I like this artist. He does a lot of Biblical illustrations. I love woodcut illustrations. I have used this deck for three weeks. It’s tough to read. The pictures don’t match the typical interpretations. Although the deck is beautiful, I have to assume its meanings are different.
I have a thing for black and white decks. Blanche and Nero, Gustav Dore’, they’re beautiful decks. Dore is tough to work with (its pictures do not match the typical meanings). This deck is another b&w deck, but it’s a little closer to RWS than Dore. There were two that are duplicates, 3 of swords… Continue reading Tarot of the Abyss
A tarot lady on YouTube mentioned this as her “disappointing” deck of 2022. She unboxed it and I really liked the pictures. Even though they’re not RWS-based, they’re still pretty. Unlike Occult Tarot, they don’t use the drawn pictures from the Key of Solomon, Ars Goetia. 78 cards, with a couple of doubles. Also, each… Continue reading Goetia, Tarot in Darkness
I am a calendar hog. I love buying planners and journals and dated things every year. I used to buy six or seven calendars during the month of December to prepare for January, and try to write in each one every day. There was a journal, a one-word/sentence datebook, a wall calendar, a planner that… Continue reading Planners for 2023
Physical book. Anthony Lewis is boring. He was boring with Tarot: Beyond the Basics. I should know better. I didn’t. 2 stars
I have this as a physical book. Mary K. Greer is the best author on tarot, ranking right up there with Theresa Reid. This workbook is detailed (if repetitive). I used a separate notebook for most of it, but I never finished the book. 4 stars
ZZZZ So dense. I tried to read four of his books, but it was like plowing through the Canterbury Tales in Old English. Golden Dawn, Tree of Life, Garden of Pomegranates, and Middle Pillar. They were physical books, which makes it even worse. Two stars for all of them.
For such a small book, it’s jam packed with information that is necessary for you to decide whether or not you really want in on the Golden Dawn. After reading this, I found that maybe, just maybe, ceremonial “high” magic isn’t right for me. I’ve read four books on high magic, and all of them… Continue reading The Essential Golden Dawn
by Sasha Graham. I wrote my review of this book in Goodreads before reading the other reviews. I gave it 4 stars and did not finish it because the last third was card meanings. I also found myself skimming through the first half of the book. It was so choppy, meant for someone to work… Continue reading The Magic of Tarot
by Benebell Wen. When I first saw this book, I was like, “$21.00 for the Kindle edition? Screw that.” Little did I know that the entire book is over 800 pages! I bought the physical copy and was indeed surprised at the size of it. The size didn’t scare me. I read through the first… Continue reading Holistic Tarot Review (part 1)