Enigmatic and strangely gorgeous, this is a serious deck for the serious practitioner. Painted in dark earth tones, the muted color palate leaves this deck feeling heavy and solemn. The profound intricacies of the symbolism included in this deck contribute to its grave impression. The court cards are named as Father, Mother, Son, and Daughter rather than the traditional royal attributions and the four elemental suits are represented by different cultures: Wands are Hindu, Cups are Celtic/Nordic, Swords are Egyptian, and Stones are Native American. Although influenced by the Thoth Tarot, The Haindl is remarkably unique. This is a powerful choice for advanced readers and for Tarot meditation.