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The Tarot Museum of Guido Gillabel

 Guido Gillabel

    Guido Gillabel, a major Tarot collector, has built a Tarot Museum under the name of TarotHaven, it is in a small building adjacent to his home near the city of Mechelen, in Belgium. He started the Tarot Museum in 2001.

 

TarotHaven museum

TarotHaven museum

An steel Wheel of Fortune hangs on the front wall of the Tarot Museum:

TarotHaven museum

 

TarotHaven consists of Guido's large collection of over 1000 tarot decks, some rare or old, plus tarot books, and items with tarot themes such as printed tee shirts and even socks with tarot images! He also has tarot art created by students and others, it is place worth visiting for the novice as well as readers or collectors, and it shows how popular tarot has become and how many artists have found inspiration from tarot. It is a place to talk, look around and philosophize. Guido even has a meditation room upstairs.

TarotHaven museum

     TarotHaven also harbors the Hierofant, the organization under which Guido still gives tarot courses, readings and relaxation sessions.

 

The following picture shows the large painting you can see in the previous one on the back wall. This painting was made by one of Guido's students. It contains all the major arcana images.

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 Cards from Carol Herzer's tarot decks are spread out on a counter. Sample cards of other decks in frames are on the wall.

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tarot cards everywhere!
TarotHaven museum

TarotHaven museum

 TarotHaven museum

TarotHaven museum

TarotHaven museum

 

many tarot books, in different languages:

TarotHaven museum

 

The tiniest tarot deck in the world:

TarotHaven museum

some old tarot decks too:

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Guido's creativity: making life size tarot models:

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Tarot History of Guido Gillabel

  Guido and Didjeridoo

   When Guido, the brother of Dirk, first became interested in esoteric subjects in 1978 he started "The Contact Circle for the Supernatural and the Occult". This grew quickly into a new organization, "The New Man" where he invited many different new age teachers to give lectures about a wide variety of subjects. Although The New Man become very popular in the city of Mechelen (Belgium), where Guido resides, his interest were shifting in another direction. He left The New Man and started The Hierophant, a small center in which he could dedicate himself to the study and teaching of tarot. At the same time he published a magazine with the same name. Guido adopted the Trinity Philosophy from his teacher, Hans Wesseling, a well-known Dutch teacher of Tarot, Cabala, Runes and Yoga. This philosophy is based on the concept of duality in the universe and the resulting third factor, the difference between them. 

    In 1987 Guido created and published "Het Kosmisch Ei Tarot" (the Cosmic Egg Tarot)  which is based upon the Trinity Philosophy of Hans Wesseling. He also published the "Alchemisten Tarot" (Alchemical Tarot) in the same year.

    Guido is known as a teacher in tarot philosophy and a major collector of tarot decks. He has over 1000 Tarot decks in his collection!

  

Guido's own website: TarotHaven.

Guido can be contacted at guido.gillabel@pandora.be .