Pagan Tarot Kit

Pagan Tarot Kit

Other Format(78 Cards with Booklet)

$35.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738708461
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 11/08/2005
Edition description: 78 Cards with Booklet
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.90(d)

About 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.

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Summary:
A brilliantly drawn deck using images of contemporary Pagans in ritual and everyday situations. For Wiccans and Pagans who have some knowledge of Tarot this deck is perfect. Also ideal for professional Tarot readers who are giving readings for Pagans or who are looking for a deck that has Rider-Waite-Smith meanings combined with contemporary imagery. This kit includes a full-sized book by the deck's creator that thoroughly explains the meanings and use of the deck, and a beautiful bag to hold the deck.

In-Depth Review

When you look at the cards you're going to be stunned. The artwork is simply brilliant. Following in the comic book tradition, the lines were drawn by Luca Raimondo. They depict people of all ages and appearances doing things that Wiccans today might do, from shopping in a grocery store (4 of Pentacles) to playing with your daughter in the backyard (6 of Chalices), from working at a computer (3 of Wands) to curling up hugging your legs because of a broken heart (3 of Swords). All of the lines are very realistic, and they’re brought to life by the coloring of Cristiano Spadoni, whose use of shadows is striking, giving very clear indications of where the light source is. The result is incredibly dramatic, adding to the realism of the imagery. In short, the art is striking, realistic, and involving.

Let’s examine some of the scenes on the Major Arcana. Here, The Fool shows a woman in a white robe, groping in the dark with her familiar, a cat, at her feet. It has the same meaning as the RWS version of the Fool, but it is different in appearance and modern Pagan in its feeling. The Magician shows an outdoors scene at night. A robed figure is on the ground, casting a spell, with tools all around. The High Priestess shows a white-robed woman leading a coven outside at night. In the distance is a shadowy face of the Goddess. Perhaps the High Priestess is about to (or already has) Drawn Down the Moon and invoked the Goddess. The Empress shows an older woman watching and sharing wisdom as her daughter works in a well-tilled garden and a granddaughter plays/assists. In the background is a statue of the Goddess. The Lovers shows a robed woman with two paths in front of her. One leads to a similarly robed coven and the other leads to a figure with a child. The Chariot shows a young woman sitting on the bumper of a dirty, well-packed station wagon. The Wheel [of Fortune] shows a woman at a computer with a pie chart on the monitor. The Hanged Man shows a woman being blindfolded and having her hands tied in preparation for her being led to initiation into a coven. The Tower shows what appears to be a sexual orgy with one woman in the foreground walking away. The Sun has a woman at the beach casually drawing a pentagram in the sand. Judgement shows a woman in a trance with another leading her to experience a past life. In the background is a scene from that memory, with Witches being hanged.

The deck appropriately uses lots of earth tones (It’s a Pagan deck). It also uses the feeling of shadow and darkness (in the sense of shade). That was necessary to allow for the exaggerated use of shadow. You don’t have long shadows at noon. This deck is creative and clever. It’s absolutely perfect for anyone involved in the study or practice of Paganism, especially Wicca. It is excellent for giving general readings to people who have Pagan interests.

This kit includes a bag to hold and protect the deck when you carry it. It also features the full-sized book by Pace that thoroughly explains the meanings of each card and how to use them.

