The Fairytale Tarot Deck
The Fairytale Tarot deck is currently now out of print. Although this edition was not limited, it is unlikely ever to be reprinted.
Using some of the world's most fascinating fairy tales with the symbolic, yet story-like pictures of the Tarot these images illuminate both the tales and the cards. But they do something more; they allow us to create new stories, new meanings, and that is certainly special. Rachel Pollack, writer and Tarot scholar.
The Fairytale Tarot is drawn from a wide range of fantastic, wise and wonderful magical stories. Favourites such as Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella and The Snow Queen are all here, together with stories that you may not know so well - The Superior Pet, Sivka-Burka and the fabulous, funny Tatterhood are perhaps less famous, but equally unmissable. There are also delightful references to "Golden Age" artists, such as Bilibin, Ford, Rackham and Clarke.
The cards are drawn in a gentle, traditional central European style by artists Irena Triskova (Czech) and Alex Ukolov (Russian).
· Based on authentic older tales.
· Card correspondences follow the Rider Waite Smith (RWS) system - with some provocative and challenging variations.
· Clear 220-page companion book: summaries of all tales, keywords, in-depth interpretations, "how to read" section, and ideas for spreads.
· Foreword to the book by Rachel Pollack.