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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderfull piece of art work!, 28 May 2002
This review is from: Ancient Egyptian Tarot (Paperback)
I too am a professional reader, and I have found this set invaluable. It is based on the traditional 78 card deck and has a second to none artwork that imerses the reader in the Ancient Egyption culture and religion. Most of the major cards feature Gods or Godesses. One of the most beutifull and artisticly inspiring, is that of the star featuring the Godess Isis.
The images are all realavent to the meanings of each card, plus the elemental conections between the suits is clear, flame, water etc are a part of most of the court card images. Each card is boardered by hyeroglyphics, which are actual texts taken from the Egyption "book of the dead."
In summary, the images are true to the style of the time, with clear meaning (if perhaps a little erotic at times), and the images have been thought over by the artist, even down to smallest details having some relation to the meaning of each card. The only negative thing I found was the fact that the backs of the cards have a patern that alows diferentiation between upright and reversed positions, but it is quite subtle all the same.
The book that comes with the set is insightfull, good for beginers and seasoned tarot readers alike. It portrays a black and white image of each card plus description and meaning, with a little mythology thrown in for good measure. An excelent deck and set all round. I would highly recomend it!!!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Tarot, 22 May 2003
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VICTA PENFOLD (GLASTONBURY, Somerset United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Ancient Egyptian Tarot (Paperback)
As a full bloodied ROMANI and brought up in the Gypsy world of occult and mystical teachings I have used a number of packs during my lifetime (Now 82) I think that this is one of the easiest and most colourful of packs that I have come across. Anyone with knowledge of the Ancient Egyptian religion will find this a very nice pack to handle and read also the handbook is very informative and helpful to a beginner. So all you prospective tarot readers, I suggest that you try this pack learn it well and go out here and get your palm crossed with silver. Thank you Mr.Barrett for a brilliant piece of work. Kushti Bok. Te jel sa Duvvel. (Romani)= good luck and may God go with you. Victa Corvo.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I good quality deck with thoughtful Tarot imagery., 16 Oct 2002
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MRS J A GLENISTER (Reading, Berkshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Ancient Egyptian Tarot (Paperback)
If you fancy a little something different, but with good Tarot imagery like the fabulous Rider-Waiter, this is worth a try. It is colourful with clear and detailed drawings which offer much in the way of complex Tarot imagery. It doesn't cop out by simply offering four wands, for example, as some decks do; it offers some very nicely presented depictions of life events with plenty of background detail to help recall the cards' meanings. In that sense, it suprasses many of today's Tarot decks which, sadly, have no character and very little relation to the card's meaning. If you are a beginner, you will need a dweck that aids recall so this is a pretty nice one to advance to after starting on the absolute best of decks - The Rider-Waite.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A marvellous straightforward, easy to use Tarot Deck, 19 Sep 2000
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This review is from: The Ancient Egyptian Tarot (An Aquarian Book) (Paperback)
I bought this deck to use, as I am a professional tarot reader and am also very much an ancient Egypt-ophile.
As others have stated, the art work is second to none, and are very easy to get a "reading" from.
The deck is not that different from other, more traditional (I would hazard to say, conservative or old fashioned decks) to use.
It is a joy to use and just might be an easier way for beginners to get to do "readings", instead of using the other decks such as the Rider-Waite deck that doesn't give names on the Minor Arcana cards.
A much needed boost to the tarot reader's tool kit, and a way for the general public to see this as something that they too can do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, 29 April 2000
This review is from: The Ancient Egyptian Tarot (An Aquarian Book) (Paperback)
I think this tarot pack is a more easier way to teach the subject than other tarot packs. The cards are art-perfect easy to read without checking in the book as much. My tarot reading is only amature, but I have successfuly given four short readings to friends and family as a tryer. To my astonishment, it worked for them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Cards & Book!, 19 Nov 2010
This review is from: Ancient Egyptian Tarot (Paperback)
I love these cards, and I've yet to find anyone who doesn't when offering a choice to friends I'm reading for. I bought them years ago, direct from the seller, who was kind enough to sign the accompanying book.

The artwork is detailed, featuring realistic people and places, coloured in warm, sandy tones, reminiscent of the Egyptian desert. The cards themselves are printed on good quality cardboard - better than average, and are the perfect size for me (I've found some cards too large to handle easily). The backs of the cards feature a non-symmetrical pattern so it's obvious when cards are 'reversed/flipped'.

The book, which is written in an accessible but never condescending style, provides a wealth of valuable information, with detailed interpretations of each card, making this a perfect set for beginners. Having said that, it's obvious the author knows his esoteric stuff, and seasoned tarot users will also benefit from reading.

5 Stars - Highly Recommended!
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