Name of deck: Pagan Tarot
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo
ISBN: 9780738708461
Creator’s name: Gina M. Pace
Brief biography of creator: Ms. Pace, also known as "Wicce," is a Wiccan who has been reading and teaching the Tarot for over 25 years. Her popular wicce.com website is a focus for many people seeking reviews and information on the Tarot.
Artists’ names: Luca Raimondo, coloring by Cristiano Spadoni
Brief biography of artists: Luca Raimondo illustrated Tarot of Casanova, Olympus Tarot (with concept by Manfredi Toraldo) and Pagan Tarot. Artist and comic book illustrator, he is renowned in Italy and France for his historic reconstruction and stories. Cristiano Spadoni has worked on numerous Tarot decks and was the costume illustrator for the film, "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou."
Name of accompanying book: Pagan Tarot
Available in a boxed kit?: Yes.
If yes, are there extras in the kit?: Yes, a full-sized book by Pace and a beautiful bag to hold the deck.
Reading Uses: All general purpose readings.
Artistic Style: Realistic
Theme: Wicca in modern life.
Tarot, Divination Deck, Other: Tarot
Does it follow Rider-Waite-Smith Standard?: Yes in name, if not in image.
Does it have extra cards?: No
Does it have alternate names for Major Arcana cards?: Just the standard Lo Scarabeo differences: The Wheel of Fortune becomes The Wheel, and The Star becomes The Stars.
Does it have alternate names for Minor Arcana suits?: Cups are called Chalices.
Does it have alternate names for the Court Cards?: Yes. Instead of Page, Knight, Queen, King they are Elemental, Novice, Initiate and Elder.
Why was deck created?: The Tarot was designed to depict the life of a contemporary Witch dealing with modern issues but who allows her spirituality to flow in harmony with common events in daily life.


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Table of Contents

Summary:
A brilliantly drawn deck using images of contemporary Pagans in ritual and everyday situations. For Wiccans and Pagans who have some knowledge of Tarot this deck is perfect. Also ideal for professional Tarot readers who are giving readings for Pagans or who are looking for a deck that has Rider-Waite-Smith meanings combined with contemporary imagery. This kit includes a full-sized book by the deck's creator that thoroughly explains the meanings and use of the deck, and a beautiful bag to hold the deck.

In-Depth Review

When you look at the cards you're going to be stunned. The artwork is simply brilliant. Following in the comic book tradition, the lines were drawn by Luca Raimondo. They depict people of all ages and appearances doing things that Wiccans today might do, from shopping in a grocery store (4 of Pentacles) to playing with your daughter in the backyard (6 of Chalices), from working at a computer (3 of Wands) to curling up hugging your legs because of a broken heart (3 of Swords). All of the lines are very realistic, and they’re brought to life by the coloring of Cristiano Spadoni, whose use of shadows is striking, giving very clear indications of where the light source is. The result is incredibly dramatic, adding to the realism of the imagery. In short, the art is striking, realistic, and involving.

Let’s examine some of the scenes on the Major Arcana. Here, The Fool shows a woman in a white robe, groping in the dark with her familiar, a cat, at her feet. It has the same meaning as the RWS version of the Fool, but it is different in appearance and modern Pagan in its feeling. The Magician shows an outdoors scene at night. A robed figure is on the ground, casting a spell, with tools all around. The High Priestess shows a white-robed woman leading a coven outside at night. In the distance is a shadowy face of the Goddess. Perhaps the High Priestess is about to (or already has) Drawn Down the Moon and invoked the Goddess. The Empress shows an older woman watching and sharing wisdom as her daughter works in a well-tilled garden and a granddaughter plays/assists. In the background is a statue of the Goddess. The Lovers shows a robed woman with two paths in front of her. One leads to a similarly robed coven and the other leads to a figure with a child. The Chariot shows a young woman sitting on the bumper of a dirty, well-packed station wagon. The Wheel [of Fortune] shows a woman at a computer with a pie chart on the monitor. The Hanged Man shows a woman being blindfolded and having her hands tied in preparation for her being led to initiation into a coven. The Tower shows what appears to be a sexual orgy with one woman in the foreground walking away. The Sun has a woman at the beach casually drawing a pentagram in the sand. Judgement shows a woman in a trance with another leading her to experience a past life. In the background is a scene from that memory, with Witches being hanged.

The deck appropriately uses lots of earth tones (It’s a Pagan deck). It also uses the feeling of shadow and darkness (in the sense of shade). That was necessary to allow for the exaggerated use of shadow. You don’t have long shadows at noon. This deck is creative and clever. It’s absolutely perfect for anyone involved in the study or practice of Paganism, especially Wicca. It is excellent for giving general readings to people who have Pagan interests.

