The tarot has been a part of Barbara Moore’s personal and professional lives for over a decade. In college, the tarot intrigued her with its marvelous blending of mythology, psychology, art, and history. Later, she served as the tarot specialist for Llewellyn Publications. Over the years, she has been active in the American Tarot Association and has spoken at tarot conferences around the United States. Barbara’s articles on the tarot have appeared in several tarot publications and in Llewellyn Publications New Worlds of Mind and Spirit magazine. She has also sat on the Tarot Journal editorial board. Barbara’s own education in the tarot has been and continues to be broad and enlightening. She has studied under renowned tarot scholars Mary K. Greer and Rachel Pollack, and she has taught the tarot to all manner of would-be tarot readers.
Barbara enjoys the challenge of giving a voice to tarot cards and oracle decks. She has had the good fortune to write books for several decks, including A Guide to Mystic Faerie Tarot, The Gilded Tarot Companion, The Hip Witch Tarot, Enchanted Oracle and The Mystic Dreamer Tarot.
You guys! I’m so excited about the new edition of the Mystic Faerie Tarot! This charming deck has always held such a special place in my heart. In the years since it was first published, the desire of borderless decks increased. In fact, we now do our decks almost exclusively borderless because our customers prefer that. Who wouldn’t? More space for the art that we love so much, right?
The book is staying the same, but the cards and box will be different. Not only is the box redesigned in our new hardboard magnetic case design, the image will be updated. Here is a peek at the new box and a few of cards without borders (the text with the card name will be added).
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Welcome to the Hedgewitch Botanical Oracle. This collection of 40 botanical cards draws inspiration from the grimoire of Hedgewitches - wise folks who walk the thin places between one world and another. These Healers, helpers, and shaman find the plants of their practice at the edges of cultivated fields as well as deep in the woods, wilds, and along shorelines. Each lovingly illustrated card includes an oracle property that can provide guidance to a seeker or meditative focus to a querent. Like these walkers between worlds, almost without exception the plants in this book are also living at the edges - the edges of disturbed lands with agricultural or industrial
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Tarot Compendium focuses on the esoteric workings that shape but more importantly power the meanings of the cards. As the introduction says, comparing exploring tarot to exploring a foreign city, “Esoteric information is like miles of electrical lines concealed under pavement. It is the water gushing through the buried pipes so large you walk through them with an elephant. It is the hidden network of tunnels speeding thousands of commuters over tracks to their station stops.”
While modern tarot approaches focus on the psychological, often at the expense of the esoteric, we should remember that “the evolution of esoteric Tarot and modern psychology
People wonder how to bring their readings to life. Those who focus on learning traditional meanings sometimes feel that their readings lack unity, depth, or just that certain something that makes them feel like more than a computer-generated interpretation. Those who focus intuition or reading the image alone can find that their readings lack focus, practicality, or structure making them feel like a collection of interesting observations but lacking in cohesion.
For me, blending both approaches allows the rational mind as well as the intuitive self to feel supported, allowing the natural strengths to shine and to fill in the blank areas each approach necessarily has.