One of my favorite purchases there was a new set of tarot cards titled The Tarot of the Vampyres by Ian Daniels (published by Llewellyn). I have read tarot cards for 16 years, and over the years have collected many decks (and given many away). I just keep my very favorites now, but every so often a new one catches my eye.
I love the art work on many of the cards in this deck. It's gothic vampire cliches at their finest! I can't help but love it.
Back of cards
I wasn't expecting much from the book to be honest, but it's actually written quite well. The author discusses the image of the vampire from a Jungian point of view, using both light and shadow aspects of the vampire archetype. I thought it was an interesting take on tarot symbolism and meaning. He also uses traditional tarot comparisons such as the Cabalistic Tree of Life to help explain tarot symbolism.
I thought I was buying the cards just for the images, but find I am using them regularly in my readings. Some of the images are below. What do you think?
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