The Gilded Tarot Set – Ciro Marchetti


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Illustrator:  Ciro Marchetti
Author:  Barbara Moore
Description:  78 card deck with 168-page guidebook
ISBN:  978-0-7387-0520-0
Publisher: Llewellyn, Sep 2004

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Welcome to an ancient world of magic and wonder

Myths, fairy tales, and legends have played out their timeless themes for millennia in that magical twilight realm of the imagination, somewhere between fantasy and reality.  The Gilded Tarot invites you to explore such an enchanted world where ageless symbols and archetypal themes come to life as fair maidens, bold knights, and sage mystics.

Award-winning artist Ciro Marchetti created this visionary tarot using cutting-edge digital art techniques.  Using the popular symbolism and structure of the Rider-Waite Tarot as his muse, he has created this vibrant twenty-first-century reimagining of one of the most well-known and widely studied tarot decks.

The accompanying guidebook teaches you how to read the cards.  You’ll learn everything you need to give accurate and insightful readings.

Let the enchanting cards of The Gilded Tarot transport you to a world of magic and wonder.

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ISBN-10: 0738705209
ISBN-13: 9780738705200
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The Traditional Tarot for the 21st Century

Most Tarot decks with really spectacular designs are really just art collections. The Gilded Tarot transcends this limitation by having some of the most strikingly beautiful art on any Tarot deck, yet follows the Rider-Waite-Smith model. The result is a unique deck that any person with some Tarot experience will find instantly familiar and usable. This deck can be used with any Tarot system or book.

You really must see the cards to believe their beauty. The High Priestess dances on water in a translucent dress of stars. She bends backwards in front of a crescent moon, looking like a classic lamp from the 1920s. The Wheel of Fortune shows the zodiacal wheel around a solar center as part of a bizarre, almost alien machine. The Hanging Man follows this machine concept, but he is dressed in brilliant reds and greens.

The colors are deep and intense, almost metallic. They draw you in and will have you staring at the images repeatedly. But this is more than a deck to look at, it's a deck to use The Gilded Tarot Companion, a full book by Tarot expert Barbara Moore, is included with this deck. It's a complete introduction so that even a beginner can use this deck right away.

If you're tired of the old style of the RWS deck and its imitators, if you're looking for a familiar deck that will take you into the future, this is the deck you want to use.

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