The Phantomwise Tarot A 78-card Tarot deck and guidebook by Erin Morgenstern
This black-and-white worlds is a little bit circusy, a little bit Wonderland, and a little bit nocturnal phantasma of its own invention. A mix of myth and fairy tale populated with pirates ,puppies, ballerinas and books, all conjured from shadow and light.
This is a dreamland, It exists now and then and out of time completely,
somewhere between asleep and awake. Each individual encountered here
could be real or illusion, reflection or distortion. The ravens may not be
what they seem, The cats know more than they'll ever tell
Within the Major Arcana, an inquisitive child in a white dress
will foolishly chase aera rabbit despite cat-issued warnings and find
themselves tumbling through a world of shadowy figures and swing
clouds and dark moonlit woods before they find their feet on the solid
ground of the World again,
Throughout the Minor Arcana there are realms of air and fire and
earth and water to be explored, filled with sharp swords and magic
wands, five-pointed stars and cups filled with tea or wine. There are
expeditions to be taken here through inspirations and inceptions to
mastery and understanding, moving through conflicts and connections
When Erin Morgenstern was working on her international bestseller The Night Circus, she began a creative exercise to better understand the complexities of the tarot. This painted series captures the themes of each of the 78 cards in a traditional Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck with equal parts whimsy and mystery. Archetypal figures like The Fool, The Hierophant, and The Lovers emerge from dark skies and swirling clouds. The ravens may not be what they seem. The cats know more than they’ll ever tell. The accompanying guidebook offers interpretations of the cards and suggested spreads for tarot readings for beginners and expert readers alike.
These cards have waited patiently for over a decade to find their way into the world. Please welcome them into yours.
- 78 linin matt finished cards measure 2.75 x 4.75
- Flip Box with 56 page Guidebook inside
Erin Morgenstern is the New York Times bestselling author of THE NIGHT CIRCUS (one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time) and THE STARLESS SEA. Her books have won Alex, Locus & Dragon Awards and have been published in dozens of languages. She has a degree in Theater from Smith College and lives in Massachusetts.