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More decks!

When it comes to acquiring new packs I haven’t been very active lately. Actually, I’ve been a downright sloth. What was the last pack I purchased… hum.. right, Golden Tarot of Visconti published by Lo Scarabeo and restored by the wonderful … Continue reading

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RWS collection update

I’ve never been into collecting tarot decks systematically, I’ve just bought those decks that have appealed to me. Most of those published during the last 10-15 years or so I haven’t found interesting enough – and, sad to say, a lot of this has to do … Continue reading

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Interview with Pamela Colman Smith

Once again the Tarot World has much to thank for mr. Koretaka Eguchi (a.k.a. Roppo for those of you who spend time at the Aeclectic forum). On his Occult Art Gallery site there is plenty of information on subjects such as W. … Continue reading

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Eden Gray & Tarot Revealed

front cover back cover A little while ago I got lucky on Ebay, and received the first edition of this classic tarot work, the Tarot Revealed. It was published in 1960, and the author is Eden Gray (1901-1999). From her early youth Gray had been interested in the theatre, … Continue reading

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Thoth x 4

My latest tarot acquisition is the so-called Weiser White Box A Edition of the Crowley-Harris Thoth deck from 1969. This is my fourth in the series of Thoth decks, the first one being the "Large Swiss Blue Box A" (AGM, 1986), the second being the "Green Box" … Continue reading

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Creating a hybrid

I’m mostly against genetic engineering, but this here is something that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time: a hybrid of the Waite-Smith and Crowley-Harris decks. Now that I have the possibility to do photographic prints in my own house I … Continue reading

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Wisdom of the Fool

The tarot Fool has seen many faces and forms; from the airy and a-bit-noble-kind-of RWS Fool to the bare-ass vagabond of the Marseilles type. From all the Fool’s that I’ve seen I think the Visconti-Sforza deck gives him the most human and ‘genuine’ … Continue reading

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Maybe one day..

 ..when I’m filthy rich (- don’t hold your breath), I’ll get myself a copy of Nicolaas C.J. van Beek’s Kashmir Tarot. Ever since I saw Trump XIII pictured on Rachel Pollack’s The Complete Illustrated Guide to Tarot this deck has been no. 1 on … Continue reading

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Happea

Sunnuntain valoisan ajan vietin rakkaiden ystävieni seurassa Porkkalanniemen maastossa. Tuntui todella hyvältä päästä pitkästä aikaa luonnon keskelle hapettumaan, viime ajat kun lähinnä kuluneet sisätiloissa päättötyön parissa. Nyt kun asiakastyöt ovat takana voi taas avata oven luontoon. Kalliot hohkasivat kylminä alla, sammaleet olivat osin … Continue reading

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