A colorful alternative to traditional tarot images, “The World Spirit Tarot” features a multicultural array of characters. Instead of the traditional King, Queen, Knight and Page, the court cards are represented by the Seer, Seeker, Sibyl, and Sage. Another innovative twist is the deck’s text: instead of “reversed” and “upright” meanings, it describes the “shadow” and “gift” of each card. Bearing imagery not unlike woodcuts painted with vibrant, rich colors, the unique artwork is actually hand-colored linoleum block prints-giving a stylized, otherworld quality to this exotic deck. – New ISBN – New size – New box cover design.
Tarot combines many of Madame Onca’s favorite subjects: iconography, psychology, spirituality, history, and magic. Researching and creating this deck was a direct route to understanding this ancient system of divination. Produced in collaboration with Jessica Godino, the World Spirit Tarot was originally published in 2001, hailed as an instant classic, and re-printed in 2015.