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The Shining Tribe Tarot Deck & Book Set

by Rachel Pollack

The Shining Tribe Tarot Deck & Book Set
Price: $34.95
Number of cards in deck: 78

Measurements: 2.8 x 4.65 inches, or 70 x 118 mm.

Back of card: Solid red field. In the center, two yellow acrobats in outline holding each other's hands at the center of the card, their bodies & legs reaching off towards the ends of the cards. May be inverted.

Book included: Yes, B&W illustrations, 331 pages, 6 x 9 inches, or 15 x 23 cm. The book, entitled, The Shining Tribe Tarot, Awakening the Universal Spirit is individually priced ($14.95), but checking the Llewellyn catalog, I cannot see they sell it by itself. If you need a book for this deck, contact them directly.

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide. Printed in the US.

Comments: Formerly known as the Shining Woman Tarot.

I think Rachel Pollack is one of the finest of all tarot writers. She emphasizes looking at the cards and discovering what you find there. So it is with great expectation that we look at cards she herself has designed.

This deck is excellent & will repay close study. Above, top row, are the usual four cards. The bottom row are just a few of the many fascinating cards in this deck. From the left: The Shining Woman, motif of the deck; the Three of Trees, reminding us of Calvary & the Trinity; the Speaker of Trees, with its Tree of Life motif; the Five of Rivers, with its spiral design.

Suits in this deck are:

Trees are Wands
Rivers are Cups
Birds are Swords
Stones are Pentacles

Court cards are:

Places are Pages, eg, Place of Trees
Knowers are Knights, eg, Knower of Rivers
Gifts are Queens, eg, Gift of Stones
Speakers are Kings, eg, King of Birds

There are some changes to the Major arcana:

0 The Fool
1 The Magician
2 The High Priestess
3 The Empress
4 The Emperor
5 Tradition
6 The Lovers
7 The Chariot
8 Strength
9 The Hermit
10 The Spiral of Fortune
11 Justice
12 The Hanged Woman
13 Death
14 Temperance
15 The Devil
16 The Tower
17 The Star
18 The Moon
19 The Sun
20 Awakening
21 The World - Shining Woman

Enjoy the many fascinating stories Rachel Pollack tells with these cards.

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