Review – The Gorgon’s Tarot

The Gorgon's Tarot box coverThe Gorgon’s Tarot

by Dolores Fitchie – 2014

Published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN:  978-0-7643-4590-6

“A round, mostly black and white deck with two lurking splashes of color, The Gorgon’s Tarot is an innovative and inspired way to read the Tarot.  With Dolores Fitchie’s discreet, tongue-in-cheek humor, it’s also engaging and fun to read!  Unabashedly feminine and a restrained paean of praise to the animal kingdom, it features a largely female cast, lost of animal companions, commentators, bodyguards and familiars, and a mixed bag of traditional and not-so-traditional imagery, with traces of unorthodoxy here and there.”  (excerpt from the bottom of box)

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Review Oracle of Visions

Oracle of VisionsORACLE of VISIONS

by Ciro Marchetti

2014 U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

ISBN:  978-1-57281-756-2

Having been a long standing fan of the art and decks created by digital artist Ciro Marchetti, I was thrilled when the Oracle of Visions deck and book set arrived upon my door step.  One could never be disappointed by the exquisitely illustrated 52 cards which make up this remarkable Oracle.  While the Tarot decks Marchetti has produced over the years hold a special place in my collection, his creation of an Oracle such as this has shown an even broader depth of imagination and creativity in this less restrictive arena of divination decks. Continue reading

Review – Lenormand Cartomancy

Lenormand CartomancyLenormand Cartomancy

by Christopher Butler

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

Copyright 2013

ISBN: 978-0-7643-4562-3

Marie-Anne Lenormand was the greatest celebrity fortune teller of the Napoleonic Era. Among her famous consultants were Frances, Lady Shelley, Robespierre, and the Empress Josephine, with whom she formed a lifelong bond of friendship. Since the mid-nineteenth century, the enigmatic fortune telling deck contained in this box has been associated with her secret techniques of cartomancy and fortune telling. Discover for yourself this long revered tradition through the comprehensive guidebook and a traditional Lenormand deck, freshly re-illustrated for the modern age. You will be guided on a card-by-card journey, and, when you’ve finished, you’ll have the skills to perform readings both simple and complex. Take your cards and, in the words of the great lady herself, “coupez!” The spell cast by the “Sybil of the Salons” has never been stronger. Continue reading