Step through the doors of Mandrake Academy . . . where you will don the robes of a magical apprentice and learn from your instructorthe tarot. Featuring gorgeous, intricately rendered digital artwork by John J. Blumen, this wonderfully unique tarot deck presents a full course in basic magic while teaching you the timeless art of reading the cards.
Progress through the 78-card Rider-Waite-based deck and explore twenty-two enjoyable lessons, as taught by the Empress, professor of herbal magic; the Hierophant, professor of mythology; and other traditional figures who hail from the Major Arcana.
Gain skills in spellcasting, herbalism, runes, astrology, astral travel, shapeshifting, and other essential topics
Practice four schools of elemental magic, represented by the four suits of the Minor Arcana: fire, water, air, and earth
For a study guide and more, visit www.WizardsTarot.com
|Publisher:||Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 2.40(d)|
About the Author
Corrine Kenner specializes in bringing metaphysical subjects down to earth. Her work on the tarot is widely published, and her classes and workshops are perennial favorites among students in the Midwest. Corrine is a certified tarot master, and she holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from California State University, Long Beach.
Corrine is the author of Tall Dark Stranger, a handbook on using tarot cards for romance, and Tarot Journaling, a guide to the art of keeping a tarot diary. She was also the creator of Llewellyn's Tarot Calendar. She is a contributor to the 2005, 2006, and 2007 editions of the Llewellyn Tarot Reader. A former newspaper reporter and magazine editor, Kenner edited Llewellyn's popular Astrological Calendar, Daily Planetary Guide, and Sun Sign Book. She is also the author of Crystals for Beginners.
Corrine has lived in Brazil, Los Angeles, and the Twin Cities of Minnesota. She now lives in the Midwest with her husband Dan and her daughters Katherine, Emily, and Julia.
You can find her website at www.corrinekenner.com.
John J. Blumen lives and works as an illustrator in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Visit him online at www.johnblumenillustration.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This deck has beautiful art. It is really fun, especially for those of us who are enthralled by a certain boy wizard and his world. The author poses the major arcana as teachers at a school of magic: this links them to a larger story that I already know and have lots of memories and associations to, which makes them more fun, more instantly meaningful, and easier to remember. Plus, I think this deck remains pretty true to the Rider-Waite deck and is a respectable working tarot, even while being fun. The pips and court cards also have good stories.
I love this tarot set. I first bought the book that goes along with in and while reading through it, I was happy to see there was a corresponding deck and I was hooked. There is so much simple information that's easy to read, understand and memorize. The tarot deck is beautifully illustrated and wonderfully symbolic. Everything pictured had a meaning that's easily understood at a glance. If they ever make a collector's set, I would be the first in line.