Book of Shadows Tarot

As many of you know, I reviewed a zombie tarot recently. I really like the idea of presenting tarot in different ways and the Book of Shadows Tarot certainly is different.

Presentation of the twin Tarot decks: Book of Shadows Tarot, volume I and volume II: “As Above, So Below”.
The new masterpiece of Barbara Moore, to be released by Lo Scarabeo, as deck and kit edition, in September 2012.

Artwork by Krisinsky, Gabrielli and Rivolli (volume I, As Above) and Ariganello and Pastorello (volume II, So Below)
Filmmaking and editing by Sara Gardoncini.

Angel Tarot Cards

Last week an interesting set of Tarot cards were published by Hay House. I marveled at the description as being

… the first deck of tarot cards that is 100 percent gentle, safe, and trustworthy!

I’m not sure what that means. I almost sounds like something from a dish-washing detergent.

From what little I have seen of the deck, the cards look eye-popping beautiful. Steve A. Roberts artwork is simply stunning!

 

Review: The Zombie Tarot: An Oracle of the Undead with Deck and Instructions [Cards]

The Zombie Tarot: An Oracle of the Undead with Deck and Instructions

By Paul Kepple and Stacey Graham
Publisher: Quirk Books; Cards edition (June 5, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1594745692
ISBN-13: 978-1594745690

Product description:

You’ve never seen tarot cards quite like these. Imagine the celebrated “Rider Deck” infused with the horrors of Night of the Living Dead, and the result is The Zombie Tarot—a crazy, campy interpretation of a classic divination system.

In this zombified parallel universe, wands become limbs, pentacles are biohazard symbols, and the Major Arcana is full of shambling corpses. Along with the 78-card deck, readers will receive instructions in a 96-page full-color book; its contents explain how to survive the zombie apocalypse and forecast your future using one of three different card layouts.

The secrets of The Zombie Tarot await you!

Thumbing through the deck:

My thoughts:

Zombies and Tarot cards, what more do you need to know?

I loved the packaging. It looks like a box of ammunition, and as we all know, ammo and divination come in handy during a zombie apocalypse. The card stock is very good. The artwork is drop-dead gorgeous. The cards have a retro look that makes me think of old horror magazines and comics.

I really loved the devil depicted as a cigarette machine on the Devil card. The deck is stacked (pun intended) with humor. You will enjoy going through each and every card. The booklet is brief but it gives you the basics of Tarot in a nutshell. Having said that, I would suggest Learning the Tarot: A Tarot Book for Beginners (link) or Tarot Plain and Simple (link).

Zombie fans should love this deck as should Tarot card collectors. I can’t keep my nephew out of them. I highly recommend this deck of cards. Zombie Tarot is a divination tool that make you use your BRAAAINSSSS


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this product free from Quirk Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

The Steampunk Tarot

About this time last year, I posted about an artist who was marketing a set of steampunk tarot cards on her small Etsy shop. This time I want to draw your attention to a set of steampunk Tarot cards from the folks at Llewellyn. The deck was created by Barbara Moore (link) and Aly Fell. From what I have seen, the cards look awesome.

Quirk Books will have an interesting and dare I say quirky set of Tarot cards due out in June, Zombie Tarot (link).  The good folks at Quirk have offered me a review copy of the deck and I’ll let you know what I think of all of that zombie goodness.

They look like the perfect set of cards to have while thumbing through your copy of Zombie Housewives of the Apocalypse.  Oh, you didn’t think that I would forget to mention Ferguson’s and Day’s zombie book due out next month did you?