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The American Renaissance Tarot


Step into the past and honor the greatest American authors with this unique deck that combines literature, esotericism, and Tarot. The Major Arcana weave the intertwined stories of the Transcendentalism movement's celebration of the human spirit and the epic struggle to end slavery. The short chapters accompanying each card highlight prominent figures like Emerson (the Magician), Whitman (the World), and Thoreau (the Hermit). Listen to the voices of the Kings of the four suits - Herman Melville (Wands), Frederick Douglass (Coins), Edgar Allan Poe (Swords), and Nathaniel Hawthorne (Cups) - as they share their tales through the Minor Arcana. Discover the metaphysical underpinnings of America's classic literature through the profiles of over thirty writers from 1825 to 1875.

  • 78 cards measure approximately 2.75" x 5.75"
  • 240 page paperback guidebook by Thea Wirsching
  • unique book-shaped flip-top keepsake box. 9.5" x 7.5"

Thea Wirsching

Author Thea Wirsching

Thea Wirsching is a scholar, writer, Evolutionary astrologer, and Mom. Her business "The Pluto Babe" serves both her astrology and Tarot clients. Find out more at

Celeste Pille

Celeste Pille is a skilled artist with a passion for blending pop culture and iconic imagery in her portraiture. With degrees in both English and art, it's no wonder she used her literary talents to create this unique deck.



cle for her skills.