January 10, 2005
Abraca-Pocus! is excited by a giant Rider Waite tarot (admittedly impressive). I present for your consideration what may be the tarot of our age: the Housewives Tarot. The Devil made me buy it for my collection.
I also like the look of this Victoria Regina Tarot. Very Flea-ish!
Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 10, 2005 10:23 AM
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I had never seen The Housewives Tarot until the other night! Of course the first thing I did was place The Devil in my sidebar :) I'd love to hear more about your collection.
Posted by: Rue at January 10, 2005 11:27 AM
Ok, I don't know how I could have missed it there... I also love the Heirophant (a tv set) and Strength (some Brillo pads).
And the collection... lots! My first was the Tarot of the Witches complete with the 007 logos on the backs (the blue rather than the red design). Several Thoth decks (of course) as these tend to get worn out from actual, like, use. I got to see a couple of the original Frieda Harris paintings at a show in London several years ago. The Old English tarot is the one I take to public type events as the Thoth deck tends to creep people out. My current favourite is Dave McKean's Vertigo Tarot and I am after the Lovecraft Tarot when budget allows!
Posted by: Ghost of a flea at January 10, 2005 11:50 AM
The one I want is the Lovecraft Tarot, naturally.
Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge at January 10, 2005 01:04 PM
Excuse me? Your Thoth decks get worn out from use to the point that they have to be replaced? Mine never did, even with daily use when read for clients full time. Oh, right... Pisces. I have a friend (Pisces) whose deck looked 100 years old after 3 months.
The Thoth deck creepy? Have you taken a good look at Lovecraft deck? *shudder*
Posted by: Rue at January 10, 2005 01:29 PM
Well * I * don't find the Thoth deck creepy. It's just the newage (rhymes with sewage) types have decided Crowley was evil. At least I can testify from personal experience that the sense-of-humour gap that Crowley faced is still alive and well in parts of the blogosphere... But then I don't find the Lovecraft deck creepy either. For me, Lovecraft is like taking a warm bath. The Motherpeace Tarot... now that's creepy.
Posted by: Ghost of a flea at January 10, 2005 02:41 PM
"newage (rhymes with sewage)"
Whatta you doin' 'hangin' out' with those "ooh, the Thoth deck is so negative/creepy/evil" people anyway?
"the sense-of-humour gap that Crowley faced is still alive and well in parts of the blogosphere..."
I agree, Motherpeace is definitely creepy. As a matter of fact, any all-female tarot deck weirds me out. So much for polarity/duality.
Posted by: Rue at January 10, 2005 03:16 PM