Customer Reviews


3 Reviews
5 star:
 (1)
4 star:
 (2)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 
Most Helpful First | Newest First

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Essential guide to the deck, 10 Feb 2010
A well-written and concise book that has the same beautiful artwork as the card case (the foiled gold floral work and glossy jet-black ground is even more attractive in the book cover's larger format).

The deck is sold separately on Amazon but a set is available elsewhere, being a shrink-wrapped box (no lid), book, deck, deck-sized guide by Kaplan and disposable paper 'spreadsheet' (Celtic spread). And some polystyrene blocks.

Back to the book:
Cynthia is a great writer and her enthusiasm for the subject is carried through this thick soft-cover, the first half of which details the history of Russia and city of St Petersburg.

Most Tarot readers will have bought the deck purely on it's looks (rather than it's Russian theme), as I did, but you would be wise to get the book at the same time - the small guide that comes with the deck is about right but when I was learning the cards for the first time, I found that the book would unlock the interpretations that the guide could not.

I studied my cards with both guides open and only occasionally had recourse to consult the web on a few very tricky card meanings.

Additional:
Three months later I am still pinning down the meanings which seem to need constant 'tweaking' and adjusting in light of the other card's meanings.

I do find that these cards give sensible readings when used, and their narrative is easily deduced. A recommended deck.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Check before you buy, 7 Feb 2008
Amazon seems to have in some way confused the deck of cards and the book about the deck (both having exactly the same title), the two reviews I saw were cloned across both. I did not realise this when I ordered and accidently got the book rather than the deck believing it to also contain a deck of cards.
The book by Cynthia Giles is very informative about the deck and russian history, something that has often interested me, but unfortunately may not be of as much use to me untill the deck that I have just now ordered arrives.
Just something to be aware of before purchasing.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars A Deck That Gives You A Nice Feeling, 29 Dec 2009
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Russian Tarot of St. Petersburg (Cards)
This deck really gives you a nice, old fashioned feeling. The Russian stylised imagery and figures are fairly simple and very small in detail but really draw you in. There is enough Rider-Waite symbolism to be able to bond with it and understand it, although this deck didn't really offer much in new perspective and insights. The pips are all illustrated.

I highly recommended this original and friendly deck, it makes you feel good inside and is very functional to read with.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Russian Tarot of St. Petersburg
Russian Tarot of St. Petersburg by Yury Shakov (Cards - 1 Dec 1992)
£20.38
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews