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The Tarot of Reflections

by Francesco Ciampi

The Tarot of Reflections
Price: $19.95

Number of cards in deck: 78

Measurements: 2.6 x 4.72 inches, or 66 x 120 mm.

Back of card: Based on The Moon, above. In monotones of green, the two faces in the circle are printed on the top half, and again, upside down, on the bottom half. May be inverted. The image itself is based on an old medieval image of the moon eclipsing the sun.

Booklet included: Yes, 64 pages, 2.6 x 4.74 inches, or 66 x 120 mm. Instructions in English, Italian, Spanish, French & German.

Publisher: Lo Scarabeo. Printed in Italy, imported by Llewellyn Worldwide.

Comments: German expressionism strikes again. The style is not clearly apparent from the box. The Introduction in the booklet sums up the deck nicely:

The title & the 78 Arcana of the Tarot of Reflection evoke the idea of reflecting something: not people or objects, obviously, but allegories of all kinds of situations of human life. Experiences, conflicts, desires, fears & hopes are condensed, or better still, literally reflected, in this magnificent deck....

It is worth emphasizing the fact that the term speculation derives from the Latin word speculum, "mirror", which originally meant the observation of celestial movements with the help of a mirror. Speculation then became synonymous with philosophical reflection and, in general, all thought directed toward clarifying something obscure. Obviously the use of the Tarot and, all the more so the Tarot of Reflection, is also a form of speculation in which the idea of it containing a progressive doubling of meanings is explicitly promoted. The starting point is the observer, who by immersing him or herself in each figure, can first observe a "doubling" of him or herself, which in turn encounters another self. This game of reflections causes us to immerge [immerse - Dave] ourselves in the complexity of reality, not so that we become disoriented but rather to help us better understand ourselves & our fellow man.

Reflections of an inner world, this Tarot is also the mirror of a future reality, or better still of several realities that are not imprinted in a hypothetical "Book of Destiny" but rather are tied to individual potential, the will of each person to create his or her own existence. - Giordano Berti

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