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The Art of Tarot - Box Set -INC 78 Tarot cards +64 page Booklet [Paperback]

Liz Dean
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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Book Description

1 Jun 2004
The Art of Tarot - as seen on Coronation Street in October 2013! Interpretation is the key to the art of Tarot reading. This easy-to-use book and Tarot deck explains the key concepts of the cards in simple terms that the reader will find easy to remember and then put into practice in a reading.

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: CICO Books; Nov edition (1 Jun 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904991041
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904991045
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 14 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,824 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dean is a writer and editor working in the mind, body and spirit field. The author of The Art of Tarot (Cico Books, 2001), she has been reading and researching Tarot cards for over ten years. She has broadcast on the subject on live radio, and is also a musician.

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lovely artwork but pip cards not pictorial 14 Jun 2007
By Lilly Penhaligon TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
I love this tarot deck the artwork is really lovely and the way the cards are presented is aesthetically pleasing. This pack includes a complete 78 card deck plus a reasonable booklet which gives you very basic meanings for the cards (including reversals) and also has some suggestions for spreads.

Things I love about this deck:

* the artwork - clear, very pleasing to the eye, cute.

* the reverse of the cards show a tree with apples on it and is reversible (i.e. you would be able to tell that a card is reversed without having to turn it over).

* uses lovely pastel shades with a touch of vibrant shades to balance the deck and avoids it becoming bland.

* the Devil has a picture of a girl with a red angel on one shoulder and a white angel on the other - a much more toned down image than is used in other decks.

* the Death card depicts a woman looking at a new sapling whilst in the background a fully grown tree has withered and died - no Grim Reapers or skeletons here.

Things that I didn't like so much about these cards:

* PIP CARDS ARE NOT PICTORIAL! Having put so much effort in toning down the more intimidating cards like the Tower, Hanged Man, Death and Devil and making them into less fearful, almost 'cute' cards to encourage the beginner, they then go and make the pip cards just the number of the items itself - i.e. the famous 9 of Swords is just 9 Swords - no women having nightmares or looking anguished. As a beginner how will you intuit the meanings of these cards?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product - quality at an affordable price 26 Feb 2009
Great affordable product. Very fast delivery. Beautifully designed cards and the booklet that comes with it is easy to understand (for a beginner) and to the point. I've spend hours playing with them!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great tarot 6 Mar 2008
i really liked the tone adopted by the writer in this book - informative but readable and very easy to use. Although other card sets have modern imagery, this is one the best for me, with its strong colors and insightful interpretations.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but probably not the best for beginners. 16 Mar 2012
I had become interested in Tarot and wanted a deck of cards so I could learn to do readings for myself. Obviously looking for a set that would be simple and easy to understand. At the time I wanted a tarot deck where I to be able to carry out a reading and look to the guide, as almost like a bible, for the exact interpretation written in the book. The book contains the upright and reversed meanings for each of the cards in the Tarot. Although these descriptions are good for giving a basic interpretation, I was hoping for slightly more descriptive in-depth meanings. On the plus side, the book does show different ways of doing a reading and describes when you might use them.
Unless you're not really that interested in learning to read the Tarot, or if it's for someone young or just want a deck more for the odd-occasional use, then this Tarot set is a good option. The major arcana cards are beautifully illustrated with bright, bold colours and more 'friendly' illustrations on some of the more daunting cards than most decks. Hence why it would be a good choice for younger people. For example, the death card in this deck shows instead, a woman standing next to a blossoming tree and behind her, one that has withered away. Personally, I think it's also a nice reminder, and an easy-to-understand symbolic image of the card's true meaning.
My biggest problem with this deck is that none of the minor arcana cards are pictured, which therefore makes it hard to interpret them and unless you have a good memory, means you then need to look up the meaning in the book. This I've found tends to get a bit annoying after a while.
Also the cards are quite big to handle, and if you have small hands, attempting to shuffle 78 of them isn't easy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoy 'playing' with the cards 3 May 2010
Good sturdy cards with good pictures and a handy little book. I've had them for a few weeks now and thoroughly enjoy doing reads. A good purchase all round.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love my tarot cards 29 Sep 2009
By shel x
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Im really pleased with these tarot cards .....it has a really informative booklet to help with card meanings and i have had fantasic readings from these cards for myself and my friends.......A great buy ***
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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The Art of Tarot - Box Set -INC 78 Tarot cards +64 page Booklet, I am very happy with my order many thanks the cards the have a real nice Feel to them
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5.0 out of 5 stars New beginnings ... Great Tarots 7 Nov 2012
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I've always been interested in Tarot cards and thought I'd purchase a pack of my own. The instructions of how to use are a great help and the cards them self are beautifully designed. A great starter kit for any novices like me!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Novice in reading
More than I expected, very nice bright colours and images that do not scare the viewer. Allowes the user to use easily with the book as a guide.
Published 1 month ago by John Constantinou
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
For anyone interested in tarot cards this is well worth it well illustrated and easy reading .. Nicely packaged and interesting I would recommend this set
Published 1 month ago by hartley2345
5.0 out of 5 stars got the answers i needed
This was a replacement product for me.
Just need to get use to the feel of new cards.

Didn't need to wait to long for them.
Published 2 months ago by Baby.M3
5.0 out of 5 stars good price nice size lovely art work
my second tarrot pack, lost a few cards from the old one and was drawn to this, arrived so quick, love the compact box and the meaning book
Published 7 months ago by emma
4.0 out of 5 stars beautiful
such lovely cards and i cannot get over the quality for the price. the little book is very helpful if you have a forgetful moment and need a little help along
Published 10 months ago by Wilson
3.0 out of 5 stars qick delivery.
The box set arrived quickly. The cards are of good quality. The book gives meaning to each card but not in great detail so having difficult linking what they mean to individuals.
Published 12 months ago by tracy thorrold
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Have not really had the time to do too much with cards yet but them seem perfectly ok to me.
Published 13 months ago by Sharon Harvey
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome.
found these really useful in so many way. thank u. . . . . . . .. . . . .
Published 13 months ago by Nelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple beginners Tarot
Liz is an excellent diviner and very economical and efficient in her choice of words and use of the language. This set is easy to use and easy to reference. Read more
Published 14 months ago by David E. Rosser
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Really enjoyed these cards good quality too
Why do we have to put a minimum amount of words?????
They good quality what else is they to say
Published 14 months ago by netty
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