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Lo Scarabeo's fundamental guide to the Tarot World, volume II. A comprehensive work about Tarot symbolism, rituals, history, art.
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Tarot Experience is the second volume of our Tarot Encyclopedia project.

After the successful experience with Tarot Fundamentals, the first volume, we're now ready to proceed with the second book of three.

Once again, we're asking for the involvement and the support of the Tarot community worldwide, that so enthusiastically helped in order to make the first volume possible.

Tarot Experience is the middle book in the series, and will build on the base estabilished by Tarot Fundamentals, in order to guide its reader towards more advanced contents.

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

While Tarot Fundamentals was more about general principles and basic Tarot knowledge, the main focus of Tarot Experience can be summarized as:

"Tarot and you"

It's a more "personal" book, full of practical suggestions, spread guides and reading advices.

You can check the table of contents here:

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

Also, you can read one full chapter in advance, here:

WHAT YOU GET

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

Let's make it happen... again!

FROM OUR PREVIOUS KS CAMPAIGN, TAROT FUNDAMENTALS

We feel we learned enough to be able to deal with the whole process without the help of our friends at River Horse (many thanks to them for their invaluable support with Tarot Fundamentals). 

So, this project will be fully directly handled by Lo Scarabeo.

We have revised shipping costs and we will change the delivery system outside Europe and North America.

This means now pledge levels are fixed, and include free shipping, regardless of the level of backing to US, Canada, UK, European Community, Australia, New Zealand.

Moreover, our Australian and New Zealand backers will get an extra free gift from Lo Scarabeo (as partial compensation for the late delivery they experienced with Tarot Fundamentals) and will be the first in line for shipping and delivering.

LINKED TO SOME PLEDGE LEVELS

You will notice that some of the pledge levels have special Tarot decks as additions.

1) CHOOSE ONE (OR TWO FOR SOME PLEDGE LEVELS) OF 8 TAROT DECKS

Here are the decks you can choose:

2) WONDERFUL TAROT

At the highest pledge levels you get to choose between one of these limited edition collector decks:

 3) PENCILS (for the MAGICAL PENCILS LEVEL)

these are the sets you can ONLY with the Magical Pencils pledge.

4) PREMIUM DECKS. 

The 45 € pledge level is associated to one of the Premium Decks by Lo Scarabeo: Universal Premium Tarot, New Vision Premium Tarot and Art Nouveau Premium Tarot. You can see the beautiful boxes here:



5) SPECIAL MARCH 8th LEVEL - WOMEN'S CELEBRATION DAY

We opened a limited, special pledge level, with two decks available only at that level, the CECCOLI Tarot and the SACRED FEMININE Tarot


Let's introduce the authors of Tarot Experience 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 is due 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.

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, Rufus Oakapple.

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.

 Is the 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 volume in the series has been received as a success by the audience.

Not everything went right with the first project, however, but we are confident we learned a lot through it.

These are the main challenges we feel we will need to face, and are confident to overcome:

- International Shipping. It was a tougher than expected challenge with Vol. I. We learned from that experience, still international shipments can have unexpected complications or delays. We should definitely be able to handle them better.

- Additional Contributions from external authors. There could be delays, since this is the only part of the book that is not ready yet as of we write. But we managed it nicely the first time, so we're confident about this one.

- Printing schedule: we indeed had one month delay with Tarot Fundamentals. We implemented that in our schedule for Tarot Experience. Hopefully, books will be printed, shipped and delivered earlier than promised.

- Our first kickstarter project fully on our own. There could be unexpected sides to this, but even if this is the first Kickstarter through "Lo Scarabeo" account, it's not our first experience with crowdfunding, so we're confident it will all go as planned.

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    Pledge €1 or more About $1.11

    Thanks for your support! You will get 1 free chapter in .pdf from Tarot Experience, plus special wallpapers for pc / Mac / smartphones and icons we designed to celebrate the release of Tarot Experience

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    EXPERIENCE LEVEL
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    1 copy of the Tarot Experience book including all stretch goals.

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    € 28 are about 31.50 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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    MAGICAL PENCILS LEVEL
    You will get:

    1 copy of the Tarot Experience book including all stretch goals, plus

    1 set of three crystal pencils (see the image on the main campaign page)

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    € 34 are about 38 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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    DAY 2 TAROT LEVEL
    You will get:

    1 copy of the Tarot Experience book including all stretch goals, plus

    1 tarot deck (from a list of 8)

    Free delivery to US, Canada, European Community, Australia and New Zealand.

    € 36 are about 41 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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    TAROT LEVEL
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    1 copy of the Tarot Experience book including all stretch goals, plus

    1 tarot deck (from a list of 8)

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    € 38 are about 43 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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    Pledge €42 or more About $47

    MARCH 8th DOUBLE CELEBRATION LEVEL

    To celebrate International Woman's day, we're opening a special pledge level, that will give you:

    1 copy of the Tarot Experience book including all stretch goals, plus

    2 tarot decks: the Ceccoli Tarot and the Sacred Feminine Tarot

    Free delivery to US, Canada, European Community, Australia and New Zealand.

