Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tarot Tuesday #11 - High Priestess : Silver Era Tarot

Card: The High Priestess
Deck: Silver Era Tarot
Artist: Aunia Kahn (Blog)
Author: Russell Moon

About the Card: The High Priestess strikes a flirtatious pose, at odds with the usual imagery in the Priestess pose. The card retains a lot of the Rider-Waite imagery - the black and white pillars become marble pedestals, and the expression on the woman's face hints at the secrecy and introspection behind her eyes.

About the Deck: Silver Era Tarot is a Rider-Waite-inspired deck that brings a New Age/21st Century feel to the traditional poses and symbolism. Anyone who knows and reads with Rider-Waite will feel comfortable with Aunia Kahn's interpretations of the traditional themes. The cards are photo-collaged images featuring real people in hand-tinted black and white photos. It has a unified feel, unlike many photo-collage decks which feel like a collection of images rather than a themed Tarot deck. This is the first deck I've featured here that I've had trouble choosing a card to show. There are so many other cards that are so hauntingly beautiful that I want to show them all. The Silver Era Tarot is scheduled for publishing in Spring 2010 by Schiffer Publishing, and you can sign up for a mailing list which will announce when it is availble for pre-ordering.

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