Wow. I don't use that word lightly when it comes to tarot decks, but I said it out loud after unboxing the The AlcheMystic Woodcut Tarot by D. W. Prudence. Prudence had asked me to do a review on his deck and the title sounded interesting enough to make sure I got a copy. I tested this deck a little longer, so if you've been cruising the web in search of a TQS-original on the AlcheMystic...sorry! ...

Original, pretty (or extraordinarily gorgeous), enticing, out-of-the-box, newsworthy & educational. If any of those keywords are applicable to a deck or book that I’ve seen, chances are I want to have it (written about) on The Queen’s Sword. The Falnama Turkish Oracle cards is happily supported by at least one of those terms, which is why you’re reading this. Based ...

Alexandre Musruck is one of the better known names in the Lenormand world. The reader behind Angel Cartomancy self-published his The Art of Lenormand Reading – Decoding powerful messages in 2016 and was recently picked up by Schiffer Books/Red Feather for a mass market reproduction of said book, including a deck created of the accompanying Lenormand examples. This review comes in two parts, the book and the deck. In this second part: The Art of...

Alexandre Musruck is one of the better known names in the Lenormand world. The reader behind Angel Cartomancy self-published his The Art of Lenormand Reading – Decoding powerful messages in 2016 and was recently picked up by Schiffer Books/Red Feather for a mass market reproduction of said book, including a deck created of the accompanying Lenormand examples. This review comes in two parts, the book and the deck. First up: The Alexandre Musruck...

A playing card collector focused on high quality, born in the Indian Himalaya region - visited by Fortune tellers, Sadhus and Holy men on a frequent basis - having a wide network of Indian Tarot readers and a fascination with divination from a young age. Sounds like the recipe for a great tarot deck if such a man would ever try to create one, right? I am not saying it isn’t, but Sunish Chabba’s first try at reaching ...

Secrets of the Waite-Smith | Review
Books , Review , Tarot / 19 November 2015

For a long time it was anybody's guess as to what Pamela and old Arthur Waite actually meant to say with this world famous deck. It is food for thought and maybe even a source of conflict in the tarot community. Tali Goodwin and Marcus Katz have tried to take those jousting weapons (5 of Wands anyone?) away from us and instead ...

Pagan Otherworlds Tarot with gold foil
News , Tarot / 17 November 2015

If you were on the look-out for a set of hand-painted tarot cards and want a deck that can be used for self-discovery I urge you to browse by the Kickstarter page of Pagan Otherworlds Tarot by Uusi. Uusi is known for their playing cards with a similar style (Pagan poker deck), but they have now turned this into a a very earthy lovely painted tarot deck. The Pagan Otherworlds Tarot will be having 84 cards, 5 cards including......

Tarot of the Imagination (2 decks)
Decks , Review , Tarot / 12 November 2015

As a tarot collector it's always a pleasure when you're able to buy a deck that is out-of-print. Especially if you haven't been reading since the 70s or live in an environment where non-mainstream decks aren’t easy to obtain, chances are there are a lot of Tarots that later on catch your fancy but that are simply no longer available. Unless you are willing to pay a handsome sum of course. Quite recently I was lucky enough to get my ha...

The Angel Tarot | Review
Decks , Review , Tarot / 8 November 2015

Doreen Virtue. A name (or practically institute) you either love or hate. Whatever side you’re on, her decks tend to bring out some pretty spicy discussions on the average forum. And with reason, because what she produces does have her very specific stamp. Virtue has built up an empire with her Angel Oracle decks. The Angel Tarot, in collaboration with Radleigh Valentine, is one of the newer additions, complete with possible certifica...

Richard Hartnett | Myth vlog
Multimedia , Mythology , Review / 7 November 2015

Myths and mythology linked to daily life. Ask Richard Hartnett and he’ll do it for you. And there’s even tarot in there! Quantum Spirituality just started with these video’s on myth but I’ve already seen two interesting vlogs, about vampires and zombies. Food for thought in a lecture-ish way. He reminds me of one of my old history professors, but don’t worry; not snoring-inducing. He also uses loads of othe...