Saturday, 15 March 2014

Inventory and a rethink

I woke up this morning with a burning urge to make a spreadsheet of all my decks. Is that weird or what? So, I did it. It took me roughly 6 hours to drag out all my decks, catalogue them, and empty my bookshelves and do all the those as well. I still have no idea why I felt the urge to do this, but I've done it.

Also, before I got up this morning, I got the idea to do away with the labeling system I currently use on this blog, indexing by decks, and instead switch to indexing by card. I have several years worth of posts here, but I just can't face the thought of doing them retrospectively, so I will just start from scratch.

I'm also thinking of scrapping the Saturday - Friday deck of the week scheme, and just use whatever deck I like for however long I like.

I know, crazy isn't it!

Here's my deck inventory (I'll spare you the full spreadsheet):



TAROT:
Ancient Italian Tarot
Anna K Tarot 1st edition
Anna K Tarot Mass Market
Aquarian Tarot
Art of Life Tarot
Arthurian Tarot
Babylonian Tarot
Bonefire Tarot
Cachet Tarot
CBD Tarot de Marseille
Celestial Tarot
Celtic Tarot
Cosmic Tarot
Crystal Tarot Trevisan
Crystal Tarot Permutt
Deck of the Bastard
Diamond Tarot
Druidcraft Tarot
Eight-bit Tarot
Faerie Tarot
Gaian Tarot
Golden Dawn Magical Tarot
Golden Tarot Kat Black
Golden Tarot: Visconti-Sforza
Grail Tarot: A Templar Vision
Haindl Tarot
Halloween Tarot
Hezicos Tarot
Hudes Tarot
Joie de Vivre Tarot
Legend Arthurian Tarot
Love Tarot
Morgan Greer Tarot
Original Rider Waite Tarot Deck
PCS Commemorative Set
Pearls of Wisdom
Prairie Tarot
Rider Waite Tarot Deck - giant
Rider Waite Tarot Deck - mini
Rider-Waite Deck
Robin Wood Tarot
Roots of Asia
Sacred Rose Tarot
Servants of the Light Tarot
Sol Invictus: God Tarot
Spiral Tarot
Star Tarot - majors only
Tarot
Tarot Illuminati
Tarot Nova
Tarot of the Sidhe - trimmed
Tarot of the Sidhe - untrimmed
Tarot of the Silicon Dawn
Thoth Tarot purple box
Thoth Tarot green box
Thoth Tarot blue box
Titania's Star Tarot
Touchstone Tarot
Universal Waite
Vampire Tarot 
Vanessa Tarot
Wicca Moon Tarot
Wild Unknown Tarot

ORACLES:
Angel Insight Pack
Bach Flowers
Camelot Oracle
Chakra Meditations
Druid Animal Oracle
Druid Plant & Animal Oracles
Faeries Oracle
Fool's Wisdom
Goddess Oracle
Goddess Power Pack
Goddesses Knowledge Cards
Gods and Goddesses Deck
Green Man Tree Oracle
Heart of Faerie Oracle
Indigo Angel
Isis Oracle
Les Vampires
Morgan's Tarot
Mythic Oracle
Oracle of Proverbs 
Oracle of Shadows & Light 
Oracle of Shapeshifters
Psycards
Rune Cards
Teen Oracle
Way of the Horse
LENORMAND:
Blue Owl English verses
Enchanted Lenormand
Esmeralda Lenormand
Fairy Tale Fortune Cards
French Cartomancy
Gilded Reverie Lenormand
Lenormand Oracle Cards
Mystical Lenormand
Pixie's Astounding Lenormand Cards
Postmark Lenormand
Titania's Fortune Cards
OTHER:
Deck of 1000 Spreads
Rory's Story Cubes
Rory's Story Cubes
6 black dice with white dots
BOOKS:
Huson, Paul  Mystical origins of the tarot
Place, Robert M Tarot: history, symbolism and diviniation
Bartlett, Sarah The tarot bible
Ben Dov, Yoav Open reading, The
Dee, Jonathan Tarot: interpretation and divination
Greer, Mary K 21 ways to read a tarot card
Pendle, Sandra Tarot for your future
Pollack, Rachel Seventy-eight degrees of wisdom
Thomson, Sandra A Pictures from the heart: a tarot dictionary
Crowley, Aleister Book of Thoth
Duquette, Lon Milo Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot
Ziegler, Gerd Tarot: Mirror of the soul
Greer, Mary K Tarot for yourself
Pollack, Rachel Tarot wisdom: spiritual teachings and deeper meanings
Ricklef, James Soul's journey: finding spiritual messages in tarot

7 comments:

  1. Wow, you have a lot a stuff. I can imagine you want to have an overview of everything you've got
    I like to feel free to pick the deck I want to write about too
    I am looking forward to see how this change will work out for you

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    1. I really would like to get rid of some of these, though. I just have too many!

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    2. It can be a bit overwhelming to have too many choices
      Perhaps you can put all the decks in a large box and when you want to read with one of them you put it in "Keep" box afterwards. In that way you can separate the wheat from the chaff.
      Lately I seem to be more and more drawn to read with the Rider waite versions I have. Just back to the basics I think :)

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    3. It's a good idea but I am not that methodical with my decks. I usually just sit and take a few out every few months and try to flog or trade them.

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  2. This is nothing compared to Chloe's collection! :)

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  3. Sounds like a Seven of Cups moment for you....too much, haha!

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  4. It is a good thing my apartment is small. I keep mine down to a minimum of about twenty decks.

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