Travel to another time and place where strange planets and empyrean worlds merge with wildlife, cyber-creatures and geometric spirits. The crow is king of this powerful deck.
Traditional 78 card deck, 22 major arcana and the minor arcana. The World is replaced by the words "The Universe". I would say 96% of the cards have fantastic, computer-generated graphics that are just dark and gothic. I read an interview with the author of this deck, Londa Marks, and she said this is her tribute to the animal kingdom. I was also intrigued that what inspired her to create the Crows Magick Tarot was she was lonely about the loss of her son. When she completed work on this deck, by coincidence or miracle, she was united with her son!
There are two keywoards that are printed on each card, but I personally find them quite misleading. This is by no means a beginner card. Experienced tarot card readers will either immediately connect to the fascinating imagery, or find their way around them. The astrological symbols printed on each card are also useful. For example- the Emperor has the Aries symbol on it.
For the advanced reader, I suggest that you find the softcover book that used to be very much available. Because this deck depicts mostly animals and birds, it would be useful to find out the characteristics of the animals on this deck. I also suggest that when you use this for readings, be really on a very meditative state so that you will see further into the images on the cards.
I give this deck five out of five. Thank you, Londa!
My personal choice of decks are those of the modern theme. I find classical decks to be a tad boring. Crows Magick Tarot deck is a VERY modern deck, with clear images of creatures: crows, bears, lizards, etc. This deck is definitely not something for those who are just beginning to learn the tarot. The thing about this deck is that you will be moved to another world where your visions will be varied, and you will also find it useful to use the animals as metaphors to translate them into real people. The most important factor to consider when using this deck for reading is putting yourself in a lucid state of mind, trusting your intuitions, and tapping into your subconscious.
The artwork is enchanting, dark, but not gothic. Ignore the keywords printed on the cards because they are misleading. The accompanying booklet is also a bit off, so I completely ignored it.
I've heard on some tarot card forums that they have used this deck for spells. I'm quite familiar with spell casting as a Wiccan, but I wouldn't even attempt to do that with this one. It would just be irreverent.
This is by no means a beginner deck. If you're just starting out with tarot, try Rider-Waite, but not this one.
This is my second best deck, the first one of course is the Vertigo Tarot, which has now gone to oblivion.