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    Deck Review: Infinite Visions Tarot

    Review by guest poster, Valerie Sylvester. When I was in college I took several art history classes. These involved sitting in a darkened lecture hall as a clicking, whirring projector beamed representations of masterpieces of (mostly) American and European art onto a large screen. Image after lovely image drifted by on the walls. I found it incredibly relaxing, and a respite from the other classes I was taking at the time, which generally involved listening to a professor lecture while I sat in a plastic chair, furiously scribbling in large notebooks. (Note to the youngsters:: Yes, it was a grim and primitive time indeed, Ye Olde Pre-Computer Era) . What…

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    Deck Review: the Hezicos Tarot

    Created and self-published by Mary Griffin, this stunning deck took 3 years to complete and is the most wonderfully colourful deck I have seen in a very long time. I was surprised to discover that the Hezics Tarot is painted in watercolours, I never knew watercolours could be so vivd. The shades of pink and orange, of green and lavendar, of blue and yellow are rich and full and a delight to behold. The deck is based on the Rider Waite-Smith Tarot and remains true to the imagery and structure of it. The only differences being a name change in the Minor Arcana: Pentacles become Coins, and Wands become Rods.

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    Deck Review: the Illuminated Tarot

    Review by Valerie Sylvester The first deck most beginning tarot readers encounter when starting out on their tarot journey is the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, (which I’ll refer to as “RWS” after this initial mention). It’s often the “default deck”, the one that people learn the basic meanings of the cards from. It also serves to illustrate many tarot books and websites, and most experienced tarot readers have some familiarity with it, even if they don’t use the deck regularly. Many new Tarot decks are published each year; quite of few of these decks are based in some way upon the RWS deck.