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Magician Magnet Set
Magician Magnet Set

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MAGICIAN MAGNET SET

The Magician Tarot Magnets are a beautiful assortment of magnets by U.S. Games Systems.  The Magician cards from six of the best tarot decks, both classic and contemporary are a part of this special collection of Tarot Magnets. Measuring 1.25” X 2.25” each.  I love the Magician and now I can show him off and remind myself of the powerful message within the secret symbolism of this card.  These colorful magnets are simply delightful, perfect for the frig or file cabinet ... willing to inspire you throughout the day to manifest your desires.  This pack of six magnets is priced at only  $5 but is  well worth over $15.00.  These would make a fantastic gift!  

—An Angel's Kiss blog
 
Lynn Araujo
Director of Communications
U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
203 353 8400 Ex 322
$2.95
Star-Spider Speaks Book
Star-Spider Speaks Book

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE STAR-SPIDER SPEAKS BOOK:

An absolute MUST for use with the Native American Tarot Deck

Anyone who enjoyed the Native American Tarot Deck must have this book. It completely explains both the meaning and the history behind each card, plus it provides insightful meditation points to strengthen your knowledge of this powerful, unusual deck.

-- L. Fletcher, Amazon customer


If you own the deck, you need to own this book!

This is the companion book to the Native American Tarot Deck. Though the small booklet included with the deck will get you started, this book will give you even more details and interpretations, not only of the cards but also of Native American teachings and beliefs. It also includes handy reference pages for comparing the Major Arcana symbolism across many beliefs & cultures and various card spreads to use for meditation.

-- Sam, Amazon customer

$9.95
The Hobbit Tarot
The Hobbit Tarot

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE HOBBIT TAROT:

In this imaginative new deck by Peter Pracownik and Terry Donaldson, Bilbo Baggins heads down the Royal Road of the tarot, following in The Fool's footsteps. The Tolkien-inspired version of the hero's journey is captivating, lively, and emotive. The cast of characters go about their business in their magically illustrated world, simultaneously ignoring the observer and seductively signaling to us that we are welcome to join them if we choose. Each card presents its own mythical world, offering insight, wisdom, and empowerment. Whether you use the deck for readings, for meditation, or just look at the pictures, this deck is a delight.

Pracownik and Donaldson previously collaborated on the highly successful Dragon Tarot and Lord of the Rings Tarot. This exciting new addition adds another star to their collection.

-- Anna Jedrziewski, on Tarotwise.com


The Hobbit Tarot is a 78-card theme deck, following the traditional structure of the Tarot, with the overlaid theme of J.R.R. Tolkien's work The Hobbit. The 22 cards of the Major Arcana are defined as the major mysteries/themes around which our lives orbit (birth, death, love ... things that are universal to all of us), while the 56 cards of the Minor Arcana are said to represent situations and events in life. Traditional titles are kept for the Major Arcana, with Strength at VIII, and Justice at XI. Some of the cards in this deck evoke traditional Tarot well, some do not. The Magician is a card that works, but not in the traditional manner. All of the elements are represented, but we do not have the traditional "As Above, So Below" gesture, and the magician himself, represented by Gandalf, is older. The Hieropant, represented by again by Gandolf, works well. He is working with deep magic through the crystal on his staff, and the owl above him representing wisdom is quite appropriate.

In the introduction to the accompanying LWB (Little White Book), Donaldson notes that the world that constitutes "The Hobbit" is a world of gentle magic and mystery. He likens the journey of Bilbo Baggins to the journey that we all follow in life, clinging to what is known, with a disdain for change.

There is a very special section where spreads relevant to the Hobbit theme are presented, including The Ring of Gollum Spread (giving a great over-view/snapshot of where the Seeker is at the time of the reading), The Sword of Aragon Spread (an expanded Past/Present/Future spread), and The Arkenstone Spread (a spiral spread that is read in storytelling fashion). In this deck we see superimposed on the traditional Tarot a world of Elves, Dragons, Dwarves, Wizards, Trolls, and the occasional Human. This is a collectors deck for those that connect with the Hobbit theme, or those that like mystical, fantasy art. It is not a deck for beginners, and it is not a deck to learn from. As an addition to any collection, it is invaluable, as it stretches the imagination and brings new perspective to the world of the Tarot and the world of Bilbo Baggins.

-- Bonnie Cehovet, on The World of Tarot


Tolkien fans will delight to see Bilbo's adventures brought to life in this deck.

