Pagan Tarot is based on the symbolism used in the Rider Waite deck but with a twist, the deck features a main character, a young Pagan woman who are in almost every one of the cards, the deck is a depiction of her Spiritual journey through Paganism, and as such the cards are great for meditation for those of us walking a similar path. Pagan Tarot manages to use it's gimmick and them to great effect while at the same time not loosing the original Tarot symbolism.Pagan Tarot had a very modern feel, the main character wears jeans and the Chariot is a car, she is also seen sitting by a computer. To many this modern imagery might be off putting as they expect Tarot cards to have a more mystic feel if you like, and I must admit that I was thinking the same when I first got these cards, however the more I work with the Pagan Tarot the more I feel that the modern look of the cards are appropriate, the girl going through the lessons of Paganism is just like you or me, and we live in a modern world with jeans and cars and computers so it is only fitting that those things are on the cards as well. However be warned that if you can not imagine a Tarot deck with a car on one of the cards then this deck is not for you.I think Pagan Tarot have good symbolism, it is great for meditation and I think that for many Pagans who can identify with the main character's journey this deck can become deeply personal. I like the idea of a Tarot deck with one character on all the cards so that the lessons of the Tarot becomes about her journey and development and at the same time it speaks about the user of the deck's journey and development.Now it sounds like I love this deck so why on Earth am I giving it only three stars, well here is the rub, this deck is incredibly flimsy, the cards are printed on very thin cardboard meaning that you have to be very careful not to damage the cards. If they had done this deck with a bit better build quality it would be great, but as it is, it is good but the poor quality limits it's use.
Rating: [3 of 5 Stars!]