cover]
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Companion Book
Title Author Size Number of
Copyright Order Code Book Price Cover
Highlights of
(with coloring
Builders of the
4 1/4"
5 1/2"
72 1989
14th ed.
BT1-book $5.00 (US) [cover]
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Language of Card Titles: English

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): suit symbols

Also Included: instruction booklet, tree of life card, Pattern on the Trestleboard card

Major Arcana:
Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor, Hierophant,
Lovers, Chariot, Strength, Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Justice,
Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, Devil, Tower,
Star, Moon, Sun, Judgement, World

Suit Names: Wands, Cups, Swords, Pentacles

Court Cards: King, Queen, Knight, Page

Links to Other Sites:
Builders of the Adytum website
Review - Wicce website


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