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BeThePlunk
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Has anyone created a stack for a tarot deck? Who? What? Thanks, David
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Https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view......215485#6

Here's one for just the majors. You may have to search around for others.
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See here (from one of my German e-books):
https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view......585391#4
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I do. I sought to develop one that leverages the stack I use for "regular" card, and had some success with the modifications necessary to accommodate the 52 vs 78 difference,

I was relatively pleased with my personal approach until I found "The Unholy Grail" by Larry Baukin. I happened to get it on-the-cheap with a stack of other books, and had *no* idea what it was about. It turns out: it's about this very subject.

I'm going to preface this by saying: in general, I always found Mr. Baukin's books to be wildly overpriced, generally unusable crap (sorry, Larry.) Hopefully that puts into perspective the fact that I *absolutely treasure* this book. The system to translate an existing known stack of 52 cards into a full 78 card tarot stack is significantly better than what I came up with. The book also covers a host of other related, helpful things that are specific to a tarot stack that would only be apparently after doing it for quite some time. What if you're doing a reading to a couple or other multiple friends present? What are the best ways to handle the deck yourself--or directing a querent to handle it--to maintain the stack that are still within the "industry norms" for readers. Etc.

Some additional info: There's some good ground covered regarding the benefits of using a stacked tarot deck, and how to best capitalize on it. It also includes a lot of additional thoughts on readings, including a host of "stock" reading "lines, phrases, and paragraphs" that, I will admit, I still find myself occasionally trotting out to this day. And, finally, it touches upon some additional reading techniques--one of which I actually use fairly frequently when asked for a reading when I don't have cards on me (which leverages tarot knowledge, but is passed off as palm/aura/whatever reading.)
BeThePlunk
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Thanks, everyone. Great information and leads. David
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David out Steve Minch's BOOK OF THOTH (Tarot Trickery) it's an old one from the 70's so you may need to hunt Amazon or post on here or FB looking for a copy.
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You can do a 16/17 with the minors.
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Dirtyrussian wrote:
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David out Steve Minch's BOOK OF THOTH (Tarot Trickery) it's an old one from the 70's so you may need to hunt Amazon or post on here or FB looking for a copy.

There's no full-deck tarot stack in Stephen's The Book of Thoth, although it's otherwise a great resource for tarot card trickery.
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On Sep 23, 2019, greerj wrote:
Https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view......215485#6

Here's one for just the majors. You may have to search around for others.

This stack was put in print in The Snake-Oil Almanack in either 1990 or 1991.
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I have an unpublished stack for the minors, based on my own DAO stack for the traditional 52-card deck.
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