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      Jusr received it. It seem to follow the RWS deck closely. I expect it to be useful for shadow work. The small booklet put everything on the brighter side, though. I am curious what it will yield.
       
      The cards are stylish and wekk worked out.
      It's dark. It's surreal. It's wicked funny, too. I bought this deck for the alternate cards. The edtion i got has 11 alternates including "House of God" which is one of my favorite "tower" cards ever.
      I would say this is an advanced deck. It follows a RWS or TdM format ... BUT it's also its own animal. For example the imagery on High Priestess is quite different ... she's burning the books. At first I thought this would "break" the deck for me. But in practice ... this card resonated with a dark and painful situation and the burning books were, indeed, a perfect metaphor for the topic. So I can say the deck reads well ... but I definitely use it for serious or painful matters. It's not an everyday deck. And you have to be open to the deck itself having a different take on the classical images.
      Revelations Tarot was the very first tarot deck I got acquainted with as a beginner reader a few years back. At that time, I had absolutely no previous knowledge on the tarot in general and I wish I did because the deck is definitely not for beginners. Be as it may, it remains a very dear deck to me that I like to use often.
       
      Revelations Tarot was created by author and artist Zack Wong and published at Llewellyn in 2008. It seems to be the only tarot deck he has ever published to this date.
       
      Revelations Tarot comes as a set of cards and a companion book. The cards are sturdy enough to last but the companion book is however made of economical paper and might not stay nice after multiple uses.
       
      The most peculiar thing about Revelations Tarot is that it was specifically designed to read reversals. Indeed, the design of both ends blend perfectly together. The illustration of each card is a colourful allegory that really needs to be interpreted with the help of the companion book. Failing to do so might confused the reader as to really understand the intended narrative behind it. As a result, the reader will need to refer to that book often. Be as it may, it follows the pattern of the Rider-Waite family and can be used as such. The symbolism is not exaggerated and is rather explained with positioned character(s).
       
      On overall, I do recommend this deck to anyone interested in reading reversals though, according to the companion book, one side is usually positive while the other negative. This polarized way of interpreting the arcana will delight or annoy some.
      Tarot of the Golden Wheel is a sweet deck. It’s basically RWS dressed in Russian clothes … but the art is fabulous. The LWB has some interesting slavic folklore. The deck has zero nudes so it can be good if you read for kids or conservative people. Gives accurate readings and easy to connect with if you’re familiar with RWS. Of course it helps if you resonate with Slavic, Russian, or Eastern European culture.
       
      Mod Edit: Please becareful of choosing terms used to refer to people which might cause offence, a term has been edited in this review
      I have owned and used The Druidcraft Tarot for about 10 years now, and it's one of my favourites.

      The reviewer (Jewel) above explained so much about the images and the thought behind them that I won't re-do what she said.  Instead, I will mention the cards themselves.

      In their favour (huge favour) is the clarity of the designs.  The only two cards I tend to mistake, at times, are the Lord (Emperor) and the High Priest (Hierophant) because the two poses are very much the same, and they both wear spreading headgear.  No problem when they're both together, but if only one appears I can have a moment or two of doubt.  However, no big deal

      There are two other cards which I find deviate quite a bit from the usual visual interpretations based on the Waite system. The 7 of Swords (which shows an elderly man writing something at a desk ...no sign of anything being stolen, etc.)  And the 5 of Pentacles shows a woman standing beside a tree watching a greyhound chasing a hare in the distance.  Not too clear how this connects to the idea of being left out in the cold, ignored, poor, etc, which is the meaning usually associated with this card.  However, every card deck always has a couple of cards in it that aren't quite 'me,' and this deck's images are so fantastic otherwise, I'll ride with the couple I'm not fond of.



      The reason I own THREE copies of this deck is the size of the cards. They are HUGE.  Unmodified. they are 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches / 9 x 14 cm.

      While I love the size of the images, I found this huge size not only made it difficult to shuffle, but limited the number of cards you can effectively use in a layout without running out of table and pushing your querent onto the floor.  A Celtic Cross was just about the upper limit for me.

      I finally got hold of a pre-owned set, and decided to try modifying.  (Yikes yikes, but so worth it.)  It was my first effort at modifying, and quite successful, I must say.  I removed all the borders (white AND green) except the part where the name of the card was shown. I rounded the corners with my corner tool ...and I have a deck that now measures 2.75 inches by 4.75 inches / 7 x 12 cm.  Much easier to handle, although it did make the back of the cards asymmetrical.

      I then got very bold indeed, obtained another pre-owned set, and trimmed off everything but the picture itself  Because the images stand out so well, and are easy to read, the fact that there are no labels left is no hindrance to reading (if you know your cards.)

      I now have a totally borderless deck with rounded corners that measures 2.75 inches by 4.5 inches / 7 x 11 cm.  This works fine for me, and is the deck I use most often now.

      I still give this deck 5 stars, despite the awkward size ...because it's just SO danged good.  I highly recommend it.

      I also highly recommend not being shy about pre-used decks—especially if the deck is out of print or unobtainable any other way, and won't lose the creator any money.  It's great if you just want to experiment with modification as well. The pre-used decks work just fine, once they have been cleansed—by whatever method you prefer.  My cleansing method is simple—I shuffle the deck then put them in 'order.'  That's it. Bingo. They work for me just as well as any new deck does.
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