Tarot of the Dead
The Tarot of the Dead is a humourous Tarot deck with scenes featuring empty-eyed skeletons in place of the more usual fully-fleshed human figures. The deck theme was inspired by the Mexican festival, the Day of the Dead. Originally self-published by the author, it's now available in a mass-produced edition from Llewellyn.
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Tarot of the Dead review by Bonnie Cehovet
Tarot of the Dead takes a rather unique look at death - through the eyes of the Mexican celebration of the "Day of the Dead", or "Dio de los Muertos". This is a day for honoring family and friends who have passed on. It is a time for remembrance, as well as a time for placing flowers in cemeteries and homes as a sign of respect. Offerings of food, clothing and other things that the person enjoyed in life are placed on tables as a gift to the departed ones. According to the LWB (Little White Book) that comes with this deck, it is also thought that the veil between the worlds is lifted at this time, and that the dead can return to reconnect with family and friends (very similar to how some people view All Hallows Eve/Halloween).
Strange to say about a deck that touts death - but th...
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Name: Tarot of the Dead
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56