Lo Scarabeo Tarot Gallery Book
“The Tarot is a universe in continual expansion. Those who love Tarot cards and wish to understand them better embark on a fascinating voyage into a world full of mystery and evolution reflecting more than five centuries of history, magic, art, and spirituality. This volume embraces the entire world of Tarot—not with words, but rather with images alone.” – From the Lo Scarabeo Tarot Gallery Book











As a child, I remember anticipating the Sears “Wish Book” catalogue. Every Christmas season, thousands of kids would drool over its pages, marking toys, electronics, and clothes in the hopes that St. Nick might bring them one or more from their selections.

In similar fashion, Italian publisher Lo Scarabeo now offers a glorious 206-page gallery of Tarot images from dozens of their decks. Eleven cards from each deck are reproduced in actual size (front and back), and for the shimmering golden decks that Lo Scarabeo are famed for, one actual card is glued to the page. Yum!

Divided into five “families”—historical, metaphysical, esoteric, cultural and artistic—this tabbed full-color hardcover catalogue displays the following cards for each deck: 2 of Cups, 7 of Pentacles, Knight of Wands, Queen of Swords, The Magician, The Emperor, Strength, Justice, Temperance, The Stars and The World. These choices provide a nice overview of cards for getting a feel for each deck.

While the Lo Scarabeo Tarot Gallery serves as a drool-worthy “wish book” for Tarot enthusiasts, it’s also a must-have catalogue for all bookstores carrying Tarot decks, because customers who are unfamiliar with Lo Scarabeo get a great overview of the decks offered by the Italian publisher. (And since many bookstores do not have opened Tarot decks to examine, a gallery like this one can save consumers a lot of time and money, in my opinion).

This gallery provides information in six languages (English, Italian, Spanish, German, French, and Russian), as well as helpful icons noting if a particular deck is available in mini format, or is more suitable for adult consumers.

Here is a list of all the decks catalogued in the Lo Scarabeo Tarot Gallery Book (the links take to either one of my reviews, or directly to Amazon.com):

HISTORICAL TAROT

Ancient Italian Tarot
Tarots of Marseilles
Visconti Tarots
Classic Tarots
Mantegna Tarot
Tarot of the Master
Golden Tarot of Renaissance
Universal Tarot of Marseille

ESOTERIC TAROT

Universal Tarot
Egyptian Tarot
Nefertari’s Tarots
The Book of Thoth
Tarot of the New Vision
Liber T: Tarot of the Stars Eternal
Cleopatra Tarot
Tarot Lenormand
Lo Scarabeo Tarot
The Pictorial Key Tarot
Universal Wirth Tarot
Contemplative Tarot
Initiatory Tarots of the Golden Dawn

ART TAROT

Crystal Tarot
Tarot Art Nouveau
Fairy Tarot
The Erotic Tarot
Bosch Tarot
Tarots of Casanova
Tarot of the Imagination
Giotto Tarot
Golden Tarot of the Tsar
Decamerone Tarot
The Tarot of Durer
Leonardo Da Vinci Tarot
Tarot of Mermaids
Bruegel Tarot
Harmonious Tarot
Golden Tarot of Klimt
China Tarot
Medieval Tarot
The Sorcerers Tarot
Golden Botticelli Tarot
Corto Maltese Tarot
Tarot of the Magical Forest

CULTURAL TAROT

Tarot of the Gnomes
Tarot of the Renaissance
Celtic Tarot
Avalon Tarot
Dante Tarot
Olympus Tarot
Etruscan Tarot
Tarot of the Journey to the Orient
Ramses, Tarot of Eternity
Vikings Tarot
Gothic Tarot of Vampires
Tarot of Druids
Tarot of Atlantis
Gay Tarot
Native American Tarot
Dragons Tarot
Tarot of the Thousand and One Nights
Samurai Tarot
Kamasutra Tarot
Manga Tarot
Tattooed Tarot
Tarot of Jane Austen
Tarot of the Holy Grail
Universal Fantasy Tarot
Tarot of the Elves
UFO Tarot
Mona Lisa Tarot
Tarot of the Pirates
Mayan Tarot
Dark Grimoire Tarot

METAPHYSICAL TAROT

Tarot of the Hidden Folk
Secret Tarot
The Fey Tarot
The Spirit of Flowers Tarot
Witchy Tarot
Tarot of the Animal Lords
Pagan Tarot
Tarot of the White Cats
Tarot of the Secret Forest
Tarot of the 78 Doors
Tarot of Reflections
Tarot of Metamorphosis
Tarot of the Spirit World
Afro-Brazilian Tarot
Universal Goddess Tarot
African American Tarot
Tarot of Reincarnation
Sensual Wicca Tarot
Zodiac Tarot
Tarot of the Angels
Circle of Life Tarot
Yoga Tarot

The Lo Scarabeo Tarot Gallery Book is a must-have for collectors, as well as Tarot enthusiasts that like to “look before they buy”. Smart shop owners who want to offer their customers a portable overview of Lo Scarabeo’s fine decks will also want to have this book on hand, as well.

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