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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

SHIMMER SPELL; The Gothic Tarot Deck by Joseph Vargo



As you are probably aware by now I love the Gothic genre in art, music and literature.  I really like the dark imagery these forms of art draw upon, and they way the genre challenges one to think about things which society generally shuns, for example death, mental illness, trickery and so on.  So I was delighted when my email buddy  Joseph Vargo sent me his deck of tarot cards for review as I am a fan of his work.  I first came across Joseph's art work in The Gothic Shop in Whitby where they were selling his calendar and I was instantly drawn to the shadowy Byronic heroes and fragile maidens depicted in his illustrations.  For those of you with some knowledge of tarot this traditional deck of 78 cards is a dark dream of a tool, featuring the Major and Minor Arcana. Step into the imaginative world of this acclaimed Gothic artist  and allow his illustrations of vampires, gargoyles, ghosts and dark angels to offer guidance as you read the spread. The set includes a 24 page instruction booklet. A 224 page book The Gothic Tarot Compendium is also available separately.   An evocative and atmospheric divination tool, The Gothic Tarot will draw you in to a shadow space of insight. It is the perfect tool for all fans of fantasy art and the Gothic genre. You can purchase the Gothic Tarot deck from www.monolithgraphics.com
Disclaimer; this product was sent to me for review purposes, but this is not a sponsored post.

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