Gilded Tarot

Gilded Tarot

by Ciro Marchetti, Barbara Moore
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Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti, Barbara Moore

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738705200
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 09/01/2004
Edition description: Includes Book, 78-Card Deck & Tarot Bag
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 471,943
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.25(h) x 2.42(d)

About the Author

Ciro Marchetti (Florida) is an award-winning artist from the United Kingdom. He studied art in London, followed by a career working in Europe and South America before settling in the United States where he opened a design agency in Miami. In addition to managing his company, Ciro also gives workshops and lectures ondigital imagery and illustration at the Fort Lauderdale Art Institute, and continues to create his own visionary art.

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.

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Gilded Tarot 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Guilded Tarot is indeed a beautiful deck for both novice & expert. However, for those that are insisting that 'Judgment' is misspelled, please do refer to a collegiate dictionary as you will find that both 'Judgement' and 'Judgment' are both acceptable spellings in the English language. No sense in needlessly destroying the deck's image without investigating further.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This deck has very vivid pictures that tell the meaning of the card easily. I am impressed with this deck most of all because it made me feel like I could understand and not feel confused when I did my readings. My other deck was not easy to handle and use every day. This however is. I would recomend this to both beginners and more advanced readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What caught my eye first is the beauty of the cards, the detail is amazing! I'm new to the tarot and have enjoyed using these cards to start my new adventure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an absolutely gorgeous deck. I've noticed that others complained of the misspelling of the word 'judgment'. However, this is _not_ misspelled in the book and deck. 'Judgement' is a perfectly valid spelling, and is the preferred British spelling.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was looking for my first deck about six months ago. I had heard from numerous books and sources, 'Rider-Waite is best for beginners'. However, I wanted something with more beauty and flavor. When I found that the Gilded Tarot was based on the popular deck, I fell in love with it and found it to be my personal deck that all around suits me entirely. The computer generated images might lose some lust under very, very, very close scrutination, but everytime you draw a card, it's like seeing it for the first time. It gives the deck an original feel while still keeping RW symbolism. If you're a beginner who feels insecure about making RW your first deck, the Gilded Tarot gives you a fantastic, easy-to-use alternative.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very colorful deck that talks to you with minimal reading of the book. Beautiful artwork.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely beautiful deck, based on the Rider-Waite deck. I have been waiting for this deck for 2 years and here are the cards in my hands. Simply gorgeous!
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Dyosa More than 1 year ago
beautiful deck of tarot cards
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I had never worked with tarot before but I read up on them before I bought a deck, and I wasn't quite ready for the RiderWaite so I bought these.... And they truly are wonderful. The only thing that I saw that was a bit distracting was the misspelling of Judgment, but not everything or everyone is perfect. But other than that, these cards are alluring and beautiful, and I recommend them if you are a beginner and need that pizzazz of vision to jumpstart your journey with the tarot. But after that, definitely buy RiderWaite
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this deck after searching high and low for a great deck. Very colorful and beautiful illustrations. However, to my disappointment the 'Judgment' card is spelled incorrectly...not only on the card, but throughout the entire book as well. Could not believe it and threw all the energy out the door.