Obtain spiritual development through the symbolism of 78 beautiful Tarot cards inspired by woodcuts created between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. Interpretations from alchemists, Christian mystics, Kabbalists, and magicians are divided into the Majors and Minors based on philosophies of both the Tarot and Kabbalah. Though the philosophies are closely related, each suit possesses its own unique characteristics, descriptions, and meanings for the cards. Possessing this deck is like holding a complete synopsis of Kabbalah that fits into the palm of your hand. Use the cards to encourage your readings and interpretations for a clear narrative that concerns day-to-day issues as well as the more important questions of your life. The guide provides an overview of the Secret Wisdom of the Ages, delving into the Tarot in relation to Kabbalah. There is a summary table for ease of reading and for understanding the beliefs involved.
"First Edition Fourth Printing. Sm4to. 400 pages. Full bound dark blue cloth with blind stamped title on front board and fully legible gilt title on spine. Book is clean throughout with some light discoloration on end papers. Previous owners names and provenance of this volume noted on ffep. DJ in surprisingly good shape, a 1-inch and a 1 1/2-inch closed tear on head of spine were repaired with tape some time ago, otherwise only light soil and mild chipping to extremities due to age. Photos are available upon request.
"It's absolutely gosh-wow, super-colossal--smart, funny, and a continual pleasure to read."--The Washington Post Book World
Named one of the 10 Best Books of the Decade by Entertainment Weekly - Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize
A "towering, swash-buckling thrill of a book" (Newsweek), hailed as Chabon's "magnum opus" (The New York Review of Books), The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a triumph of originality, imagination, and storytelling, an exuberant, irresistible novel that begins in New York City in 1939. A young escape artist and budding magician named Joe Kavalier arrives on the doorstep of his cousin, Sammy Clay. While the long shadow of Hitler falls across Europe, America is happily in thrall to the Golden Age of comic books, and in a distant corner of Brooklyn, Sammy is looking for a way to cash in on the craze. He finds the ideal partner in the aloof, artistically gifted Joe, and together they embark on an adventure that takes them deep into the heart of Manhattan, and the heart of old-fashioned American ambition. From the shared fears, dreams, and desires of two teenage boys, they spin comic book tales of the heroic, fascist-fighting Escapist and the beautiful, mysterious Luna Moth, otherworldly mistress of the night. Climbing from the streets of Brooklyn to the top of the Empire State Building, Joe and Sammy carve out lives, and careers, as vivid as cyan and magenta ink. Spanning continents and eras, this superb book by one of America's finest writers remains one of the defining novels of our modern American age. Winner of the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award and the New York Society Library Book Award
Since it was first published, American Gods became an instant classic. Now discover the mystery and majesty of American Gods in this beautiful reissue of the Author's Preferred Text edition. Featuring a new preface by Neil Gaiman in honor of the novel's 20th anniversary, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece.
Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.
But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.
Life as Wednesday's bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined--it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own.
London, 1925, sm 4to. The first edition thus. Both volumes have been rebound; original spine and cover paper are tipped in at end of text. 2 volumes beautifully bound in full green leather with heavy gilt decoration and marbled endpapers. Gilt tooling along board edges, raised bands, maroon title lables, deckle edges. All gilt bright and clean. Text is decorated throughout with with numerous cuts. Clean and solid. Some minor scuffing appears in spots on leather from shelfwear. Previous owners name plates on front paste down of both vols. Photo available upon request. Illustrated by E. McKnight Kauffer.
Second edition. Small 8vo, 213 pgs + ads. Full bound green cloth with black, white and beige stamped pictorial cover, black title on spine. Three black and white plates. This book is in remarkably fine condition, the cloth is clean, the binding solid, and the pages crisp. There is a small bit of dust soil at the head of the text block, but no mentionable wear. This rare title by Baum pseudonym Suzanne Metcalf (spelled Susanne on cover) is a must have for true Baum enthusaists!
A divination tool to connect with guides from the Egyptian pantheon- A 35-card deck with original artwork by award-winning illustrator Kris Waldherr - Guidebook includes detailed card interpretations and 8 divinatory spreads - By the authors of Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt: Awakening the Healing Power of the Heart The Anubis Oracle is a shamanic guide to inner Egypt, a place of mystery, ancestral wisdom, and abiding love that resides within each of us. It is a place where the neteru--the archetypal deities and elemental spirits from the Egyptian pantheon--lead us on our journey of transformation, a journey designed to open our hearts and teach us the inner workings of the soul. The full-color deck contains a Key Card, a card for each of the 22 deities and 4 elements, and 8 composite cards that portray several deities together. These composites represent 8 major portals of initiation and complex archetypal relationships. The accompanying book provides detailed interpretations for each card and instructions for 8 divinatory spreads that include entering into the mystery, achieving higher love and wisdom, and identifying our sacred purpose. By divining with the neteru, the shaman within awakens. This allows the neteru to reveal the answers we seek in our personal lives and in our interactions with the world by connecting us with the wisdom, guidance, and shamanic mysteries of Egypt that live within us.
Gemstones are powerful tools, which guide you toward personal understanding. The colors and shapes of the stones bring you messages to motivate and heal you in many ways. This deck of 44 oracle cards by Margaret Ann Lembo familiarizes you with 44 gemstones and 11 archangels - each one of them associated with four different gemstones. Using this card deck will enable the gemstones and archangels to bring you messages to increase your awareness. The gemstone and its associated message on the front of the card give you a reading. The archangel associated with the gemstone on the other side of the card provides you with a positive affirmation to help you transform your reality. Used regularly this oracle deck will bring insights and guidance from the gemstones and the archangels.