Nature Spirit Tarot: A 78-Card Deck and Book for the Journey of the Soul (Mixed media product)

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Nature Spirit Tarot: A 78-Card Deck and Book for the Journey of the Soul (Mixed media product)

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A vibrant 78-card Tarot deck and guidebook featuring flora, fauna, and esoteric symbols

• 2022 Coalition of Visionary Resources Gold Award

• Includes the complete Major and Minor Arcana of the Tarot interpreted through symbolic images of plants, birds, insects, reptiles, and gemstones

• The guidebook explains the traditional Tarot meaning for each card and the symbolic meaning of the specific plants and animals the card features

• Based on extensive research into the esoteric meaning of the Tarot and the symbolism of various traditions of the world, including Native American, Celtic, and Eastern and Western philosophy

Weaving the wisdom of the Tarot with the vastness and mystery of the natural world, this 78-card, full-color deck by artist Jean Marie Herzel offers the complete Major and Minor Arcana interpreted through the lens of Nature and the infinite diversity of forms that consciousness displays on our home, the Earth.

Drawn to the timeless and enduring messages of the Tarot and its ability to help us explore the depths of the psyche, Herzel carefully researched the inner esoteric meaning of each card and then artfully interpreted that meaning in hand-painted watercolors featuring the colorful language of flowers and symbolic images of plants, birds, insects, reptiles, and gemstones. The symbolism of each card is derived from various traditions of the world, including Native American, Celtic, and Eastern and Western Philosophy.

In the accompanying guidebook, each card is given a two-page description that opens with the traditional Tarot meaning of the card, followed by a detailed explanation of the symbolic meaning of the specific plants and animals the card features. For example, on the cover, the Magician card shows a Merlin Falcon, Amanita Muscaria mushroom, Western Sword Fern, and the Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly--each of these life forms was chosen because it represents one or more aspects of the Magician’s meaning in the Tarot. The book explains the connections between each form shown and the card’s Tarot archetype, further illuminating the meaning of the card and how it relates to the natural world, personal development, and the journey of the soul.

Revealing a new vision of both the surrounding world and the unexplored territory within, the Nature Spirit Tarot offers a tool to deepen our connection to Nature, develop personal awareness, and awaken an understanding of the psychological and spiritual elements at play in our lives.
Jean Marie Herzel is a self-taught artist, specializing in watercolors and hand-painted drums. After a life-threatening illness in her late 20s, she left her career as a librarian to pursue her life-long dream of being an artist, focusing on the flora and fauna of Nature. Through her artwork, she found a pathway to a deeper understanding of life and Nature. The founder of Nature Spirit Art, she lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Product Details ISBN: 9781591433996
ISBN-10: 1591433991
Publisher: Bear & Company
Publication Date: February 16th, 2021
Pages: 192
Language: English
The Nature Spirit Tarot deck is sweet as well as profound. The author, who is also the artist, studied the tarot accessing the inner esoteric meanings of the cards. She then translated the meanings to handprinted watercolors. Using the images of flowers, plants, birds, insects, reptiles, and gemstones, she draws from various traditions such as Native American, Celtic, Eastern and Western philosophy.”
— Krysta Gibson, New Spirit Journal

"Working with this deck is a pleasure. It is truly a treasure that comes from the heart of the creator. It connects deeply with the reader, and every time I handle this deck, it takes me back to my rural roots."
— Patricia Snodgrass, FacingNorth.net