The Vlad Dracula Tarot is a 78-card tarot deck and booklet based on the life of Vlad the Impaler, the infamous medieval ruler of Romania who inspired Bram Stoker's legendary vampire.
The 78 original woodcuts of the deck depict scenes of cruelty and cunning masterfully drawn by Russian artist Nikita Vuimin from instructions provided by Travis McHenry, author of the Occult Tarot and Angel Tarot and one of the foremost occultists of the modern era.
Each image portrays an episode in Dracula's life and is perfectly paired with a tarot card that reveals its astrological and occult meaning. This combination of design and esoteric knowledge results in a historically accurate deck that can be used as a divination tool or simply cherished as a macabre work of art.
Travis McHenry is widely known as one of the foremost occultists of the modern era. He is the author of the bestselling Occult Tarot and Angel Tarot. He studied anthropology at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and is a practising occultist and ritual magician. Travis was first introduced to magic while researching a coven of witches known as the Coven of the Catta in rural Pennsylvania. His experiences with the coven led him to write the first biography of their leader, Dr Frederick Santee, which became his inspiration to create the Magicians, Martyrs and Madmen Tarot. www.bloodstone.info
Nikita Vuimin grew up in a small town of Volsk in Russia and has been fascinated since childhood by fantasy books and games, folk and pagan music, the Middle Ages, heraldry and Scandinavian mythology. He was obsessed by inventing extraordinary fairytale worlds and worked towards bringing his ideas to life. Nikita wrote fantastic stories and poems and invented non-existent languages, but then discovered drawing as a more expressive way to turn his fantasies into reality for others to enjoy. He believes that if you have a strong enough desire and perseverance you can perfectly master any art.