    € 42 are about 46 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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    PREMIUM + PENCILS DECK LEVEL
    You will get:

    1 copy of the Tarot Experience book including all stretch goals, plus

    1 Premium Tarot decks (from the three available decks, please see update #2)

    1 set of three crystal pencils (see the image on the main campaign page)

    Free delivery to US, Canada, European Community, Australia and New Zealand.

    € 45 are about 50 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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    LIMITED EXPERIENCE + REGULAR FUNDAMENTALS LEVEL

    You will get:

    1 copy of the Tarot Experience book including all stretch goals, plus

    1 copy of TAROT FUNDAMENTALS - regular edition.

    Free delivery to US, Canada, European Community, Australia and New Zealand.

    € 48 are about 54 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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    DOUBLE DECK LEVEL
    You will get:

    1 copy of the Tarot Experience book including all stretch goals, plus

    2 tarot decks (from a list of 8)

    Free delivery to US, Canada, European Community, Australia and New Zealand.

    € 48 are about 54 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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    EXPERIENCE + FUNDAMENTALS LEVEL

    You will get:

    1 copy of the Tarot Experience book including all stretch goals, plus

    1 copy of TAROT FUNDAMENTALS - KICKSTARTER EDITION (yes we do still have a few left!)

    Free delivery, with all stretch goals.

    € 48 are about 54 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

    THIS LEVEL IS ONLY FOR BACKERS FROM CANADA AND USA.

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    EXPERIENCE + FUNDAMENTALS LEVEL

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    1 copy of the Tarot Experience book including all stretch goals, plus

    1 copy of TAROT FUNDAMENTALS - KICKSTARTER EDITION (yes we do still have a few left!)

    Free delivery to US, Canada, European Community, Australia and New Zealand, with all the stretch goals that we'll be able to reach together.

    € 48 are about 54 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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    EXPERIENCE + REGULAR FUNDAMENTALS LEVEL

    You will get:

    1 copy of the Tarot Experience book including all stretch goals, plus

    1 copy of TAROT FUNDAMENTALS - regular edition.

    Free delivery to US, Canada, European Community, Australia and New Zealand.

    € 48 are about 54 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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    DOUBLE EXPERIENCE LEVEL
    You will get:

    2 copies of the Tarot Experience book including all stretch goals, plus

    Free delivery to US, Canada, European Community, Australia and New Zealand.

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    2 BOOKS + 2 DECKS COMBO LEVEL
    You will get:

    1 copy of the Tarot Experience book including all stretch goals, plus

    1 copy of Tarot Fundamentals - regular edition - book, plus

    2 tarot decks (from a list of 8)

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    € 70 are about 79 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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    2 BOOKS + 2 DECKS EXPERIENCE LEVEL

    You will get:

    2 copies of the Tarot Experience book including all stretch goals, plus

    2 tarot decks (from a list of 8)

    Free delivery to US, Canada, European Community, Australia and New Zealand.

    € 70 are about 79 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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    COLLECTOR LEVEL
    You will get:

    1 copy of the Tarot Experience book including all stretch goals, plus

    1 Wonderful Tarot (Tarot decks printed in the past in limited edition by Lo Scarabeo. These are the last available copies worldwide). You will get to choose (upon availability) between the 7 Wonderful Tarot available.

    Free delivery to US, Canada, European Community, Australia and New Zealand.

    € 100 are about 112 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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    COLLECTOR LEVEL 2
    You will get:

    1 copy of the Tarot Experience book including all stretch goals, plus

    2 Wonderful Tarot decks (Tarot decks printed in the past in limited edition by Lo Scarabeo. These are the last available copies worldwide). You will get to choose (upon availability) between the 7 Wonderful Tarot available.

    Free delivery to US, Canada, European Community, Australia and New Zealand.

    € 150 are about 168 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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    COLLECTOR LEVEL 3
    You will get:

    1 copy of the Tarot Experience book including all stretch goals, plus

    3 Wonderful Tarot decks (Tarot decks printed in the past in limited edition by Lo Scarabeo. These are the last available copies worldwide). You will get to choose (upon availability) between the 7 Wonderful Tarot available.

    Free delivery to US, Canada, European Community, Australia and New Zealand.

    € 190 are about 212 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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    EARLY BIRD EXPERIENCE LEVEL
    You will get:

    1 copy of the Tarot Experience book including all stretch goals.

    Free delivery to US, Canada, European Community, Australia and New Zealand.

    € 25 are about 28 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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    DAY 2 LEVEL
    You will get:

    1 copy of the Tarot Experience book including all stretch goals.

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    € 26 are about 29.50 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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    EARLY BIRD TAROT LEVEL
    You will get:

    1 copy of the Tarot Experience book including all stretch goals, plus

    1 tarot deck (from a list of 8)

    Free delivery to US, Canada, European Community, Australia and New Zealand.

    € 35 are about 39.50 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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    EARLY BIRD DOUBLE DECK LEVEL
    You will get:

    1 copy of the Tarot Experience book including all stretch goals, plus

    2 tarot decks (from a list of 8)

    Free delivery to US, Canada, European Community, Australia and New Zealand.

    € 48 are about 49.50 US$ at the current exchange ratio.

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