Those of you familiar with the Lord of the Rings Tarot deck will find a very different look in The Hobbit Tarot deck. Although developed by the same author/artist team, the cards are much simpler in presentation, without suit symbols or text descriptions. The result is a "cleaner" feel that draws you further into the story of The Hobbit, but presents challenges for effective reading. Because The Hobbit story has more the tone of an "adventure", in contrast to the epic "hero’s journey" so well-chronicled in both the Lord of the Rings and the traditional tarot, melding the story of The Hobbit into a tarot deck was likely a greater challenge for the developers.

The card backs are nicely done, with the elvish runes of The Ring inscribed in an octagonal grid on a dark blue background. The artwork in the cards is dominated by greens and blues of mountain and forest backgrounds. Characters and scenes are depicted in a mainstream fantasy style -- neither too cute nor too harsh. The space at the bottom of each card gives the card title, following the traditional RWS card names. This is important, because few of the cards give any other indication of the tarot relevance. While most of the Major Arcana depicts characters or concepts more or less appropriate to the card’s traditional meaning, some of them illustrate specific scenes from the book.

The LWB also includes suggestions for three spreads. Using one of these, I was surprised at how well the cards "read", in spite of the limitations described above. By letting the artwork speak for itself, without trying to interpret specific scenes from the book, it worked. However, some of the card messages would have still been incomprehensible to me without "hints" from the printed titles. This deck grows on you if you take time to work with it. Those readers who can relate to The Hobbit story as a model for life may resonate well with this deck for routine use. For others, it may work well for those special readings, which probe an "adventure" or pursuit of a specific goal. Certainly, it is a deck for Tolkien fans, and it will no doubt find a welcoming market once the movie is released.

-- Nancy Waterstone, in ATA Quarterly Journal


Since the tarot is itself a graphically represented journey, it is also a handy template for another archetypal grand story—The Hobbit—with all the characters and creatures found in Tolkien’s amazing tale. I read The Hobbit so very long ago…seeing Peter Pracownik’s wonderful illustrations and reading Terry Donaldson’s review for each card, many showing specific scenes, is a special way to both review and comprehend the journey of Gandalf, the Burglar and his Companions, while at the same time finding parallel signposts along my life within the tarot journey. Although small, the companion book is complete with the full set of interpretations, Hobbit references and with introduction, spreads suggested, and information about the author and illustrator. There are meanings given for card reversals; some more involved and others somewhat brief.

The cards are sturdy and long, with an intriguing design on the card backs of the rings of power, superimposed on an extended, modified, Kabalistic Tree of Life. The overall color theme is darker blues, with green and muted bright colors standing out. Each of the 78 cards is clearly labeled and there are many scenes from The Hobbit, including multiple variations of the same event. Human and other creatures, animals too, are rendered fairly realistically, with the artwork displaying a wonderful balance of figure/s and background scene.

I have enjoyed utilizing The Hobbit Tarot, experimenting with the suggested spreads—The Ring of Gollum, the Sword of Aragon and The Arkenstone Spread—as well as successfully finding that The Hobbit cards work in many other spreads (such as the Celtic Cross and the Horseshoe). A set of bright, spotted red toadstools are repeated in the foreground of a number of cards, and the dragon Smaug finds his way into the Tower, the World, the ten of wands, and the Devil. The standard suits are found with the variation of coins for pentacles.

As a storyteller, I love the appearance of the loved, and despised, Hobbit characters; Gandalf, Bilbo, Gollum, the Dwarves, giant Eagles, Wargs and Goblins, and so on. Court cards show generic figures—such as a woman from Laketown—and also at times named characters. Peter Pracownik’s art is described as visionary, and some of his creative graphic symbolism is shown, for example, as the Arkenstone appearing as a crystal with sacred geometry, the repetition in the sky of seven stars, a dark and silhouetted horse rider, rune inscribed stones and artwork showing specific swords—Orcrist, Sting and Glamdring.

I recommend this deck for its utility, beauty and as a fascinating companion to the great work of Tolkien, with The Hobbit being, like our own lives, an Unexpected Journey…

—Thomas Freese, author, art therapist, tarot reader, and clinical counselor

$9.95
The Spirit of Herbs
The Spirit of Herbs

What customers are saying about The Spirit of Herbs:

This book is wonderful, and I don't say that lightly. As an herbalist I found it helpful on many levels. With each card there is a corresponding herb and description that deals with the physical and spiritual health aspects of the card. There are ways to use the herbs as talismans or how to make them for consumption. My clients and I have always found the readings relevant and "right on".

