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Deck Review Content

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.tarot,alt.divination
From: nagasiva 
Subject: Deck Review Content
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 08:55:17 GMT

Orig-Date: 50030401 VII om peace FOOL'S DAY!  
                                 SPECIAL ROOT POWER DAY FOR TAROTSTERS!

> ...what you want to see in a Tarot deck review: 
> What do you want to know about the deck?  

about any deck (new or old):

	*the deck's name and date of publication

	*the deck's intended purpose

	*the deck's overall design 
          (composition of trumps/courts/numbers)

	* how well the design and execution match 
          with the intended use of the deck 
          (i.e. is it coherent within any system
          of symbolism beyond itself? does it 
          serve the function of use as a 
          meditation device or fortune-telling
          card set?). 


	* designer name, background, previous occult 
	  works, decks;

	* artist's name, background, previous graphic 
	  works, decks;

	* the style of art used predominantly throughout 
          the deck (if it can be described succinctly);

	* unusual qualities or unique graphics or 
          design structure; 

	* historical anecdotes about the deck's creation,
          use, publication, or development over time;

	* associated organizations, religious groups, 
          philosophical organizations, and initiatic 
          organizations that are affiliated with deck; 

	* description of any symbolic systems and occult
	  practices associated with the deck, plus an 
          explanation of how they are supposed to be used, 
          and what aims or functions are ascribed to the 
          cards, and by whom, including the legendary.

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