This illustrated companion book to Chrysalis Tarot explores the spiritual journey of self-discovery and transformation that leads to higher consciousness. Part I examines the magic and energy of the Otherworld that guides you on this journey. Each of the five chapters focuses on a character from the Chrysalis Tarot illustrated with an original sketch by Holly Sierra. Toney Brooks relates wisdom from New Physics, the Collective Unconscious, archetypes, healing, and chakra work. Part Two of this book expands on the interpretations of the 78 cards. In addition to Toney’s insightful descriptions, Holly shares the inspirations for her Chrysalis Tarot artwork and presents her original black and white sketches for each card.
- Size 5” x 7”, 216 pp., illus., pb.
- Language EN
- Author Toney Brooks
- Foreword by Tali Goodwin
- 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.