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Celtic Dragon Tarot Kit

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by D. J. Conway, D. J. Hunt, Lisa Hunt
     
 

The Perfect Tarot for Dragon Lovers!

The Celtic Dragon Tarot by D. J. Conway and Lisa Hunt.

The Celtic Dragon Tarot a part of your daily life. Also featured are instructions on how to meditate with this deck, including three guided meditations. Numerous spells are given that use this deck and candles for healing, luck, protection, love,

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The Perfect Tarot for Dragon Lovers!

The Celtic Dragon Tarot by D. J. Conway and Lisa Hunt.

The Celtic Dragon Tarot a part of your daily life. Also featured are instructions on how to meditate with this deck, including three guided meditations. Numerous spells are given that use this deck and candles for healing, luck, protection, love, and more. You'll even learn how to develop your psychic abilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567181821
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
BOOK&CARDS - Boxed Set
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
218,615
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.20(d)

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Summary: A deck that will appeal to lovers of dragons, especially in a Celtic context. As this deck follows the RWS "standard," it will be usable by beginners and pros looking for an additional deck to add to their collection. A must for lovers of Lisa Hunt’s artwork.

Review:.

The Tarot can be used for many more purposes than just giving readings. One of the most powerful uses of the Tarot is as part of performing magick. Few books really go into this, especially books that come with a deck, and you'll be pleased to see that A Guide to the Celtic Dragon Tarot includes such a section.

The book also includes a section on using this Tarot for "meditation" ("guided visualization" might be a more accurate term). Try one out and in no time you'll be out on the astral plane. The reason for this can be found in the very design of the artwork of the cards. Most decks either have art that goes all the way to the edge of the card or have a clear and precise boundary and a clear border. This deck has a grayish border, but the artwork seems to feather into it. There’s no clear line where the images end and the border begins. By looking at a card it is easy to "go off" the edge of the image and onto the astral plane.

Most people will get this deck to do readings. As the names pretty much follow those of the RWS deck, just about anyone will be able to use this Tarot. The images, however, can be quite different from the RWS. The Fool isn’t walking off a cliff, the Magician is a woman, and the Lovers are two dragons. That said, Lisa Hunt’s art is quite remarkable. Although done in watercolor, it is not limited to the pastel-like wimpiness of the paints we used as a child. There is also brilliant, intense color used to amplify the meanings of the cards. In short, Hunt’s mastery of the medium is used to great effect. Her studies of different types of animals allowed her to create different types of dragons that are filled with passion and life. The backgrounds are primarily simple watercolor washes or stones with some plants with the use of some Celtic imagery. However, this is primarily a deck about dragons.

Because the symbolism of the cards is so unique, the key to understanding this deck should be in the accompanying book. It should be pointed out that Ms. Conway is primarily known as an author of Pagan books. Many people getting this deck will be fans of her Pagan writing and not people with a strong focus on the Tarot. Therefore, I would think that her book should appeal to Pagans, beginning and experienced Tarot readers, Celtophiles and lovers of dragons.

To sum up this review, the beautiful art of Lisa Hunt is enough to make this deck a part of any Tarot reader’s collection of decks. It’s great for meditation and to help people achieve astral projection.

For doing readings, the symbolism on the cards is unique, and the descriptions in the book and their symbolic meaning will speak to many people readers.

