The artistry of this deck by Anna Lazzarini is amazing. What impressed me was Mark McElroy's ability to successfully "merge" three main tarot traditions into a single deck. Somehow, the combination of these two talents added up to an original, but still classic tarot deck.
At first, I was apprehensive on getting this deck. How can you possibly merge Marseilles, Rider-Waite and Thoth tarots? This thought held me back for a long time. Until I got the Manga Tarot by Anna Lazzarini. Her artistry was good enough for me to make the leap of faith, and I bought this deck with only looking at few samples over the internet.
And I was rewarded! As expected, this deck is beautiful, but the interpretations of the cards are exquisite as well. Mark McElroy came up with an original imagery for each card that uses the three mayor traditions instead of just merging it. It works well enough for me to spend hours comparing each card on this deck with their equivalent in the Marseilles, Rider-Waite and Thoth decks.
This is a good deck for tarot collectors that collect and study these three traditions. It includes a bag and the usual Little White Book.
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