The Vampire Tarot of the Eternal Night Kit

The Vampire Tarot of the Eternal Night Kit

by Lo Scarabeo, Barbara Moore
     
 

As interest in vampires surges to new heights, this deliciously macabre tarot will attract the masses who feel an insatiable passion for these creatures of the night.

Chillingly wrought in exquisite and realistic detail, this stunning tarot is ideal for exploring your own dark side. Dare to venture forth into a world where time is meaningless, light is death,

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Overview

As interest in vampires surges to new heights, this deliciously macabre tarot will attract the masses who feel an insatiable passion for these creatures of the night.

Chillingly wrought in exquisite and realistic detail, this stunning tarot is ideal for exploring your own dark side. Dare to venture forth into a world where time is meaningless, light is death, love is cold, and power rules. Evoking a strange mixture of horror and sympathy, these tragic, ageless beings tell a fascinating story. With eternity before them, these creatures must find a way to survive a nightmare of contradictions. What they have to offer is a rare form of wisdom that perhaps only the damned can impart.

The Vampires Tarot of the Eternal Night Kit also includes a 160-page companion guide by tarot expert and popular author Barbara Moore. Illuminating the gloom, this book explores the ideas of darkness and extreme opposites co-existing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738719337
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
Publication date:
10/08/2009
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,148,714
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.80(d)

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Vampires have evolved in our collective consciousness and creative imaginations from the wretched, disgusting monster of folklore to the current very dangerous but also very sexy sophisticated man of the world. This deck practically oozes sophistication, sex appeal, and danger. It also presents its share of the monstrous, the tragic, and dreadful. All seventy-eight cards work together to create to world that is complex and fascinating. Each vampire pictured has a story, depth, and interest. We find much to fear, much to empathize with, and much to sorrow for.

The art reflects all this as each card looks like nothing less than a still from a wonderfully produced movie. The Major Arcana cards are numbered only; the Minors have a number and suit designator and the court cards have symbols representing the suit and rank. There is very little to compete with the art, allowing for a very visual experience. In addition, the cards all seem to be snapshots from the same movie. That is not to say they all look the same. On the contrary, there is great variety in the characters and settings. But they all have the same feel, which makes it very easy to weave the images together into a story. This makes the art of interpreting a spread very enjoyable and interesting.

Because the images flow together very naturally, interpretations happen with surprising ease. Although based on traditional RWS images, the cards are viewed from a very different lens, giving you fresh ways of thinking about the cards. Because the cards are illustrated from the point of view of the vampire, it is up to you to interpret the cards in a way relevant to human life. The readings are more archetypal, allegorical, and metaphorical. The lack of words on the cards enhances this experience. The deck achieves a wonderful balance between structure and innovation. Readings depend on equal amounts of logic and of a more intuitive response.

The deck comes in a kit as well. The kit box is sturdy with a nice magnetic closure. A full-sized, full-color book by Barbara Moore is included. Each card is examined from a dark, a human, and a light approach. The dark approach is the shadow side of the card and the light approach is a more spiritual aspect. In addition, there is a little section called “The Vampire’s Story” for each card, providing a little story prompt to inspire the imagination. For the court cards, the story is a brief bit of monologue as if spoken by the character in the card.

Of course there are ample directions for performing a reading using a variety of spreads. But there is also a bit of fun. Vampires are nothing if not dramatic and theatrical, so there is a short section of ideas for hosting a vampire-themed party. Everything in that section is meant for entertainment but one never knows what kind of truth will emerge in the midst of a joke.

The book also shares ideas for journaling with this deck. Finally, because of the very nature of vampires, this deck is rare in that it is ideal for shadow work and intense personal exploration. It truly transcends run-of-the-mill Tarot decks and will lead you to insights in your readings that you've never discovered before.

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Meet the Author

Lo Scarabeo's Tarot decks have been acclaimed all over the world for originality and quality. Withthe best Italian and international artists, each Lo Scarabeo deck is an exceptional artistic value.

Commited to developing innovative new decks while preserving the rich tradition of Tarot, Lo Scarabeo continues to be a favorite among collectors and readers.

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

Davide Corsi is an illustrator based in Italy.

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In the early 1990s, at a party, someone put a tarot deck in Barbara's hands; she's held on tightly ever since. Tarot provides just enough structure so that we don't get lost as we explore the mysteries, plumb our dark corners, and locate our North Stars.

Barbara has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. She's published a number of books on tarot, including Tarot for Beginners, Tarot Spreads, The Steampunk Tarot, The Gilded Tarot, The Mystic Dreamer Tarot, and Tarot of the Hidden Realm. Writing is solitary work and is relieved by teaching tarot at conferences around the world. Barbara also loves working directly with clients, helping them uncover guidance and insight in the cards.

Connect with Barbara online at www.tarotshaman.com.

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