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 1-56718-182-1
Creators’ names: D. J. Conway with Lisa Hunt
Artist(s) name(s): Lisa Hunt
Brief biography of artist(s): Lisa is an internationally known Tarot artist whose work includes The Shapeshifter Tarot, the bestselling Celtic Dragon Tarot (Llewellyn), and Fantastical Creatures Tarot(US Games 2007); voted a top 10 Tarot deck for 2007 by Aeclectic Tarot. She is the creator of the award winning Animals Divine Tarot (Llewellyn 2005), earning her a 2006 COVR visionary award. Lisa is also the author of the fully illustrated meditation book Celestial Goddesses (Llewellyn 2001). Lisa loves to read and has an impressive collection of books. She has spent her life studying and sketching fairy tales, myths, legends and other fascinating subjects that have driven her muse. She also holds a M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on Jungian Psychology/Art & Drawing. Lisa lives with her family in Florida.
Name of Accompanying Book: A Guide to the Celtic Dragon Tarot
Number of pages of book/booklet: 240
Authors of book/booklet: D. J. Conway with Lisa Hunt
Brief biography of Ms. Conway: A native of the Pacific Northwest, author D.J. Conway has studied the occult fields for over 35 years. Her quest for knowledge has covered every aspect of Paganism and Wicca to New Age and Eastern philosophies; plus history, the magical arts, philosophy, customs, mythologies and folklore. In 1998, she was voted Best Wiccan and New Age author by Silver Chalice, a Pagan magazine. She lives a rather quiet life, with most of her time spent researching and writing.
Available in a boxed set?: Yes
What are the extras in the set?: An additional box to protect the deck
Magical Uses: Astral projection, Meditation
Reading Uses: Romance, General
Ethnic Focus: Celtic
Artistic Style: Graphic art realism and impressionism, tempered by characteristics of the medium used
Original Medium: Watercolor
Theme: Dragons and Celtic concepts
Does it follow Rider-Waite-Smith Standard?: Primarily yes in the names of the cards, but the symbolism can vary dramatically.
Does it have extra cards?: Yes, it has two additional cards that briefly illustrate two readings. One explains a five-card spread called "Influence of Elements" and the other is a nine-card spread called "Past Life, Present Life." The latter is called "Past Life, Present Influence" in the book, where both readings are explained in a bit more detail.
Does it have alternate names for Major Arcana cards?: Yes, The Devil is renamed "Chains" and the Wheel of Fortune becomes "The Wheel."
Does it have alternate names for Minor Arcana suits?: No
Why was deck created?: The idea for the deck came into being when Ms. Conway was writing the book, Dancing with Dragons. She worked with Ms. Hunt with a goal of avoiding "all New Age looks and designs, striving instead for an atmosphere and symbolism that blended perfectly with dragons—that of the Celts…We chose to use only landscapes from the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales."

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Meet the Author

A native of the Pacific Northwest, author D.J. Conway has studied the occult fields for over 35 years. Her quest for knowledge has covered every aspect of Paganism and Wicca to New Age and Eastern philosophies; plus history, the magical arts, philosophy, customs, mythologies and folklore. In 1998, she was voted Best Wiccan and New Age author by Silver Chalice, a Pagan magazine.

Conway is the author of more than 20 nonfiction books including: Celtic Magic (Llewellyn), Dancing with Dragons (Llewellyn), Mystical Dragon Magic (Llewellyn), The Ancient Art of Faery Magick (10 Speed Press), and The Little Book of Candle Magic (10 Speed Press).

She lives a rather quiet life, with most of her time spent researching and writing.

Lisa is an internationally known tarot artist whose work includes The Shapeshifter Tarot, the bestselling Celtic Dragon Tarot (Llewellyn), and Fantastical Creatures Tarot (US Games 2007); voted a top 10 tarot deck for 2007 by Aeclectic Tarot. She is the creator of the award winning Animals Divine Tarot (Llewellyn 2005), earning her a 2006 COVR visionary award. Lisa is also the author of the fully illustrated meditation book Celestial Goddesses (Llewellyn 2001). Lisa loves to read and has an impressive collection of books. She has spent her life studying and sketching fairy tales, myths, legends and other fascinating subjects that have driven her muse. She also holds a M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on Jungian Psychology/Art & Drawing.

Lisa lives with her family in Florida. You can learn more about Lisa and her work by visiting her website.

