August 8, 2007
By Donald Tyson Illustrated by Anne Stokes
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (August 2007)
Pages: 213, 78-card Tarot Deck, Price: $26.95
Review by Lee Prosser - firstname.lastname@example.org
For those interested in the macabre fiction of the late H. P. Lovecraft, and the grim mythos he successfully spawned in his writings, this fascinating and well-crafted work on tarot by Donald Tyson will be a most welcome addition. Necronomicon Tarot reveals the "phantasmagoric desert wandering of Alhazred" in text and in memorable artwork by Anne Stokes.
This is an approach to magick -- perhaps one of the darkest of magick approaches -- divination with the dead. The grim, gruesome, and frightening Old Ones and Deep Ones, including Cthulhu, will fascinate the reader and user of this tarot system. Donald Tyson also shares with the readers a special divination spread.
This is the type of tarot which will fascinate its users with personal and spiritual applications. It is one of Donald Tyson's best works to date and should find a wide audience who are interested in communicating with the dead by way of divination tarot.
Must reading for those who enjoy tarot, working with a deck that is unusual, and those who enjoy the work of Donald Tyson. Tyson is also the creator of run dice and power glyphs. Necronomicon Tarot is the third component in Donald Tyson's trilogy of works involving H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.
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