Deck of Interest—The Mystical Dream Tarot

Dec 13 2019


What do your dreams tell you?

Piedilato defines herself as a dreamer. She transferred that skill to her work as a transpersonal psychologist. Now she has drawn on that reservoir of wisdom to create The Mystical Dream Tarot.

While she relies on the traditional 78-card tarot format for organizational purposes, from there she branches off to create a series of images that offer opportunities for personal exploration rather than formalized interpretations. The images are taken from sketches she made of her own dreams upon waking. Those images have been brilliantly translated into wood prints by Tom Duxbury. The subtle color scheme reflects the misty realm from which the images arise. They border on eerie but give one the sense that they are about to turn magical. Piedilato tells us that imagery is a language. It is a language she hopes to share with readers and this deck is a powerful invitation to join her in the subconscious world where these images reside.
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Deck of Interest—Handful of Stars

Dec 07 2019

What do your hands tell you?

This highly original palmistry kit brings an ancient divination tool into the 21st century. The sturdy boxed-kit package contains an ink roller, nontoxic ink pad, worksheets to use /scan to record your palmistry discoveries, and a gel pen to annotate the hand prints. Seasoned hand analyst Helene Saucedo has paired with designer Raphael Geroni to create an 80-page instruction book that tells readers everything they need to know to begin exploring the wisdom contained in their hands.

The book is clear and easy-to-follow, and the dynamic illustrations connect the instructions to the real world. There are tear-out worksheets at the end of the book, as well as an extensive bibliography for those interested in further study. This will be a terrific fun gift item for the holidays and beyond. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Decks of Interest—2019 Divination Deck Stocking Stuffers

Nov 29 2019

THE TAROT of ENCHANTED DREAMS • Yasmeen Westwood • RED Feather
Yasmeen Westwood found magic in the tarot and she has used her artistry to create a dream world where others can find magic as well. She called upon her electronic art skills to create collaged images that offer readers the keys to a world behind the images portrayed. As with fairy tales, this deck will have great appeal to each reader’s inner child. The often exotic symbolism in the illustrations make it a great deck for meditation and psychic work as well. 78-card deck and full-color companion book. SHOP FOR THE DECK

 

PIXIEKINS • Paulina Cassidy • US Games
This deck is like a box full of whimsical, humorous life coaches. Feeling a little down? Pull a card and let Chester, Miss Heebeehoot, Daddy Tequila Sundown, or Fiona Fluffington show you how to lift your spirits. (“If you stumble, make it part of the dance.”) Inspiration is the breath of life and inspiration is what Paulina Cassidy packed into these cards. Her trademark illustration style brings the words of wisdom to life as each character speaks to us. Terrific for meditation, it will also be a fun divination tool for experienced readers.72-card deck. SHOP FOR THE DECK

THE ALCHEMICAL VISIONS TAROT • Arthur Taussig • Weiser Books
Arthur Taussig is the Aquarian Age version of a Renaissance Man: a physicist, photographer, filmmaker, and musican. When he discovered the world of tarot, he embarked on a journey to bring the traditional imagery of tarot into the New Age. Using digital technology, historic artwork, and Jungian psychology, he created a deck which is provocative, inclusive, and expansive. Weiser’s exquisite packaging signals the cutting-edge power of this deck. Any serious student of tarot will want to explore this groundbreaking visual symbolism. 78-card deck and companion book. SHOP FOR THE DECK

NICOLETTA CECCOLI TAROT • Nicoletta Ceccoli • Lo Scarabeo
Nicoletta Ceccoli takes us back down the rabbit hole; this time to explore the world of tarot. Tarot and Ceccoli. It’s a perfect pairing. Experienced tarot readers understand that while there are traditional meanings for each tarot card, it is the leap of faith off the cliff with The Fool that leads us to the wisdom and insight in the tarot’s symbolism. Ceccoli adds her own edgy style to that journey, mixing innocence with humor and malevolence with sensuality to create a unique experience of the Hero’s Journey. 78-card deck and guidebook. SHOP FOR THE DECK

