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Doing a reading with these cards before going through the whole book was a mistake I missed all the nuances of what he based his cards on The concise history of tarot he gave was quite thorough and I can only imagine how in depth his book on it is Having finished the companion book, I appreciate the cards and their adviceI m not a fan of how the cards stick together and shuffle, but I will be using it. #FREE PDF ¼ The Vampire Tarot ⚢ The Vampire Tarot ties the tales and mythic figures associated with the vampire legend to the equally iconographic figures and forms of the tarot This deck is a beautifully rendered, fully realized tarot, capable of providing a clear reading to those that use it But beyond that, it explores the history of the vampire starting with Bram Stoker s classicnovel, D For the deck alone, I would have given 5 stars They are beautifully illustrated and wonderfully imaginative, featuring many well known figures in vampire lore and literary history The book takes us through the history of the tarot itself, and how it came to be a tool of divination, and then gives us a brief history of the vampire This is where I would suggest fans of the vampire s history and representation in film and literature might find the information lacking, and would need to go on to For the deck alone, I would have given 5 stars They are beautifully illustrated and wonderfully imaginative, featuring many well known figures in vampire lore and literary history The book takes us through the history of the tarot itself, and how it came to be a tool of divination, and then gives us a brief history of the vampire This is where I would suggest fans of the vampire s history and representation in film and literature might find the information lacking, and would need to go on to do further research, but it certainly gives some starting points from where to do so Despite this being my first deck, I came away from reading the book confident to practice readings on myself from the information I d been provided Definitely recommended for lovers of the occult it s an ongoing thing great reader engagement. A fascinating, well researched, and creative merging of the archetypal symbolism of the Tarot and the Vampire mythos This is a companion book that comes with the Vampire Tarot deck, and the book is equally as alluring as the deck, and could stand alone as a creative work of merit The book provides historical context and clear insights, shedding light on the evolution of Vampire lore as depicted through media and how it correlates with esoteric and tarot themes. place does a wonderful tribute to Bram Stokers novel. This deck is not for everyone That said, it s by Robert M Place, and a deck which is not the best of his best, is still a very good deck indeed It s very different from most of the variations on the vampire themed decks which are out there, and this may be why it seems to be struggling to find its audience And that s a pity, for it may be an excellent deck for those who are looking for a vampire deck which is first and foremost a very serious and thoughtful Tarot to begin with, and not simpl This deck is not for everyone That said, it s by Robert M Place, and a deck which is not the best of his best, is still a very good deck indeed It s very different from most of the variations on the vampire themed decks which are out there, and this may be why it seems to be struggling to find its audience And that s a pity, for it may be an excellent deck for those who are looking for a vampire deck which is first and foremost a very serious and thoughtful Tarot to begin with, and not simply an excuse for a lot of soft core art of hotties languishing about on pillows.Surprisingly, there is a lot of very well reserached Tarot history here More specifically, this deck focuses on the circle of friends and influences which created the milieu around which the Waite Coleman Smith deck was conceived and produced At last Pamela Colemman Smith takes her rightful place as the Queen of Holy Water Vessels Bram Stoker was one of her friends, and the enduring icon of the Dracula character is lifted and examined in its many manifestations in popular culture in film and other media through the present day Indeed, one of the great unexpected delights of this set is how it traces these interwoven friendships and artistic movements together as though they are the primordial soup in the cauldron from which the essential Tarot deck of our era arose.Polidori s Lord Ruthven Knave of Garlic Flowers is here and Poe s Ligeia Knave of Stakes , along with better known vampire characters such as the original movie Nosferatu VII of Holy Water Vessels And there are historical figures such as Lord Byron King of Knives , Samuel Taylor Coleridge Knight of Knives , and Sir Henry Irving King of Holy Water Vessels The literary tradition of the vampire is well represented in the cards.The suits are Garlic Flowers Pentacles, Holy Water Vessels or Cups, Stakes Staves, and Knives Swords These are not merely cutsie objects chosen because they seem to fit, but Place ties them to iconic elements of the resonance for the figure of the vampire to the human imagination and psyche Nothing Places ever chooses for one of his decks is chosen lightly.You will find some unexpected and simply brilliant Tarot history and speculation Place always make clear which is which I appreciate that , I value this set highly for that alone, and once you ve read the accompanying book, you will too.The deck is dark, but sharp as a knife edge rather than murky and soft focus as so many of its lesser cousins are Place is clearly one of the School of Ruthless Self Examination in his magical studies, and as a fellow graduate I appreciate that difficult but worthy course of study That said, I have found this deck useful if sometimes painfully clear, for my own shadow side work, but it s hard for me to imagine using it to read for others My only complaint on this score is that I wish the book had better binding, even a first reading wears ill It s a pity, because this is a book which begs for multiple re readings, note taking, and cross referencing for the scholar Dare I hope for a hard bound reprinting some day And the quality of the card lamination is poor, too I have been very ginger with them since a first shuffling damaged some of them I hope the entire package getsattention paid to the contents than the box should it ever be reissued in the future, it well deserves the investment That s not a drawback for me, but it might be for some For the casual reader who thinks Tarot is a parlour game, or that vampires are cool and hip , there are no end of less decks for you For the serious reader and historian who looks with the understanding that you may not always like what you see, but that doesn t mean that the insight is not valuable, then I can t recommend this deck any higher