The Fool believes he is
someone he is not
wading through waters
for something unsought.
The Prisma Visions Tarot was the first deck I ever purchased on my own. It was my second ever tarot deck, while I was still moderately acquainted with the structure of a tarot deck but in the process of learning and studying too. I recall that when it came into my possession for the first time, I simply laid out all the cards all across my kitchen floor, and stared at it in complete awe and silence.
THE NITTY GRITTY
The Prisma Visions Tarot is a traditional 78-card tarot deck by artist James R. Eads, coming in a sturdy box and small accompanying booklet of tarot card reflections and beautiful prose.
- Artwork: …Duh. Eads’ work is surrealistic, beautiful, and straight up magical. The suits… LINE UP! They make a complete picture when placed in order, making the story and journey of the suit a whole other experience in of itself.
- Silver Deck Lining: Okay, small detail, and possibly not for everyone, but the lining of the deck is silver rather than what I typically see (gold), which felt so perfect and fitting for the deck.
- LWB: The booklet for this deck is, again, going to be up for preference, and I wouldn’t exactly say it’s a conventional studying tool, but I quite liked the prose and more abstract, surrealistic feeling I got from it, which matched the deck.
- Card stock: Fairly thick, absolutely stable, and as high quality as I could ask for.
- Flexibility: Like with the Ostara Tarot, the lack of flexibility is a downside for me as I enjoy riffle shuffling, but this is a personal preference.
- Intensity: This may just be how I tend to interpret decks that have more consistent color-schemes or are black and white, but this deck is the one I refer to as a “mean” or “colder” one. I personally think that everyone needs a sassy deck, but if you’re the same way with the way you interpret artwork and aren’t in need of tough love, be warned for a colder experience.
I RECOMMEND IF…
- You are anywhere from beginner to advanced at reading. This deck for the most part sticks to traditional tarot symbolism, and is extremely easy to read, not just because of that, but because how the cohesion of the suits makes for an excellent study tool.
- You’re vibing with the artwork. There is no catch or setback to this deck, no “It’s a great deck, but…” — if you like it, you should get your hands on it. If you don’t connect with the art, you don’t connect. What you see is very much what you get with this deck. No unpleasant surprises or controversial cards.