This fully-illustrated deck and book set has been created in keeping with traditional Tarot format, whilst at the same time taking a fresh approach to the Tarot. The book is very clear and succinct, offering explanations and insight without unnecessary embellishment. Also, at the back of the book are excellent tables outlining keywords and key symbols.
Several of the Major Arcana titles have been changed, e.g. 'the Magician' becomes 'the Trickster'; 'the Hermit' becomes 'the Shaman'; 'Temperance' becomes 'Peace'. At the bottom of each card is a word that complements the meaning of it's title. To either side of each image is a line from a poem, 'The Thunder, Perfect Mind', which makes up part of a number of Gnostic texts discovered in 1945. All the cards bear astrological symbols, and an egg-shaped purple symbol at the bottom of all the Major cards identifies the element of 'Spirit'.
The Minor Arcana suit names are 'Air', represented by a light green circle, 'Fire', a red upward pointing triangle, 'Water', a blue crescent, horns pointing upwards, and 'Earth', a bold green square. Each card has a name at the top and a God/Goddess name at the bottom, e.g. One of Fire/Lightning/Tien-Mu; Four of Earth/Clay/Bochicha' Six of Air/Open Air/Hermes; and Eight of Water/Well/Naaki. The Court cards are named Daughter, Son, Mother and Father.
I like this deck for it's boldness, it's confidence and it's attractive appearance.
One of my favourite decks! had for 25 years and still teaching me, expanding my understandings and insight. Full of symbolism! Numerological, Astrological, Egyptian- Mythological- and with such beautiful, clear clean illustrations.