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The Llewellyn Tarot Companion by Anna-Marie Ferguson Resonance Over a century ago, a young boy left Wales and journeyed to America, where he started a small press, now known as Llewellyn Publications. Llewellyn Georges adventurous spirit and W elsh heritage embodies The Llewellyn Tarot, which also celebrates the publishers enduring legacy. From the creator of the popular Legend: The Arthurian Tarot Kit, this lavishly illustrated deck offers universal appeal (based on Rider -Waite) with a Welsh twist. A compelling story unfolds starring Rhiannon as The Empress, Bran the Blessed as The Emperor, The Wild Herdsman as The Horned God (the Devil), Gwydion as The Magician, Llew Llaw Gyffes as the Bringer of Light, and other figures from Welsh mythology. Watercolor imagery beckons us forth into a mystic world of ancient forests, sensuous seascapes, and wondrous waterfalls-gorgeous landscapes brimming with mystery, meaning, and magic. Also included is The Llewellyn Tarot Companion, which features an introduction to the craft and history of tarot, along with Welsh legends infused in this deck. Personal Review: The Llewellyn Tarot Companion by Anna- Marie Ferguson This set inspired me to make my own personal images on some 4x6 index cards. I'm tired of being bombarded with the same old violent and distressing images day after day. I know some other decks have used differ ent ways to say the same thing. Just because RW did it this way or the Marselles (sp) did it that way doesn't mean we can't find other ways to make the same points. I do love love love the book. The meanings are traditional but more up to date and not so much black and white thinking. I think that the people who wrote the first meanings did not think a lot in terms of grey. The reality is sometimes things "are" black and white, but for the most part our days go along without having to think of 10 swords in our backs to make the point that we are at the end of something and need to let go and move on. So, anyway, I just finished my first rough draft of my own personal cards which show no violence and I'm using mostly the book that came with thi s deck for meanings. My favorite card with this deck is the what is usually the Devil card. They call this card "The Wild Herdsman." The picture on the card is the first one I've seen of this card that I can stand to look at. And the meaning is different. The Wild Herdsman of myth was the caretaker of nature and he watched over the animals. I have created a meaning with this card that it is time to take care of my body and my being in general and my environment. They go on to the more traditional meaning if one doesn't take care of the things we are supposed to. This is a good addition to their products and for me, especially the book and thank you so much, people, for creating that wonderful Wild Herdman card. It really jarred my way of thinking about how we just go along with so many of the old stuff and it's centurys later. My life is hard enough. When I pull out my cards, which I do daily I don't need to be bombarded with such distressing energy. One other interesting thing. On the day of Obama's taking the oath of office I did one of my first readings using this deck. The Wild Herdsman came up as the result card. The deck and book were still new to me so at first I felt very distressed. Then I looked at the meaning in the book and smiled as I remembered how important nature and taking care of it was to Obama. It felt so good and I thought that maybe someone will actually do something about the environmental mess we've gotten ourselves into. I pray so. I would definitely recommend this kit for folks who mostly want the traditional RW card look and a wonderful book of meanings. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: The Llewellyn Tarot Companion by Anna-Marie Ferguson 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!
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