Naming your tarot deck the Epic Tarot creates a certain kind of expectation. Lo Scarabeo’s Riccardo Minetti and Universal Fantasy Tarot-artist Paolo Martinello explain the title with “exploring universal questions through delightful art (…), the Epic Tarot Deck is full of nuance and hidden depths. And: ‘discover a newly imagined approach to the fool’s journey that releases the linear bonds of rank and opens the spirit to new connections (..).’ Yeah that indeed *sounds* epic. Let’s…
Precious few books were so eagerly anticipated as Tarot Fundamentals. Unless you count one of the installments of the Harry Potter series… But I am pretty sure that in the Tarot community Tarot Fundamentals gave J.K Rowling a (relative) run for her money.
Over a thousand eager readers backed the – for a publisher quite remarkable – Kickstarter campaign, so that Lo Scarabeo could print their ‘labor of love ten years in the making’. And then came the waiting. Most of the Kickstarter pledgers have gotten their copy now and the book is up for pre-order, ready to be released for retail somewhere in January or February
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