THE ANIMAL ALLIES & GEMSTONE GUARDIANS CARDS • Margaret Ann Lembo • Findhorn Press
These two-sided cards, designed by Richard Crookes, pair the vibrational energy of totem animals with corresponding crystals. Lembo asks readers to look for signs in their own lives to determine what messages animals bring to us when they occur repeatedly in our dreams or in real life. She suggests the crystal vibration that will help maximize the energy that the animal appears to be gifting to the reader. Each card contains a declaration of affirmative thinking on each side. (Red Calcite • Ant • I stay focused on the task at hand.) 44-card deck. SHOP FOR THE DECK

THE WILD UNKNOWN ANIMAL SPIRIT • Kim Krans • HarperElixir
This deck represents the original Indie-Deck success story. Kim Krans set the story in motion and made the world aware of it, then Harper One expanded that into a series of groundbreaking products. Krans put pen to paper directly to capture the spirit of the animal kingdom, allowing each creature to signal its inherent message. The personality of each species is represented, fully animated, and reaching out off the card to connect with the reader’s intent. These animals become personal friends and mentors as we make our way through the deck. 63-card deck with handwritten companion guide. SHOP FOR THE DECK

THE CRYSTAL SPIRITS ORACLE • Colette Baron-Reid & Jena DellaGrottaglia, artwork • Hay House
Crystals have become hugely popular as treasured objects and the energies they carry is recognized and called upon for many purposes. But how many people truly get to know their crystals? Colette Baron-Reid has developed a personal relationship with the spirits of these powerful stones and created this deck to share that knowledge with readers. Beautifully illustrated by Jena DellaGrottaglia, the subdued faces on the cards wait to be invited into the readers life. Baron-Reid tells us how to do that, as well as sharing the special gifts each unique ethereal personality offers through its stone. 58-card deck and companion book. SHOP FOR THE DECK

SPIRIT WITHIN TAROT • Steven Bright • RED Feather
Bold, graphic backgrounds are inhabited by stark, black silhouettes in this very modern interpretation of traditional tarot. Bright called on the simple, silhouetted images to move the Hero’s Journey forward without designating age, gender, or ethnicity. Readers will be attracted to the colorful environments as they connect easily with the figures represented. The deck is more relevant than ever, serving as a mirror which reflects back to each reader whatever it is they need to see. Judgment is suspended as each card presents a portal with endless possibilities. 78-card deck and full-color companion book.
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CHIBI ANIME ANGEL CARDS • Dawn Brown • Findhorn Press
It might be difficult to believe that these charming little angel drawings contain the secrets of the universe, but Dawn Brown has worked very hard to insure that that is the case. Even the symbolism of the angel names is powerful. Brown has added imagery that is intended to unlock the universal wisdom we hold in our subconscious. By allowing the toy-like Chibi Anime illustrations to connect directly with the inner child, readers will gain access to the deepest levels of their inner knowing. 44-card deck. SHOP FOR THE DECK

QUEEN of the MOON ORACLE • Stacey DeMarco & Kinga Britshgi, artwork • Rockpool Publishing
This spectacular deck is the result of Stacey DeMarco’s lifetime of studying (and loving) the moon. Kinga Britschgi’s elegant photographic collages capture the power of those lunar energies. Highly positive in her interpretations of each card, DeMarco speaks with insight, reassurance, and common sense guidance. She tells readers everything they might want to know about lunar cycles, special moons (Blue Moon, Super Moon) and the traditional metaphysical associations and applications of lunar wisdom. 44-card deck and full-color companion book. SHOP FOR THE DECK

LEGRANDE CIRCUS & SIDESHOW TAROT • Joe Lee • US Games
This is one of my all-time favorite decks. It captures the excitement of old-fashioned, traveling circuses and sideshows. The circus is a world which Joe Lee knows well and it infuses his graphic artwork. His Major Arcana cards merge tarot and circus icons while taking on the style of mid-century circus posters. His Minor Arcana cards express traditional symbolism with depictions of day-to-day life under and around the big top. From the glitz and glory to the sweat and strain, readers enter this mysterious world for a tour that is meant to reveal the deeper wisdom of the ages. 78-card deck and guidebook. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Deck of Interest—The Charles Dickens Tarot

Nov 22 2019

Which Dickens’ character speaks to you?

