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Ancient Egyptian Tarot, 2:nd Edition

Ancient Egyptian Tarot, 2:nd Edition

Nordica De Spell

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Author & Artist: Clive Barrett

Publisher: Element Books Ltd.

Publication Date: June 25, 2002

Language: English

Product Dimensions (box set:) 6.9 x 1.6 x 8.9 inches

Companion Book: 160 pages

Deck: 80 cards



Based on Ancient Egyptian life and mythology, this stunning deck and handbook includes a history and use of the tarot, which author Clive Barrett believes originated in Egypt.”



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All editions are OOP. 

From the album:

Egyptian Decks

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Quick note:


Nice box and fair quality cards. Fully illustrated minors. 


Not a beginner’s deck, includes many in-depth symbols and references, i.e the kabbalah. It’s not an easily accessible deck or book, but it’s a one of a kind deck that gives to the reader according to effort made to understand it. If you want a deck with limited interpretations to each card, this isn’t it. But if you want a challenging deck that will expand the domain of the tarot for you, in time as well as in space, this might fit you perfectly. In an attempt to converse with it, you might find yourself on Wikipedia sephiroth pages well into the night... Collectors might enjoy the well-made art, and the overall feel of the deck. 


In short, it’s a deck for collectors, advanced readers (whom will never tire of it,) mysticists, and for those whom feel a deep spirit link (or otherwise) to ancient Egypt. 


A disclaimer would be, that the deck is, very clearly, the artist’s vision and a glimpse into his fabulous creation. If you’re very into ”the authentic historical factual” side of life, then this deck might disappoint you. 


But if you understand that the deck isn’t about the historical fact dimension, and that doesn’t bother you, then it might show you what it IS about, and you’ll be all the richer for it. 




I myself didn’t buy this deck when I was ”an advanced reader,” and if you aren’t either, and you want it, go for it! 


I’m merely saying that that’s the level it’s on. Not that you can’t enjoy it otherwise! 


(If you’re a beginner, it’s also quite possible to skip the companion book deep-end interpretations, and just go with intuititive readings and/or the RW references that’s also present. It’s perhaps not the ideal deck for it, but it can be done.)


I love this deck, it’s one of my top 5 treasured darlings. 


(If I get a thousand decks in my collection; it will be one of my top 5 darlings.)

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