Looking for deeper meaning in the cards? Learn how to combine the little-known Lenormand deck with the tarot for richer, more personal readings. An expert in symbolic language, author Patrick Dunn describes how the symbolism of the Lenormand, so accessible and simple, can shine a clear light on the tarot, while the cosmology and philosophy of the tarot can lend depth and meaning to the Lenormand.
Focusing on experimentation and instinct, Cartomancy with the Lenormand and the Tarot shows how to create relationships with these important divinatory systems. With personal stories, applied theory, and how-to instructions, you will discover how the symbols of the decks interact and learn how to read intuitively. Working with the Lenormand and the tarot, you can collaborate with the Universal Mind and enhance your meditative and magical work for life-changing results.
Combining the simplicity of the traditional but little-known Lenormand deck with the familiarity of the tarot, Dunn creates a unique learning format blending these two powerful systems. Sharing his vast knowledge of symbols and symbolism, he introduces the Lenormand cards and even shows you how to make your own deck. Then he compares this with the tarot and teaches numerous spreads—to be used with either or both decks—in addition to methods of intuitive and collaborative readings. This introduction to the Lenormand will help any reader discover and use this deck, while adding insights into tarot interpretation and even magic.
The Lenormand, a simple, 36-card deck, is gaining popularity across the world. What are these cards, and from where did they come? Patrick Dunn, author of Cartomancy with the Lenormand and the Tarot, explains the cards and their inherent power—especially when they are teamed up with the Tarot.
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Lenormand cards are like tarot cards in these ways:
They were first used as games rather than fortune telling
Their histories are not exactly "shrouded in mystery," but also not completely crystal clear
They are used today to divine the future
Lenormand cards are different from tarot cards in these ways:
The cards have concise, clear... read this article