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The Complete Tarot Pack

by Juliet Sharman Burke

The Complete Tarot Pack
Price: $27.95

Number of cards in deck: Two sets, each with 78 cards

Measurements (both decks): 2.8 x 4.75 inches, or 70 x 120 mm.

Back of card: The colored deck: Magenta. The uncolored deck: Green.

Book included: Yes, 176 pages, 6.15 x 9.55 inches, or 157 x 242 mm. Illustrated, in English. There is also a small 8 page booklet, My Tarot: Colour your own deck. It measures 2.8 x 4.75 inches, or 70 x 120 mm.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press. Printed in China.

Comments: This set combines Sharman-Burke's previous two decks: The colored Beginner's Tarot, with her do-it-yourself, color your own cards, My Tarot. Two decks in one package, complete with book. One colored, one not. (Only the colored deck is shown, above.) As the cards in the Beginner's Tarot are identical with the colored cards in this Pack, one will note the difference in the color printing between the Pack (this page) and the Beginner's Tarot. This sort of color shift is typical of the offset process. Color intensity commonly varies from press to press, as well as at different places in the same press run. Yes, if you're very fussy & are not concerned about price, you can get a much better color match, but that's not the case here, nor do I think it necessary.

While all 78 cards are delineated in the book, they are not presented in numerical order, and major arcana cards are not numbered. Delineations in the first section include The Fool, The Magician, The Empress, The High Priestess, The Heirophant, The Lovers, The Chariot, and the Aces, Twos, Threes, Fours & Fives from the minors. This is to assist in learning the cards. Sharman-Burke says people often learn the 22 majors, but never get around to learning the minors, which is a good point, and one that her system is designed to address. Interestingly enough, the cards are packed in the same order as they are described in the book, which implies certain things about their manufacture.

Unlike My Tarot, there are NO COLORED PENCILS with the Complete Tarot Pack. You're on your own.

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