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Starter Decks and Such
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Post # 1
Hey everyone, long time no see.

A lot has happened since I last went on SoM, but that's besides the point.

I am now currently into divination. I've done readings with the deck I have (it's a Faery deck, I'm not quite sure the name, I received it from a good friend), and I'm pretty much a natural at giving a good reading, but only when I look up the book definition.

The problem is, I can't memorize the cards on this deck. It is just not for beginners. It's a beautiful deck, it works great, but I'm just not reading the language of the deck yet. I need a new deck, something that is great for beginners.

I went to a psychic, and he told me to use the Rider Waite deck. I get that it's great for learning on, but I hate that's it Christian based. I am not Christian, I don't won't to learn on a Christian deck.

Sooo, has anybody learned on something they absolutely loved besides Rider Waite? I'm just being so put off by the fact that it's a TAROT deck, made to be Christian based. Christians aren't supposed to dabble in magicks, what are they doing creating something for divination?

I want something that speaks to me, I have pretty good intuition, it shouldn't be a problem. Maybe something simple like RW would be good, but with a more Egyptian/Greek/Celtic/Norse base. Any would work.

Thanks in advance. Merry part and merry meet again my fellow Pagans/Wiccans/Occultists.
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Re: Starter Decks and Such
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Post # 2
Ancient Egyptian Tarot
Crystal Vision Tarot
Wildwood Tarot
Hanson-Robert Tarot
Paulina Tarot
Shapeshifter Tarot
Vision Quest Tarot
Joie de Vivre Tarot
Pagan Tarot
Pagan Cat Tarot
Gaian Tarot
DruidCraft Tarot
Vikings Tarot
Giants Tarot
Universal Goddess Tarot

The list goes on and on ...
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Re: Starter Decks and Such
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Post # 3
I am a big fan of steam punk tarot. Also Sherman caselli Deck or mythic tarot
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Re: Starter Decks and Such
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Post # 4
Perfect perfect perfect, Sagira. Crystal Visions, I believe that is exactly what I was looking for. It sticks to the same symbolism as RW but with a Pagan aspect. Thank you so much, I'm definitely drawn to this deck, I don't even feel a need to look further, even though I probably should. It feels like the one though.
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Re: Starter Decks and Such
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Post # 5
The Rider-Waite deck is not a "Christian" deck. There is profound symbolism in those pictures that you could learn to read. Most other decks in the market today are watered down Rider-Waites with prettier colors. I too dislike the Rider-Waite? because it is hideous! But it is heavy with symbolism and very specific design.
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Re: Starter Decks and Such
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Post # 6

Christians have their place in the Occult, though they don't call it Magick a lot of the time. It is called mysticism or priesthood and the work they do is through their God. Beyond that, there is much debate, and while the Rider-Waite has Christian leanings, it is not entirely a Christian based symbology. You also have to remember that many Christian beliefs and practices were borrowed and shaped from various parts of Paganism.

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Re: Starter Decks and Such
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Post # 7
My first card deck is Druid craft Tarot And I never used booklet even my reading don't match always with booklet and maximimum readings were correct However peoples said me it's not beginner card but I think it don't matter ones you connected to your deck and intuition ...
Blessed Be
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Re: Starter Decks and Such
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Post # 8
I believe it is a Christian deck. It has Christian symbolism, I don't like it. Christianity has NO place in the occult whatsoever, the bible HATES the occult, so they should stay out of it.

I don't believe Satan is a part of Wicca. I think the Rider Waite deck shows women in a negative light. I don't like it. Don't try to "educate" me, as I already have a formed opinion on the deck, and I would feel uncomfortable using it. I didn't ask, "Should I just use the RW deck, or find something else". I know what I want to do. Thank you, but none of your opinions were called upon.
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Re: Starter Decks and Such
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Post # 9
To everyone else who gave me a valid response, thank you. I think I have found the deck I would like, that is closely related to Rider Waite, and I would feel much more comfortable using it.
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Re: Starter Decks and Such
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Post # 10
Well if you're going to behave that rudely then I think I will make a point of not answering your threads anymore. This is a public forum and people are allowed to post their opinions all they want. If you can't handle that find a private forum or mail people.
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