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Celtic Dragon Tarot Kit 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i am a novice tarot reader and am really knowledgable about dragons. although i really liked this deck, and use it often, the actual symbolism of dragons depcited here isnt quite accurate, acutally not even close to the real symbolism dragons are suppose to mean. The book also seems to be put together hastily. Probably the worst thiing about this deck is taht you cant read reversals with this deck, which limits the accuracy of a reading. I would not use this deck for a client, unless my client has a fetish with dragons and actually wants it to be used. But I do use it often for daily readings, magick, and for quick three card layout readings. Sometimes I also find myself giving extremly postive readings from this deck. It seems like evyertime I give a reading for someone, they have an extremly bright session. Rarely do I get totally inaccurate readings from this deck, but it happened once or twice. The good thing about this deck is, it is BEAUTIFULLY DONE. Lisa Hunt is an extremly talented artist. And the humans in the deck, dont look like body builders or supermodels giving it more realism. The cards have quite a few symbols on them, which makes it really easy to read. Thats what I really look for in a deck. This deck also feels great too, and easy to shuffle. The decks are very easy to read, and is a good begining deck. This was one of my first decks, and I threw away the book about a month after I got the cards. Overall, this is a good deck, but if you are looking for something more accurate and mystical I would not buy this. I wouldnt buy any of other D.J Conway materials either, because a lot of her work is full of garbage and seems like she utilized the fact that 'Celtic' things are in. I hated the shapeshifter deck so much, which is also another one of D.J COnway's work. I just got it for the art work which was beautiful. Well, hope I was of good help. Good Luck.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very impressed with these cards. I have delt with other cards before that from the moment i just looked at them I had a bad feeling about them (something evil). With the Celtic Dragon Tarot Cards I felt immediate peace with them and instantly bonded. I strongly recommend these cards to anyone and everyone interested in learning the art of Tarot. Blessed Be!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very nice deck and accompaning book. The art work is nice and the cards are laminated which gives them a nice comfortable fell while handling them. I felt a bond in a very short period of holding them and reading the book. I have a much more powerful awareness with dragons because of this deck. It is a wise purchase and you won't be disappointed. -Blessed be
Chariot7 More than 1 year ago
The Kit complete with the book and the cards I can say this in easy to understand, very easy to read this deck yet first must say, read the book first as the book is written with clarity and understanding Tarot, I love Dragons and the design and graphics of these cards can take one right to them and if you really listen you can 'hear them speak right to you'. Awesome and Amazing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Celtic Dragon Tarot set is good deck.....for dragon fans and wiccans. Unfortunately I found it to be un-uniform as far as tarot goes. The author uses new-age idea's with her deck, such as candle spells being used with the deck. I do not find that tarot card are functional somatic components in witch-craft. Tarot cards are only meant to feed off of your spiritual energies to give you a neutral feed back and a few possible out comes for choices you make. So if your looking for authenticity- dont waste you time, but if your looking for aesthetically pleasing Tarot- go for it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This vivid tarot deck is wonderful to work with. The pictures have been well thought of and provide a great experience for all. Gives a different and in-depth perspective on dragons and is sure to brighten anyone's day. Great investment!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lovely scifi artwork make this a very usable deck. She does attribute Wands to Air and Swords to Fire which can be a problem for some people. The book was lame. Look at the pictures and create your own stories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this is the best tarot kit that i have seen yet.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been reading tarot cards for a few months. I had been addicted to the Crowley Thoth deck, until I saw this deck. I still use the Thoth deck for other people, but when I'm giving myself a reading, i always use this deck. I love this deck. I love dragons and have for a long time. This deck was just the cream of the crop to me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This deck called to me from the instant I had it in my hands. The book was rich and informative, especially in describing the cards, although the actual divitory meanings were a tiny bit lacking. The images are absolutely stunning, however; each picture perfectly captures the idea behind the card. A great deck to learn on or to graduate to. ( And the aces are adorable!