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Dali Universal Tarot Deck Cards – July 31, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0880790901 ISBN-10: 0880790903

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Product Details

  • Cards
  • Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc. (July 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0880790903
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880790901
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 3.8 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #849,064 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This deck is a prize for any Dali fan.
Tamara Botzum
The cards are very large, which means shuffling requires some getting used to, but the larger cards somehow seem more appropriate in a tarot reading.
Katsurina
I beleive these cards are an amazing tool for someone who is a serious tarot reader.
Maggie Luna

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

57 of 58 people found the following review helpful By k. j. s. on October 26, 1999
Format: Cards
I purchased this deck at the Dali musuem in St. Petersburg. They are lovely, large, and with gold-gilted edges. Each card was designed by Dali and has his signature. It is somewhat difficult to read these cards if you are used to the Waite decks or other traditional decks, but definitely worth studying. Probably not for the beginner. It is interesting to see his perspective on each of the cards. The book that comes with the set is very limited in content, and covers only the major arcana; minor cards are not addressed. It is written in several languages. I would recommend this deck if creative art and new symbolism attract you. I love them!
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By J. Horvath on July 12, 2004
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This Tarot deck looks stunning. The Gold Boarders add to the awe of Dali's Paintings. If you like Dali Art these cards are a must for you. If you do not actually use the cards it might be a smart idea to just get the Salvador Dali Tarot Book by Rachel Pollack as everycard is beautifully printed in full size on a full page. That way you not only get to see the cards but also get a little explanation of each. If you cant find the book, get these cards!! Highly Recommended!! Great Deck!!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Katsurina on July 13, 2004
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This deck is a gorgeous item. It's absolutely perfect for any fan of Dali, because it gives them 78 original works of art to appreciate and delve into.
Someone with a lot of experiance in tarot reading would appreciate the original and insigtful symbolism that stays true to the tarot, as well as love gold rimming. The box is remarkable. Many people might discard the box for a cheaper deck and use their own, special way of storing them. With this deck, you wouldn't dare. The cards are very large, which means shuffling requires some getting used to, but the larger cards somehow seem more appropriate in a tarot reading.
The deck is primarily spanish, with english as a secondary (major arcana are labled in both languages, but face cards are only spanish, so it might be worth remembering the spanish words for page and knight before doing a reading.) The booklet included with the deck is printed in 4 languages, including french and german.
One note on the book: Don't rely on it. Dali's symbolism can be a bit overwealming and difficult to understand for someone new to the tarot, making this an intimidating deck for biginners. All the booklet has is the meanings of the major arcana and a small description the the symbolism dali was using for each of them. It also shows 3 spreads, but gives no information on how to read them. In fact the most useful fart of the booklet may be the 3 paragraph introduction. If you are a beginner and want a guide, use any book, teacher or online resource you choose to get you started, the included booklet would be insufficient.
For an experianced Tarot reader, this is sure to be a delightful deck.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Tamara Botzum on June 10, 2002
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As a Dali fan and tarot reader, I find these cards to be a sheer joy to view, ponder and read. This deck is a prize for any Dali fan. They are beautiful as well as puzzling. They are not easy to read and shuffle, but it can be done. There appears to be plenty of attitude around this deck. And why not? Dali, after all, was all about attitude. There is a companion book by Rachel Pollack that is good to own if you wish to study these cards. It is out of print, but can be found online.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Maggie Luna on January 11, 2009
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I purchased this deck in 1992 from a business professor who claimed to have exclusive marketing rights in the U.S. I have used these cards exclusively since then in my readings.

I disagree with the comments that these cards should be simply a "collector's item". I find them the simplest and most emotionally powerful cards to read. The visual images resonate with me more than any other deck, which allows for more accurate readings.

I am self taught. I do not read tarot professionally, and I am not an art critic and have not studied Dali extensively. I beleive these cards are an amazing tool for someone who is a serious tarot reader. They are not just an "art" collectible. They are meant to be used!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By carolyn on December 29, 2013
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I have had these cards on my waitlist for the better part of a decade but held off due to price. When they finally dropped in cost I snatched them up. The artwork is cool for tarot cards but not really "surreal" like your stereotypical Dali pieces. If you are expecting that, these are not for you. I only gave 4 stars because the booklet that accompanies the deck only gives symbolism for the major arcana. It also gives sample spreads but does not explain what the positions in the spread represent. I would recommend buying a book to explain how to interpret this deck if you choose to purchase. Overall the deck makes for a fun addition to your tarot collection, with its gold trim, large size and chance to see Dali's interpretation of the archetypes.
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By kko s on December 27, 2013
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That was so quick than I expected. Thank you very much! I wanna use again . Thank you very much.
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