Charles Dickens might seem like a strange choice to build a tarot deck on, but the reality is that Dickens’ fiction recounts the universal themes of humankind in extraordinary and colorful detail. Whatever situation readers ask the tarot about, Dickens has written about it somewhere in his works.

The horizontal orientation of the cards might come as a further shock to those who are used to traditional tarot formats. The wide angle perspective, however, signals that there is much to see and explore in the card that has presented itself. The cast of characters, some real and some fictional, needs room to maneuver as they bring their wisdom to us.

This 78 card deck comes beautifully packaged with a gorgeous full-color companion book. It’s a unique divination tool as well as a great conversation starter. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Decks of Interest—2019 Divination Deck Stocking Stuffers

Nov 16 2019

CECCOLI ORACLE • Nicoletta Ceccoli • Lo Scarabeo
To call Ceccoli’s illustrations fantasy art is seriously misleading. These beautifully rendered drawings are as disturbing as they are magical. The young girls who are featured, while sometimes appearing in threatening situations, aren’t helpless victims. The intense expressions on their faces let readers know that behind those wide eyes lies a brewing storm of emotion that is ready to demand a reckoning. Lunaea Weatherstone’s text adds emotionally-laden words to the visuals. I believe this is a feminist deck which was ahead of its time. 32-card deck and multi-lingual companion book. SHOP FOR THE DECK

MANIFESTING YOUR GREATNESS • Amy E. Chace • REDFeather
Amy Chace combined edgy, streetwise illustrations with to-the-point guidance (some of it from her mother) to create a breakthrough card deck that hints of graphic novels. Ask a question and pull a card. It might tell you to “Buck Convention”, “Move Your Body”, or “Stay the Course”. Where you go from there is up to you. This deck comes with no rules, just bold expression, whimsy, and lots and lots of color. It will make you feel like you have a friend who gets you. 46-card deck and full-color guidebook. SHOP FOR THE DECK

CRYSTAL GRID ORACLE • Nicola McIntosh • Rockpool Publishing
This beautiful deck brings nature and the power of crystals into a deck of cards so readers can access their complex energies without extensive materials or elaborate settings. We are taught how to call upon the unique spirit of each stone as we tune into the grid designs that McIntosh has created. In addition to being oracles, they are powerful meditation tools, calming and nurturing. The companion book tells us the names of the crystals in each card, making this deck a great way to learn about them. 36-card deck and full-color guidebook. SHOP FOR THE DECK

SPIRITSONG TAROT • Paulina Cassidy • U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
Paulina Cassidy is the master of creating lyrical artwork that is packed full of metaphysical meaning. For this deck, she has drawn on Native American and shamanic spiritual tradition in order to merge the healing messages of the animal world with the traditional tarot format. Each animal seems to come to life as you look at the card. The background of each card is filled with carefully-patterned symbolism. I love all Paulina’s decks but this one is my favorite. 78-card deck and companion book. SHOP FOR THE DECK

THE SPIRIT ANIMAL ORACLE • Colette Baron-Reid • Jena DellaGrottaglia • Hay House
Colette Baron-Reid has brought the Higher Spirits of animals, insects, fish, and birds to the physical plane for the benefit of their human companions. Jena DellaGrottaglia’s elegant and magical illustrations show us the transcendent archetypal wisdom each animal carries with it. The deck is a visual treasure, with wings on cats and crowns on owls. I see something new every time I look through it. This is a standout in a long line of powerful oracle decks that Baron-Reid has created. 68-card deck and companion book. SHOP FOR THE DECK