This kit includes a bag to hold and protect the deck when you carry it. It also features the full-sized book by Pace that thoroughly explains the meanings of each card and how to use them.

Name of deck: Pagan Tarot
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo
ISBN: 9780738708461
Creator’s name: Gina M. Pace
Brief biography of creator: Ms. Pace, also known as "Wicce," is a Wiccan who has been reading and teaching the Tarot for over 25 years. Her popular wicce.com website is a focus for many people seeking reviews and information on the Tarot.
Artists’ names: Luca Raimondo, coloring by Cristiano Spadoni
Brief biography of artists: Luca Raimondo illustrated Tarot of Casanova, Olympus Tarot (with concept by Manfredi Toraldo) and Pagan Tarot. Artist and comic book illustrator, he is renowned in Italy and France for his historic reconstruction and stories. Cristiano Spadoni has worked on numerous Tarot decks and was the costume illustrator for the film, "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou."
Name of accompanying book: Pagan Tarot
Available in a boxed kit?: Yes.
If yes, are there extras in the kit?: Yes, a full-sized book by Pace and a beautiful bag to hold the deck.
Reading Uses: All general purpose readings.
Artistic Style: Realistic
Theme: Wicca in modern life.
Tarot, Divination Deck, Other: Tarot
Does it follow Rider-Waite-Smith Standard?: Yes in name, if not in image.
Does it have extra cards?: No
Does it have alternate names for Major Arcana cards?: Just the standard Lo Scarabeo differences: The Wheel of Fortune becomes The Wheel, and The Star becomes The Stars.
Does it have alternate names for Minor Arcana suits?: Cups are called Chalices.
Does it have alternate names for the Court Cards?: Yes. Instead of Page, Knight, Queen, King they are Elemental, Novice, Initiate and Elder.
Why was deck created?: The Tarot was designed to depict the life of a contemporary Witch dealing with modern issues but who allows her spirituality to flow in harmony with common events in daily life.


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From Hands-On Chaos Magic, by Andrieh Vitimus Use what you know, metaphysically as well as in the mundane world. For example, I mentioned the one witch I knew who washed her hands to get rid of “evil” spirits. I like anime, so I use some of those symbols and images, as well as concepts from computer science, physics, movies,... read this article

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Summary:
A brilliantly drawn deck using images of contemporary Pagans in ritual and everyday situations. For Wiccans and Pagans who have some knowledge of Tarot this deck is perfect. Also ideal for professional Tarot readers who are giving readings for Pagans or who are looking for a deck that has Rider-Waite-Smith meanings combined with contemporary imagery. This kit includes a full-sized book by the deck's creator that thoroughly explains the meanings and use of the deck.

In-Depth Review

When you look at the cards you're going to be stunned. The artwork is simply brilliant. Following in the comic book tradition, the lines were drawn by Luca Raimondo. They depict people of all ages and appearances doing things that Wiccans today might do, from shopping in a grocery store (4 of Pentacles) to playing with your daughter in the backyard (6 of Chalices), from working at a computer (3 of Wands) to curling up hugging your legs because of a broken heart (3 of Swords). All of the lines are very realistic, and they’re brought to life by the coloring of Cristiano Spadoni, whose use of shadows is striking, giving very clear indications of where the light source is. The result is incredibly dramatic, adding to the realism of the imagery. In short, the art is striking, realistic, and involving.

