Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Triumph of Life Tarot
I just bought an interesting new tarot deck called Triumph of Life Tarot. Created by an international group of volunteer artists coordinated by Andrew McGregor of The Hermit's Lamp in Toronto, its purpose is to raise money for cancer research. All profits go to the Terry Fox Foundation, a well-known cancer charity in Canada and abroad.
Each card was created by a different artist who donated their art to the project. Every card is dedicated to someone in the artist's life who battled cancer. That person's initials appear on the back of the cards.
Because so many artists created this deck, it is a extremely eclectic mix of images, styles and media which makes it very interesting to look at and use. For example, here's a few cards from the suit of Cups . . .
. . . and a random array of various other cards --
My deck just arrived in the mail a few days ago and I'm very pleased with it. The cards are a decent size and printed on quality cardstock. I love the varied nature of the artwork, some of which is quite compelling. The imagery is sufficiently related to the standard Rider-Waite-Smith tarot model that it is no problem to read with.
If you're interested in obtaining a deck, it can be ordered here. Please note that all prices are in US funds, not Canadian, and may be paid via PayPal. With shipping and handling, the deck costs $51.
[Photos #1, #2 and #3 from The Hermit's Lamp website; photo #4 from The Pure and Blessed Way blog]