—K.P. Wolf, Amazon customer


Great book for anyone interested in the Tarot and Herbal medicine. Michael Tierra covers not only the tarot card, with its beautiful imagery, but he also gives you in-depth info on the herb represented by that card. It is difficult to get this book, so if you can find it, grab it.

—P. Pitchford, Amazon customer


I have been using this book and the deck that goes with it for several years. It is a good reference companion to the deck and I always gain new insights into the cards and the plants each time I return to the book.

— Michelle, on Goodreads

$9.95
Tiny Tarot Key Chain
Tiny Tarot Key Chain

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE TINY TAROT KEY CHAIN

 

It’s an itsy bitsy teensy weensy yell…  Wait, no it’s not. However, the Tiny Universal Waite Tarot Keychain is probably the most adorable little thing in the Tarot world.

This charming, petite but complete 78-card deck which is illustrated by Pamela Coleman-Smith and re-colored by Mary Hanson-Roberts measures in at 1 3/8” tall by ¾” wide. The deck and Little White Book are housed in a hard, clear, plastic container that snaps closed and feels pretty secure, but does not “lock” closed. The container has a ball chain – Keychain attached to the outside, which can be used to secure the container to one’s own keychain. The set comes in a cardboard hanging display type of package.

 

The deck is a traditional Rider-Waite-Smith with Courts titled: King, Queen, Knight and Page. The Suits are:  Swords, Wands, Cups and Pentacles. Strength is number VIII and Justice is XI. The softer coloring done by Mary Hanson-Roberts is fresh and appealing. The back of the deck is done in blues and features an eclipse with stars above and below and is reversible friendly.

 

The Sun is the traditional Universal Waite image with a blond, naked toddler carrying an orange flag, sitting a white pony in the foreground, with sunflowers and the Sun in the back ground. The LWB says “Satisfaction, Success, Happiness, Contentment and Security.”

Judgement features a pink and purple winged, blond angel, blowing a trumpet and people rising up from the ground with their arms outstretched. The LWB says “Determination, Outcome, Result, Decision, Promotion, Atonement.”

 

The 10 of Cups shows a family rejoicing under a blue sky and rainbow of 10 cups. The LWB says “Pleasure, Peace, Good family, Honor, Joy, Love, Contentment.”

The deck is not in order when it arrives. The cards themselves are flexible, but there really is not a way to shuffle it due to its size. I would suggest either mixing them around on a smooth surface or dropping the deck in a small bag, shaking it and drawing from the bag.  The cards feel like they may be easy to bend and there are perforation marks on each side.

 

The LWB is a folded strip of paper that measures 9 ¾” long x 1 ½” wide. It features keywords for each of the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana in suit order. It also covers a “10 Card Spread” which is laid out similar to a Celtic Cross but the positions have a bit of a different meaning.  Once I unfolded the LWB, I did have a challenge folding it back the way it came.

 This deck may not be the best to use as a reading deck for those who have issues with muscle control in their hands or poor vision. 

This deck can be just the thing for those Tarot craft projects. At the Bay Area Tarot Symposium I have witnessed attendees sporting this fashionable deck, made into earrings and necklaces. It could also make a wonderful gift or stocking stuffer for your favorite Tarotist.

The Tiny Universal Waite Tarot Keychain is the perfect size to use as an on the go deck when one doesn’t want to carry a full size deck. It is the ideal size to go on a keychain, in a back-pack, purse or to carry in the glove box.  

 

 

– by Terri Clement, American Tarot Association

$9.95
Tarot for Magical Times Book
Tarot for Magical Times Book

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT TAROT FOR MAGICAL TIMES BOOK:

We are in transformational times -- the authors take this one step further and present the Tarot as being a prophecy for this transformational change, and a guide to a rebirth into a new world -- both on the individual and the community/world level. Through the use of full-color images and astutely written texts, the authors offer us a new way of thinking and a new way of being. The presentation is as magical as the concepts.

-- Bonnie Cehovet


Tarot for Magical Times is the best sort of modern tarot book in that is has enough new meaty information to make it interesting to an advanced tarotist, and enough practical instruction to make it appropriate for even the most nervous tarot novice. That the authors refer to times of difficult global upheaval as "magical times" captures the essence of the book itself. While sugar-coating nothing, this book presents tarot as a useful tool of positive perspectives and helpful advice during times of personal and planetary difficulty.

