Tarot for the 21st Century!
Exquisite and powerful, if there is a theme in The Mary-el Tarot, it is one of the alchemy of the soul; of finding balance, symmetry, mastery of the self, and becoming your own genius. This long-awaited 78-card deck is stunningly illustrated with traditional oil paints and a depth of symbolism found in the old classics. The accompanying guide, Landscapes of the Abyss, takes the reader through the meanings of each card via the landscape of the Moon and the High Priestess, through the geometry of the temple and the Tree of Life, the Merkabah, and the caduceus! Enter a doorway between heaven and earth, between microcosm and macrocosm, between the world of eternity and infinity. A rare gem suitable for all levels of tarot experience.
Marie White was compelled to create art from a very early age and thought of it as something akin to breathing or water. She grew up with a pencil in hand recording the substance of dreams, visions, nature, and the human form. In 1997 her love of mysticism, symbolism, words, and art collided naturally and she began the Mary-el Tarot which ended up taking over a decade to complete.
Her favorite medium is oil paint used in a method called grisaille, a technique also favored by the old masters where thin layers of color are slowly built up bringing out the natural depth and luminosity of the paint. Born and raised in Southern California, she presently lives with her three children in the sultry piedmont forest of North Carolina where she can paint under the rolling thunder and the moving shadows of trees.
I love getting a new deck. There is nothing better than opening the box for the first time and that first look through the cards. That first shuffle can be, well almost...dare I say...orgasmic!The…Continue
I love this card...she's carrying life out of the deep, dark woods, into a verdant world full of promise with love and sustenance. The peaceful look on her face along with the sleeping baby, makes…Continue
This card perplexes and confounds me. After reading Marie's description of her, I intellectually understand who she is and what she represents, but, I guess this card repulses and fascinates me for…Continue