It is created by Uusi under the creative direction of the founders, Peter Dunham and Linnea Gits.
(Link at the end).
It was a little pricey ( $50.00 USD – approximately £39.00) and unfortunately, I got stung by UK
Customs who charged me import duty on this item (not the sellers fault I hasten to add, as they
do add this ‘warning’ to customers buying from out of the US!)
I was first drawn to the Pagan Otherworlds deck because of its stunning artwork, reminiscent of
folkloric art and our ancient folk traditions – it really is a delight and a feast on the eyes.
The colours look ‘old’, muted, soft focus, yet the detail is there, as in any Renaissance painting
And it is simply that which made me buy this deck, its nod to a bygone era of artistic merit
and craftsmanship. Any of the cards would not look out of place in an art gallery as a stand alone
piece of art.
There are no ‘hidden’ symbols or pseudo religious connotations, which brings an almost austere
quality to the cards. There is still the right amount of detail to allow you to tune in to your own
vibrational thoughts and feelings without too much of the ‘fussy’ symbolism we are used to in the traditional decks.
It has 84 cards, instead of the ‘usual’ 78 as it includes one extra Major Arcana (namely The Seeker),
plus it contains five ‘Luna’ cards depicting the phases of the Moon.
The Major Arcana are named the same but the suits are devoid of script, save for the Page, the
Knight, the Queen and the King.
It comes with a delightful book, sadly not in colour, but it’s still a joy! The quality of it is excellent
and I really like the small square size of it. The interpretations of each card are kept to one page,
with key words running along the bottom.
Some have more description than others, especially the Major Arcana, but if you’re looking
for a traditional interpretation then you won’t find it here. This may not be a beginners deck,
but it’s certainly one you can grow into once your own intuitive processes are finely tuned.
All in all, the Pagan Otherworlds tarot deck really is unique and in my opinion well worth spending
the extra money on to acquire.
Here is a link to the sellers website.