Witches Tarot \ Таро Ведьм
Оригинальное название : Witches Tarot
Русскоязычное название : Таро Ведьм , Колдовское Таро
Авторы : Ellen Dugan, Mark Evans
Художник : Mark Evans
Издательство : Llewellyn
Производство : США
Состав : 78 карт + 312 стр. книга на англ. языке
Язык карт : английский
Размер карт : 70 × 127 мм
Год : 2012
Традиция : Уэйт
Младшие арканы : иллюстрации
Масти : жезлы, чаши, мечи, пентакли
Карты двора : Паж, Рыцарь, Дама, Король
Нумерация : Шут 0 Сила 8 Правосудие 11
Категория : язычество , викка
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Review by Eeviee
When I first saw the images from the Major Arcana on the Witches Tarot website, I thought I would really love this deck! The deck is nice overall, but certainly did not meet or exceed my expectations. Perhaps my expectations were too high, expecting much more Wiccan/Pagan insights... Once I got through the Companion Book, however, I was able to appreciate the deck for what it was, rather than what I hoped it to be.
The way the deck was advertised and marketed made me think it would deviate much more from the RWS tradition than it has. I thought it would be much more 'witchy' and have many more modes of symbolism not usually found amongst RWS-based decks. The claim that it has "instantly recognizable Pagan symbols" is a bit much, however, as most of the symbols aren't particularly Pagan. As far as the Pagan symbolism goes, Dugan & Evans pay much more attention to the plants and sometimes animal 'companions' throughout the deck. The flowers, plants, and trees are more diverse than the RWS standard of lilies and roses and generic non-specific forestry. Dugan has thoughtfully chosen which plants/herbs/flowers and stones to symbolize or emphasize each cards meanings. In some cards Dugan and Evans use animals/birds/mythical creatures that may deviate or be an addition to the RWS-norm. These, too, are added based on Pagan teachings.
The most obvious deviation from the RWS comes from her renaming of the Major Arcana: V – The Hierophant has been named The High Priest (which in some Marseille-style decks, it was previously called), X- The Wheel of Fortune becomes The Wheel of the Year, XV – The Devil is renamed The Shadow Side, and XX – Judgment is called Karma. The High Priest/Hierophant isn’t really that much of a stretch and I tend to define the Hierophant as such, personally. The Wheel of Fortune/the Year is kind of a common stretch in meaning, as Fortune tends to indicate chance or luck, while the Year is cyclical and predictable. -I’m not quite so sure about this re-naming, however popular it is within Pagan themed decks. The Devil/Shadow Side I find to be a particularly effective re-naming, as the Devil is a purely Christian symbol, and certainly confusing and sometimes scary to Querants. I am also fond of Dugan’s adjustment to Judgement to Karma, as they are both very similar in meaning, and Judgement has a bit of a patriarchal and Christian undertone to me. Dugan has mentioned an article on Llewellyn ('Every Card Tells a Story: The Story Behind the Cards for Witches Tarot' by Ellen Dugan) that XIX - The Sun portrays her son Kraig as a child.
The Cups suit has some featuring of mermaids. Though, not the Undines of the Element of Water. Any mermaid depicted is a beautiful woman, once top-naked but done tastefully. No "non-pretty" mermaids or mermen, however, make an appearance. Dugan includes seashells on her silver chalices, and they come up as decorations throughout the suit. Dolphins appear in the 8 of Cups and the King of Cups; Starfish appear in the 8 of Cups; in the Page a Fish appears out of her chalice. Pretty much every character in the suit is wearing blue, and most cards depict a scene with some kind of water; ponds, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, and the ocean provide backdrops for the suit. In the article 'Every Card Tells a Story...' Dugan mentions that her husband is the man appearing in the King of Cups, and that the Knight of Cups is her son Kraig. She also states that the 3 and 9 of Cups feature members of her coven, and that her children Kyle and Erin appear in the 6 of Cups in their youngster days.
The Swords suit shows faeries amongst the scenes in the 2, 3, 5 and Queen of Cups. The faeries aren't detailed or striking and are probably the most un-realistic aspects of the deck. Also, they are all done in monochrome, a single colour with various shades that are usually bright and glowing. These faeries aren't quite the Sylphs of the Element of Air. The birds appearing in this suit are what ties it together. The Ace, Page, Knight and King features hawks; the 4 and 7 of Cups utilizes peacock feathers; the 5 and 6 features dragonflies; the 10 of Cups shows a perched owl; and the Queen has songbirds built into her throne, and blue-jays surrounding her. The backgrounds in the suit of Swords usually have mountains or hills, and occasionally barren fields. Mountains tend to represent the Element of Air, just think of it's Alchemical symbol! The 5 of Swords is one of the biggest deviations from RWS Tradition found in The Witches Tarot; 5 Swords levitate, fanned out, pointing to a dragonfly, as faeries flit about. In the article 'Every Card Tells a Story...' Dugan states that the Knight of Swords features her son Kyle, and that the Queen of Swords is her daughter Erin.