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Steampunk and Tarot Are A Perfect Match
by Barbara Moore - May 2012

While many of us are attracted to Steampunk because of the aesthetic, is there more to the The Steampunk Tarot Deck than tarot dressed up in extremely awesome clothing? Can a "Steampunk" tarot be more than a novelty deck? I think so, because the genre of Steampunk shares some fundamental characteristics with tarot.

Individual Experience
While the Victorian era also brought the beginnings of industrialization and consequently the beginnings of the homogenization of, well, almost everything, one of the great things about Steampunk is that it is an alternate history. It is a place where we can take the things we like about the time period and eliminate or change the things we don’t like. Many Steampunkers shy away from factory-made items and embrace a "maker" mentality. They strive for high levels of craftsmanship and individuality.

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1. First off, how about an introduction to Steampunk, for those who may not already be aware? Barbara Moore

One of the exciting things, to me, about Steampunk is that it is not easy to define and even those who are "into" Steampunk don’t always agree. Most agree that it began as a literary style that blended the Victorian-era with science fiction. I see its roots in Victorian science fiction, think Jules Verne or H. G. Wells. One modern work that is often cited as an example of contemporary Steampunk is The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. A more recent one is Boneshaker by Cherie Priest. The genre is expanding, though, from strictly science fiction to include fantasy and paranormal. One of my favorite examples of this is the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger, which includes vampires and werewolves. While traditionally set in Victorian London, Steampunk settings are now sweeping across the Atlantic and including the U.S., particularly the Wild West.

Steampunk is also an aestetic that marries bustles, corsets, and top hats with leather, buckles, and high tech weapons. My favorite way to introduce people to Steampunk is...

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How to Learn Tarot
by Marcus Katz & Tali Goodwin

How does one learn Tarot? While there are indeed many methods, Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin (authors of Around the Tarot in 78 Days) propose radical methods that remove preconceived notions and fears, making learning the tarot easy, intuitive, and fun.

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Are You Haunted?
by Lisa Rogers

Most of us enjoy a good bone-tingling scare. As a whole, we spend millions of dollars each year trying to satisfy our darker side. We like our horror movies, can’t wait to get on death-defying rides, and we spend countless hours reading the latest thrillers. But what about real paranormal encounters? Could they be more commonplace than we tend to think? Lisa Rogers, author of On Haunted Ground, poses the theory that, for better or worse, we all may be a little more haunted than we think.

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Inviting Fairies Into Your Garden
by Patricia Monaghan

Many people would like to invite fairies into their garden, not knowing that they may well already be there. Patricia Monaghan, a gardener, Pagan, Irish-American, and author of Magical Gardens, discusses ways these mischievous beings can be invited into the garden—or thanked if already there.

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