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Fournier Gothic Tarot by Anne Stokes

Note: the Anne Stokes Tarot is made exclusively for Fournier. We only sell genuine Fournier products and you are guaranteed to received the real Anne Stokes Tarot. Anne Stokes is a renowned fantasy artist. Based in Great Britain, her work has been featured in many games and continues to inspire generations of fans. This deck includes selections from the artists’ body of work. The boxed deck includes 78 cards in full color and an instruction pamphlet in English and Spanish.

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  • Features Anne Stokes’ gothic artwork
  • Made exclusively for Fournier
  • Rare, hard-to-find tarot

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3 comments on “Fournier Gothic Tarot by Anne Stokes

  1. Nice art, but not enough of it Fantasy artist Anne Stokes ventures into the realm of fortune telling with her own interpretation of the tarot. Although I enjoy the dark theme of this deck, I would have liked to have seen more of an effort put into illustrating all 78 cards. The artwork on the Majors and the kings, queens, knights and knaves of each suit are very nice, but the rest of the Minor Arcana are represented by repetitive pip designs. In addition, the backs of the cards are non-reversible advertisements for the artist, making the deck seem more like a game rather than an ancient oracle. The names of the cards are displayed in four separate languages (English, German, French and Spanish), giving the cards a universal appeal. The lwb included is clearly written and concise and follows the Rider Waite concepts with few deviations. This is a good deck for beginners that is better suited for collectors of gothic fantasy art than for serious tarot enthusiasts.

  2. Gorgeous These cards are absolutely stunning and made of a stiff yet flexible material. They shuffle a little too well at times and can slip away, but so did my first deck when it was brand new! The cards are great to figure out, except that the suits are not actually pictures for representation. The interpretation booklet is very confusing and I do not use it, I go with the interpretations I know and also more “generic” ones from a book. Beautiful deck but unless you have a separate book for beginners then this is a more advanced deck to read due to the suits being pictureless.

  3. Magnificent artwork, best dragons ever. I have been working with the Tarot for many years, and have collected quite a few decks. Most of them are nice, some of them are good, and a few are fantastic. But this is one of the very few that, when first taken out of the box, made me feel like, “This is the deck I have been waiting for!” Full of dark scenes, beautiful gothic women, the usual skulls and other gothic regulars, but what really hit me were the dragons. Most “dragon tarots” are, in my opinion, pretty lame — often cartoonish or just plain silly. These are as majestic as one could hope for, and many are truly stunning. It begins with the first card — the “Fool”, a baby dragon hatching out of an egg. The Magician and High Priestess are beautiful gothic fairies. And then the Empress… In most decks, even the best of them, the Empress tends to be very poorly done. Given its position, in the Golden Dawn / Crowley scheme as guardian of that which lies beyond the Abyss, it ought to be a knocks-your-socks-off card, but it’s usually a disappointment. Until this one. This is honestly the first Empress I have seen that is worthy of being in the Major Arcana. It’s not all that complex a card — a beautiful gothic elven-fairy type holding a baby dragon — but something in the execution of it says exactly what needs to be said. The Strength card is another winner — a priestess backed up by a huge, stately dragon, exactly the way I would have done it. There are other cards here that are just as stunning. The numbered cards are, well, just pips, but the Court Cards are very well done.Now as to the book: Instead of giving you a set of canned meanings like a box of fortune cookies, there is a short statement for each card that serves more to stimulate your imagination. Here is one for the Queen of Swords: “I admire your honesty, but you are not telling your Queen everything, are you? How then am I able to aid you if you hold things back from me?” These are all about thinking about the cards, and about imagining what they could mean, instead of trying to memorize what someone else says they should mean. That is what reading the Tarot is all about — learning how to imagine its messages through its images — and if you are a fan of dark images, and perhaps dark messages as well, this might become one of your favorite decks.

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