ENLIGHTEN UP • Andrea Smith • Beyond Words
The bold, direct paintings explode off these cards. Uninhibited and emotive, they are meant to help readers find answers to the questions in their lives or the inspiration that will aid them on their journey. The release of such bold energy is almost miraculously calming. As you move through the deck each card seems to touch a different part of your soul. Female-based and inclusive, the deck is a perfect gift for Millennials and Gen Z’s. 34-card deck and guidebook. SHOP FOR THE DECK

CRYSTAL INTENTIONS ORACLE • Margaret Ann Lembo • Llewellyn
As interest in crystals continues to grow, Margaret Ann Lembo remains at the forefront of the field. Her long list of state-of-the-art crystal card decks continues to grow. This deck remains my favorite. Its elegant design and simple, sophisticated format makes it a standout. The exquisite photography and transformational affirmations make the cards come alive. The back of each card carries a concise summary of the crystal’s healing properties. 42-card deck and full-color guidebook. SHOP FOR THE DECK

ANIMAL PORTRAITS PLAYING CARD DECK • Carol Lew • U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
Carol Lew began with a standard playing card format and ended up with this imaginative (and funny) card deck. She shakes it up by creating animal portraits in the style of Old World masterpieces. Don’t let the cover illustration mislead you. These stately recreations don’t rely solely on domesticated animals. She includes pigs, hedgehogs, goats, and roosters as well. The renderings of different dog breeds is especially meticulous, making this a fabulous gift for dog lovers. Whether you use the deck for card games, to play solitaire, or to “tell fortunes” in the old school, gypsy way, this deck will add enormous fun to your activities. SHOP FOR THE DECK

CRYSTAL OVERSOUL NEW EARTH ATTUNEMENTS • Michale Eastwood • Findhorn Press
Margaret Ann Lembo introduces this crystal mandala deck, a continuation of Eastwood’s Crystal Oversoul Attunements deck. Many readers are becoming interested in crystal grids now. Before there were crystal grids, there were Eastwood’s crystal mandalas, over-arching crystal patterns from the higher realms. For those of you who are already involved in what is commonly known as ascension, these cards will make perfect sense to you. For those of you who aren’t, meditating on these cards may open portals of insight for you, as well as a personal understanding of individual crystal energies. Eastwood has included two meditation CD’s, along with these 22 cards and 80-page, full-color guide, to help make the necessary connections. SHOP FOR THE DECK

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES TAROT • J.r. Rivera & Jasmine Becket-Griffith • REDFeather
The beautiful, big-eyed young women in Jasmine Becket-Griffith’s illustrations take on an especially exotic nature when combined with J.r. Rivera’s adaption of the tarot. The creatures they interact with are sometimes real and sometimes mythical. The deck is designed for simplicity of use. The cards, while luxurious, are not overly complex. The companion book contains in-depth interpretations for those who are not seasoned card readers. It’s a special divination tool but it’s also worth the price of the deck just to look at the pictures. 80-card deck and companion book. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Deck of Interest—Chibi Anime Angel Cards

Nov 09 2019

What gift will these little angels bring you?

It might be difficult to believe that these charming little angel drawings contain the secrets of the universe, but Dawn Brown has worked very hard to insure that that is the case. Just the symbolism of the angel names is powerful. Brown has added imagery that is intended to unlock the universal wisdom we hold in our subconscious in order to facilitate insight and transformation. By allowing the toy-like Chibi Anime illustrations to connect directly with the inner child, readers will have access to the deepest levels of their inner knowing and the spiritual growth that is made possible by that.

Whether you are interested in divination, angel mythology, metaphysical meditation, or none of the above, this is a fun deck to use. And, of course, the children in your life will love it. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Deck of Interest—Santa Muerte Oracle

Nov 01 2019

How do you honor the ancestors?

