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Zerep
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From: Paris,France
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posted August 28, 2003 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Zerep     Edit/Delete Message
I have been looking everywhere for them but I cant find any

The one time I did find them, I was happy I rushed to the counter, bought them & hurried home to open the pack. But I ended up disapointed to find a regular traditional deck of cards with maybe a few extra cards I had never seen before with 'scenes' on them (like dancing or walking etc...) but no high priestess, no hierorphant, no fool to be found!

Can someone tell me where to find what I'm looking for & possibly what it is I have bought ? because I'm completly lost lol.

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Aphrodite
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From: San Francisco, CA, United States
Registered: Feb 2002

posted September 05, 2003 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aphrodite     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Zerep,

There is a store near where I live that carries tarot cards. If you want, take a look at the below website for which deck you want and I will walk to the store and get them. I've also posted a link for how much postage would be, depending on what kind of service you want. You can mail me an international money order for the deck and shipping, and I will mail you the merchandise.

Tarot Cards: http://www.pebooks.com/shop/tarotcards1.html

Shipping: http://ircalc.usps.gov/speed.asp?Country=France&Pounds=1&Ounces=0&cmdSubmit=Continue&Contents=1

Aphrodite

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Lunargirl
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From: south of utopia
Registered: Mar 2003

posted September 05, 2003 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunargirl     Edit/Delete Message
There are so many decks out there! Aphrodite has given you some good links. In the end, choose a deck that appeals to you intuitively, or ask friends to let you see their decks. Many metaphysical bookstores sell tarot, if you wish to see them for yourself.

A traditional deck does have those Major Arcana cards you mention -- the Tarot de Marseilles has that (I never resonated to that one, very punitive it seemed to me), and the Waite or Rider deck does. Some of the newer, and New Age decks do not.

Have you posted your question in Aselzion's tarot etc. forum, called Through the Looking Glass?

cheers!

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endaphia
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From: orillia ON CA
Registered: Aug 2001

posted September 05, 2003 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for endaphia     Edit/Delete Message
amazon.com also sells them. As does my local 'witchdoctor's office'.

A couple decks I've used:

Celtic Dragon deck: Beautiful, silver background with a bit of celtic scenery.. as well as dragons. Good if you feel like dragons are close to you and/or are your animal spirit the back image is a pentacle. (I think?)

Haindl: My personal favorite. Done mostly in browns and yellows, it doesn't look like much, but it conveys a lot of ideas and the artist truly took time on each and every card. The deck is rooted in nature, and gives me very positive vibes, considering the traumas the artist has survived (and risen above of) in his lifetime. You should also buy an accompanying book called "The haindl tarot" by Rachel Pollack if you're going to get this deck, since I find it important to understand the imagery.
The back image is an eye, to convey inner sight, I do believe.

The dragon tarot: A little bit simpler in imagery than the previous two decks, it's a great favorite for dragon lovers. I do not recall the back of the cards.

The merlin tarot: I find this deck overwhelming, since I'm not great at meditation. The cards are beautiful and definitely have direct connections to each other, but I seem to miss them, and I have no patience to spend hours meditating upon them in different forms/groups and in singles. A beautiful deck; the back image is a sun with a father-face on it.

The Scapini Tarot: Has golds and more of a gothic rider/waite theme. I didn't feel a connection to this deck, but it might be something someone else would. All cards are human-based and much like the traditional decks.

There are sites out there as well to give you an idea of the beautiful decks. Find one before buying it, that appeals to you! You want one that you feel a connection to.

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