BARBARA WALKER TAROT Cards Deck - 1st Ed 1986 - AGMuller, Near Mint, OOP
BARBARA WALKER TAROT CARDS DECK — By Barbara Walker, 1st Edition, 1986 — AGMuller — Near Mint Condition, Out-of-Print
A rare and out-of-print, first edition of Barbara Walker Tarot deck from 1986, in overall near mint condition. Includes: tarot card box, book and tarot cards. The tarot cards and instruction booklet have no wear and are in mint condition. The 78 tarot cards are all present — they have not been used, and remain in their original card order. The tarot card box is in near mint condition with little detectable wear. Please see below for more information on this lovely deck.
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This deck is a companion to Barbara Walker's book, The Secrets of the Tarot, which is an in-depth study of the origins, history and symbolism of the Tarot. It is comprised of the standard 56 card Minor Arcana and 22 card Major Arcana. It comes with a 48-page little white booklet that includes an introduction, general theories of the differences between the Major and Minor Arcana cards, a brief description of each card and its possible meaning in a reading, uses of the cards including a modified version of the Celtic Cross spread, and a detailed explanation of the back design. The meanings do not include a reverse interpretation. As Barbara Walker writes, each card is open to influence by adjacent cards, and each layout is open to individual interpretation. The Major and Minor Arcana are fully illustrated with rich, colorful designs that were hand painted by Barbara Walker. They are finely detailed and realistic. Some of the figures are partially or completely unclothed. For those who are sensitive to this, there is nothing lewd or gratuitous about these depictions. The suits are Cups, Wands (which are actual wands, not tree branches), Pentacles (which are actual pentacles, not discs or coins) and Swords. Each card is named and the Major Arcana is also numbered. The meaning of each Minor Arcana card is distilled into one key word that is printed above the picture, while its individual designation is printed below. The cards are translated simultaneously in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.