View single post by Sumada
 Posted: Tue May 5th, 2009 11:53 am
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Joined: Sun Jan 27th, 2008
Location: Masterton, New Zealand
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Hi there lulukat,

I have this deck too, and also a really interesting 25 page hand typed pamphlet put out by the Insight Institute, as the hand book to their self study Course #5, How to Read the Tarot. (which has a lot of detail sadly missing from Lind's later book How to Understand Tarot.)

I only seem to be able to attach one image per post, but let me know if you'd like to see some of the pages.

I can also highly recommend this website -

It would seen our decks, and my pamphlet, are very likely to predate the 1970 date given in the "mkg timeline".

I love this deck, despite the mishmash of sources for its imagery, namely; trumps 2, 3, 4, + 19 are from PC Smith; trumps 16, 17, + 18 are from JP Mayer; and I'm sure I've seen the Chariot somewherelse too, with its very distinctive feature of the two horses looking at each other and clicking their hooves!; the remaining trumps are all pretty much standard TdM, while the courts are from a Minchiate deck. Yet both Lind, and later Gardner, both claimed this deck to be "authentic" (?)

Anyway, great deck and you look as though you've got a real nice copy.

Cheers Sumada

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