cr.jpg (22855 bytes)The Rohrig Tarot                    Review by Michele Jackson

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This is a German deck, recently published in an English edition. The art was done with an airbrush. The cards are large, 3.5" X 6.5" and of good quality with a smooth glossy coating. The deck draws heavily from the Thoth deck. The cards each have a one word interpretation on top which are identical to the Thoth deck with the exception of the Five of wands, which is called "strive" vice "strife. At the bottom of most of the cards, there is a sheet of torn out spiral notebook paper, with additional interpretations written in German and English in most cases, though some are in German only. 

This deck is adult-oriented. There are several nudes, lots of breasts and several penises as well. The art appears to be drawn from several cultures. The Wheel of Fortune, for example, has what appears to be a Native American Medicine Wheel as the central picture. Several cards also have a small hand drawn picture of the card in a more traditional format on the bottom. Each Major Arcana card has its associated Hebrew letter, zodiac sign and a Rune. The Runes appear to have been assigned in alphabetical order rather than assigned by attribute. I
really can not do this deck justice in a review. You have to see it to appreciate it. The style is similar to the Vertigo Tarot, but the colors are bright and vibrant and the art much more skillfully done.
 I have been using it for my daily readings for about 3 weeks now and have found it comparable to the Thoth in style. These cards would be great for meditative work, though I haven't tried it yet. It's only flaws are an extremely skimpy pamphlet (skimpier than most), and the physical perfection of all the people drawn. Even the Devil is extremely handsome. The detail in the drawings is fabulous, down to the tiniest lines and creases in the faces. Those who like a more traditional deck, may not care for the Rohrig, but if you like something different, you should check it out.

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