5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The Picture Book of Ana Cortez is a stunning work of art and magic.....,
This review is from: Playing Card Oracles Deck (Turtleback)
I got this deck (along with the large book) a short while ago, and I am completely in love!
Reading with playing cards can seem a daunting task, this deck and the authors guidance make it seem natural and yet magical. These cards and the illustrations are just resplendent and breathtaking. Very evocative and they convey the intuition, mood, feel and ambience of the card powerfully. The colours are done in stark red, black and white along with muted colours which is simple, yet gorgeously perfect.
I love the backs. A darker cream yellow with swirling symbols in black. Great for focus and concetration as you shuffle. The little white book that comes with it is very informative for being so small. It should get one started right off. But I do also HIGHLY reccommend the actual full size book which I reviewed as well on Amazon. The insights, teachings, essays and sheer joy of the book is beyond monetary value, as are the cards.
The cardstock is very good, with not too slick lamination. They are slightly bigger than normal playing cards, which IMO is much better, the images jump out at you and you can see the incrediable detail. They are the perfect size. They feel "at home" in my hands.
This deck will bring you stunning insight and tranformation, if you're at all interested in divination I cannot reccommend this highly enough.