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Originally Posted by Debra
There is a larger book which I received with the deck and gave away thinking it wasn't very helpful. Well, I did NOT find it very helpful...there's a lot more insight on these threads, actually.
I own "the Secret Tarot" version of this deck, with the larger book.
According to the book: the white-headed raven is an alchemical figure.

"The raven signifies a process called the nigredo, or blackening, a stage of putrefaction, decay and darkness which was essential to the process."

This stage represents "...the withdrawal of energy from outer concerns which precedes all creative flowering and spiritual development. This is a phase which is the Hermit's domain, a phase which lays the foundations for future events."

"The raven's head is white, symbolizing the enlightenment and wisdom to be gained through what may be a challenging and lonely time." and symbolizes protection through the underworld journey.

Hope that helps someone.
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