Inner Child Cards: A Fairy-Tale Tarot

Overview

A new and updated edition of the popular tarot deck that reawakens the child in all of us.

• Uses the important archetypes of childhood fairy tales to awaken emotional memory and heal the child within.

• Excellent for dream work, the recovery process, and use with children.

Inner Child Cards is a tarot system that helps us interact with the world's most potent archetypes. The authors assign an archetypal childhood story to each image in the traditional tarot deck. Cinderella ...

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Overview

A new and updated edition of the popular tarot deck that reawakens the child in all of us.

• Uses the important archetypes of childhood fairy tales to awaken emotional memory and heal the child within.

• Excellent for dream work, the recovery process, and use with children.

Inner Child Cards is a tarot system that helps us interact with the world's most potent archetypes. The authors assign an archetypal childhood story to each image in the traditional tarot deck. Cinderella aligns with the Moon card, traditionally associated with the power of dreams and visions. Sleeping Beauty parallels the Death card with its theme of personal metamorphosis. Little Red Cap stands in for the Fool (the innocent).

Before the Age of Reason higher learning was transmitted through archetypal characters in stories and fairy tales. In modern times these all-important stories have been relegated to a secondary position, with no recognition of their deeper meaning. The whimsical art and familiar characters of the Inner Child Cards will awaken dormant emotional memory that has been trapped in long-forgotten childhood stories. Tarot has always had an uncanny capacity to act as a "hall of mirrors" reflecting the true trajectory of life. By referencing fairy-tale archetypes, Inner Child Cards gives adults an especially clear reflection of the child within and imaginative access to the soul's own personal truth. And because of their playful nature, these cards are equally well suited for use with children.

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Editorial Reviews

Dawn Baumann Brunke
"I was fascinated by the imaginative transformation of traditional Tarot images to Inner Child archetypes. . . . fun, elegant, and powerful."
Arizona networkingNews
"It gives an especially clear reflection of the child within and imaginative access to the soul's own personal truth."
October 2002 - Aquarius
"Aside from being a lovely deck, it's a great tool for getting your inner child and higher self to connect."
Wayne Muller
"A delightful odyssey. The images and stories of childhood become an enchanting guide for inner reflection."
Antero Alli
"The authors have accomplished nothing less than a symbolic miracle. Inner Child Cards plucks and plays resonant chords of emotional memory and the psychic life trapped away in long-forgotten childhood stories."
Psychological Perspectives
"[The cards] are filled with the images, fairy tales, and stories that bridge the archetypal realm of the child and the future potential of the adult."
May 2002 - Awareness
"This remarkable 320 page book & 78 full-color tarot card set is a perfect gift item for someone you love, including yourself! The book . . is a small masterpiece in itself."
Lee A. Bursten
"The art on these cards places this deck in a class by itself compared to other decks.The scenes are simple yet highly evocative and magical. The bright, primary colors are used with a skill rarely seen in Tarot decks. Collectors will want to buy this deck for the artwork alone. The text is well-written and concise."
Dawn Shainheit
"This is a great deck to use when reading for children or those who may otherwise be hesitant to use one of the traditional decks.The Inner Child Cards are wonderful for tarot collectors, as the illustrations are vivid and energetic. I highly encourage all tarot enthusiasts to consider purchasing this deck for variety and added insight."
The Blessed Bee
"The stories behind each card are at once familiar and enlightening. The stunning illustrations are vivid and fantastical."
Arizona networking News
"It gives an especially clear reflection of the child within and imaginative access to the soul's own personal truth."
October 2002 Aquarius
"Aside from being a lovely deck, it's a great tool for getting your inner child and higher self to connect."
May 2002 Awareness
"This remarkable 320 page book & 78 full-color tarot card set is a perfect gift item for someone you love, including yourself! The book . . is a small masterpiece in itself."
June/July 2002 Arizona networkingNews
"It gives an especially clear reflection of the child within and imaginative access to the soul's own personal truth."
author of Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual A Wayne Muller
"A delightful odyssey. The images and stories of childhood become an enchanting guide for inner reflection."
author of Astrologik and Angel Tech Antero Alli
"The authors have accomplished nothing less than a symbolic miracle. Inner Child Cards plucks and plays resonant chords of emotional memory and the psychic life trapped away in long-forgotten childhood stories."
www.Artof Tarot.com Lee A. Bursten
"The art on these cards places this deck in a class by itself compared to other decks.The scenes are simple yet highly evocative and magical. The bright, primary colors are used with a skill rarely seen in Tarot decks. Collectors will want to buy this deck for the artwork alone. The text is well-written and concise."
author of Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual A Wayne Muller
"A delightful odyssey. The images and stories of childhood become an enchanting guide for inner reflection."
From the Publisher
"[The cards] are filled with the images, fairy tales, and stories that bridge the archetypal realm of the child and the future potential of the adult."

"A delightful odyssey. The images and stories of childhood become an enchanting guide for inner reflection."

"I was fascinated by the imaginative transformation of traditional Tarot images to Inner Child archetypes. . . . fun, elegant, and powerful."

"The art on these cards places this deck in a class by itself compared to other decks.The scenes are simple yet highly evocative and magical. The bright, primary colors are used with a skill rarely seen in Tarot decks. Collectors will want to buy this deck for the artwork alone. The text is well-written and concise."

"The authors have accomplished nothing less than a symbolic miracle. Inner Child Cards plucks and plays resonant chords of emotional memory and the psychic life trapped away in long-forgotten childhood stories."

"The stories behind each card are at once familiar and enlightening. The stunning illustrations are vivid and fantastical."

"This is a great deck to use when reading for children or those who may otherwise be hesitant to use one of the traditional decks.The Inner Child Cards are wonderful for tarot collectors, as the illustrations are vivid and energetic. I highly encourage all tarot enthusiasts to consider purchasing this deck for variety and added insight."

"This remarkable 320 page book & 78 full-color tarot card set is a perfect gift item for someone you love, including yourself! The book . . is a small masterpiece in itself."

"Aside from being a lovely deck, it's a great tool for getting your inner child and higher self to connect."

"It gives an especially clear reflection of the child within and imaginative access to the soul's own personal truth."

Awareness
This remarkable 320 page book & 78 full-color tarot card set is a perfect gift item for someone you love, including yourself! The book ... is a small masterpiece in itself...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879181823
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition, Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 697,100
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Isha Lerner has a worldwide practice as an astrologer, tarot consultant, and flower-essence practitioner. She is also the author of the Power of Flowers book and deck and the forthcoming Inner Child Cards Workbook. Mark Lerner has extensively researched the correlations between tarot, astrology, fairy tales, psychology, and healing since 1972, and he is the publisher of the astrological magazine Welcome to Planet Earth. They live in Eugene, Oregon.
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Table of Contents

Inner Child Cards
A Fairy Tale Tarot
Acknowledgments
Foreword by Antero Alli
Preface
Part I: The Oracle
How to Use This Deck
Using the Deck with Children
Layouts
The Wishing Well
What's Around the Corner?
The Child
The Rainbow
Hopscotch
The Spiral Staircase
Part II: The Major Arcana
Part III: The Minor Arcana
Notes
Bibliography
About the Authors
About the Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2002

    Imaginative Tarot

    This creative combination of colorful Fairy-Tale Tarot cards and explanation booklet provides a new way of looking into the meaning Tarot. The set provides a great opportunity for the experienced Tarot card reader, as well as for the beginner to learn the meanings of the cards. The Fairy-Tale representations allow for distinct and imaginative stories to be created. I highly recommend the Inner Child Cards to anyone interested in Tarot.

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