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Lo Scarabeo's fundamental guide to the Tarot World, Volume 3. A comprehensive work about Tarot symbolism, rituals, history, art.
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We're adding more "Early Bird Compendium" pledge level slots, to allow people living in other timezones to access that level of pledge 

Tarot Compendium is the third and final volume of our Tarot Encyclopedia project.

We're looking for support from the worldwide Tarot community again, just as we did with the first two books.

Tarot Compendium is the final book in the series, and will build on the base established by Tarot Fundamentals and Tarot Experience, in order to guide its reader towards more advanced content.

Here's the complete setup scheme of the whole Tarot Encyclopedia:

Compendium is the book in which all the esoteric and other information is compiled. Need the astrological association of the Page of Wands? Curious about how Kabalah relates to the Tarot deck? Itching to take a peek at the Esoteric Functions of the cards? How are the Four Medieval Humors associated with Tarot? All of this will be in Tarot Compendium. You’ll never have to Google that information again.

You can check the table of contents by clicking here:

 

(please note that additional contents linked to stretch goals are not included).

As always, you can even read one full chapter in advance, here:

 

           

 A 560 page volume in full color, 190x230 mm (7.5 x 9 inches), embossed hardcover (yes, it's going to have the same aesthetic impact as the first two volumes).

 

FROM OUR PREVIOUS KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGNS, TAROT FUNDAMENTALS AND TAROT EXPERIENCE

Like Tarot Experience, this project will be directly handled by Lo Scarabeo.

We have revised shipping costs and we have improved our delivery system.

Pledge levels are fixed, and will include free shipping, regardless of the level of backing to: US & Canada, UK, EU, Switzerland.

 

This time we will have add-ons available to our backers: no matter what your level of pledge is, you will be able to add 1 set of magnets and/or one Tarot mat by adding a fixed amount to your pledge (see the "Add-on" section below)

If you want to check our previous campaigns, you can do it here (Fundamentals):

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1428582690/tarot-fundamentals?ref=nav_search

and here (Experience):

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/loscarabeo/tarot-experience?ref=nav_search

   

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

To celebrate Tarot Compendium and the 30st anniversary of our Publishing House, we will print a limited edition of the historical reproduction of an ancient Tarot Etteilla deck.

Look for the special pledge level(s) that include the deck!

We're also offering a new feature with this campaign.

You can add to ANY level of pledge one set of magnets of your choice from the following:

Simply add 10 € to any pledge level and we'll add one magnet set to your shipment.

You can also add to ANY level of pledge one tarot mat among the following:

 Simply add 15 € to any pledge level and we'll add one tarot mat to your shipment. Please note that we will ask about your preferred tarot mat in the survey, but we will ship based on availability at the time of shipment, so you might not get the mat you initially choose (we'll also ask for your second and third preference so we'll send you one mat in order of preference and availability).

 Let's introduce the authors of Tarot Compendium to people who haven't read Tarot Fundamentals yet or weren't involved in the previous Kickstarter campaign:

 For Sasha, tarot is life, magic is alive and signs are everywhere if you know how to look.

After receiving her BA in Literature and Religion at Hunter College, Sasha began her tarot work. She opened a private reading practice. She quickly became a sought after reader for the fashion and media set, becoming a staple at Fashion's Night Out and serving clients including Burt's Bees, M. Missoni and Christian Louboutin. Sasha conceived and produced tarot events at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library. 

She worked behind the scenes with curators and educators. Rare Visconti, Marseille and Minchiate cards along with uncut Italian card sheets were unveiled. These treasures, previously shuttered in museum archives and unavailable to the public, were examined and considered in a modern context.

Sasha is most proud of her Tarot Outreach Program. It was the first ever of its kind and was developed for NYC's at-risk, inner city youth. Working with kids who were transitioning out of the foster care system, Sasha used tarot and symbol as a catalyst for nurturing personal intuition.

Sasha and her tarot books have been featured in documentaries and media outlets such as Sirius XM Radio, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily News and she has appeared on the cover of Crain's New York Business. She appeared regularly as a guest on the WPIX Channel 11 Morning News, reading tarot for pop culture topics and celebrities. Sasha, her husband and daughter split their time between Manhattan and the eerily gothic, "Jane Eyresque" landscape of upstate New York. Her third book for Llewellyn, 365 Tarot Spells, came out in May of 2016.

  In the early 1990s, at a party, someone put a tarot deck in Barbara's hands. She's held on tight ever since. Tarot provides just enough structure so that we don't get lost as we explore the mysteries, plumb our dark corners, and find our paths in the dark woods. Barbara has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. She's published a number of books on tarot, including Tarot for Beginners, Tarot Spreads, The Steampunk Tarot, The Gilded Tarot, The Mystic Dreamer, and Tarot of the Hidden Realm. 

Writing is solitary work and is relieved by teaching tarot at conferences around the world. Barbara also loves working with clients, using the tarot to provide guidance and insight.

 Mark is the author of Putting the Tarot to Work, Taking the Tarot to Heart, What's in the Cards for You?, I Ching for Beginners and The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Tarot. He calls Tarot "the ultimate visual brainstorming tool," and shares techniques designed to help others ask better questions, see more options, and achieve their goals.

He holds a B.A. and M.A. in creative writing and composition from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has more than two decades of experience as a public speaker and corporate trainer. Today, he works as a writer, voice actor, and creativity consultant.

