The Goblin Market Tarot
This is a faery tarot with a difference, uncompromising in its portrayal of faeries as they really are: sly, frequently cruel, cleverer than humans and full of secrets, rather than the whimsical, sweet-natured creatures beloved of the Victorians and the New Age. It’s the world of Christina Rossetti’s The Goblin Market, a place where all denizens of the Otherworld come to buy and sell, to mingle and exchange gossip. It is a place unsafe for humans. But imagine if you could look through a window onto the scene, as Christina Rossetti does in her poem? Imagine the beings you would see there …
Here is a tarot of wit and wickedness, of challenge and uncertainty, of wonder and truth. This 80-card deck with 176-page guidebook offers as the Major Arcana a gallery of strange and wonderful creatures, from the Faery Queen to the Wiseman, plus intriguing motifs from the poem, such as the Secret Way and the Fallen Tree. Minor suits represent magical implements, fruits, flowers and elements. Enter a haunted, magical world – an enchanting landscape of falling towers, crumbling walls and tangled woods, of streams tumbling amongst mossy stones, of fallen trees and bones threaded with vines and spiked roses. Prepare to be enspelled … and to discover the answers to your questions and dilemmas.
- 80 Cards Measure 3.5 x5
- 192 page guide book
- Sturdy 2 part book with guidebook inside
Author John Matthews
John Matthews is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on the Arthurian tradition. He is a New York Times bestselling and creator of several successful divinatory systems based on early spiritual beliefs - including the Arthurian Tarot (with Caitlin Matthews), the Wildwood Tarot (with Mark Ryan) and the Byzantine Tarot (with Cilla Conway).
Artist Charles Newington
Charles Newington is a painter, printmaker, draughtsman, teacher and traveller. His work has been exhibited and published worldwide since his first solo show at the Newburgh Street Gallery, London in 1989. He currently lives and works in Folkestone, England.