-- Christine Gaudet, Tarot Grandmaster


This is a gorgeous little book that offers photos as well as tarot images which help cement the concepts particularly well in the astrological portion. Don't be fooled by the slim profile. There is a ton of information packed in these pages.

-- Stephanie Arwen Lynch, President of the American Tarot Association

$11.00
Chrysalis Tarot Book
Chrysalis Tarot Book

What customers are saying about Chrysalis Tarot Book

I have been patiently awaiting the publication of a companion book to the Chrysalis Tarot, and I am incredibly pleased with what has been presented to the Chrysalis Tarot reader.

What I found through the Two Parts of this guide was the heart and mythology of Chrysalis Tarot. The voice of the book weaves origins of imagery, sensation and the soul of what makes Chrysalis Tarot work.

After Toney Brooks invites you to journey onward through his thoughtful Introduction there is a dynamic Foreword, written by the enchanting Tali Goodwin. Her passage is illuminating and indicative of the harmonious tone of masterfully composed pages, written by Holly Sierra and Toney Brooks.

Holly Sierra was gracious enough to share her early sketches of every single one of the 78 cards in the Chrysalis Tarot deck. She continues with anecdotes about her process and/or what the creative duo went through to accomplish the final result of the images we use today.
Toney Brooks defines the nuance, emotion and purpose of these characters some of us have come to know.

What I most enjoyed about this book is the fact that, as you read on, it feels as though you are sitting at tea with Holly and Toney, as they describe these many friends of theirs. The chat carries on to express the various attributes and way in which these friends may assist you in your everyday life.
After reading this book, I felt as if I had met Chrysalis Tarot's family. As if I was privy to baby photos and stories of childhood milestones, and I fell in love all over again.

I highly recommend this book. It has everything you are looking for in a tarot companion. I believe in, what I call, The Chrysalis Tarot System. This book will help you navigate through using the deck, of course. However, it will also help shed light along your path.

-Giuliana M. Ramirez, Chrysalis Tarot Study Group administrator


I love the Chrysalis Tarot but having this book to refer to has really helped me develop a deeper connection with the cards, which I use in my daily morning reading. I found that the little book that came with the deck just wasn't quite enough but this book gives more depth of meaning and explanations of the origins of each card and that has really helped me make a better connection with the deck. Thank you.

—MW, Amazon customer


I'm a huge fan of the Chrysalis Tarot: the artwork is magnificent, the symbolism and energy of the cards are truly unique. I don't think there is a better Tarot deck out there as a tool for personal growth and for gaining deeper insights on our journey.
Don't expect a "standard" book with defined and/or classical meanings of the cards (this is not a standard Tarot deck neither ;-)) The Chrysalis Tarot invites you to work with your imagination, to trust your intuition in giving your reading a personal interpretation ; by doing so, it definitely stimulates the connection with your Higher Self.

One of the many reasons Chrysalis is my favourite Tarot deck, is that each card and each explanation in the book provide a positive outlook. It matches my personal conviction that we can't always choose what happens to us, but we do always have a choice in how we will react on things. And there's always a way to approach events in a positive way, to learn from what's happening to us and how we evolve.
Toney Brooks does so much more than just "explaining the cards" and their meaning: you get fantastic shares about quantum physics, shamanism, mythology, etc.

Another thing I love about the book is that Holly Sierra introduces each card with some insights on why & how she created the card.
Overall, each card is discussed equally in the book: Majors, Minors and the Court cards get the same attention.
IMHO: this book is a must have if you like working with the Chrysalis Tarot or would like to get acquainted with it!

—Helene Ghillebaert, Amazon customer


What a FANTASTIC adventure! This book really is a "companion", both to the cards, and to your life! Having quickly read the introduction before shooting off out I was already hooked & couldn't wait to get home to read more! The layout is great, interesting chapters about all things mythological & metaphysical, based around the key "Characters" in the journey, followed by "The Hero's Journey" itself, an in depth guide to each card, complete with original sketches and the story behind the card, what inspired the design etc, right down to little details, like why there is a teeny Mouse in the corner, and why The Sun has a teardrop (no, "He" is not sad)...All these little things add to the thrill of the adventure and stay with you, lodging themselves in the memory bank to come jumping right back into your head when you then look through the cards! I read through the whole book before spending much time with the cards and didn't want to put it down! By the end of it I felt like I'd been on a journey & met some wonderful characters.....Just wish there was a sequel!