Marcus has been working with and teaching tarot for over thirty years. He co-founded the Tarosophy Tarot Association, the world’s largest professional tarot Association, with Tali Goodwin in 2009. 

His first book, Tarosophy, was called a “major contribution” to tarot by Rachel Pollack and his book co-authored with Tali, Around the Tarot in 78 Days, won the COVR Award in 2013. 

He lives in the Lake District with his wife, fellow author and editor, Brina, and magician’s cat, Alex.

Marcus and Tali are currently working on a major new tarot project www.tarotwayfarer.com to be Kickstarted in May 2017.

 Tali has researched and written about the tarot for many years and is credited with bringing the long-hidden Waite-Trinick Tarot to publication in Abiding in the Sanctuary (2012). She has co-authored innovative teaching books such as Tarot Flip, Tarot Life, and others which are regularly in the top ten best-selling tarot books on Kindle. 

Her book co-authored with Marcus, Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot has been described as "astonishing" by Mary K. Greer. 

She lives in the Lake District with her partner, leading Astrologer and author Lyn Birkbeck, and dog, Roo.

Marcus and Tali are currently working on a major new tarot project www.tarotwayfarer.com to be Kickstarted in May 2017.

 Giordano is an Italian writer, and one of the greatest international experts on the connection between art and esotericism. He is one of the most respected authorities regarding the history of Tarot.

 

Chief editor of Lo Scarabeo for Tarot. 

He has worked with Tarot since he was very young (he still is in his heart) and had been involved in the creation of over 100 Tarot decks and books.

He lives in Torino with his wife and two adorable cats.

 

Risks and challenges

Lo Scarabeo has a long track record of Tarot and book publishing, and the first two books in this series were successfully published and distributed.

We learned a lot from the first two projects and we're going to build on that experience.

This doesn't mean we won't be facing challenges. What we can foresee now is the following:

- International Shipping is always complicated. Last year we had almost 2 weeks of unexpected delay at the US customs. We took that into consideration this time, but of course there can always be surprises.

- Additional Contributions from external authors. It's the only part of the book that is not ready yet as we write. But it was ok on the first two books, so we feel confident.

- Printing schedule: again, there is always something going not according to plan when printing. We've added an extra week in our planning. Hopefully the "unexpected" won't delay the project for more than that.

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    Thanks for your support to make it happen! You will get 1 free chapter in .pdf from Tarot Compendium, plus other electronic goodies that we'll create for all backers.

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    COMPENDIUM PLEDGE

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    1 copy of Tarot Compendium including all stretch goals.

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    1 copy of Tarot Compendium including all stretch goals

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    1 copy of the limited edition Etteila Tarot deck.

    The deck will be printed in a limited and numbered edition and will only be available through the Kickstarter Campaign and at the celebration for 30 years of Lo Scarabeo in Torino. Check the campaign page for details.

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    EXPERIENCE + COMPENDIUM COMBO PLEDGE

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    1 copy of Tarot Compendium including all stretch goals

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    1 copy of Tarot Experience

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    FUNDAMENTALS + COMPENDIUM COMBO PLEDGE

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    1 copy of Tarot Compendium including all stretch goals

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    1 copy of Tarot Fundamentals

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    EARLY BIRD FULL ENCYCLOPEDIA PLEDGE

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    1 copy of Tarot Compendium including all stretch goals

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    1 copy of Tarot Fundamentals

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    1 copy of Tarot Experience

    Free delivery to US, Canada, UK, and European Community.

    € 80 are about 84.40 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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    FULL ENCYCLOPEDIA with NO Etteila Deck

    You will get:

    1 copy of Tarot Compendium including all stretch goals

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    1 copy of Tarot Fundamentals

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    1 copy of Tarot Experience

    +

    1 copy of the limited edition Etteila Tarot deck.

    The deck will be printed in a limited and numbered edition and will only be available through the Kickstarter Campaign and at the celebration for 30 years of Lo Scarabeo in Torino. Check the campaign page for details.

    Free delivery to US, Canada, UK, and European Community.

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    FULL ENCYCLOPEDIA with NO Etteila Deck

    You will get:

    1 copy of Tarot Compendium including all stretch goals

    +

    1 copy of Tarot Fundamentals

    +

    1 copy of Tarot Experience

    Free delivery to US, Canada, UK, and European Community.

    € 85 are about 89.50 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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    FULL ENCYCLOPEDIA PLEDGE

    You will get:

    1 copy of Tarot Compendium including all stretch goals

    +

    1 copy of Tarot Fundamentals

    +

    1 copy of Tarot Experience

    +

    1 copy of the limited edition Etteila Tarot deck.

    The deck will be printed in a limited and numbered edition and will only be available through the Kickstarter Campaign and at the celebration for 30 years of Lo Scarabeo in Torino. Check the campaign page for details.

    Free delivery to US, Canada, UK, and European Community.

    € 105 are about 109.90 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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    CELEBRATION PLEDGE

    You will get:

    1 copy of Tarot Compendium including all stretch goals and signed by all Lo Scarabeo's employee with a special thanks.

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    1 copy of Tarot Fundamentals

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    1 copy of Tarot Experience

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    the invitation to the celebrations for Lo Scarabeo's 30st anniversary that will be held in October 2017 in Torino - Italy:

    - ticket for the exclusive opening party of the Tarot exhibition - October 20, 2017

    - hotel accomodation for up to 2 people

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    1 copy of Tarot Compendium including all stretch goals.

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