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The Transparent Tarot [With Tarot Cards and Reading Cloth] Carding, Emily ( Author ) Oct-01-2008 Paperback Paperback – 1 Oct 2008


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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (1 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764330039
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764330032
  • ASIN: B00AA98R4M
  • Product Dimensions: 25.8 x 18.8 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 737,992 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Emily Carding lives on Dartmoor with her Daughter and three cats known as the Supurrrnal Triad; Kether Kitty, Chokmah Cat and Binah Puss.
She has created various offerings, such as The Transparent Tarot, the Transparent Oracle, and The Tarot of the Sidhe for Schiffer Books. She has also contributed book covers, articles and artwork for several works from Avalonia Books. To date these titles include Towards a Wiccan Circle (Cover), Both Sides of Heaven, (Cover and article- "The Salvation of the Sidhe"), From a Drop of Water (Article- "Nimue: The Archetypal Priestess"), Hekate Her Sacred Fires (Cover, Article- "Painting Hekate" and internal illustrations), and VS. (Cover, Articles- "Sun and Moon" and "Painting Polarity").
Her most recent work Faery Craft, a faery lifestyle and magical practice book which was published by Llewellyn in Autumn 2012. Recent years have seen Emily return to her work in theatre, but a new book on the magical content of Shakespeare is in the works.

Product Description

The Transparent Tarot is unlike any Tarot method you have used before! A must-have for both readers and collectors, this highly innovative deck consists of simple yet striking images displayed on clear plastic, which are designed to be read in layers. This method creates a new dimension to Tarot, revealing combinations of images that can be used to unlock intuition and help discover hidden depths as you read. The book offers in-depth definitions of the cards, original spreads, and suggestions for methods which have never before been possible. Whether a Tarot expert or total beginner, The Transparent Tarot offers a fun, original, and insightful tool for divination, meditation, brainstorming, magic, and more!

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Uncle Donoso on 21 Feb. 2010
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I am very pleased with this tarot it's just a great idea. You put one, two, three or as many cards on top of each other and every time it makes up a new composition. So you have an endless source of inspiration.

It cames with a useful white napkin to put it as a white backround. While you can always use it like this, you can adventure yourself in using other backgrounds and so expanding the posibilities of inspiration.

The only thing I don't like is the pakage it came in. The cover is in transparent plastic (flexible an fragile). The box is divided in three containing sections to put the cards, the book and the napkin. The problem is that there is no individual box to contain the cards and because the plastic cover is very loose, the cards can come easily out of place. I am thinking of hand making a small box to keep the cards safe and in place.

Totally recomend this cards!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Tarot Scribe on 13 Jan. 2009
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Tarot, being an image-focused medium, so obviously lends itself to a transparent medium that one wonders why this idea hasn't been taken up beforehand!

Whatever the reasons, British artist/Tarotist Emily Carding has now created a full 78-card Tarot deck in transparent acetate that puts this particular Tarot collector's radar on high alert.

Firstly to the contents of the box - a full deck, a white reading cloth (an absolute necessity!) and a well-thought out book of 280 pages.

The premise of the deck is this: take the images on the Tarot and layer them up into brand new composite images and let your intuition run riot!

It's fantastic fun!

Each card has been distilled down into what Emily regards as the single essence of that card and into a simple image. I love all the images, but if pressed, have to say that I am less keen on the Court Cards structure than the other cards.

As far as downsides go - limited criticism from this Tarotist :-)

Let's see....ok, you need to be careful when handling the cards because
it is easy to inadvertently cause them to 'mirror' (ie they fall the wrong way around. What else? Sometimes the acetates stick together, so you can turn more than one card at a time (this might sort itself out as the cards are handled more frequently by you!) My last concern is simply with the dye/acetate combination - although I don't have any information of this happening, I would recommend that you handle the cards with care, *just in case* the dyes start to come off the cards. I must stress again that this might NOT happen, but care pointers never go amiss, do they?!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Kay Stopforth on 7 Jan. 2009
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The Transparent is literally a new perspective on the tarot, taking it into three dimensions and adding a whole new world of possibilities for interpretation. Well done Emily, first for thinking up such an amazing concept, and then executing it so beautifully.

The deck is simply but elegantly packaged with a plain white cloth and the book is well written and well produced. The deck itself is pretty much regular size for tarot cards, but probably requires slightly more careful handling to preserve the finish. The artwork is simple and pared down - it's only when you see the cards in combination that the startling potential of this deck begins to reveal itself.

This is a new frontier for the tarot. I was lucky enough to witness the Transparent Tarot taking shape online at Aeclectic Tarot Forum and it's wonderful to see such an innovative idea finding its way into the marketplace. With so many tarot publishers retreading old ideas or playing it safe, I'm glad that Schiffer have taken a chance on the TT.
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By cachurra on 22 Feb. 2014
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I've given this pack of cards five stars because the cards work beautifully together when you place a few on top of each other creating a picture that tells a story. I instantly connected with them and clients I have read for so far love the original pictures they create.

I bought a silk cloth to wrap them in along with a bag to put them and the white cloth that is use to lay them on top just because it's easier to carry around than in the original box they come in.

They were on my wish list and was lucky to received them as a gift! (Note: bought via Amazon).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CT on 30 Nov. 2013
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I have been waiting years to purchase this deck - so in the end I just went for it... really pleased, just wish I had done it earlier.
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