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5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Little Deck, 27 Sept. 2010
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This review is from: Mystical Lenormand Cards: The Fortune Cards of Marie-anne Lenormand (Cards)
This is my first Lenormand deck and I discovered it whilst looking for a mini version of The Gilded Tarot, which apparantly doesn't exist!

I am a total convert!

The Lenormand system itself is a very elegant method of cartomancy whether the objective is "fortune telling" or psychological insight. The symbolism is very intuitive and with only 36 cards, all named, the card meanings are much easier to learn than the Tarot. I would therefore heartily recommend it to anyone who finds themselves constantly struggling to commit the Tarot to memory.

The Mystical Lenormand in particular is stunningly illustrated in a way that "spoke" to me and I connected with, instantly. The artist's style is very bright and clear, but without any "loud" or garish colours - there is a little something owed to Primitvism and he's managed to convey an aesthetic which feels traditional, ancient and yet modern. I find I can't stop gazing at the beautiful pictures - always a good sign I feel, strengthening, as it does, one's insight into the nuances of meaning.

These are small-sized cards which come in a box which is much sturdier than you usually get. I'm not sure if there is a proper term, but it is the kind of box in 2 parts - a base and a lid - made of thick cardboard, rather than the flimsy "envelope" style with folds and flaps. With the small size, this makes it ideal to slip into a pocket or small handbag as is, if like me, you like to keep a deck with you.

The LWB is clearly written and without some of the oddities of translation that sometimes crop up in "foreign" decks - these are Swiss {Lenormand cards are far more widespread and popular on the Continent than in the UK or US}. The format is pretty standard - history, artist and artwork, handling and laying out the cards with sample layouts (favourite Tarot layouts can also be used of course}, the individual card meanings. In short, a very good starting point.

I am pleased as punch with my purchase and would thoroughly recommend the Lenormand system and especially this particular incarnation of it. 36 exquisite little paintings full of insight and understanding.
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