|Box, deck and booklet|
Lo Scarabeo are really breaking the mould this year. Once again, this is a borderless deck, with no international titles. And the box, too, is a nice, solid contraption with a lift-off lid and a ribbon to help get the cards and booklet out.
As for the booklet, it is most definitely not a LWB. Rather, it is nice, has greyscale images to show spread layouts, as well as some decorative images. There is a page devoted to each card, with keywords and an explanation of the Pagan Lenormand image, as well as the Lenormand interpretation.
|Gypsy Heart Spread|
|Multi-cultural People Cards|
Another aspect I like about the deck is the people cards. As has become frequent practice, there are two man and two woman cards, facing in different directions. These allow same sex readings if desired, but also have two other uses. Firstly, they offer a good cultural balance, with a Native American, an African American, a Caucasian and an Asian figure. Secondly, each wears different colour robes and holds a different object (smudging sage, an incense burner etc), so together they represent the four quarters of a sacred circle, and could be used as such on an altar.
|House, Dog, Garden, Mountain|
|Pagan Lenormand (large) and French Cartomancy|
|Pagan Lenormand (centre) and Silver Witchcraft Tarot|