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The Gilded Tarot (Book and Tarot Deck Set)

The Gilded Tarot (Book and Tarot Deck Set)

The Gilded Tarot (Book and Tarot Deck Set)

The Traditional Tarot for the 21st Century Most Tarot decks with really spectacular designs are really just art collections. The Gilded Tarot transcends this limitation by having some of the most strikingly beautiful art on any Tarot deck, yet follows the Rider-Waite-Smith model. The result is a unique deck that any person with some Tarot experience will find instantly familiar and usable. This deck can be used with any Tarot system or book. You really must see the cards to believe their beaut

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The Psychic Tarot Oracle Cards: a 65-Card Deck, plus booklet!

The Psychic Tarot Oracle Cards: a 65-Card Deck, plus booklet!

      The 65 beautifully illustrated cards in this deck will create a powerful bridge between your psychic abilities and the ancient knowledge and meanings of the tarot; and will help you develop intuitive insights about all areas of your life, including love and relationships, business matters, and even career changes.       This fascinating deck will work for you whether you’re a novice or are already in tune with your psychic abilities. In the accompanying guidebook, psychic mediu

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5 comments on “The Gilded Tarot (Book and Tarot Deck Set)

  1. 129 of 131 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Easy To Use and Beautifully Illustrated, August 25, 2004
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    This review is from: The Gilded Tarot (Book and Tarot Deck Set) (Paperback)

    First of all, let me say this is a beautifully illustrated deck. The graphics are stunning, realistic in the artistic approach and well thought through. There is no difficulty in understanding what the artist had in mind when he designed these cards. The imagery is clear as well as beautiful to look at.

    The suits are visibly distinguishable, as opposed to other decks. Even if you are not sure, the Minor Arcana are clearly identifiable by a color ‘jewel’ at the top of each card, red for wands, blue for swords, yellow/gold for cups and green for pentacles.

    The deck is based on the Rider-Waite deck, with 22 Major Arcana cards and the Minor Arcana comprised of 10 numbered cards and 4 court cards each. Ciro Marchetti maintains the Page, Knight, King and Queen court cards rather than changing their associations as many recent decks have done.

    The reverse design is a ‘jeweled’ motif reminiscent of a sunburst, and is not too busy or distracting.

    Intriguing is Ciro Marchetti’s inclusion of some images that appear almost to be machine-like in quality. Going over the artists notes in the front of the book is his notation “A common theme in my work is the inclusion of mechanical devices, and this continued on various cards in the Major Arcana of the Gilded Tarot. These machines, which straddle the opposing worlds of science and magic, somewhat basic of their construction and clockwork movements of gears and cogs, are of an earlier times… while not of the world of microprocessors and chips, they are nevertheless capable of wonders beyond today’s technology.” I found this to be interesting, and appropriate, for a modern deck of tarot cards.

    The emphasis on nature is also there, in carefully included animal images, natural settings and yet, it maintains a surrealistic feel in the almost vision-like quality of some of the Major Arcana cards. The deck has a renaissance motif at work in the costumes and architecture.

    The swords and cups are obviously identifiable. The wands are distinctive in their design of being metallic in appearance, topped by what at first glance appears to be a ‘torc’ but could also be a dual power point. The pentacle design is unique in that the design is a pentagon within a pentagon on the numbered cards and the pentacle only appears behind the King of Pentacles. The Queen holds a pentagon with the jeweled sunburst within.

    All in all, the designs appeal to meditation on the cards and are easily workable by those familiar with a standard tarot deck.

    The book is a basic workbook for those not familiar with tarot decks. While the notes from the artist is a nice inclusion, the material provided by Barbara Moore is good for beginners. There is a little about the actual meaning of the cards, but as always, that is dependent on the reader and what he or she sees as she uses the cards. But the cards are so clear in their message; this would make an excellent first deck.

    Finally, there is the bag. Please let me add that this is an excellent touch to the gift box presentation. Besides a lovely box to keep the book and deck in, which, again, is beautiful in its design, the bag gives you someplace to store the deck. It is an Organdy bag and I found that it was great to prevent the cards from sliding around in the box once I put the deck in the bag, and makes a handy carrying case as I showed the deck around to a few reader friends of mine, and also used the deck at one of my tarot reading. My clients were complimentary about the deck, and my fellow readers thought the deck was beautiful and well done.