—Jackie Watson, Amazon customer


I've been reading my Chrysalis Companion book, well like its a new companion. I love this book! I've especially enjoyed being able to pull case studies of cards, and draw deeply from the reservoir of knowledge and myth presented within these pages. This has allowed me to deepen my own intuitions through understanding more of the correlations and associations with cards that come up regularly in my daily readings. Having this book to make quick references between the cards, opens the opportunity to study my own connections and patterns, and become more conscious of the synchronicity presenting in my life. Additionally, this book has inspired me to spend time with my cards in a new way! Studying each card in new context and themes, one by one with each turning page. The Chrysalis Tarot Book is a valuable study guide and reference book for its deck and for understanding the metaphysical world behind it. I love the golden thread woven through this book with art and storytelling, that truly makes a connection through the heart chakra and draws you in closer to relationship with the book's wisdom and maybe more importantly, your own.

—Kristen Vincent, Shamanic healer

$12.95
Goddess on the Go
Goddess on the Go

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT GODDESS ON THE GO:

"Goddess On the Go is a small deck of 33 uplifting and stunning paintings of women on the go combined with a heart-centered nourishing phrase. Designed especially for the fast paced life style of today's goddesses (all women are goddesses), it is small enough to fit anywhere and light enough to be carried around everywhere." -- Amy Sophia Marashinsky

Goddess on the Go is the third oracle pack from Amy Sophia Marashinsky, creator of the Goddess Oracle and the more recent Oracle of the Grail Code: Restoration of the Feminine. For this deck, she has worked with artist Melissa Harris to create an accessible, positive and nurturing affirmation deck that is "a dose of spiritual first aid" -- successfully, I should add.

Amy's affirmations are designed to be concentrated energy phrases, simple but elegant, and capable of "dissolving core negative thoughts and replacing them with a healing beam of transformational light and love". After choosing Melissa as the artist, Amy went through Melissa's huge collection of paintings to find the right images to match them. She paid close attention to the energies of the words and what they created with their vibrations, and knew the text and its accompanying image were right when she "held the card while reading the affirmation and felt it entering my being like a burst of light, leaving a fallout of happiness and peace".

Melissa's images have swirling, saturated colours blurring into almost watery edges. They're more expressionistic than realistic; the figures inspired by the women in her life but mostly from her imagination, and have a strong feeling of motion and dance. My favourite card has the affirmation, 'I am filled with Divine Energy', painted with a woman dressed in yellow and purple, her head thrown back in a wild and joyous dance.

Physically, the cards are small -- roughly playing card size -- and compact enough to fit in a handbag or purse. A few of the cards are landscape oriented instead of portrait (of which I'm not a great fan) but as the cards generally used individually rather than in readings, it isn't a major problem. They're packaged in a small but sturdy cardboard box (the top lifts off -- it's not a flip-top box), with a 70-page little white booklet.

The booklet is a personal look at the background and process of the deck's creation, the effectiveness of affirmations, and the possible uses for the deck (as it's not a deck for readings as such). Amy offers some suggestions:

  • Nurturing (breathing deeply, then engaging with the image and letting its message sink in until you feel nourished);
  • First aid (for use in a moment of stress or anxiety -- just escape to the bathroom with your cards, ground yourself, and then go through the entire deck of cards, one at a time, until you feel more centred);
  • Affirming the life you want (finding the four cards that can assist you);
  • Affirmantra (using the affirmation like a mantra in meditation).
  • There are fairly similar decks on the market with a goddess, female-centric or affirmations theme, but I liked the Goddess on the Go pack because of its simplicity and the way its art and advice can instantly bring about a mental or emotional change. These are uplifting, positive cards, perfect as the pick-me-up in hard times or as a gentle daily reminder. I really enjoyed working with this deck, and it's one I'll be continuing to use.

    -- Solandia, Aeclectic Tarot

    $14.95
    Dreaming Way Lenormand
    Dreaming Way Lenormand

    WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT DREAMING WAY LENORMAND

    I was so excited when I received this deck today!! I had only been able to see three of the cards through the Internet and was anxious to see if all the cards would be as lovely. The answer is yes!! The cards are simple and gorgeous!! The art is a little funky but that is one of this decks charms. The entire package is first rate. The box is sturdy, yet beautifully done. The LWB (little white book/guide book) is so cute. I can't believe they took the time and made such a finely made LWB. The cards are more than I could have asked for. Big simple images (which is important in Lenormand readings) that are whimsical, artful, and fun. I have seen lots and lots of Lenormand deck. I have quite a few. But this deck is my favorite BY FAR!!! Can't wait to try them out!!!

