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Minor Arcana cards are great, others were disappointing
on 2 November 1998
I didn't buy this deck online so was fortunately able to return it the same day I bought it! I picked up the box because many of the cards pictured looked like modern, colorful interpretations of the Aleister Crowley Thoth deck painted by Lady Freida Harris. When I opened the box and started looking through the book, I did see many cards that reminded me of the Crowley deck and they looked great. Unfortunately, all of the cards with people on them, including the major arcana cards and court cards, depicted images of naked people. Most are men and show full frontal nudity. Although the box describes the deck as "erotic", I did not find this to be true - it's nudity that doesn't quite fit with tarot symbolism (even for the 90's) in my opinion. I found that the nude male cards did not remind me of any tarot imagery I am familiar with and in fact, made me so uncomfortable I returned the deck immediately. I'm not sure who the intended audience of this deck is but it's not me! It's really too bad because some of the minor cards have great artwork and new interpretations of traditional symbolism. I just couldn't see myself using the deck to do readings for myself or anyone else.