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Deck of Interest—The Winged Enchantment Oracle Deck

Jun 26 2015 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, US Games

U.S. Games Systems Inc.

How do you take flight?

Tarot superstar Lisa Hunt has joined forces with Lesley Morrison to merge the human spirit with nature’s winged spirits. Her 39 subtlety dynamic watercolors pay homage to the creatures sometimes referred to as the messengers of God.

Whether you use the cards for divination, meditation, or just enjoy the beauty of the paintings, these cards will prove uplifting and inspirational. The companion booklet by Lesley Morrison is beautifully written and explores the metaphor of bird as elevated human spirit poetically but with a clear eye. Each bird represented has it own haiku-like heralding statement (You are presence. You are survival. You are bold ambition. You are Blue Jay.)

From condor to hummingbird, the strength of each unique bird is highlighted in both word and paint. This deck will take you anywhere you are ready to go. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Deck of Interest—Vintage Wisdom Oracle

Apr 24 2015 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, US Games

U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

What questions do you have for this deck?

This 52-card oracle deck combines nostalgia with inspiration to produce subtlely-emotive images that ask the reader to look closer and ask questions. Traditional symbolism has been subdued within elaborately decorative environments. This deck does not spell it out for you. You will find what you bring to it.

Don’t be misled, however. The images are dense with details that send clues to the subconscious. The powerful imagery requires only a sparing use of color. Readers will not be overwhelmed and indoctrinated. But the serious reader will find levels of communication that offer opportunities for exploration at a very high level.

Whether you interpret the keywords printed on the cards literally, or dive in to discover layers of meaning for yourself, this is a powerful deck, which is also a delicious treat for the eyes. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Deck of Interest—Celtic Lenormand

Mar 27 2015 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, US Games

U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

Have you seen this fabulous deck?

This creative and beautifully illustrated deck of 45 cards parlays the popular Lenormand deck into a new and unique divinatory tool. Nine cards have been added to the standard Lenormand lineup and the images have all been related to Celtic tradition. The deck reflects the pantheon of pagan gods and goddesses, the phases of the moon, the Wheel of the Year, and the natural elements.

Those who are seasoned Lenormand readers can use the standard 36 cards but find them enhanced by Worthington’s spectacular renderings. More free-spirited readers can add the additional cards when they do a reading, or leave them out as they choose.

In addition to the usual keywords and divinatory meanings, the 188-page guidebook contains associations for traditional playing cards and Celtic deities, affirmations, and special spiritual interpretations.

If you love oracle decks, don’t miss this one! SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Deck of Interest—The Japaridze Tarot

Dec 16 2014 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, US Games

U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

Has the tarot been reborn?

Successful Parisian artist Japaridze brings a uniquely feminine perspective to a divinatory system who’s present form was created predominantly by men more than two centuries ago. Her inspired images are a breath of fresh air. Drawing on ancient esoteric wisdom, along with her well-honed artist’s eye and craftsmanship, she gives birth to new layers of symbolism and insight.

Seasoned tarot readers will find the 78-card deck comfortably familiar in structure, with only a few deviations from traditional forms. The 178-page companion book, written by Steve Lucas, communicates Japaridze’s unique perspective and associations for each card. If you love tarot, you won’t want to miss this one! SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Deck of Interest—Under the Roses Lenormand

Aug 22 2014 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, US Games

U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

Have you met the Madame?

As popularity for Madame Lenormand’s signature form of cartomancy increases, U.S.Games has released this evocative 39-card version of the Petit Lenormand, which was released in her honor after her death. Visually, the cards echo old-fashioned illustration and border design, but the use of soft color with vibrant highlights adds a distinctly modern-day edge. The energy emanating from each of the pictures is palpable and dynamic.

The 56-page companion booklet contains brief introductions to Sub Rosa and the Petit Lenormand, keyword interpretations of each card, sample spreads, and advanced techniques for working with the cards.

There are esoteric layers to each of these cards. Once novices have built up confidence doing card readings by mechanically following the instructions, they will find themselves instinctively allowing their intuition to add meaning beyond what they have read in the book. Advanced readers will of course, move directly to the inner realms to communicate directly with the cards and — perhaps — with the Madame herself. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Deck of Interest—Ancient Animal Wisdom

Jul 25 2014 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, US Games

U.S.Games Systems Inc.

Will the lion speak to you?

The energy and esoteric wisdom of 38 animal spirit guides from Africa are captured in this exotic deck. The symbolism is also aligned with traditional numerology, increasing the power of each card for use in both meditation and divination.

