Sola Busca Ferrara XV (LS) | Review

In this TdM month, named Traditional Tarot with a Twist, I’ll review several TdM’s & Tarocchi’s, traditional reproductions or reinterpretations that can be recognized as both tarot and Marseille/Ancient Italian-like. However, their deviations and differences, might invite discussion on their pattern of ‘true’ TdM/Tarocchi-ness. Regardless, they are all unique and gorgeous in their own way. 1. Sola-Busca Ferrara by Lo Scarabeo | Anima Antiqua Series 2017 2. Eros: The Garden of Love Tarot: burlesque TdM by Uusi Studios 2017 3. Minchiate Florentine Etruria 1795 by Il Meneghello 1994 (+ Minchiate El Leone) 4. Le Tarot Noir: a medieval inspired TdM by Matthew Hackiere/Editions Vega 2013 *** [Editor’s note: Even though there is already a Sola Busca review- on the Mayer 1998 – on the site, this one also includes its historical significance and all the differences with other older and new tarot decks] The Sola-Busca is ‘hot’ at the moment. For whatever reason this very special 15th century deck is gaining repro-brothers*. This review is about the most recent addition to the Sola Busca stacks: Lo Scarabeo’s latest reproduction of the deck*. Enter Sola Busca Ferrara XV from their Anima Antiqua line. Look & Feel The Unboxing of Lo Scarabeo’s…

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Rosetta Tarot Papyrus | Review
Decks , Mythology , Review , Tarot , Thoth / 27 May 2017

Seeing a new Meleen deck come to life is always a happy time for this reviewer, but a reprint of an older deck can be just as much fun. Especially when said designer promises to give it a new twist and fix the few things that might have kept buyers away. So, here’s my review of the Rosetta Tarot. Or better said: Rosetta Tarot Papyrus Edition

Ariadne’s Thread | review | Minoan Tarot
Books , History & Culture , Mythology , Review , Tarot / 22 May 2017

A good tarot deck companion is a title that gets shared fast and easily. Simple because there are too many decks devoid of a (good) one. Most tarot readers have one: a deck so chockfull of symbolism linked to a specific theme or tradition, we need more than that LWB. And even the better (kit) companions sometimes still sorely miss information to understand certain depictions. We miss the creator’s research. The Minoan

Sneak Peek: Ana Tourian Tarot decks plug
Decks , News , Sneak peek , Tarot / 24 April 2017

Because technique and I are still not seeing eye to eye (after a website hack, a website crash and now 5 corrupted files of soon to be published reviews) I went searching for something to calm my bleeding tarot heart… And found Ana Tourian.
I was already taken with her recently released (and reviewed by yours truly) Oracle of Echoes, but after a conversation in a Facebook Tarot Group I discovered more work. Two gorgeous tarot decks, in the

Tarot Apokalypsis
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Tarot Apokalypsis kit | Review
Decks , Mythology , Review , Tarot / 22 October 2016

I wanted to review this tarot deck much sooner, but the minute I thought of confirming my review copy with Lo Scarabeo it turned out Tarot Apokalypsis, the kit, had already been sold out and I had to wait for new stock to arrive in Italy. It’s a testament to the popularity of tarot power couple Kim Huggens & Erik C Dunne. And the reason why this article is long overdue. Was it worth the wait? Let’s find out!…