Deck of Interest—The Cook’s Tarot

May 09 2015 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, Schiffer Publishing

Schiffer Publishing

What does cooking have to do with tarot?

Judith Stirt has a solid knowledge of tarot — historically, psychologically, and esoterically — which creates the foundation of this deck. Her strength as a painter has allowed her to put that knowledge into a visual form which can inspire and instruct. Beginning with the format of the traditional Rider-Waite Tarot, she has translated the wisdom of each of those cards into her own symbol system, producing a deck with is loyal to the inherent wisdom of Waite’s revered deck, but which communicates that wisdom in a new, feminine-oriented, modern manner.

The free-spirited, brightly colored, dynamic illustrations reflect her Jamaican childhood. The lessons she attaches to each card image reflect the myriad cooks that loomed large in her life during those early years. I admit that, at first glance, I suspected that this might just be a novel theme applied to a time-tested product. Nothing could be further from the truth. Stirt lived the tarot for six years as she painted each image, sometimes throwing out the first results and starting over until each painting reflected what the tarot had shared with her. Don’t miss this one! SHOP FOR THE DECK

© 2015 Anna Jedrziewski and InannaWorks

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