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    The Circle of the Sidhe by John Matthews & Wil Kinghan       Tarot of Light and Shadow by John Matthews & Andrea Aste       Da Vinci Enigma Tarot by Caitlin Matthews       Walking with the Sidhe SET by John Matthews: Book & 2 packs of cards    
                         
   
The Circle of the Sidhe by John Matthews & Wil Kinghan
     
Tarot of Light and Shadow by John Matthews & Andrea Aste
     
Da Vinci Enigma Tarot by Caitlin Matthews
     
Walking with the Sidhe SET by John Matthews: Book & 2 packs of cards
   
                         
   
Following a five-year process of recording the teachings of the Faery race known as the Sidhe, the four sidhe oracles compiled and written by John Matthews with art by Wil Kinghan are finally presented as a set in a single box, with a revised book with updated text and methods of working with the oracles, having 100 cards (comprising all 4 Sidhe oracles), a book of 159 pages in a specially designed box, and a bag in which to store cards. The Circle of the Sidhe replaces the earlier sets of cards and booklets, which will be discontinued when the remaining stocks are sold out. 
Includes: The Moon Oracle of the Sidhe and The Sidhe Oracle of the Fleeting Hare, The Sidhe Oracle of the Glorious Sun and The Sidhe Oracle of the Flowing Waters 
Please be aware that we only carry a limited number of these titles due to the heavy import duty applied to the cards which are printed and sent from the USA. Those living in USA are recommended to purchase copies directly from the publisher: Lorian Press at www://lorian press.com.
 
     
This beautifully illustrated double Tarot deck allows readers to explore both sides of a question at once, looking at the Shadow (instinctive, inner world, the unknown) and the Light (rational, outer world, the known). The Tarot of Light and Shadow presents a new multi-layered way of working with the Tarot: using two decks to explore the Shadow and Light sides of any questions at once. In fact, they can be seen not as two separate decks but as one deck appearing in two dimensions.  Answers come both from within and without. Inner influences as well as outer affect our choices and may dictate our concerns. When we face a problem or issue for which we turn to the Tarot for advice, there are many different ways to approach the query. The Shadow deck gives you insight into your inner world, your subconscious, your instinct and what is not yet in the light of your consciousness, while the Light deck reflects the the outer world, the rational and what is already known about an issue. This ground-breaking two-deck system allows the reader to explore both sides of such questions at once, and to find the best way forward in the blending of both answers. 
     
Leonardo da Vinci is universally acknowledged as a prophetic visionary, who envisioned and created blueprints for many ideas and artefacts now taken for granted in the modern world. The Da Vinci Enigma Tarot is faithful to his vision, drawing on his notebooks, drawings, and ideas. Lavishly illustrated with his artwork, the deck creates a portable notebook containing the macrocosm (Major cards), the greater archetypal world, and the microcosm (Minor cards), the lesser manifest world of everyday. Using da Vinci’s own insights, the accompanying book enables the reader to use the deck to discover fresh ways of looking at personal experience, using a design that he created. Book & 78 cards in a box.
     
This manual combines the two books of the Moon Oracle of the Sidhe and The Sidhe Oracle of the Fleeting Hare, into something unique and new. Here you will be working directly with the Sidhe themselves, through the medium of imagery and visionary words, and moving beyond these in many subtle and different ways. This book continues and extends John’s work began in his book, The Sidhe. NOTE: This comes with new book, and  the cards of both Moon Oracle of the Sidhe and Sidhe Oracle of the Fleeting Hare, saving £20.
   
                         
   
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    Celtic Shaman’s Pack by John Matthews, art by Chesca Potter       Celtic Totem Animals by John Matthews       The Spirit of Nature Oracle by John Matthews, art Will Worthington       Oracle of the Fleeting Hare by John Matthews & Wil Kinghan    
                         
   
Celtic Shaman’s Pack by John Matthews, art by Chesca Potter
     
Celtic Totem Animals by John Matthews
     
The Spirit of Nature Oracle by John Matthews, art Will Worthington
     
Oracle of the Fleeting Hare by John Matthews & Wil Kinghan
   
                         
   
For all who love shamanism and the Celtic worlds, this 40 card set depicts the three realms of the otherworld and its inhabitants: animals, divinities, places, objects. The cards can be used for meditation, as journeying gateways or destinations, as well as for divination. In this new edition, the original art of Chesca Potter is restored to new life again.
     
Animal helpers in their spirit form act as guides and allies to the shaman’s journeys to the Otherworld. Celtic Totem Animals comes with a link to a recording of shamanic drumming by Caitlín Matthews, a set of animal cards and 160pp. book revealing  the Celtic tradition of animal lore relating to these beings, ranging from the great story of Culhwch & Olwen from the WelshMabinogioncycle, to stories relating to such famous creatures as the One-Eyed Salmon of Assaroe to the wise and all-knowing Hawk of Achill, and the powerful Eagle of Leac. In each case these stories show the animals to be cleverer, more cunning, or braver then their human counterparts. This book with a cut-out card set includes methods of working with and learning from these magical beings in accordance with Shamanic tradition. Of interest to all who love and care about things Celtic, animal tales, magical story-telling and shamanism.
     

