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About the Decks

The Ancient Italian Tarot

About the Deck The Ancient Italian Tarot is a deck published by Lo Scarabeo based on a deck from Milan in 1835 known as the Soprafino. The original deck was designed by Carlo Dellarocca, and there have been several versions and revisions by different publishers. There’s a great overview of the Soprafino decks by Sherryl […]

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Divination

Other Forms of Divination

As well as tarot, lenormand and other cartomantic systems, I practise other forms of divination. Here are some I’ve been using recently. Charm Casting I have a set of charms representing a tarot deck, using a charm for each of the major arcana cards, one for each suit and a d14 to see which specific […]

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My Collection

My Tarot Shelves

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About Collecting

How I organise my collection

Another question I’m often asked is how I organise my collection. I have stored my decks in a number of different ways as my collection slowly grew from two tarot decks to the current 149 decks. Initially, I just kept them on my desk. That’s clearly no longer an option, I’d need a significantly larger […]

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Reading the Cards

What I believe about tarot

Tarot, and other types of cartomancy deck for that matter, are understood in different ways by different people, depending on their beliefs about various things such as deity, the supernatural, psychic abilities and so on. There are a wide range of opinions, some think they’re a way to receive messages from divine beings or guides, […]

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About Collecting

Where it all started

I got my first tarot decks in around 2009. I was living in Toronto at the time, and I remember that I got them from The World’s Biggest Bookstore, which was a pretty big bookstore, unsurprisingly. I don’t remember which deck I got first, or even whether I got them at the same time or not, […]

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About Collecting

Where to buy tarot decks

One of the questions I’m asked most often about my tarot collection is where I get my decks from and how I find new ones to buy. The answer isn’t terribly exciting really. I buy most of my decks from Amazon and eBay, but I have got a few from other places as well. On […]

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About Collecting

What do I collect?

If you’ve had a look at my tarot collection you may have noticed that not all of the decks I own are in fact tarot decks. I have some lenormand decks and a few other types as well. Something I often say though is that I’m not a fan of oracle decks. So what exactly […]