Take a journey through the looking glass with cards based on illustrations by Sir John Tenniel from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
This is the 6th of my 7 (so far) decks.
One of the most noticeable things about this deck is that the traditional suits have been changed: swords = flamingos; rods = peppermills; cups = hats; and pentacles = oysters. The suits are also marked with the corresponding symbols from ordinary playing decks: hearts, diamonds, spades, and clubs. The artwork is based on that in Lewis Carroll's Wonderland books. All of the characters from Alic's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass appear, including the Walrus and the Carpenter, the March Hare, the Mad Hatter, Bill the Lizard, the Mock Turtle, and the Cheshire Cat. Lewis Carroll appears as the Magician. Of course Alice appears repeatedly throughout the deck.
The illustrations are well done and capture the spirit of the books, with story elements well matched to cards' meanings. The deck feels good to hold, in part because they are close to the size of a standard playing deck. Also, the cards are of sturdy high quality, and have a strong, positive metaphysical feeling. As far as I know, there is not a companion book to go with this deck yet. The enclosed pamphlet gives basically the same interpretation as US Games usually includes with its decks. The pamphlet does give a little more interpretation specific to the illustrations in the Wonderland deck than it does with other decks.
This is a very unique and original deck. I would suggest it to anyone who collects tarot or is a Wonderland fan. I consider it an important part of my collection, but I'm not sure I would use it for a serious reading.
This is my second favorite deck. The Aquarian tarot is my favorite
The art is as beutiful as that of the book, and as the deck is based on RWS,... Read more