"The Art Nouveau movement of the late nineteenth century developed as an attempt to free artists and designers from the clichéd historicism that dominated much of the art at the time. Art Nouveau was characterized by long, sinuous, undulating lines that often employed leaf-shaped forms, flower buds, plant stems, blooms, insect wings, vines, and other graceful and organic natural shapes. Artist Antonella Castelli has infused the traditional tarot with the rhythmic power and sweeping style of Art Nouveau. Art lovers will be delighted to find historic works of art hidden within the cards: Michelangelo's David is disguised as The Magician, shades of Ingres' Jupiter and Thetis can be seen in the King of Wands. Other celebrated masterpieces of art lie concealed within the cards, waiting to be discovered by the perceptive reader. The Art Nouveau Tarot provides tarot enthusiasts with an aesthetically pleasing deck full of movement and majesty."
--Sandra Tabatha Cicero, author of numerous Llewellyn titles
When Lo Scarabeo asked me to create a Pagan-based casting kit, I was excited for a number of reasons. I love crystals. I love challenges. I loved the idea of creating a system that is complete in itself but also open to expansion and personalization.
Although I wasn't sure what the kit and packaging would look like (sometimes a lot gets lost... read this article