The Llewellyn Tarot
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The Llewellyn Tarot by Anna-Marie Ferguson
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
George's adventurous spirit and Welsh heritage embodies The Llewellyn
Tarot, which also celebrates the publisher's 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.
into the 21st century, Llewellyn commissioned Anna-Marie Ferguson to
undertake a new deck based entirely on her own deep knowledge, both of the
Tarot and her extensive research into the prime mythical foundations of the
Western psyche. Born in Britain and raised in Canada, her own initiatory
experiences have shaped both her art and her psyche.
Her primary source for this deck was the living Celtic tradition found in the
mists and mountains of Wales. Here the tradition
reaches further back than in Ireland or England, and her art fully
embodies those primal energies. Her understanding is rich in ancient wisdom
and modern knowledge, as expressed in her book that accompanies the deck.
The Tarot evolves, just as every esoteric system must, and the differences
between the Rider deck and this new deck are striking. Yet the student secure
in the one will find the Llewellyn deck both familiar and liberating. Although
the art is rich in ancient imagery, the meaning is modern and reflective of
One of the most important distinctions is readily discerned when you compare
the first card of the majors, the so-called “Fool.” The following is taken
from my own introduction to Anna-Marie’s book.
Most Tarot decks show the Fool as rather lackadaisically setting off,
smelling the roses and seemingly unaware that he is about to step off a
cliff! A fool indeed. The interpretation is that we start our journey into
life totally unconscious of the challenges before us.
But look at The Fool in The Llewellyn Tarot deck and see instead a youth on a
white horse deliberately leaping across the rainbow chasm between the worlds
to journey into this land of promise, the world where we live to learn and
grow and to become more than we were. Oh, he may be a fool, but he is not
foolish. He is filled with courage and purpose and is in search of adventure.
Not a fool’s journey, but a hero’s — as was that of Percivale
who evolved from fool to Grail Knight.
This Tarot is not only a fortune-telling device but one that is
fortune-making. These are cards of power that when so used will awaken
circuits of energy represented by their relationships in the formulas you
create with your layouts. Or with any single card you choose with intent.
Look at The Magician, and then The Priestess and each of the other cards, and
feel the timeless stirring of their secret (archetypal) energies in your
soul. Let them whisper secrets to you, and then speak them into
manifestation. Each card has a story to tell, and put into relationships with
each other they make new stories that can become reality in this world. …
These remarks can only give you a glimpse of The Llewellyn Tarot, but I hope
they are enough for you to perceive its power and glory as a true 21st
century product incorporating ancient wisdom into our contemporary
understanding and needs. Its imagery speaks the universal language of symbols
that evolves with every reading. No publication has given me greater
satisfaction, and pride.
The Tarot is not a passive instrument, but a dynamic tool — a rainbow bridge
between the inner and outer worlds empowering the user with the archetypal
sources of wisdom needed to reveal and then meet the challenges of a
— Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, Publisher
set includes 1 deck of Llewellyn tarot deck and 1 book "The Llewellyn Tarot Companion"
by Anna-Marie Ferguson.
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