Babylonian Tarot by Sandra Tabatha Cicero reviewed by Dr. John Gilbert
The Babylonian Tarot and Guide is a deck and guide I will not use for divination. I will use it for contemplation, meditation and path-working on the Tree of Life. I will treat it with all the reverence and respect of which it is definitely worthy. I don't want this deck to ever wear out by using it for divination. It's far too valuable a tool for that purpose in my opinion.
The Babylonian Tarot is a deck and guide I will recommend to all present and former Golden Dawn members. I will not recommend it as a divination deck but as the best path-working tool I've ever been honored and pleased to use.
The Babylonian Tarot is a deck and guide I will recommend to all spiritual travelers of any tradition. I will not recommend it as a divination deck but as a powerful meditation and contemplation tool for understanding ourselves. Sit quietly, breathe deeply, read the guide, concentrate on the card, close your eyes and let the card take you where you need to go to learn what you need to learn. Or, if you prefer, sit quietly, breathe deeply, read the guide, concentrate on the card, close your eyes and tell the card where you want to go and go there.
The Babylonian Tarot is a deck and guide I will recommend to all my right-wing, extremely conservative Christian friends. I will not recommend it to them as a divination deck but as a guide to the source behind all the Christian mythology of the Old Testament and a lot of the New Testament according to Paul. What a monumental eye-opening experience that will be - if it ever happens.
The Babylonian Tarot and Guide is a deck and guidebook for all Tarot readers to use as they see fit. You can even use it for divination. But more than that, the Babylonian Tarot and Guide is a meditation, contemplation and path-working tool the likes of which I've never seen before.
It was my honor to tell artist and author Sandra Tabatha Cicero exactly that during an interview in February 2006. You may be interested in several insights she offered about her drawing of the cards and writing of the guide.