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Beautiful Deck but some flawed information,
This review is from: Wizards Tarot (Cards)
I was very skeptical about this tarot deck when it first came out because of it's obvious "Harry Potter" looking theme. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how detailed and beautiful the art work was. I've just started slowly working with the deck and recently began reading the accompanying book. There is a lot of good information so far on the colors/planetary associations, Hebrew letters and their meanings along with thorough explanations on the meaning and symbolism in great detail. I really wanted to give this deck a 5 star rating however, I have already found some serious errors of information in the book that while may appear to be simple, are in fact large mistakes especially in light of their basic knowledge. For example, in the book it is explained that the wheat growing in the card symbolizes Persephone and says that she is the mother goddess who makes the earth barren when her daughter goes missing. Perhaps this is a typo, I sure hope it is. Most any Witch knows from basic study that Persephone is the daughter that is taken by Hades and it is Demeter who is the Mother Goddess who makes the earth barren. I still haven't read the entire book but now I'm concerned about other possible errors throughout. As for myself, I have taken pen to the book and made corrections where needed. The deck is gorgeous but be careful when reading the book for basic, but large mistakes.
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Initial post: Jun 17, 2011 10:23:48 AM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
That was a silly mistake, and I apologize. Please email me with any other corrections, and I'll fix them for the next printing. Thanks! -- email@example.com
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2011 8:37:39 AM PDT
It would also be great if she were to post them here for those of us who already have this deck. I am using this deck as the basic deck to teach tarot and more magic to my family. We are also looking at other decks and their meanings when learning each card. It is very interesting.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 28, 2011 2:49:36 PM PDT
Not a prob. If I noticed anything I will be sure to let you know.
Posted on Sep 9, 2011 10:20:42 AM PDT
All of the cards can be viewed at the author's website. Decide for yourself. While the cards are not my style, I enjoyed the Harry Potter-like theme.
Posted on Sep 19, 2011 4:40:43 AM PDT
S. Ruff says:
Nice catch Sassy "dreamwillow" - and thanks Corrine for correcting before the next printing. You are very gracious about an honest mistake.
Posted on Sep 21, 2013 12:36:12 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 21, 2013 12:36:56 AM PDT
Skye Hye says:
You are spot on re: Demeter as the mature corn mother and Persephone as the daughter, or the young corn. A beautiful Greek myth symbolizing the seasons of the crop cycle. When the daughter is swept underground by Hades, Demeter is desolate, like the fields in Winter, and when Persephone is allowed by Hades to go to the upper world for six months the young crops grow and flourish. This is a glaring mistake and the book ought to have been proof read by someone who knows enough about Greek mythology to catch that before the book went into print.
Posted on Sep 21, 2013 12:38:01 AM PDT
Skye Hye says:
Does anyone know where I can view an image of the card backs?
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