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Legacy of the Divine Tarot Cards – September 8, 2009
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Step into a lost world from long ago, a world enshrouded in a veil of darkness after a cataclysmic collision that stilled the earth. Millennia pass and only human kind has survived—through the divine gift of prophetic dreams. Exquisitely rich and magical, this tarot deck by digital artist Ciro Marchetti takes you into the heart of fantasy and guides you toward hope, wisdom, and inspiration.
An insightful companion guidebook, Gateway to the Divine Tarot, presents the author's interpretations of each card's meaning and significance, along with additional perspectives from highly respected experts in the tarot community, including Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone, James Ricklef, and Leisa ReFalo.
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|Also Available:||The kit edition of the Gilded Tarot Royale, which has been updated with brilliantly refreshed artwork, including borderless cards, richer colors, and stylish design improvements. Includes a 78-card deck and a 224-page companion guide.||The deck-only edition of the Gilded Tarot Royale, which has been updated with refreshed artwork, including borderless cards, richer colors, and stylish design improvements. Includes a 78-card deck and an instructional booklet.||The complete Gilded Tarot Kit, which includes a 78-card deck and a 168-page companion guidebook.||The deck-only edition of the Gilded Tarot, which includes a 78-card deck and an instructional booklet.||Created especially for beginners, the Easy Tarot kit includes a copy of the Gilded Tarot deck and the companion guide The Easy Tarot Handbook.|
"Ciro Marchetti has produced another fantastical and visually stunning tarot! Legacy of the Divine Tarot...helps facilitate a new awareness on the path to self-discovery."―New Age Retailer
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 where he co-founded what became the largest graphic design agency in the region. He later transferred to the United States where he opened a branch office based in Miami. In addition to managing his company, Ciro also gave workshops and lectures on digital imagery and illustration at the Fort Lauderdale Art Institute, and continues to create his own personal style of visionary art. Ciro's eclectic portfolio of offerings includes award-winning cartomancy decks, posters, and jigsaw puzzles along with tarot-themed ceramic inlayed wooden boxes, reading cloths, bags, and kimono-style gowns.
- Item Weight : 1.36 pounds
- Cards : 312 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0738715654
- ISBN-13 : 978-0738715650
- Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 2.5 x 8.25 inches
- Publisher : Llewellyn Publications; Box Pap/Cr Edition (September 8, 2009)
- Language: : English
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The ONLY reason I purchased this set is because I thought I saw some People Of Color included when I previewed some of the cards online. Sadly, there are NONE. I have enough all-white-people cards and I am only interested in inclusive decks now -- that look like the many People of Earth instead of just a few. So, my initial experience was one of great disappointment.
However, these cards are SO beautiful that they are growing on me quite quickly. The artwork and symbology is stunning and I immediately feel a good connection with them. The book is well-written, clearly explaining the subtleties that that make the deck unique.
The box is definitely a keepsake item and the entire presentation is beautiful. This set makes a very nice gift for yourself or someone else.
When I started shuffling Justice was the first card to pop out for me and I'm a Libra sun! Then the second card that popped out was the Death card. As a Scorpio rising I had to chuckle. When I cut the deck Bam! There was The Devil which is a Capricorn card and as a Capricorn moon myself, I was impressed that all three of my signs where the first to pop out.
I orginally ordered this deck for my Halloween readings, and astrology readings, but I think this deck has other plans. Lol. I think this is supposed to be my own personal deck. I'm so in love with it and it's very accurate.
But for some reason I couldn't put the deck down while I was getting to know it. I played with it for hours.
Anyone who is wanting to incorporate astrology in their tarot readings I highly recommend this deck. Also, I love how Ciros art gives you different ways to think about each card. I'm 100 percent satisfied. If I could give 10 stars I would.
I love the artwork on the cards. They are a bit smaller than I anticipated, but that is just a minor preference. Most importantly, is my connection with the cards, and with the love the representative showed me. This boosted the positive vibrations for accurate readings. I haven't gone through the guidebook yet, but I'm sure I'll be presently surprised. This is the most enlightening tarot purchases I have made.
Btw, I colored my edges with a black chiseled sharpie marker. Luvs it 😁.
With an extra thick card stock of 24 CPC (Cards Per Centimeter) and measuring a traditional tarot size of ~4 21/32" tall by ~2 25/32", this deck can tolerate "riffle" type shuffling with ease.
My only gripe is the card box in this kit. Oversized, flimsy, and completely blank, it almost cost a star in this review. Be sure to buy a tarot bag or box to keep this art safe. The companion book, however, redeemed the overall rating and earned the 5th star.
Top reviews from other countries
This deck is based on the Rider-Waite deck and portrays all the elements of the Rider-Waite but in a much more poignant and identifiable way. It's easy to understand making it suitable for a beginner and yet full enough to offer the professional reader more room for insight. It also offers the professional reader the opportunity to display a mysterious, poignant and friendly deck when reading for their clients.
The accompanying book contains detailed card descriptions by tarot experts: Ciro Marchetti (the designer), Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone, James Ricklef and Lisa ReFalo, who all offer their individual insights and meanings for each card.
I have since also bought the special edition cards which are much bigger (14cm x 8.3cm) and thicker and would also make an excellent choice for the professional reader.
The accompanying book is extensive but i feel for a beginner may present a struggle. Beginners tend to like 'keywords' to be associated with the cards and a thorough explanation (as in the 78 Degrees of Widsom Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom ) is better as you become more proficient and comfortable with the cards. The book is presented in a story format, which in itself is a delight to read, but I personally did not use the individual card analysis as I found it unhelpful.
So all in all, perhaps not a deck for the beginner (the Gilded Tarot is a beautiful deck for beginners) but certainly one of the most beautiful decks I have seen and i have checked out a few using the aecletic website.
I do not feel that the cards are flimsy at all. Their weight and stiffness is just about right. I personally do not like thick, stiff, unyielding cards but certainly would not have called these 'flimsy'.