Listrani’s vivid imagination continues on where his Santa Muerte Tarot left off, adding 32 more cards to the imagery of the Great Lady of Death. He divides the cards into four levels of vibration (which resonate with the Four Worlds of Kabbalah). He leaves it to individual readers to determine whether these cards should follow or precede the Santa Muerte Tarot images. He offers us compelling images which merge the traditional with the futuristic, capturing the raw energy that moves human beings through the ongoing cycles of life and death. His intent is to free us from the limited perceptions of the physical plane and open communication with those who have gone before us and those who will follow us.

It’s an amazing deck, especially at Samhain. And then there’s this fun fact, if you lay the cards out face down in four rows of eight cards, you will have a ouija board. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Book of Interest—The Magian Tarok

Oct 26 2019

Where does TAROT symbolism come from?

FAIR WARNING. This is a serious scholarly treatise tracing the roots of TAROT imagery back to the beginnings of recorded history. Those who are less inclined to academic undertakings might want to turn directly to Page 73 and begin reading with the individual descriptions of the twenty-two Major Arcana cards. If you are at all serious about interpreting tarot cards, you will find this section a very worthwhile undertaking. For those of us who have developed an ongoing curiosity about where the tarot cards really came from, the seriously-researched, new information provided here is well worth making quality time to review.

Flowers relies heavily on the work of Swedish scholar Sigurd Agrell as well as presenting more than a few obscure texts that have been all but overlooked in recountings of TAROT’s roots. He reviews the contributions of the names most of us are familiar with (Waite/Smith, Crowley/Harris, Lèvi, Papus, de Gebelin, Mathers, Huson, and Etteilla). Once he has put the traditional lore of the past century-plus into perspective, he traces the symbology back to India and Iran. He suggests that the most likely scenario is that the philosophies of Iranian Mithrism found their way into the military cults of ancient Rome and became the basis of Hermetic initiatory practice. When Christianity began driving these ancient esoteric cults underground, their metaphysical allure was concentrated. That concentration has been blossoming during the last few decades as New Age brought all of these things out of the underworld and into the mass awareness.

Flowers gave me the thread that connected all the pieces of Western esoteric wisdom I have been collecting. He writes directly without the obscure trappings of esoteric writings from a century ago. If you know who the players are, it suddenly all makes sense. SHOP FOR THE BOOK

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Deck of Interest—Mirror Truth Lenormand Cards

Oct 19 2019

What do you see in the mirror?

Combining modern technology with traditional illustration, Silvia Neitzner has delivered a new take on the traditional Lenormand format. Infused with her work as a naturopath and healer, this deck speaks to the facets of healing that must be worked through to arrive at self-empowerment. Whatever you see in the cards is what you need to work on first. The answers live within you. These cards will direct you to what you need to know and they will do it with deceptive simplicity.

The interpretations in the companion book are direct. (“Birds look from above and thus get an overview of the situation. That is exactly what is required with this card. Get an overview before you take action.”) The wisdom you gain will come from the work you do deciphering what that means for you. Elaborate directives may be comforting but it is only with personal involvement that true wisdom and resolution is found. Let Silvia Neitzner point you in the right direction. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Deck of Interest—Elle Qui Oracle

Oct 12 2019

How do you connect with your feminine power?

These 44 exquisite cards are meant to introduce you to your inner feminine strengths and wisdom. Their names come from around the world (Colette-She Who Nurtures, Conscia-She Who Whispers, Abanolaka-She Who Battles, Eclat-She Who Regrets, Kamala-She Who Emerges). The illustrations are state of the art digital, each one more beautiful than the last, combining fantasy and romance with classical foundations. The depicted ladies are physically perfect according to traditional, conservative standards of beauty. It is, however, the powerful energy that they transmit (most often conveyed by a direct gaze) that raises this deck from the realm of art to the realm of modern transcendence. The esoteric wisdom can be found in the accessories, be it jewelry, head dresses, flowers, tarot cards or daggers.

Don’t be misled by the glamour of the images. This deck delivers serious messages regarding women’s unfoldment. We are coming into a time when women can be pretty and relevant. If you’re interested in the spiritual overtones of the next generation of feminism, spend some time with these cards. You won’t be disappointed. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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