Celtic myth and legend, like the Tarot itself, come from a luminous space and provide us with a portal, connecting our everyday lives with the spiritual world. The Celtic Tarots, a synthesis of the mysteries of Celtic lore, the wisdom of the Tarot, and the exquisite art of Gaudenzi and Tenuta, aid in the esoteric art of divination. The illustrations for the Major Arcana are shaped by Celtic myth, legend, and history.
Warning Will Robinson!
When I saw that the Celtic Tarot was created by two different artists I was worried. The last time I saw a deck drawn by multiple artists (I’m not going to mention its name) it seemed like a total joke. There was no continuity, no tone, no style, not overall meaning that went through the deck, making it virtually unusable for anything. All I could think of was that silly, bulbous robot from the Lost in Space TV show (actually, it was much better when it originally appeared in the classic movie Forbidden Planet) running around warning the future creator of the song "Fish Heads" to beware of dangers like giant carrots.
When I saw the deck, however, I breathed a sigh of relief. This deck is good and looks...read more.
The Morrigan is best known as a goddess of battle. But, The Morrigan also fills many roles and guises, both mortal and divine. Stephanie Woodfield, author of Celtic Lore & The Spellcraft of the Dark Goddess: Invoking The Morrigan, explains how we can use the power of The Morrigan and her tales to reclaim and empower our lives today.
A practical use of Tarot that might not be readily apparent is the way it can aid the creative writing process. Whether you’ve ever tried your hand at writing or not, the cards can be used to generate ideas, flesh out a story, or help you overcome writer's block. Next time you begin a writing project, pull out your favorite deck and ask it for suggestions. Here are some questions you might ask...
Ireland is a magical place. I don’t mean this in the way guidebooks do when they promise travelers an idyllic vacation, one full of hikes in shockingly green valleys; evenings in music-, dance-, and ale-filled pubs; and encounters with gracious, ...
While Llewellyn's Classic Tarot has my name on the cover, I did not so much design this project as direct it. Llewellyn wanted a deck that was designed to be faithful to the traditional tarot images, symbols, and meanings recognizable to most modern tarot readers and students. Creating a faithful yet new expression of timeless tarot imagery is... read this article