    — Customer


    I'm a professional graphic designer/art director who studied art and design in college. I know what I like. I also happen to be married to a tarot luminary who is a deck collector, so I do have a fair bit of exposure to the world of divinatory decks.

    The Dreaming Way Lenormand is a GORGEOUS package! The production values are off the charts. I find the card stock and solid packaging to be first rate. Definitely collectible. The sturdy box is thoughtfully designed and nicely printed. The booklet has a thick, full-color card-stock cover, and the printing is top-notch. Kudos to the designer. And yes, Lynn Araujo's introduction and the card descriptions are superb. The writing is smooth and lyrical and perfectly compliments artist Kwon Shina's work. This will be a deck I will use while learning the Lenormand system. The reflective quotes for each card are well thought-out. For example, the Garden (20) card has a Charles de Lint quote that states, "I do believe in an everyday sort of magic --- the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works or art and the like." All-in-all, the design of both the cards and the LWB are done with a very professional and informed touch.

    The cards themselves feel wonderful in my hands. They're printed on thick stock and have impactful imagery. I really dig the recurring cloud motif. The Duchampe-esque card-back is nothing short of magical! The card imagery ranges from very straightforward (clover, house, tree) to more complex art that tells a story the longer you look at it (birds, bear, mice, fish). The Dog card truly captures a sense of loyalty with its unique presentation. Some standouts for me are Clouds, Coffin and Bird. There is a lot to explore here, lending to more expansive readings as the user becomes more familiar with the cards. This is a must-have for Lenormand fans and anyone who loves art that evokes a sense of wonder and playful surrealism without deviating from core meanings as described in the book. As a beginner, both art and writing provide the perfect platform for easy reading with a captivating twist.

    — Kort Kramer, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer


    Who can resist the blend of Lenormand cards, Kwon Shina’s art (which I knew and loved from the Dreaming Way Tarot published by U.S. Games), and commentary by the accomplished Lynn Araujo? Yes, I was “predisposed” to like (love) this deck – but I think maybe you are, too!

    Anyway, for those of you convinced that there were a limited number of ways the Lenormand cards could be presented and they’d all been done, Kwon Shina didn’t get the memo. Her Bear (card 15) is a person covering his or her face with a bear mask; her Fish (on card 34) seem to be flying rather than swimming, protected from the elements by a large umbrella; her Book (card 26) has an open door carved out of one side. The Fox (card 14) is draped over the shoulder of a woman as if it is her pet or part of her apparel. Exploring each card is a delight and a challenge.

    Araujo’s Little White Book is written in a clear, concise style that imparts a lot of information without droning on and on. The Introduction brings us into the process and elements involved in the creation of the deck. I really like the idea of using quotations from famous people to represent each card and the quotations that were chosen. 

    Card backs feature a row of houses and a whimsical, jester-type figure in a butterfly mask. The figure is repeated randomly in various sizes and places – in the sky, on the roof, etc. I get the impression that the figures are rising continuously from the ground into the air, pausing occasionally to pose on a rooftop. I suppose they could also be floating downward to land on the ground. Or both at the same time!

    The Little White Book includes an information Introduction by author Lynn Araujo, who also provides a two-page spread on each card featuring the card number, title, and playing card association; a quotation; a description/discussion of the card meaning; and a set of keywords.  Araujo’s clear, direct writing style is perfect for seasoned Lenormand readers as well as beginners.

    A section in the back of the booklet titled “Reading with Dreaming Way Lenormand” offers examples of a 2-card spread, a line of five cards, and the Spiral Spread, which can be done with any number of cards (ten cards or more seems ideal).

    — Zanna Starr, Tarot Notes blogspot


    This very sweet deck is the original artwork of Kwan Shina whom you may know of from the Dreaming Way Tarot Deck. The accompanying booklet is written by Lynn Araujo.

    This deck differs from so many others, like Maybe Lenormand, in that it is original artwork – no photoshopping a deck here and I so appreciate that.  The colors are light and bright for the most part, no cards in this deck have a dark feel which many will appreciate.

    You will also get a vibe that this deck is whimsical, it has an almost fairytale feel to it.  This again will be appreciated by those who don’t like the more “traditional” looking decks and want something more suited for their tastes of a more “current” style of Lenormand deck. The cards all have the playing card noted in the lower bottom of the cards after the cards name, the traditional Lenormand number of the cards is top center.  The way this information was included (and I strongly feel playing card info is needed on all Lenormand decks) was  included does not detract from the look of the artwork which can happen.

