Steampunk and Tarot Are
A Perfect Match
by Barbara Moore
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
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?
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.
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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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.
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.
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