Let’s examine some of the scenes on the Major Arcana. Here, The Fool shows a woman in a white robe, groping in the dark with her familiar, a cat, at her feet. It has the same meaning as the RWS version of the Fool, but it is different in appearance and modern Pagan in its feeling. The Magician shows an outdoors scene at night. A robed figure is on the ground, casting a spell, with tools all around. The High Priestess shows a white-robed woman leading a coven outside at night. In the distance is a shadowy face of the Goddess. Perhaps the High Priestess is about to (or already has) Drawn Down the Moon and invoked the Goddess. The Empress shows an older woman watching and sharing wisdom as her daughter works in a well-tilled garden and a granddaughter plays/assists. In the background is a statue of the Goddess. The Lovers shows a robed woman with two paths in front of her. One leads to a similarly robed coven and the other leads to a figure with a child. The Chariot shows a young woman sitting on the bumper of a dirty, well-packed station wagon. The Wheel [of Fortune] shows a woman at a computer with a pie chart on the monitor. The Hanged Man shows a woman being blindfolded and having her hands tied in preparation for her being led to initiation into a coven. The Tower shows what appears to be a sexual orgy with one woman in the foreground walking away. The Sun has a woman at the beach casually drawing a pentagram in the sand. Judgement shows a woman in a trance with another leading her to experience a past life. In the background is a scene from that memory, with Witches being hanged.

The deck appropriately uses lots of earth tones (It’s a Pagan deck). It also uses the feeling of shadow and darkness (in the sense of shade). That was necessary to allow for the exaggerated use of shadow. You don’t have long shadows at noon. This deck is creative and clever. It’s absolutely perfect for anyone involved in the study or practice of Paganism, especially Wicca. It is excellent for giving general readings to people who have Pagan interests.

This kit also features the full-sized book by Pace that thoroughly explains the meanings of each card and how to use them.

Name of deck: Pagan Tarot
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo
ISBN: 9780738708461
Creator’s name: Gina M. Pace
Brief biography of creator: Ms. Pace, also known as "Wicce," is a Wiccan who has been reading and teaching the Tarot for over 25 years. Her popular wicce.com website is a focus for many people seeking reviews and information on the Tarot.
Artists’ names: Luca Raimondo, coloring by Cristiano Spadoni
Brief biography of artists: Luca Raimondo illustrated Tarot of Casanova, Olympus Tarot (with concept by Manfredi Toraldo) and Pagan Tarot. Artist and comic book illustrator, he is renowned in Italy and France for his historic reconstruction and stories. Cristiano Spadoni has worked on numerous Tarot decks and was the costume illustrator for the film, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
Name of accompanying book: Pagan Tarot
Available in a boxed kit?: Yes.
If yes, are there extras in the kit?: Yes, a full-sized book by Pace
Reading Uses: All general purpose readings.
Artistic Style: Realistic
Theme: Wicca in modern life.
Tarot, Divination Deck, Other: Tarot
Does it follow Rider-Waite-Smith Standard?: Yes in name, if not in image.
Does it have extra cards?: No
Does it have alternate names for Major Arcana cards?: Just the standard Lo Scarabeo differences: The Wheel of Fortune becomes The Wheel, and The Star becomes The Stars.
Does it have alternate names for Minor Arcana suits?: Cups are called Chalices.
Does it have alternate names for the Court Cards?: Yes. Instead of Page, Knight, Queen, King they are Elemental, Novice, Initiate and Elder.
Why was deck created?: The Tarot was designed to depict the life of a contemporary Witch dealing with modern issues but who allows her spirituality to flow in harmony with common events in daily life.

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Pagan Tarot Kit 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was going to buy this kit/deck but now im afraid to after one of the reviews I read on here said Gina Pace the ceator of the book and deck has a antipathy toward men. Im a guy and don't know if this is true or not what he said about Gina Paces book and if it is I would be hesitant in buying. Can anyone else comment on this? Does the author have a dislike or an antipathy toward men?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Johnny914 More than 1 year ago
I recently purchased the Pagan Tarot and I must say it has quickly become one of my favorite decks. The mix of modern day life and spirituality really speaks to me. I dont think, however, this deck is for the beginner who wants to do readings. I feel this deck is best for meditation on the inner journey and struggles that you have, or will, face. The deck is nothing like the Rider-Waite-Smith, which is refreshing, but also lacks the meaning of the cards that many have come to understand. I think for general readings or guidance, stick to Rider-Waite. But for those who are on a spiritual journey, whether Pagan or not, this deck is a useful tool.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This deck's mediocre art is uninspiring, and Pace's antipathy for men came through in the accompanying book, which I (a male) found intrusive, if not insulting.