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I've found my deck,
This review is from: Victorian Romantic Tarot Deck: Based on Original Victorian Engravings (Paperback)
This deck has hit the spot for me. I've used many decks over the years and studied scores of others to try and find the deck that fits me. In one of my reviews I described the Druid Craft Tarot as possibly the best yet, but I've had to change my mind.
I wish this deck had been around longer to spend more time with it. Never has a deck had a better capacity for narrative than this one. The images are so well chosen and manipulated. There is little occult nonsense nor an artificial system enforced on it, just great images that respects tarot imagery but goes further. Some of these cards just blew me away with the power of the images especially The Star, The Moon, 6 of Swords and the Aces. I won't pretend that every one is perfect, but this deck has fewer duffs than any other I've seen
These cards really work well for helping readers through their problems. Alternatively they would be perfect for stimulating creative writing, or for meditation.
The colours are good - not too garish as befits the Victorian era - and the card stock perfect for shuffling and handling.
The accompanying booklet is by far the best I've ever come across. It deserves recognition for the writing quality on its own. The authors write clearly, offering insights into life that are mature, sensitive, humorous, down-to-earth, profound and helpful. Read their meaning of the 4 of wands for example. There is a very sensible account of the tarot and its uses. I am happy to just read through the book at bed time, treating it as good literature and a guide to life. Using this deck is very much a guide to life, which is the purpose of the tarot.
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