    I spent sometime working with this and first thing to note is these are poker size cards 2.5 X3.5 inches.  The quality of the card stock is good and the deck does shuffle well – something important – at least to me.  They come in a very sturdy box that will protect them well and I actually used the box lid upside down as a book holder for the LWB as I was getting acquainted the cards.

    All in all the imagination and almost dreamlike sometimes ethereal look to the cards is sure to be a hit and I hope enjoyed for many years to come. The deck should be currently available at local merchants by you and if not ask them to order it for you!

    —Hugh Irving, World Lenormand Association

    $15.95
    Mystical Kipper Deck
    Mystical Kipper Deck

    What customers are saying about Mystical Kipper

    The Mystical Kipper is a very elegant deck of 36 fortune-telling cards, created by Regula Elizabeth Fiechter and the artist, Urban Trösch
    Slightly smaller than traditional card size, these Kipper cards depict scenes from a by-gone era. The origin of the cards is lost in the midst of time, perhaps the cards were named after Berliner, Mrs. Susanne Kipper, who lived at least one hundred years ago or perhaps they were used by the Wipper travelers. Whatever their origin, a period of wealth and beauty around the turn of the 19th/20th century is reflected in the artwork and in military, legal and agricultural matters. The cards are mainly figurative and 
    the artist Urban Trösch has created smooth, restful and delightful illustrations. The original designation of the card titles have been retained in this numbered deck, which can be best used for questions that relate to personal relationships. The use of one’s own intuition is needed to get the best from the reading.   
     
    The cards, however, do not depict all sweetness and light! Some cards highlight the more difficult aspects of life which are ever present for the unsuspecting. There are false persons, unhappiness, prison, bereavement, and other dangers. All 36 cards can be laid in an ‘All Cards’ spread, nine cards in four rows and the cards are read horizontally, diagonally and vertically. 
     
    This is a delightful deck, as is its companion, the Mystical Lenormand, by the same creators, Fiechter and Trösch. I like to use the Mystical Kipper cards alongside the Kipper Cards to create a 72-card combined deck. There is sufficient information in the little white booklet in the deck pack to get the beginner started. 
    —The Wendy Stokes Blog
    $15.95
    Mystical Lenormand
    Mystical Lenormand

    WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE MYSTICAL LENORMAND:

    Mr. Trosch has created a mystical deck whose images truly resemble the icons of yesteryear, as each image is framed by a "window" that really makes one feel as if they are looking though a portal and glimpsing an altogether different reality, a place of mystical wonders and other worldliness. Even the backs of the cards take one away from the ordinary. Celestial angels encircle the earth and look down at the planet from the heavens, leaving one to feel as if they are going on a journey, far far away.

    The deck is smaller of size, and I thought that would be a turn off, but quite to the contrary, it lends to the charm of the deck. When first opening the sturdy little box one is confronted with the LWB (little white book) which is really quite informative, with a brief history of Mlle. Lenormand's life, her deck and how Urban Trösch came to make this new take on the French classic. There are spread suggestions and the original meanings for the cards as well. What really impressed me, however, was the way the instructions treated the art of reading the deck (or any deck, for that matter) for beginners. They really stress the personal experience and encourage the neophyte to branch out and feel the cards and use first impressions and personal deep-seated meanings before ever looking at the black and white traditional meanings. Nothing cut in stone here! This is so refreshing to me. It does my heart good to see the art of reading decks go beyond the cookie cutter definitions and diving head long into how a card makes a person feel in their gut, where all good reading begins and ends, with the intuition and uncharted senses. Add to that the mentioning of how to treat a deck with awe and respect from the beginning, and you have a really good deck for the beginner that an experienced reader will also enjoy. This is how deck reading should be and this is how it is presented from the beginning, with honour and dignity and not a frivolous "game". I know Mlle. Lenormand would agree with me on this.

    All in all, this deck is a very nice package, especially if one cannot get her mitts on any sort of Lenormand deck. This demure replica is a good start and far from a mere copy, it can hold its own reading after reading, or simply as a tool for meditation and contemplation. I find the images compelling and possessing their own personalities apart from the original Lenormand -- like a long-lost cousin to the original, or even a sibling -- they are very much alike, but different enough to be able to show unique traits original to each and the other.

