Cosmic Tarot Deck (78 Tarot Cards) (78 Tarot Cards/Cs78) Cards – 1 Sep 1993
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About the Author
Jean Huets is co-author, with tarot authority Stuart R. Kaplan, of The Encyclopedia of Tarot, four volumes that cover centuries of tarot production and imagery. During her tenure as senior editor at tarot publisher U.S. Games Systems, she worked on many groundbreaking tarot decks, including Motherpeace Tarot, Native American Tarot, and Brian Williams’ Renaissance Tarot. --This text refers to an alternate Cards edition.
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And there unique style has encouraged me to explore many outher decks too that I probably wouldent have I find this has given me the ability to se even more in the general symbolism of tarot.
If you normally stick to the traditional style deck give these a go you won't be disappointed also buy the accompaying book it give some graet insight into these cards
But they do require a reader who is able to see outside the literal.
The traditional images lodged in our memories of the Rider-Waite or Coleman-Waite tarot seep through in places but the traditional meanings we have come to understand are recognisable, even thought they are represented with a modern-day take.
Its suit pictorial themes can not be considered as at all flowing as they seem to jump about using varying imagery, not only from suit to suit but even within suits. The Prince of Cups is quite a romantic image of a young man gazing wistfully into space, he wears a jacket, which could be velvet, with a monogram on the breast pocket. This conveys wealth, status, elegrance and luxury. By comparison the Ten of Swords reveals a bald-headed male, head and shoulders only, who seems to be thrusting himself forward in agony or angst. Swords appear to fly from his mouth as he screams with frustration. In contrast it is quite abstract but conveys the meaning and its rank and place within the deck well. For those who like images to stir and stimulate then this deck will encourage you to break free from stereotypical thinking.
The face of the High Priestess dominates the card and has the Yin-Yang symbol at the Third-eye, whilst the two traditional pillars of Jachin and Boaz are missing. A book lays open with the Alpha and Omega symbols upon its pages and a crescent moon lay at her chin. Her face floats over watery images of waves upon the sea and these merge through her image making her seem ethereal and part of the very cosmic ocean itself. It becomes apparent how this image of the High Priestess manages to convey the same as a traditional image but it somehow makes her meaning more obvious. Secrecy, mystery, intuition and the consciousness of the Divine Feminine are easily found amongst its depths.
For those who care to play with imagery there is a lot more going on with this deck than there may first appear. It has a richness about it that may get overlooked by those who fail to give it the time it deserves. The deck grows upon you as you begin to study its artistry and mind merge with its imagery. You will discover just how clever and inspired the artist has been.
This deck is strange.
One of my friends received this a gift. She didn't like it, so she gave it to me.
I must say the major arcana are not bad and i really loved a few cards, though not all. The magician, the high-priestess, the pope, justice, the hermit and the wheel of fortune are lovely. They are all spiritual cards and they have that ethereal spiritual feeling to them, that makes it work. The other cards are alright.
What gets to me in this deck is the duality of work, or should i say imagery. In the major arcana, that is not evident, although one look at the empress and it's clear that it looks like a kept woman with her eyes filled with ambition and snobbery. I do not like to see her represented in that manner.
When i think cosmic and new age (this deck is commercialised as a new age deck), i think of new conscience, altered state of mind, chakras, crystals, wisdom, power, revealing of secrets, loosing yourself in oneness, prophetic dreams, nirvana, the force of life, tao, i-ching, tai-chi, healing, but most of all i think of spiritual life to guide one's path in order to develop one's mind and elevate one's soul. This deck should reflect that, but it doesn't. The spiritual side and the wisdom is not painted in all the cards.
There is a mishmash of images that don't go with the name Cosmic. The theme is kept only for a few cards, and it's a shame, because this deck could have had so much potential.
The big disappointment comes with the minor arcana. These are all illustrated, but they are so different that sometimes wonder if they belong to the same deck. There is a mixture images that really don't give the cohesion necessary to think this as themed deck: There are people in suits looking rather grim and sociopath like (three of swords), a character that seems to have come from "Jane Eyre" (five of cups) and the the world's next contortionism champion (eight of wands). There are people in normal clothing but also people in traditional hindu costumes (or so it seems), ballet dancers, medieval costumes, jeans, etc. It just doesn't add up. The ethereal feeling is lost. And on top of that, the court cards (along with a few others) have hollywood faces: the king of wands is Sean Connery, the queen of wands is Elizabeth Taylor, etc, as if the rest wasn't bad enough.
Don't get me wrong: there are beautiful cards in the deck, even in the minor arcana (for example the three of wands or the ten of cups), but the bad far outweigh the good ones and there is no sense of direction in them. I find some cards difficult to read, because the scene depicted does not match the traditional meaning of the card. Some cards are very well intuitive, but others are not at all.
The cards are 12 cm high and 7 cm wide. They are glossy, well laminated and thick. The back is a beautiful pattern featuring a five point star. They are really good quality.
The booklet (little white book) is average.
I find impossible to read with this deck, so I gave it to a friend recently. Since he is young (under twenty), maybe the hollywood faces won't get to him. He's not old enough to remember many of them and he's not really interested in the film industry. He thinks these are funny looking cards. He found them altogether nice at first sight. Lets see if he can read with them. If he likes them, he probably can.
Even if one likes the deck, it is not for beginners.
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