The Wildwood Tarot
Look to the heart of a primeval forest where deep ancestral wisdom lies to help make sense of your world today. Based on seasonal rhythms and ancient festivals, The Wildwood Tarot gift set draws inspiration from pre-Celtic mythology and shamanic mysteries. This stunning new tarot card deck introduces us to classic forest archetypes—including the Green Man and Woman, Archer, and Blasted Oak--and explains how to use them as a meditation system, divinatory oracle, or reference. Will Worthington's powerful pagan images connect us with a long-lost world that can help us make sense of our own. So step back in time and you'll better understand where your life’s path may lead.
- Card Book: 160 pages
- 78 Card Deck
- Creators Will Worthington and John Matthews
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.3 x 8.5 inches
John Matthews has made a lifetime study of the legends of King Arthur, the Celtic traditions, and more recently, the history of pirates. He is the author of more than 100 books, including Taliesin: The Last Celtic Shaman, The Grail: Quest for Eternal Life, The Wildwood Tarot, the award-winning Arthur of Albion, and the New York Times bestseller Pirates. He has acted as an advisor on several big budget movies, including King Arthur, and is the recipient of several awards including a Benjamin Franklin Award, a NAPPA Gold Medal, and a BIB Golden Apple. He lives in Oxford, England.
Will Worthington will be known to many readers as the artist for The Druid Animal Oracle, but in this new work he has moved from using gouache to tempera – a method favoured by the Renaissance artists, using ground minerals and egg yolk. The artwork Will has created is extraordinary - it almost seems to glow, and each card seems to act like a window on a magical world that Will reveals. In the accompanying book Will explains how he worked to create the cards, and the special typeface he designed to illustrate the cards and book.