With humor, glamour and an attitude of adventure, this delightful deck invites readers on a joyrider through the Tarot. Taking their inspiration from pop culture, the sassy but sage characters of this deck playfully reinterpret traditional femal roles as they share all their special secrets. Packaged in a tin.
Hundreds of new Tarot decks have been produced in the late twentieth century, many of them based on the structure and images of Arthur Waite and artist Pamela Smith’s Rider-Waite deck (1910). The continuing popularity and influence of the Rider-Waite deck makes it a standard for identifying, categorizing and analyzing contemporary Tarot and other meditation decks. This work of art history analyzes such decks in relation to conventional art styles and movements, including Symbolism, Surrealism, the modernist “grid” and the low/high value hierarchy, and postmodern art movements and concepts such as the dissolution of the modernist value hierarchy, Pattern and Decoration art, and collage. It also examines them in relation to literary concepts, including the novel, utopias, and popular genres. The author’s analysis is supported by numerous illustrations, including the Rider-Waite major arcana cards juxtaposed with examples of their counterparts from more recent decks.
An undercover DEA agent on the run. A sinister drug smuggler with a vengeance. And Vanessa is caught between them. When a mysterious stranger climbs into Vanessa's car, bullets start flying. Vanessa saves Seth from imminent danger, but the act of saving a life puts her own in danger. Five years of undercover work are blown in an instant, and Seth loses his partner and his identity. On the run, he seeks shelter from his enemies in Vanessa's home. But the Mexican drug smuggler Seth deceived is out for blood and determined to find the traitor who infiltrated his organization. The hunt is underway.
By playfully incorporating mythology and astrology, Vanessa Decort brings unique interpretations to traditional tarot, presenting a deck that is both insightful and accessible. The Sun and Moon Tarot follows the traditional structure of Crowley Thoth Tarot. The Minor Arcana features Crowley's key words at the top of the cards, with the card titles and numbering at the bottom. Major Arcana cards show the associated Hebrew letter in the artwork. Sun and Moon Tarot is a multi-cultural tarot deck with symbolism borrowed from Hinduism, yoga, ancient Egyptian and classical Greek mythology, the I Ching, and Runes. The instruction booklet includes astrological associations and explanation of the Hebrew letters, as well as the card interpretations. This pocket-sized deck, presented in a tin, features the black borders originally designed by the artist.
A kaleidoscopic tale follows the experiences of seven women models from different historical periods, the artists for whom they sit, the factors that shape the creations of their portraits and the ties that connect them to each other. 35,000 first printing.
The tarot deck, a pack of 78 cards used for game-playing, divination, and meditation, has been around since the Renaissance and is enjoying a renaissance of its own in recent years. A trip down the aisle of your local bookstore, or a search on the Internet, will turn up literally hundreds of differently themed decks, as well as books exploring the tarot from nearly every angle. But the tarot's origins are shrouded in mystery. It was this mystery – and another that specifically involved the oldest extant tarot cards – that sparked Ria Dimitra's imagination. Why not a novel on the tarot?
On her seventeenth birthday, Skye MacNamara loses both her parents after their car plunges into a river. With unseemly haste, her parents are declared dead (despite the absence of bodies) and every trace that they existed is erased. Suspicious, Skye begins asking questions and soon the carefully constructed lies that held her life together fall apart. Nothing and no one is what it seems as Skye finds herself thrust into a mythical world where stories shape reality; where memories are so tangible she physically steps into them. At the heart of The Storyteller's Daughter lies the legend of the seannachie (pronounced "shawn-aw-key"), the traditional storyteller and myth-keeper of the Scottish clans. Combining realism and fantasy, readers are drawn into a world at once familiar and unsettling. Gods and mythical creatures walk in this world, brought here by Skye's mother, a seannachie who has become spellbound by a story that lets her forget a harsh reality. Skye and her two best friends set out on a quest to rescue her-even if she no longer wants to be saved....