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5.0 étoiles sur 5Required for collectors and scholars.5 octobre 2005
Par Richard K. Kostoff - Publié sur Amazon.com
This is one of those strange and interesting decks that would lay the foundation for the modern Tarot boom. I found it at an estate sale for about $7.00. WOW look at the collectible value by various sellers. Another deck that needs to be reissued by U.S. Games and kept in print!
Now onto the cards. The images themselves are the first modern interpretation of the classic Marseilles deck that had been published for centuries. I beilieve this deck was published in the 1880s. The Trump cards are very modern in design. They rely heavily on Egyptian symbology and Hebrew Qabala references. The trumps are clearly numbered with Hebrew letters accurately perscribed. The colors are dark, almost murky. Most may feel these cards are negative. I view them from an objective perspective. The minor trumps are not fully illustrated, rather containing mysterious symbols on them. The court cards all have "Egyptian" style figures, that give little to the meanings. Considering when it was published, it seems very progressive.
It seems Papus designed the deck for "magicians" of the time. The deck has a very occult feel to it. These card were not meant to be sold to the mass public. This gives them a deeper sense of the "mysterious". One can imagine what the magical circles in Paris were like at the time. Did I mention the deck was originally published in France based on the writings of Etteilla-the great master wizard of 18th century Paris? That should spark one's interest in the deck, as well as its rarity.
The deck is not for everyone. Beginners hold off on this one! This is not a modern "New Age" deck. If the Golden Dawn and various other occult subjects interest you, then try it. I would not read for others with this deck. There are some scary "vibes" associated with it. To serious collectors and scholars, it is a must for those who want to take their studies a little deeper.
2.0 étoiles sur 5This is the US Games Kaplan version of 1982. ...13 juillet 2014
Par NatalieRose - Publié sur Amazon.com
This is the US Games Kaplan version of 1982. BIG DIFFERENCE. BEWARE. The 1981deck by Oliver Stephane is called "Tarot Bohemien d'apres Papus", which is often translated into English as "Tarot of the Gypsies by Dr. Papus", which has nothing to do with Papus' book Tarot of the Bohemians. This is one of Two very different versions of the original Papus / Goulinat deck published around 1910.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5OK, Could Be Better27 janvier 2008
Par pdun459 - Publié sur Amazon.com
It's a shame US Games didn't include all of the correspondences that are on the original illustrations in Papus' book, Le Tarot Divinatoire. Some of the images have actually been altered. The Hebrew letters on "The Moon" card, for example, aren't on the originals. I like this deck to an extent, but Amazon has Le Tarot Divinatoire for $23 new, and it looks like there is an English version set to be released in December. For my money, the book is a lot better deal. You can always pick the deck up later if you can find one at a reasonable price.