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The Druidcraft Tarot Paperback – March 10, 2005

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (March 10, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312315023
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312315023
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 2 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm have been initiated into both Wicca and Druidry, and are Chief and Scribe of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, one of the largest international Druid groups.

Will Worthington is a practicing Druid, Pendragon of the Order, and a highly respected artist, whose previous works include the acclaimed Druid Animal Oracle and The Green Man Tree Oracle.

More About the Author

Philip always wanted to be a writer and wrote short stories when he was 11 and 12. But then he found the Buddha, the Druids, and Psychoanalysis, and this was all so interesting he forgot about writing until a publisher he met at a dinner party in London, when he was in his late thirties, invited him to write a book. The result, 'The Elements of the Druid Tradition', soon became one of the best sellers in the 'Elements Of' series, and he was asked to write a follow-up: 'the Druid Way'. Twenty years' later he's still writing, having broadened his scope from the topic of Druidry, with its contemporary environmental relevance, to include the history of magic in England in 'The Book of English Magic', the subject of sacred sites in the lavishly illustrated 'Sacred Places', and the subject of nudity in religion, politics and popular culture in 'A Brief History of Nakedness.' You can find his author website at http://philipcarrgomm.druidry.org and his blog at http://philipcarrgomm.wordpress.com

Customer Reviews

It is beautiful deck, the art is amazing.
And like everyone who reads and owns more than one deck, I have certain decks that I read with more, because I feel more connected to them.
W. Infante
The cards are very easy to read, one does not even need the book to accompany them.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

137 of 139 people found the following review helpful By Janet Boyer HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on April 12, 2005
Format: Paperback
"Just as the Tarot can help us to understand so many different spiritual approaches, it also offers an ideal medium for exploring the central ideas of Wicca and Druidry. In addition, it is intimately linked to both paths historically and philosophically. And, once we explore these links, we find ourselves arriving at the common ground that is shared by both paths, and that we have called DruidCraft." -from the DruidCraft Tarot companion book

Pagan practitioners and experts Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm have teamed up once again with artist Will Worthington to create a masterful Tarot deck with Wiccan and Druidic themes. The colorful, sensual images of the DruidCraft Tarot-as well as the lucid prose of 192-page companion book-promotes the integration of masculine and feminine energies, the strengthening of our connection with the natural world, and the deepening of knowledge of the Self and the Universe we inhabit.

While the DruidCraft Tarot is geared towards pagans, non-pagans will also glean profound wisdom and intuitive information from this deck. For example, I don't consider myself a pagan or Wiccan (yet!), but as soon as I began to look at these cards, they began to "speak" to me. In fact, I've yet to come across a set of Tarot images where I could imagine myself entering the scene and having a conversation with the people portrayed on the cards.

This deck follows the Ride-Waite tradition of 78 cards, with a few changes to the Major Arcana. The Emperor becomes The Lord in the DruidCraft Tarot, and The Empress becomes The Lady. The Devil is replaced by Cernunnos, the horned god of fertility. The Christian tradition usually relegates the instinctual, animal, sexual and material worlds as evil or a part of the "beastly nature" in need of salvation.
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87 of 91 people found the following review helpful By doctordruidphd on March 27, 2005
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The DruidCraft Tarot is one of the most recent additions to the lineup of Celtic themed Tarot and related divination products. This is a card and book set, that comes in a large and colorfully illustrated cardboard box. Unlike many of the available Celtic divination decks, the DruidCraft retains the traditional design of the Tarot, while adding its own artistic variations and interpretations.

A number of the deck's features immediately suggest a comparison to the Sacred Circle Tarot by Anna Franklin and Paul Mason. First is the size - this is a large format deck, the cards being about 9x14cm, or about ¼" wider and ½" taller than the Sacred Circle. The backs, which remind me of gold embossed leather, are not reversible, although you would have to look very carefully at the small knot work design to see the difference. There are some similarities in the design of the individual cards; that's not too surprising, as the authors credit the Sacred Circle Tarot, along with several others, in their "Sources of Inspiration" on pg. 8 of the book.

But there are important differences between the decks, differences that make them completely different projects, even though both are based upon Celtic tradition and lore. I won't say the DruidCraft is a Rider-Waite "clone," but the imagery is certainly in the Rider-Waite lineage. The deck has the familiar structure of 22 Major Arcana, and Minor Arcana suits of wands, cups, swords and pentacles. The court cards in this deck are King, Queen, Prince and Princess. The reason it isn't a clone is that a number of changes in symbolism, and in some cases meaning, have been made to correspond to Celtic lore instead of Golden Dawn tradition.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By SLH on November 7, 2006
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This is an awesome deck. The pictures and symbology are impressive and intuitive. The book is chock full of knowledge and Druidic lore. I was very impressed. My biggest complaint is the quality of the printing. I had to return the first deck I recieved because of printer defects, the worst of which was scraps and grease smears on the backs of the cards. Amazon was quick to assist and send me a new deck. I was pleased with their service. The new deck contains minor print flaws but the stock on which the cards are printed and the inks are not what I expect in a quality deck. The book is also sub-standard in print quality. I don't believe either will hold-up well under frequent use. Having said that, I would still purchase the deck as the artistry, symbolism are Druidic lore and worth the price.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Dandylioness on June 23, 2006
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This is an absolutely lovely deck, and it is my favorite in my collection right now. From a collector's viewpoint, the artwork is gorgeous and rich with detail, and the artist did not get careless when it came to the minor arcana. Worthington used tempera paints to create the images, and they have a rich, earthy feel to them. The oversized cards show off the work nicely. The settings are lush and natural, and feature a multitude of animals. The humans who populate the cards, in their poses and facial expressions, seem to have real personality. Happily, the artist did not limit himself to portraying only movie-star beautiful people. The varied folks who people these cards are all interesting to look at. A few figures are skyclad. The nudity is not pornographic, but it is realistic and explicit.

This deck is not only beautiful, it is useful as well. The DruidCraft Tarot adheres closely enough to Rider-Waite's structure that it can be used with most Tarot books. Some significant changes have been made to better fit the Celtic theme. The most immediately apparent change is that the Christian symbolism of the R-W deck has been removed and replaced with Pagan symbols and myth. This is a deeply religious/spiritual deck. It makes a great meditation deck for those on a Celtic-Pagan path. I'm not sure how non-Pagans would respond to it. The major arcana have been altered the most drastically. The Empress and Emperor have been changed to the Lady and Lord, the Hierophant to the High Priest, Temperance to the Fferyllt (an alchemist), the Devil to Cernunnos, and Judgement to Rebirth. There are many changes to these cards that are not reflected in the titles alone.
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