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought the Celtic Dragons Tarot about a year ago. I've been practicing how to read them (and create my own readings as well). These cards are very accurate to me. I'm still learning some more things about it, but so far, they've guided me through tough situations where I didn't know who to turn to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This deck was my first, and was given to me by a close friend. Although when i first got them i had no clue what the heck i was doing, i have now learned well from this deck. The includeded book is a great giude line for the deck, but the drawings are done so beautifly that the cards can speak for themselves. Although on some cards i cannot see the relationship between the drawings and the divinary meaning, that has not stopped me from loving this deck. I recently was looking for a new deck, but as i was using the Celtic Dragon more frequently i realized that this deck is what i want. No, the cards cannot be read in reverse, according to the creator, but that does not stop the cards from revealing insight into everyday life, and the cards are not the jealous sort either. the only problem i had with the cards was when i blessed them they seemed out of whack, but it probably was me because it was late at night. This deck is great for anyone, because everything about the cards is here for the beginner, but it is not dumbed down. there are new things you can learn everytime you look at these cards!
Guest More than 1 year ago
from the first time i picked up these cards i felt a connection with them. i have tried to do readings using other cards and have found it difficult to understand. the art work is absolutely beautiful and my readings have been accurate according to my daughter's friends who are my first group
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a beginner at reading the cards myself but when i saw these cards i knew that had to learn. The cards are designed so that the meaning of them is very clear. I originally thought death meant death. When I looked at it and read the meaning i understood the illustration. Reading a card reversed can be helpful, but in my experience a reversed card will often get a negative reading. My first few readings were negative, but then as I read on they became positive. Also I don't know what it is but whenever I hold the cards I get this warm feeling inside. I was born in the year of the dragon and I always loved them. Maybe that is why bonded so quickly with the cards. Well thanks for giving me the chance to say what I think. Blessed be
Guest More than 1 year ago
This deck is awesome! I have enjoyed it thoroughly and I would recommend it to all that are interested in Tarot or collect anything Dragons. The art alone is worth the price, but the deck really talked to me. The book was also very helpful, it gave full descriptions as well as brief ones (just in case you need to jog your memory). I have heard that the deck uses some different meanings, but they seem to go over well with me. The meditations described in the book were easy, and really opened a whole New World to me, as did the spells. The deck isn't always right, but most readings are accurate. This book and deck have captured my heart, soul, as well as my imagination. I hope you will enjoy it too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this tarot deck and I really enjoy it. The only thing that I don't like is the book only has one meaning for the cards, and does not have the reversed meaning for the cards when they are upside-down. But other than that, I love the book and deck.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent deck and book. Beautiful imagery on the cards with detailed desciptions in the text. A good choice for both psychic readers and/or collectors of all things dragon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the deck im learning to use and its the best you will love it this is the deck to get if your a dragoon lover
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was an excelent buy and i will never regret it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The actual graphics and design of the cards was intruiging, and I thought they were exceptionally beautiful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a beginner at tarot reading but when I first looked at the cards they looked spectacular. The night I reseaved them I read the book and did my own reading and it was true. It scared me, I found out they connect with you really fast. I am really glad that I now have the dragon tarot deck. Its great for anyone to use.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These cards are very beautifull! I felt a connection with the cards from the moment I seen them. These cards are very easy to read. And it is usefull for beginners and advanced readers. Light & Love to you all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have about 10 other decks that I own but the Celtic Dragon deck is one of my favorites. The artwork is compelling and accurate. I felt a bond almost immediately with them and I have purchased Related Dragon pictures and statues when I burn candles and do magic/spells. I am not an expert at Tarot by any means but this deck has given me much added confidence. Buy the deck, you won't be sorry!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really nice tarot deck. The dragons are a true expression of the elements. For this deck wands are air and swords are fire. I highly suggest photo copying 'Guide to the Cards' and the layouts (after you buy this set)so you don't have to keep flipping through the book so much.