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Discover the hidden secrets of this popular Rider-Waite deck. Peek behind these well-known images and see what was, until now, just out of sight. What would the woman in the Two of Swords see if she took off her blindfold? Ever imagine someone or something behind the mysterious High Priestess? Change your perspective, add depth to your readings, and satisfy your curiosity.

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Discover the hidden secrets of this popular Rider-Waite deck. Peek behind these well-known images and see what was, until now, just out of sight. What would the woman in the Two of Swords see if she took off her blindfold? Ever imagine someone or something behind the mysterious High Priestess? Change your perspective, add depth to your readings, and satisfy your curiosity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738704135
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Series: Lo Scarabeo Series
  • Edition description: cards
  • Sales rank: 1,414,599
  • Product dimensions: 2.90 (w) x 4.82 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Since 1987, Art Publisher Lo Scarabeo has published over 100 Tarot decks that have been acclaimed all over the world for originality and quality. Only the best Italian and International artists are selected for our new decks, and the result is that Lo Scarabeo's decks are all recognizable as an exceptional artistic value.

One of Lo Scarabeo's goals is the preservation of traditional Tarot decks.

New decks and ideas are continually gathered from all over the world. This allows Lo Scarabeo to produce some of the most innovative decks available today.

Lo Scarabeo is committed to ever increasing quality and beauty of their products.

*Llewellyn is the exclusive distributor of Lo Scarabeo products in North America.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2005

    something missing...

    I've been studying, reading the Tarot for many years, and like many, started with the Rider-Waite deck. I purchased the Tarot of the New Vision deck, intrigued, as it presented a new angle on the original Rider (usually from behind). I was excited, using it for a while, but seemed to run aground as I became more familiar with it. It actually pointed me back to the Rider. Why? Well, first of all there's something very important missing in this deck (as with most, if not all other decks): STAGE CARDS. The Rider Waite deck has stage cards in the Minor Arcana, which are very important!...they are not present in this deck, which hampers readings. Also, the colors are off. For instance, the 6 of swords. In the Rider Waite, the color blue (the water) extends all the up the hills and trees in the background, so they are blue. I used to think this was a mistake by the artist, Pamela Colman Smith. But, now, after comparing this deck, I truly believe it was done purposely, when you consider the meaning of the card, and this adds so much depth to the meaning of the card. But this color extension is missing in this deck. Seeing that the artist, Pamela Colman Smith worked under the direction of Arthur Edward Waite, there are no mistakes in the Rider Waite. But these colors are changed in this deck as though they were mistakes. This deck looks nice, prettier even (clean lines etc.), but I don't believe the changes are helpful. Also, the addition/deletion of characters are not justified in most instances, and are even detrimental (comparing the 9 of cups in this deck to the this deck the main character is missing, and instead we see 3 children which are supposedly behind the wall of cups, 2 boys playing, 1 girl eating cookies on a plate, this seems to me to add more information that is not justified when considering the meaning of the symbolism of the card). So, what good was this deck? Well, it turned me back to the Rider Waite, opening it up even more so that I can appreciate at a deeper level the subtle details in the pictures painted by Pamela Colman Smith. Would I encourage you to purchase this deck? No. If you own a Rider Waite deck, and it seems to be getting old, stale, go back to it, take another look, there may be much that you are missing. Bruce

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2004

    Something more...

    When I first heard of this deck, I was skeptical. Turning the Rider-Waite BACKWARD? I'd seen various recolorings and redos, but actually switching the angle was a new idea, and one that now, after reading, I think was overdue. If you're new to tarot, then this tarot might lose some of it's impact since you have nothing to compare it to OR it might make your first experience something much different then most. You are experiencing the tarot, the fate of these players in the cards, from behind them, like a trusted friend at their someone who is walking the path like them. One might think that not seeing the faces would take something away from the experience, but I feel that it actually broadens things. The body language gives you much to work with in each card, as do the additions of new characters, items and backgrounds, and the lack of facial expression will help in developing your intuitive senses on exactly how the card should be taken. For those familiar with the tarot, and the Rider Waite specifically, you will rediscover the characters in this deck, and as one in this camp, I will say it was a delightful experience. Further, the additions of characters, items, and backgrounds adds to the deck in that these characters are not as alone as they might have appeared in the original art. For example, the Magician card, in it's New Vision state, shows that he is performing his magic for an audience. This could mean that any act of will or magic taken by the querent shouldn't be cheapened by making a spectacle...or it could mean that any act of will or magic is watched by the world, and thus to guard one's actions more carefully. There are a million other things which could be drawn, and that is in the change in one single card. Other cards are transformed by the addition of children. The two young ones who play with the swan behind the Empress' throne just out of sight, but never out of mind, really added depth to my readings with the Empress card. Most of the cards are enriched by this change of angle, which is not to say that the original drawings didn't have depth. In fact, without them, these could not have the depth that they do posses. I almost didn't buy this deck for financial reasons (look up 'broke college student' in the dictionary and you'll find me) but something made me push through these concerns and purchase this deck. I couldn't be more thankful. It not only gave me a new angle to consider the tarot on (both Rider-Waite, and non)...but also many other aspects of life. Makes you wonder what's behind the bend...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2003

    Falling in love all over again...

    I've used the Smith/Waite deck for thirty years. Sure, I have many other decks, but that one is the workhorse I can always count on providing answers. Like many relationships, it was getting stale. We were spending less time together, taking each other for granted. Appropriately illustrated by twins, this Tarot shows me a new side to my beloved, a new world of Tarot possibilities and inspirations. There is humor, and there is shock. The freshness of discovery is back. I am having fun with this deck!

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