The illustrations hint at the powerful primitive art of Africa, but are infused with an astral realm imaginative stream which transports them out the physical realm and into the world of spirit. Each image speaks from the card, challenging the observer to delve into its insightful world and look for the secrets that are hidden from the self-aware consciousness.

It’s an exciting new deck for novices and seasoned oracle readers alike. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Deck of Interest—Oracle of Visions

Jun 13 2014 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, US Games

U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

What will you see in these images?

Successful creator of the Gilded Reverie Lenormand, Legacy of the Divine Tarot, and The Gilded Tarot Deck, Ciro Marchetti indulged his personal visual passions in order to create this energetic and highly imaginative deck.

Having explored traditional tarot imagery to the saturation point, he was looking for a new challenge. He decided to throw out preexisting formats and create an open-ended oracle deck that would allow individual mindsets to have as much to do with users’ interpretation as with his intention. The resulting 52-card deck comes alive with fantasy, theatricality, and a hint of Steampunk.

The 140-page companion book provides Marchetti’s perspective on his images and an account of his personal journey through the deck. He encourages readers to take his creations into their own hands and glean from the deck what is best for them.

My favorite cards? I am soothed by the beauty of Card 48 (Choice), drawn into the intensity of Card 8 (Dedication), stopped cold by the melancholy of Card 15 (Closure), and laughed out loud at the staunch silliness of Card 2 (Assimilation). This is a deck you will enjoy! SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Deck of Interest—Ukiyoe Tarot

May 17 2014 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, US Games

U.S. Games Systems Inc.

Have you visited the “Floating World”?

Koji Furuta was hand-picked by tarot guru Stuart Kaplan to merge the world of Japanese Ukiyoe artwork with the traditional 78-card tarot deck. The resulting imagery captures the delicate, yet powerful, Ukiyoe style, while the end product is amazingly modern. Then again, that has always been the strength of Japanese art — spanning the ages.

Ukiyoe is a perfect medium to convey the ancient wisdom of the tarot. The Magician is poised like a samurai, ready to take action.The High Priestess peers out from behind her elaborate makeup and costuming to let querents know that her word is law. The Hierophant gazes sadly at his quizzical proteges. Justice looks over her shoulder to make sure no one is being left behind. And a boddhisatva beckons from a heavenly lotus as the gravestones tumble in Judgement.

The more you know about the tarot, the more you will find in each illustration. If tarot is new to you, each card offers much to explore. This lively and intricate deck is a terrific oracle and, of course, it will prove valuable for meditation as well. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Deck of Interest—Dream Raven Tarot

May 10 2014 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, US Games

 

 

Schiffer Publishing

Is there a blackbird in your future?

Beth Seilonen’s 78 stunning watercolors make this deck a standout. Based on the traditional Rider/Waite deck, Dream Raven Tarot takes us into the shamanic world of totem animals, drawing our own inner wisdom to the surface, with the use of vibrantly subtle color and childlike invention.

Raven medicine is personal for Seilonen. She became acquainted with ravens and their special wisdom in her native Maine. She has successfully captured the varied dimensions of their personalities — the self-serving focus on a goal, the all-knowing look of wisdom, the deceptively clown-like sense of humor which masks their power.

It’s a delight to look through this deck. The evocative images lend themselves to both meditation and divination. The 128-page guidebook modernizes traditional interpretations of the cards while maintaining the ancient wisdom buried in their symbolism. This beautifully designed deck and book set will be of special interest to those of you who like to choose an oracle card every morning and carry it’s image with you through the day. These cards carry a very powerful psychic charge. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Deck of Interest—Renaissance Tarot

May 02 2014 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, US Games

U. S. Games Systems Inc.

Will you meet the eyes of truth?

Delicately illustrated, with gold embellishments, Brian Williams’ artistry gently hints at illuminated manuscripts while it conveys the power of the tarot symbolism contained within the traditional 78-card deck. Relying on classical mythology and four of the great Italian Renaissance cities, he has made the tarot his own. The characters display uncharacteristic emotion and, sometimes unfettered sexually, to convey the essence of the tarot wisdom.

Ultimately, in this deck, it is the eyes which tell the story. Whether they peer out from the face atop The Tower, from the skeleton in Death, or from the leaves on the flower held by The Priestess, the eyes say it all.

It doesn’t matter if you are new to the tarot or a long-term afficionado, this deck will provide many hours of questioning and pondering. It is sad that Brian Williams will not be able to take us further on the journey he has so elegantly begun.His passing was truly a loss to the world of tarot. SHOP FOR THE DECK

© 2014 Anna Jedrziewski and InannaWorks.com

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