Light and Shadow Tarot

The Light and Shadow Tarot is a black and white deck symbolising contrast and balance, and inspired by a number of spiritual traditions, including Native American, African, East Indian and Medieval European.

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Created by Brian Williams, Michael Gopford
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Inner Traditions 1997

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Light and Shadow Tarot review by Bonnie Cehovet

The history of this deck and book are as amazing as the deck and book themselves. Purely by chance (if there is such a thing), Brian WIlliams saw the "Light and Shadow" Tarot images at the Bay Area Tarot Symposium (BATS). He was so impressed by Michael Goepferd's linoleum block cuts that he felt that the deck "had" to be published. Brian approached Michael about writing a book to go with the deck, as there was a much greater chance of the deck being accepted for publication if there was a book to accompany it. The result of this coming together is a book and deck that are cohesive in nature, as well as strong in spirit, focus and intent.

Brian wote the book as a collaboration with Michael - feeling that the words should reflect Michael, and not himself. The words are... read more reviews or write a review.

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Name: Light and Shadow Tarot
Creators: Brian Williams, Michael Gopford
Publisher: Inner Traditions 1997
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Minor Arcana Style: RWS-Based Scenes
Suits: Cups, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
Court Cards: Princess, Prince, Queen, King
Major Titles: Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor, Hierophant, Lovers, Chariot, Strength, Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Justice, Hanged Man, Endless Dance of Death, Temperance, Devil, Tower, Star, Moon, Sun, Judgment, World
The Fool is 0
Strength is 11
Justice is 8

Card Size: 4.50 x 8.50 in. = 11.43cm x 21.59cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Non-reversible
Back Design: Within a wide white border, a black block print of four hands, each holding a suit sign

Companion Material: Substantial 194-page illustrated book packaged with the cards in a sturdy two-piece cardboard box

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