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The Art Tarot: A Deck Makers Interview with Art Lande

Editor’s Note: Today’s notes are from a beautiful conversation with Art Lande, Grammy-nominated and internationally known pianist, composer, improviser, drummer and educator. Lande is also the maker of the Art Tarot, a deck he created with artist Micheal Wojczuk and designed with artist Chuck Ceraso (published in 2011). The Art Tarot came to into my life through the hands of my musician father Stephen Pryputniewicz whose life intersected with Lande’s for many years at a Jazz Camp in California. Knowing my love for the Tarot and unbridled enthusiasm for collaboration, my father came home from camp one year with the deck. Text on the deck’s box reads: The Art Tarot is a tool for self-reflection and awareness. Depicting energies rather than personalities, these cards bring the ancient system forward into modern times, replacing the medieval figures and language with designs and words which speak to our 21st century lives. The cards can help ... more

Frost Rose by Robyn Beattie

Why I Quest: A Fall Gratitude Post

When I was a sprinter, my sixth grade coach nicknamed me the silver bullet. Having lived the body metaphor, I recognize if you run a race at someone else’s pace, you risk burning through reserves and finding yourself without a kick at the end to surge ahead to win. But motherhood–and fatherhood–call for other metaphors. How does a mother at the helm write or create and feel good about the time she’s invested to run or win her artistic race if it comes at the expense of the children or harmony in the home? I venture to guess the clock of motherhood is different; crossing the finish line means crossing with children. --from Tarot Visioning on Quest 2016: Prompt 11 with Todd Henry What Drew Me to Quest I first joined Tracking Wonder’s Quest in December of 2014, pulled into the world of questions and the invitation to blog my way into an understanding of what I ... more

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Rachel Pollack: The Deck Makers Interview Series

Editor's Note: How does one introduce world-renowned Tarot deck maker, scholar, writer, artist, and collaborator Rachel Pollack? With unbridled joy, deep respect, and gratitude for her years of contributions to the Tarot world. Pollack has authored 37 fiction and non-fiction books; her work has been translated into 15 different languages. Like countless other Tarot enthusiasts, I fell in love with Pollack's 78 Degrees of Wisdom (nineteen years ago now) and still use it today with my Tarot students. In today's interview, Pollack addresses her creative process--singly and in collaboration--for the making of prior decks (Shining Tribe, Vertigo, Burning Serpent Oracle) as well as forthcoming work (Raziel Tarot--The Secret Teachings of Adam and Eve). Rachel Pollack: The Deck Makers Interview Series Which Tarot deck/s did you make and why?  The only deck I have made completely is the Shining Tribe deck.  I co-designed (with the writer Neil Gaiman and two others) the Vertigo Tarot, but did none ... more

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Classes

Tania 2016 Ace of Disks

Tarot Dreamers: Make Your Tarot Deck, The High Priestess

Tarot Dreamers: Make Your Tarot Deck Course 2: The High Priestess and Her Gifts I’m so ... more

Quest 2016 Capricorn

Calling all Lovers of Tarot: Are You Ready to Make Your Own Deck?

Would you like to try your hand at creating your own Tarot-inspired Vision Deck? Whether you ... more

Beattie Butterfly

First Tuesdays: Themed Monthly Poetry Workshop SDWI

While the poetry we write starts as a conversation with the Self, it inevitably becomes a ... more

Transition in Blue Robyn Beattie

Wheel of Archetypal Selves: The Many Faces of Change

In this on-line Tarot Writing course, we will explore Tarot’s many faces of Change, from Public ... more