Category Archives: Tarot Books

Minoan Tarot: a review

From Ellen Lorenzi-Prince (creator of the Tarot of the Crone and the Dark Goddess Tarot) comes a new deck, the Minoan Tarot. The deck is published by Arnell’s Art, 2014. First things first: The box: sturdy cardboard box with a … Continue reading

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Cool stuff

There’s so much awesome things happening in the tarot world at the moment that I’m just about to explode. Because I’m too busy (lazy) I’ll just post here all the Stuff that I can remember, in no particular order. This … Continue reading

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Tarot Books, part 1

This post is about new tarot books that I’ve recently acquired. I hope it will wet your appetite and make you spend even more money on tarot books. Part 2 coming up in the not-too-distant future, with Enrique Enriquez’s Tarology, Abiding in … Continue reading

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A Japanese Devil?

“Among Pamela Colman Smith’s teachers at Pratt was Arthur Wesley Dow, who was trained in France. Apart from being an important painter of the period, he was also an art teacher strongly inspired by Japanese art.. Dow emphasized the Japanese … Continue reading

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Explaining the Tarot

A must have: "Explaining the Tarot – Two Italian Renaissance Essays on the Meaning of the Tarot Pack", edited, translated and commented by Ross Sinclair Caldwell, Thierry Depaulis and Marco Ponzi. From Maproom Publications. "The symbolism of Tarot cards has … Continue reading

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Tarot & Logotherapy?

I admit it: this subject has for too long been nagging me. Last September Mary K. Greer wrote about her 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card – a book which I highly recommend for everyone – in her most … Continue reading

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Things to do & everything else

Outside is getting cooler but inside my head things are definitely hot, if not boiling. As a sort of list it would seem that I -decided to participate on the Rider-Waite-Smith Centennial party in London, which will be on Dec. 5th. … Continue reading

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Tarot-tarinat

Minttu "Birdy" Hapulin uunituore kirja Tarot-tarinat (Atena Kustannus Oy, 2009) "(Hapulin) elämänmakuisissa tarinoissa tarotin voimat liikuttavat niin betonilähiön teiniä kuin metsänreunassa asuvaa äitiä. Kaikkein arkipäiväisin tilanne sisältää aina hitusen salaperäisyyttä, koska jokaisella pakan kortilla on sekä valoisa että pimeä puolensa, eikä … Continue reading

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Remixing Etteilla’s spread

To the best of my knowledge, a Tarot spread called "The Great Figure of Destiny" by Jean-Baptiste Alliette or Etteilla remains to be the largest ever designed spread, comprising of 66 cards. I became aware of this spread while watching Strictly Supernatural: Tarot and Astrology (narrated by Christopher Lee!) where it … Continue reading

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The Pamela Colman Smith Commemorative Set

The so-called Rider Tarot (due to its initial publisher, William Rider & Sons) continues to be the most popular Tarot deck sold worldwide. In the Tarot community this deck is usually called "RWS", standing for Rider-Waite-Smith; Waite for Arthur Edward Waite, mastermind behind … Continue reading

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