Aletheus: Video of 8 Card Pentacle Tarot Spread

This is a video I put together of a reading I did the other day using the pentacle spread I developed specifically for use with the Light & Shadow Tarot. Of course, the spread can be used effectively with any deck as well.  I have plans to do a full explication of the Light &…

Interview with poet Mark Hannan about “Incantations” in Light & Shadow Tarot

Destiny Books, division of Inner Traditions in Rochester Vermont, released their newest (1996) Tarot deck and book set this month. The Light & Shadow Tarot is a collaborative effort from the late artist, Michael Goepferd; author, Brian Williams; and poet, Mark Hannan. Michael Goepferd spent much of 1992-94 creating, carving, and printing the 78 linoleum…

Sample Tarot Reading

. First the question: (Note: The form of the question is important. 1st person active is ideal. “How can I…?” encourges action.) The client, Paul, asks, “I need to take better care of myself, stop smoking, get fit. How can I go about this so I will be successful?” The cards drawn: 5 wands, King…

The Light and Shadow Tarot – A Review

a review by Sarah Ovenall The Light and Shadow Tarot is a marvelous example of an all-too-rare occurance: a deck that works on both the artistic and esoteric levels. The deck was created as a series of linoleum block prints by the late German artist Michael Goepford, and originally published in a limited edition as the Contrast…