Chrysalis Tarot Deck
Chrysalis Tarot opens up your psyche and illuminates your path toward personal destiny. Exquisitely drawn Otherworld characters and mythological archetypes guide you on your spiritual quest. Both the Major and Minor Arcana feature beautifully illustrated scenes that inspire reflection and stimulate your psychic intuition and imagination. The four suits that make up the Minor Arcana are: Stones (Pentacles); Mirrors (Cups); Spirals (Wands); and Scrolls (Swords). In the Court Cards you’ll meet a delightful troupe of medieval messengers who inspire you to fulfill your dreams. Deck includes 78 cards and 60-page booklet with instructions for a five-card Pentagram Spread. About Holly Sierra Holly Sierra has been drawn to all things mystical and magical since her childhood. Her vibrant paintings allow us a glimpse into an enchanted world filled with goddesses and mythological creatures. Holly’s infatuation with Tarot began when she was a teen and discovered an antique deck amongst her parents’ possessions. The Chrysalis Tarot deck is dedicated to both her beloved parents. After pursuing a fine arts education, Holly lived and traveled extensively in Asia. Multicultural themes influence her artwork, which has appeared in children’s books, magazines and greeting cards. Holly makes her home amidst the picturesque, green mountains of Stowe, Vermont. About Toney Brooks After retiring from broadcasting twenty years ago, Toney traveled the world researching spirituality. He studied, both formally and informally, a number of metaphysical subjects including comparative mythology, philosophy of history, and an obscure area of theology known as Mariology. He holds a PhD in Metaphysics and a certification in Spiritual Counseling.Specs
- US Games
- Size 78 cards, 2.75” x 4.75”
- Language EN
- Author Toney Brooks
- Artist Holly Sierra
Metaphysician and former broadcast executive Toney Brooks was born and raised in Alabama and currently resides in the U.S. Heartland. He's also lived in Cornwall, UK, where he published a book about King Arthur, as well as in Italy and the former Yugoslavia.
His academic interests include spirituality, mysticism, consciousness studies, cosmology, unified physics and Jungian and anomalous psychology, particularly as they relate to the dynamic between tarot and collective unconscious archetypes. He holds a PhD in Metaphysical Cultural Anthropology and certification as a Spiritual Counselor (CSC).
Holly Sierra's illustrations speak of that which is visually enchanting with particular attention to decorative, mystical, historical and multicultural themes. Aside from a penchant for detail, the defining aspect of her work is her ability to combine her brand of realism with folk art and decorative fantasy elements. Were you to wander inside, you'd find Holly's studio full of tributes to her interests ~ The Green Man, A Myriad of
Gorgeous Goddesses, Indian Tapestries, Sun Faces, Icons, Ancient Runes, Mosaics, African and Asian masks, A Medicine Wheel, Southwestern Artifacts, Celtic Castings, Incense Ablaze and hundreds of BOOKS! (Books on everything from the ancient world to elaborate herb gardens) As well, one might hear the melancholy strains of an old Irish Love song or Loreena McKennitt's music playing softly in the background.
Holly Sierra now makes her home in colorful Sedona, Arizona and finds the area very inspirational to her new work. Starts with scenery that makes your heart leap...Sedona is nestled amidst a geological wonderland. Multi-hued stone formations rise upwards from the high desert floor creating a vivid, mesmerizing setting that changes hourly with the light.
Regarded by Native Americans as sacred, Sedona continues to be recognized as a place of healing and spiritual renewal. Many come to experience the vortex energy centers, others to explore the art galleries and healing centers. Holly is often found hiking or four wheeling amongst the Red Rocks, if she is not busy attending a gallery opening or supplying a local shop with Chrysalis Tarot Decks, Greeting Cards or Canvas
Prints! Holly's daughters, Gabi and Esme, as well as Pearl, a beautiful grey cat, helps keep her company.
Holly received her fine arts education at SUNY Purchase in New York. The next six years found her working and living in Asia; Amongst the countries that influenced her most were: Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, China and the Phillipines. As well, she visited and loved much of Europe with special attention to Ireland and England...Holly later returned from Asia to pursue a career as a Children's Book
Illustrator in the states. Most recently, US Games has published the exceedingly popular CHRYSALIS TAROT DECK written by Toney Brooks and featuring seventy-eight new paintings by Holly. In the past, her work was published by Harper Collins, Source Books, Scholastic Books, Publications International, Silver Burdett and Ginn, and Micmillan McGraw Hill.