The Truth-Seeker’s Tarot by David Fontana: a card-by-card feature by Tarot Zamm.
Tarot cards have captivated seekers of the truth since the 15th century—and The Truth-Seeker’s Tarot is essential for anyone interested in honing intuition and enhancing self-understanding.
Accessible and informative, it’s ideal for newcomers and experienced Tarot users alike.
Presented in a strong, highly attractive box, this specially-commissioned gift set features a complete, sumptuously illustrated set of 78 Tarot cards edged in gold—22 in the major arcana and 56 cards in the minor arcana.
In addition, interpreting the cards has never been simpler thanks to the accompanying hardcover, Understanding the Tarot. In addition to fascinating information on the Tarot’s history and symbols, the book explains precisely how to get started, work with the cards, and use them in layouts—so you’ll easily find guidance on specific problems, clearly see the bigger picture, and discover new spiritual meaning and true purpose in your life.
Product Details (Amazon.com)
Publisher: Duncan Baird; Tcr Crds edition (October 7, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 2.4 x 7.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
C. Dodge – February 1, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars – Perfect for Me, But Not for Everyone
As noted in other reviews, these cards are very sturdy – almost a poster board thickness (much thicker than typical playing card). This might make it difficult to shuffle, but for me – a person never able to shuffle well – I like it. They are sturdy and I believe will last longer because of it.
I believe the colours, gold foil, and illustrations are beautiful and I feel the deck was well worth the price I paid ($20 at Barnes and Noble, with a $3 member discount). I use Amazon most of the time but wanted these right away. On Amazon they are only $14, so a very good price.
Be aware the minor cards are not illustrated in the detail many would like. The six of cups will show 6 cups with a background. The 3 and 4 of cups may have the same background as well. So one background is used for several cards in the suit. If this is not desirable, this is not the deck for you.
Other reviews say these cards are not for beginners, but I am a first timer and am quite happy with them. I almost bought the Mystic Faerie Tarot. It comes with a huge/detailed companion book and is quite good from my neophyte perspective. I used these with my sister (her deck), but chose to get something else for myself just so we would have variety. I knew the book would be limited, so I got 2 other tarot books so I don’t think that will be an issue. I personally like the simplicity of the minor cards. Many other decks overwhelm me…they are way too busy and way too much on the cards for me. I get “lost” in the deck, so to speak. I feel the minor cards are still lovely in their simple way and plenty for me as a beginner (to use or meditate on). After using these and familiarizing myself with them, I might try a more complex deck later.
I just bought yesterday, so cannot speak further to their sturdiness/longevity. But my guess is they will last for some time, but I will not be a heavy user (for my personal use with friends/family, I do not do readings on a regular basis). I see no issues/flaws with my cards – no bends. The 7 of Pentacles gold foil issue was either fixed or a flaw that occurred randomly.
So just be forewarned and consider the type of deck you like. These are sturdy/thick, colourful, and lovely. But they have a simplicity that is disappointing to some. For me, a perfect first deck that I am excited to use.