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Tarot Mystery #3

Sherlock 180 Alrighty, super sleuths–it's time for another Tarot Mystery! (Formerly known as Tarot CSI).

For Tarot Mystery #3, all the correct guesses (one per person, of course!) will go into the magic top hat for a random drawing.

Your prize?

The funkadelic 88-card Morgan's Tarot, recently re-released by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.!

You must have a correct answer posted by Thursday, August 19, 2010–Midnight EST.

Without further ado, here's the latest Tarot Mystery:

What scenario is portrayed by the three cards below? (Note: it's NOT an actual crime!)

Sun Hierophant Page of Coins 
Tarot Mystery #3 is brought to you by new favorite deck, the Modern Medieval Tarot by Shayn Amber and Tim Wetherell (ISBN 978-1-57281-588-9).

Have fun and good luck!

— Janet

Karma Tarot by Birgit Boline Erfurt

Karma Cover 160 In the very first Guess the Deck challenge, Michelle, Silver Lotus and Laurra figured out that it was the Karma Tarot I was hinting at. Good going, gals!

Danish artist Birgit Boline Erfurt describes herself as a painter of "surrealism and suspicious realism", boldly noting, "Let your eyes see a painting by Birgit Boline Erfurt, let your brain work, and extinct animals will speak to open your mind".

With vibrant Dali-esque images, the Karma Tarot stretches the boundaries of realism, but still remains relevant to everyday situations and challenges that we all face–and that the cards often address in a reading.

Karma Tarot LogoBorn in 1944, Erfurt was involved with Karma Music during the publication of the Karma Tarot, which is why the card backings say Karma Music Tarot Cards (rather than simply Karma Tarot).

According to the artist profile cards that accompany this deck,"The Karma Tarot reveals the wedding of gypsy and artist. Boline has lived in both worlds, traveling around the country in caravans with her friends, constantly creating new works, and exhibiting her art in galleries in both Europe and New York."

Below are nine images from the Karma Tarot:

Karma Fool Karma Lilith Karma Hermit

Karma Hanged Karma 9 sw Karma 6c 
 Karma 8w Karma 5 coins Karma Kn Sw 
You can visit the artist's website at http://www.mgnet.dk/boline/frame.html A neat bit of trivia I gleaned from her site: In 1990 her Tarot paintings were used in the movie Notes from the Underground (Cannes Film Festival) by Haymann Production Toronto.

The ISBN for the Karma Tarot is 0-88079-030-X, available at your favorite local or online bookseller. If you don't see it in stock, you may ask for it by name and ISBN number and they will gladly order it for you. You can see more images from this deck at the U.S.Games Systems, Inc. website here.

— Janet

And the Winner of the Goddess Tarot Set Is…

Noah Picking Winner Small As you probably know, I posted a contest here at the Fool Stop Tarot Blog two days ago…and the result is in!

I compiled all the names (duplicating the ones with multiple chances) and printed them out. Then, I had my 11-year-old son cut the names into strips, put them in his black silk top hat hat and pick a winner. (Yep, that's him! He pulled the winner's name just moments ago.)

Enough already!, you're probably thinking. Just announce the winner!

OK, I shall!

The winner of the Goddess Tarot Book and Deck set is…


Congratulations, Elarbolcelta! Please email me your snail mail address at JanetUSGS@atlanticbb.net and I'll be sure to get your prize out to you pronto.

Everyone, thank you so much for playing along with me! I was thrilled to see over 20 people participate in our inaugural giveaway. WOW! Keep watching the Fool Stop Tarot Blog for more chances to win, because more fun contests are coming soon.

— Janet

Win the Godddess Tarot Set by Kris Waldherr

Goddess TarotIn honor of U.S. Games Systems, Inc. releasing TWO new decks by Kris Waldherr, I'm giving away the Goddess Tarot Deck and Book set!

All you need to do is make a post in the comment section below telling me your favorite USGS deck/s and why you like it/them by midnight Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, August 11, 2010–and you'll be entered into a random drawing to win!

Want an EXTRA chance to win? Follow the Fool Stop Tarot Blog on Networked Blogs via this link. (Just let me know who you are in the comments section below if your name is different from the one you're commenting as.)

And what about yet ANOTHER chance to win? (Yep, that makes three total!) Just "like" us on the U.S. Games Systems Facebook page at this link. (Already a fan? Just share one of the most recent USGS Facebook updates with your followers and you got yourself an entry! Just let me know via the comment section below accompanied by a link to your shared post.)

Good luck and thanks for spreading the word!

— Janet

Imperial Dragon Oracle

Have you seen our Imperial Dragon Oracle?

I think it flew under the radar of many Tarot enthusiasts because of the title.

However, this deck–conceived by Andy Baggott and illustrated by Peter Pracownik–is a bona fide Tarot deck, albeit a Majors-only one.

Below are six images from this deck:

Imperial 1 Imperial 4 Imperial 6 
Imp Dragon 12Imperial 8 Imperial 7 
 The 22 cards are named:

0   The Seeker (Fool)
1   The Magus (Magician)
2   Wisdom (High Priestess)
3   Fertility (Empress)
4   Power (Emperor)
5   Mercy (Hierophant)
6   Love (Lovers)
7   Adversity (Chariot)
8   Imperial Dragon (Strength)
9   Solitaire (Hermit)
10 Destiny (Wheel of Fortune)
11 Balance (Justice)
12 The Wounded Dragon (Hanged Man)
13 Rebirth (Death)
14 Temperance (Temperance)
15 Mischief (Devil)
16 The Destoyer (Tower)
17 The Firmament (The Star)
18 Lunar Dragon (Moon)
19 Solar Dragon (Sun)
20 The Aeon (Judgement)
21 Gaia (The World)

Imp Dragon Cover Isn't the art stunning? Peter Pracownik has also illustrated the Lord of the Rings Tarot (also by U.S. Games Systems).

The ISBN for the Imperial Dragon Oracle is 978-1-57281-641-1, available at your favorite local or online bookseller. If you don't see it in stock, you may ask for it by name and ISBN number and they will gladly order it for you.

— Janet

Tarot CSI Case #2

Woman Magnify 125 OK, gumshoes, it's time for another case–this one, definitely a crime.

Grab your Calabash pipe (bubbles only, we want you alive) and lantern…and for goodness sakes, don't forget your sidekick!

Consider the two Tarot cards images below.

Together, what crime to do they imply?

RW 9 C R Waite Chariot

Time to post your guess!

The above images are from the Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot deck. The ISBN for this deck 1-57281-413-6 and is available at your favorite local or online bookseller. If you don't see it in stock, you may ask for it by name and ISBN number and they will gladly order it for you.

— Janet

Brotherhood of Light Egyptian Tarot

Have you seen our new Brotherhood of Light Egyptian Tarot?

This deck provides companion cards to the acclaimed book The Sacred Tarot by C.C. Zain, which explores the relationships between the Tarot, Kabbala, Astrology, and Numerology. The original 1936 black and white images have been redesigned as full-color Egyptian Tarot cards and the deck comes with a 48-page LWB.

Below are eight images from this deck, as well as the box cover image:

BOL 2 BOL 1 BOL 3 
BOL 7 BOL 8 BOL 9 

The ISBN for the Brotherhood of Light Egyptian Tarot is 978-1-57281-656-5. The ISBN for The Sacred Tarot book is 978-1-57281-675-6. Each is available at your favorite brick-and-mortar or online bookseller. If you don’t see it, just ask for it by name and ISBN.

— Janet