El Goliath Tarot

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Title

El Goliath Tarot

Subject

Shadow work

Description

78 cards + 17 "bonus" cards in a sturdy cardboard set box with a softcover companion book. The box lid is hinged with a magnetic closure.

Cards measure 14.9 cm tall x 10.4 cm wide.

The card stock is smooth and flexible, with a lightly glossy surface. As stated on the deck's FAQ page, "The cards are made with highly-durable 300 GSM card stock, coated with a protective UV film and finished with gold-gilding on the sides."

The art is black and white (though the backs are in color). Some cards have black borders and others have white borders. According to the deck's FAQ page, "The art work was drawn by hand from real-life references, using grey lead pencil on A3 or A1 size paper."

The card backs are almost fully reversible, but you could discern the difference if you looked closely.

Strength is XI and Justice is VIII. The Fool is numbered 0.

Suits are Cups, Wands, Pentacles, and Swords. Court cards are Page, Knight, Queen, and King.

The minor arcana are fully scenic. Though the guidebook states that the deck is based on the Rider-Waite-Smith, the minors often diverge significantly from the RWS images.

Seventeen bonus cards are included in addition to the usual 78 cards.

This deck looks amazing online, but is truly exquisite in person -- the artwork is unique and captivating. It's as if the animals are looking the viewer right in the eye; it feels as if they truly see you. 

I purchased my copy through Amazon.com on October 18, 2019.

Creator

Goliath

Publisher

Self-published

Date

2019

Format

95 cards

Language

English

Type

Other

Identifier

ISBN 978-0-646-99153-5

Tags

Citation

Goliath, “El Goliath Tarot,” The Osborne Tarot Collection, accessed May 26, 2020, http://tarot.zerosummer.org/items/show/308.

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