September 6, 2008 § 4 Comments
My passion for tarot has only just returned and already I am frantically adding new decks and books to my wishlist. Here’s a sneak preview of what I may be talking about in the not so distant future…:)
I have wanted this deck for a long, long time and finally (hopefully next week) it will be mine. I just find the bold blocks of colour and clean lines so appealing*. And I am reliably informed it is Rider-Waite-ish enough to be easily readable and yet not so Rider-Waite-ish that it’s nothing more than a clone. Expect to hear me wax lyrical about this one repeatedly.
(*A forum friend of mine says her baby particularly likes this deck because of the simple colours and lines. What this says about me, I’m not sure…)
Back in Time Tarot
I’m really looking forward to reading this one (even though I’ve just noticed the release date on Amazon.co.uk has been pushed back to January – luckily the book is published in the US in October). The Back in Time (BIT) method sounds like one of those ways tarot should be used – giving the kind of personal feedback that tarot is good at – and something that anyone can do regardless of their experience or reading ability. I hope it’s a method I’m going to be using a lot.
Perhaps no surprises here as I think everyone is eagerly looking forward to this. Stephanie Pui-Mun Law only has four cards to finish (the four Kings) and then…well, word on the street is that the deck will be published by Llewellyn in Spring of 2010!! The illustration is exquisite – beautifully detailed, with little surprising touches that hide and then leap out at you when you least expect it – and the cards are also well thought out and meaningful. I think it will be a joy to read, as well as to look at. If I get nothing else, I will still definitely be getting this.
Wild Mercy: Tarot Inspired Musings
“I am gathering fragments of sun
in my arms
and taking the fire inside.”
‘Nuff said. Wild Mercy is a book of deeply personal poetry inspired by some of the more challenging major arcana cards (Death, Judgement, the Lovers, etc.)
Dame Fortune’s Wheel Tarot