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Tell Me Tarot

August 23, 2009

Designer, Artist: Arik Eyal, Nir Cassuto
Country of Publication: U.S.A.
Number of Cards: 78
Publication Year: 2009
Publication Status: In Print

Description:
Tutorial tarot in the Waite-Smith vein, with keyword lists included at the bottom of each card. Bright, flat colors and a more cartoonish illustration style make this feel more modern than the RWS itself.

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Intuitive Tarot

August 21, 2009

Designer, Artist: Cilla Conway
Country of Publication: U.S.A.
Number of Cards: 78
Publication Year: 2004
Publication Status: In Print

Description:
The Intuitive Tarot is… “a sophisticated tool for self-development. The accompanying book demonstrates various techniques to working with the cards on whatever level you choose. You can use them simply to gain insight into day-to-day issues and what may lie ahead in your career, relationships, health and home life. Or you may wish to see them as a mirror, to see underlying motives, patterns, and possibilities in your life. Going deeper still, you can use them as spiritual feedback, discovering the invisible archetypal energies that surround you, assisting or challenging you to gain your highest potential in life.

The Intuitive Tarot is a tarot deck forged from passion. These are not just illustrations; they have a power and sense of connection all their own.”

From the authors website.

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Ator Tarot

August 19, 2009

Designer, Artist: Robin Ator
Country of Publication: U.S.A.
Number of Cards: 78
Publication Year: 2002
Publication Status: In Print
Composition / Packaging: Shrink wrapped cards; no box or LWB (Little White Book) included by the publisher
Reference: Encyclopedia of Tarot, vol. IV, pg. 228
Price: SOLD OUT / Reorder pending

An earlier deck from the creator of the ‘International Icon Tarot‘, the ‘Ator Tarot‘ is a fanciful, simplified redrawing of Pamela Colman-Smith’s illustrations for the Waite-Smith Tarot that doesn’t sacrifice as much esoteric impact as you might expect. The goofy, comic book little characters that populate the cards make it suitable for beginners of any age or for experienced readers looking for something quirky that isn’t to far off traditional archtypes.

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Arcana of The Red Jester

August 17, 2009

I have presented Beth’s Seilonen’s Tarot, ‘Arcanic Hues‘ previously, and now I would like to introduce ‘ The Arcana of the Red Jester‘. This deck of 22 cards has the Jester present throughout the Fool’s Journey. Beth has focused on simple symbols to express depth of meaning through line and limited colour. A few self-published decks are available from the artist.

UPDATE: Beth has sold all 1st edition copies of the Red Jester, but she has a number of other decks available, and new decks in design, that are unique and communicate with heartfelt expression. Visit her site for more information. Thank you, Elizabeth

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Swiss 1JJ Tarot Deck

August 15, 2009

1JJ (Swiss) Tarot Deck

Designer, Artist: Unknown
Country of Publication: U.S.A.
Number of Cards: 78
Publication Year: 1970
Publication Status: In Print
Reference: Encyclopedia of Tarot, vol. I, p. 270

Description:
Popular tarot deck depicting 19th century-style artwork and costumed figures. Early North American editions used French titles on the cards; later editions changed the titles into English. The High Priestess and Hierophant cards are represented by (and titled after) the Roman deities Junon and Jupiter respectively. The pip cards are unillustrated. I prefer this deck because the Junon and Jupiter cards are a refreshing Archetype from the High Priestess and Hierophant. Because the origination of Tarot Cards has Renaissance influences, many decks followed the religious icons of these two. (refer to my article on Tarot history)

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Papus Tarot

August 13, 2009

Designer(s), Artist(s): Papus (Gerard Encausse), Gabriel Goulinat, Etteilla, Oliver Stephane
Country of Publication: U.S.A.
Number of Cards: 78
Publication Year: 1982
Publication Status: Out-of-Print
Reference: Encyclopedia of Tarot, vol. III, pp. 618-619

Description:
Noteworthy and influential tarot by 19th century occultist Gerard Encausse, a.k.a. Papus. The major arcana designs were rendered by Gabriel Goulinat, and originally published in Papus’ landmark work, Le Tarot des Bohemiens. The designs of the minor arcana were based on the interpretations of the 18th century occultist Etteilla, and were later published along with Papus’ major arcana illustrations in his book Le Tarot Divinatoire. The first publication of the Papus cards in deck form came in 1981, with Papus’ designs modified and rerenderd by Oliver Stephane. The cards were subsequently republished by U.S. Games Systems in 1982.

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Parrott Tarot

August 12, 2009

Designer, Artist: Margaret Parrott, Thom Parrott
Country of Publication: U.S.A.
Number of Cards: 82
Publication Status: Unknown


Description:
The Parrott Tarot is a hand-drawn and -coloured deck, with a wealth of correspondences in the border of each card. Interestingly detailed scenes are depicted in this self-published deck, to which four extra court cards have been added. There is some contradiction as to who designed the deck, Margaret or Thom, if you have more information, please let me know.

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