(…) I’ve been traveling in Chile, South America visiting spiritual communities and everyone loves your cards. Amazing still to me how sharp they are, and often some powerful shifting around the Man and Woman cards!
February 22, 2019 - via email
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ALAIN BENOIT: (…) I originally designed the Cartomancer Poker Deck for myself, not really sure of how it would be received "in the world" but with testimonies like yours, I know now that I've made the world a little bit of a better place by sharing these cards.
AMY: Thanks for sharing, I am honored to know you made the deck for you and it was a labor of love, which truly shows. I think this is a perfect example that when we follow the urge to create and are then courageous to risk sharing our unique gifts or perspectives with others there is in fact a positive ripple effect in the world much greater than we may ever see, know or understand. I will remember this beautiful experience as I step forward myself into that which my own soul is calling me forth to express. Keep on joyfully creating!
Excerpt from an exchange between myself and Amy M. (Dallas Tx)
February 16, 2019 - via email
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Hello Alain, Congratulations on your winning for deck of the year. I had not opened it up until today at home. It is a wonderful deck. Over the years I had hoped that new card collectors could infuse graphic elements of the past to replicate the old-time card makers. I had not seen too many decks with wonderful graphics, but yours is a beauty and I hope will serve as an example to other current playing card designers.
Phil Bollhagen, Playing Cards Collector and recipient of the 52 Plus Joker Dawson Lifetime Achievement Award 2018
October 15, 2018 - via email
@CARTOMANCERCARDS: the Cartomancer Poker Deck is not a tarot deck, not a Lenormand deck, not an oracle deck but a deck of playing cards inspired by all of these decks. It also draws from the analytical psychology concept of archetypes as universal, archaic patterns and images...
@TARONESS 💕I also want to mention (as a reader of tarot-all systems [crowley, waite, golden dawn and all the in betweens; Lenormand, Sibilla, Gypsy Witch etc.) that the “Little White Book” included with this awesome Cartomancer Deck is nothing short of perfection! It completely and clearly expresses everything about the deck from the inspirational seeds to options for “use” as well as the creators thoughts for each card (his interpretation of meanings for each suit, court & pip💛) It’s a one time chance to get an extraordinary deck!! Blew me away with joy! 👏🏼😊
Excerpt from an IG comment exchange between myself and @taroness
February 15, 2019
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This past year, I spent time getting better acquainted with Lenormand, so those decks were out on my table constantly, but here’s another one that was: #cartomancerpokerdeck by Alain Benoit. It defies categorization... not tarot, not oracle, more than just playing cards! Love it! Quite often, I was pulling it out to read when the politics of the day had me tied up in knots, sickened, stunned ...I didn’t post all those, but the readings calmed me and brought me to a more balanced center. (…) I love the vintage engravings and the Jungian concepts of how we experience our world and personal journey.
December 31, 2018
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Oh My Richness!!!! It's funny how the universe connects one to their desires. …since i was five years old I was madly passionate in giving readings with just a deck of playing cards. They are still my go to deck. As I got older many decks were used... a few yrs ago I came across the Lenormand deck 😍…my attraction to them was beyond words. AND now oh my NOW I have this deck!!! From @cartomancercards brilliant! Feel and the lovely energy put forth in each! Thank you ALAIN for hearing my heart- echoed words acrossed the plane of the universe. Love this Deck. Spent three hours interviewing the deck and they mesh perfectly with my Soul!!!
❤️❤️❤️( I just know I will be buying a second deck for back up 😁 )
@33thundersky, Reiki Master / Cartomancy Reader / Medium/Clairaudient
November 3, 2018