    I highly recommend this deck to anyone looking for a meaningful departure from the classic Waite-Smith fare. In a day and age when everyone and their brother are making and publishing their own decks, both oracles and tarots, it is a rare thing to find one or two that really stand out and stand up on their own merits, The Mystical Lenormand is one such deck. And especially in the case of the Lenormand decks, as they sort of fall somewhere between a tarot and an oracle style of deck. If one decides to add this deck to their collection of cards you have my word that you will not be disappointed.

    -- Sleeping Gypsy Tarot Traveller

    $15.95
    Under the Roses Lenormand
    Under the Roses Lenormand

    What customers are saying about Under the Roses Lenormand

    Under the Roses Lenormand, created by Kendra Hurteau and Katrina Hill, is one of the most fascinating and captivating Lenormand decks I’ve found. As I search through the deck I am pulled into another world with a touch of Charles Dickens whimsy, mixed with gothic mystery and Victorian Romance. There’s a subtle hint of something epic happening beyond the faces of the pictures.

    The distinct illustration style makes the deck feel alive and personal; these aren’t static images on cardstock! The portraits are illuminated and vibrating. You feel as if you could step into the images… they characters almost turn and speak. At times I think I can hear the deck whispering, “Step into our world and discover your story.”

    Under the Roses Lenormand is mostly gentle, always direct, with a slight shadow that hangs over every card. The dark side of the deck seems to cast an air of truth. My sense tingle with the invisible glances of looming figures that lurk in London. If you are looking for a Lenormand deck with presence… Under the Roses is for you.

    —Shaheen Miro Insights


    The phrase, “under the roses” comes from a Roman phrase, “sub rosa”.  The rose was symbolic of confidentiality and “under the roses” indicates secrets.  That is exactly what you will discover when you start to use The Under the Roses Lenormand.  Secrets will come to light. The color scheme consists of antiqued sepia tones with a color palette of yellow, green, white, orange, read, pink, brown, and gray.  The colors give the deck a very old world look to them and they are quite charming.  The background of each card resembles tea-dyed paper. The Under the Roses Lenormand is a delightful deck.

    —Nefer Khepri, Magickal-Musings Blog


    This is a lovely deck that largely follows the Petit Lenormand tradition.  The artwork is beautiful: simple, yet attractive.  The style is an interestingly modern take on old-fashioned, with dark sepia tones and Victorian-looking clothing and objects.  There are plenty of roses in the cards as a wink to the title, which itself is a wink to the Roman phrase sub rosa, meaning “confidential”.  

    The biggest change that has been made from traditional decks is that there are two Lady and two Gentleman cards, one each of European and African descent.  However, both versions retain the original numbering.  So, you can choose which card to include based on the ethnicity of your client or on personal preference.  You can also use either two ladies or two gentlemen if reading for a same-sex couple.  Or else leave all four cards in if there are a lot of people involved in the situation.  
 The changes don’t end there, though.  Some of the cards have also been renamed. The Tower becomes the Clock Tower while, the Heart becomes the Locket, a lovely way of treating this image.  So, too, the Coffin becomes the Grave—in some ways a clearer, more striking depiction that fits better with modern sensibilities. The Book becomes the Journal, which I think is my favorite change.  It gives that sense of things being hidden, but also of study, really nicely.  Finally, the Scythe becomes the Sickle: easier to handle, I guess.  

Nevertheless, the cards are fairly clear and easy to read: you can tell what each card is at a glance.  There is a lot of charm and a touch of cute to these cards, with their slightly dark tones, yet sweet images.  Altogether, this is a very pretty, accessible deck, which will appeal to established Lenormand readers as well as beginners.

    —Inner Whispers Blog


    Under the Roses Lenarmond is one of the most beautiful Lenormands out there. I love the manga-like artwork of the cards, the sweet vintage-like colors, its freshness and its sweetness! It’s a perfect deck to enchant any reader around. It’s a good deck for beginners, for pros, for those who collect decks, for traditionalist, for “unconventionalists”… In short, it’s a gorgeous deck for anyone who wishes to read the Lenormand.

    You will find romantic cards, like the Locket or the Bouquet; sexy cards, like the Whip; shiny cards like the Sun and the Moon; and sweet cards like the Child. You will fall in love with each of the cards for one reason or another!

    This is a must-have deck, which will enchant you in a way no other deck will! It is modern and yet vintage, it is dreamy and yet realist, it is soft and yet hard, it is sexy and yet victorian, it is traditional and yet unconventional.

    —DePepi.com

    $15.95