Deck Review: The Ancient Egyptian Tarot by Clive Barrett

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I wanted to do something a bit different, so I’ve decided to write my very first deck review. Clive Barrett’s Ancient Egyptian Tarot was the first ever set of divination cards I bought, way back in 2005/2006. I have a couple of other tarot decks but these are the ones I connect to the most.

The Ancient Egyptian Tarot is illustrated by artist Clive Barrett, and the artwork is beautifully detailed. Each card is filled with Egyptian symbolism and numerous elements and ‘extras’ that really help to add depth to a reading. The suits are Wands, Swords, Cups and Disks. The court cards are King, Queen, Prince and Princess.

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Review: Some Controversial Aspects of the Myth of Baldr by Anatoly Liberman

Anatoly Liberman uses his book to argue certain points of variation relating to the death of Balder in Saxo Grammaticus’s Gesta Danorum and Snorri Sturluson’s Eddas. His main points of exploration are:
-The use of the word Mistilteinn being interpreted as mistletoe.
-The character of Hoder and whether he really is blind.
-The true nature of Balder.
-Loki’s role in the story, since he does not appear in Saxo’s rendition.
-The funeral of Balder and its patchwork of different elements.

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