BLOG TOPIC: Awaken the Heart
“…the still point of the center of the fixed stimulates germination and the awakening of the heart.”
What a lovely saying from our wrangler, Joy Vernon. Joy tasked this group of bloggers to discuss this subject. She gave us some ideas and her own thoughts on the subject.
We thought we would share two new books that show this idea of awakening the heart in action since writing does involve being still so your heart can awaken. We think both books are great examples of this process. How about you?
First up is the brand-new Chrysalis Tarot book from Toney Brooks with art by Holly Sierra.
Part Two of this book expands on the interpretations of the 78 cards. In addition to Toney’s insightful descriptions, Holly shares the inspirations for her Chrysalis Tarot artwork and presents her original black and white sketches for each card.
Next is a personal journey into the Deviant Moon Tarot with Patrick Valenza. In his Deviant Moon Tarot book, Patrick takes us on a personal journey from his childhood drawings to the finished Deviant Moon Tarot.
Talented artist Patrick Valenza presents uniquely alternative interpretations of traditional tarot with symbolism inspired by childhood dreams and visions. This fully illustrated book takes you behind the scenes of Deviant Moon to glimpse the creative inspiration and artistic technique that gave rise to this popular tarot deck. Patrick also offers expanded meanings and interpretations, for both upright and reversed card positions.
Which will you get first?