    All in all, if you are looking for a deck to give as a gift, or to add to your collection, or if you are looking for a first deck for yourself, this gift box would be a good choice. boudica

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  2. 23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Total Beginner’s, Non-Technical Opinion, November 27, 2004
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    Moonchilde (Los Angeles, CA United States) –

    This review is from: The Gilded Tarot (Book and Tarot Deck Set) (Paperback)

    Although I have long been interested in the tarot, this is the first deck I’ve ever bought, and it was the deck itself which was responsible. It really drew me to it, from the first moment I saw it. It’s visually rich and stunning, yet at the same time, for me at least, warm and welcoming. Looking at the individual cards, I can get lost in them. For whatever reason, they speak to me, and that is apparently the most important criteria for choosing a deck, or rather, letting a deck choose you. This one really did. For some odd reason, although the faces are computer-generated, they seem more real and ‘human’ to me than in many other traditionally created decks I’ve seen. They seem like real people, which I find fascinating. I almost expect some of them to pop off the page and come to life. To me,the ‘machineries’ the artist includes do not disrupt the intricate warmth of the figures and symbolism, but meld seamlessly and charmingly. I in no way felt this was a ‘cold’ or ‘technological’ deck because of the artist’s inclusion of this aspect.

    I was also glad that the illustrations are based on the Rider-Waite deck, because whatever books I might buy to help me learn to interpret the cards will be easily relatable to this deck’s illustrations.

    I am VERY pleased with the accompanying book. I had thought to buy several “Tarot for beginners” books right away, but there is a lot of wonderful, very thoughtful exercise material for rank beginners (which is certainly what I am) which seems to me to be excellent grounding not only in this deck but any deck. I’m sure I will buy other books eventually, but this one seems perfect for me right now, especially in terms of getting in touch with the cards on a very personal level, which of course is the basis for successful readings. Simply memorizing a lot of information, as tarot beginners must do, has seemed pretty daunting to me, but the exercises in the books are geared to making your associations personal and intuitive rather than simply rote, hence more logical and easier to retain.

    This deck and its accompanying book have made me eager to get started learning!

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  3. 53 of 53 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    My new favorite deck!, February 26, 2009
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    This review is from: The Psychic Tarot Oracle Cards: a 65-Card Deck, plus booklet! (Cards)

    As a professional reader, I love this deck for so many reasons. The artwork is absolutely beautiful, eye-catching and thought-inspiring. The gold gilding on the edges is a nice touch of class that reminds the reader that the deck is a sacred tool and should be treated with reverance and respect. The images really draw the attention in and invite you to take a closer look at what’s going on under the surface of things. They will work wonderfully for a card meditation as well.

    Additionally, I love the fact that certain cards have been omitted from the standard Tarot deck…John has taken out the 10′s of each suit, as well as all court cards. In my opinion, this is an improvement over tradition as the cards that are left out are ones that have been notoriously known to confuse a reader (especially one who is just beginning to learn to read). Being numbered 1-9 also works well to incorporate numerology in a reading, which I believe is very helpful.

    I was surprised -and delighted- to see that the deck includes a card for each major chakra, and I thought it was a brilliant addition. The suits of the Minor Arcana are now referred to as “Physical”, “Emotions”, “Mental”, and “Spirit”…which again would be helpful to a beginning reader who may otherwise get easily “lost” in the symbolism of Pentacles, Cups, Swords and Wands.

    Along with the deck, which comes neatly and attractively packaged in a sturdy lidded storage box, John has included a very helpful guidebook to assist the reader in understanding the symbolism found in each card.

    The bottom line is that this deck is very easy to pick up and read with, visually stunning and associates well with the various facets of real human existence, from the mundane happenings of daily life here in this physical world to the deeply personal spiritual journey we are all participants in. I will happily recommend this deck to students and fellow readers alike!

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  4. 37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Wonderful deck that honors tarot tradition, with a 21st century update, January 14, 2009
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    Pam Blizzard “PamBlizzard.com” (Illinois, USA) –
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    This review is from: The Psychic Tarot Oracle Cards: a 65-Card Deck, plus booklet! (Cards)

    This is a beautifully illustrated deck that recalls the symbolism and archetypes of the Marseilles and Rider-Waite tarot, but has a much needed update for today’s world. The faces drawn on this deck are very much human, yet very much of spirit, and draw you in to the esoteric meaning of the numbers, colors, and other classic symbolism.

    The major arcana are still intact, and John Holland has wisely included the 7 major chakras in this deck, reminding us to check our, “Spiritual Batteries” as he calls them.

    I highly recommend this deck for tarot enthusiasts and newcomers alike!

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  5. 34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Beautiful deck!, December 17, 2008
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    Laura Wooster (Massachusetts) –
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    This review is from: The Psychic Tarot Oracle Cards: a 65-Card Deck, plus booklet! (Cards)

    I just received these today and this has to be one of the most beautiful cards decks I have ever seen. The artwork is so detailed and vibrant. It is obvious that a lot of care and thought was put into each card. The more I look at them, the more detail and colors I see.
    Every card reader has their favorite deck and I think I’ve found mine!

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