The Spirit of Nature Oracle, by John Matthews, with 25 cards by Will Worthington (of The Druid Animal Oracle) draws upon the wisdom of the trees and ogham lore.  Each of the cards represents one of the ogham trees and is painted in such a way as to look alive and watching the diviner.  There are certainly real tree spirits looking out of the cards! The accompanying book draws upon the lore of the trees and the wisdom of the Green Man. 

     
Inspired by the teaching of the of the Sidhe,  The Oracle of the Fleeting Hare is a companion oracle to John and Wil’s Moon Oracle of the Sidhe. The hare has been recognised in these islands as a magical creature since the time of the Celts, who acknowledged the goddess Andraste as its guardian. It is recorded that Boudicca, warrior queen of the Iceni, on the eve of her first great battle with the Romans, released a hare from beneath her skirts; observing where it ran, she predicted victory. 20 full colour cards with an 80-page manual rich with insights from Celtic myth and methods of working with the Fleeting Hare and the Sidhe. It is a testament to the continuing collaboration between the Sidhe and humankind. NO MORE COPIES.
   
                         
   
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    Untold Tarot: The Lost Art of Reading Ancient Tarots by Caitlín Matthews       Wild Magic by Mark Ryan & John Matthews       Moon Oracle of the Sidhe by John Matthews, art by Wil Kinghan       The Cathar Tarot by John Matthews, with artwork by Wil Kinghan and accompanying    
                         
   
Untold Tarot: The Lost Art of Reading Ancient Tarots by Caitlín Matthews
     
Wild Magic by Mark Ryan & John Matthews
     
Moon Oracle of the Sidhe by John Matthews, art by Wil Kinghan
     
The Cathar Tarot by John Matthews, with artwork by Wil Kinghan and accompanying
   
                         
   
Untold Tarot presents historic styles of reading little known in the modern era. It teaches traditional ways of reading used for pre-twentieth-century decks, drawing upon older cartomantic arts such as blending and pairing cards, reading lines, and following "line of sight" to piece together untold stories according to the direction in which the characters are facing. Extensively illustrated with practical examples.
     
Wild Magic invokes the power of the Wildwood, of the Green Man and Green Woman, of the living archetypes of the forest such as Herne the Hunter and Robin-i-the-Hood. It takes us across time to the pre-Celtic world of the forest that once cloaked much of the world, where primal forces, cloaked in the shape of animal, bird and fish roamed free and opened doorways into the primal otherworld of the Ancestors. With chapters on the Lore of the Wild, ways to work around the archetypal Wheel of the Year, shamanic methods of exploring the wild, and mediations designed to enable powerful, personal encounters with Wildwood archetypes.
     
A book and set of 28 cards in a cloth draw-string bag.Each card bears one of the glyphs to be found incised on stone all over the ancient Celtic world. Accompanied by inspirational messages, following those found in The Sidhe by John Matthews.  These act as a means of contacting the power of the Inner Worlds and of invoking protection and guidance for the user. The glyphs are  a form of symbolic language, dating from the neolithic up to the period of Celtic expansion across Europe and under the guidance of the Sidhe, are a vital tool for support on the journey of life.
     
This tarot is based on one of the most enigmatic, and fascinating spiritual groups. During the Middle Ages the unorthodox beliefs of the Cathars caused them to be branded heretics, and mercilessly persecuted during a crusade launched in 1179. They were eradicated and yet their ideas and beliefs – with tantalizing links to the Grail legend – remain embedded in Western consciousness. They continue to fascinate us to this day, and here become the perfect content for a stunning new deck. This tarot has illustrated minors with the suits of Shields, Swords, Love and Wisdom representing the Four Books of Truth, as well as an array of people associated with the Cathar world upon the court cards. With several new spreads, this tarot reveals the inner world of the Cathars.
   
                         
   
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    The Zauberkarten or Magic Cards of Mlle. Le Normand by Caitlín Matthews       The Shaman’s Oracle by John Matthews and art by Wil Kinghan       Vision of the Side by John Matthews, art by Wil Kinghan       The Oracle by Emrys Matthews    
                         
   
The Zauberkarten or Magic Cards of Mlle. Le Normand by Caitlín Matthews
     
The Shaman’s Oracle by John Matthews and art by Wil Kinghan
     
Vision of the Side by John Matthews, art by Wil Kinghan
     
The Oracle by Emrys Matthews
   
                         
   
This rare reproduction, 46 card, non-standard Lenormand pack was made in 1855 Vienna. While it includes many familiar images from the standard Lenormand deck, it has additional cards with which we are not familiar: the Weeping Woman, the Rock, the Knight with Sword, the Steep Road, the Man Clenching his Fist and the delightfully named Old Coffee Sister. These expressive cards were hand painted. The original 60 page book accompanying the Zauberkarten has been translated here by Helen Riding and edited with commentary and additional material by Caitlín Matthews as a printed book. This lists the 46 cards and their meanings, with two different methods of reading, a list of card combinations and an appendix giving French and German playing card keywords.
     
Drawing upon ancient world cave art to offer an oracle in which the prehistoric shaman’s vision within the darkness of the cave is the ancestral guiding wisdom. Explore your question with the help of the cave ancestors, animals and spirits. Each image is from prehistoric cave art from across the world, creating a scintillating oracle.

Comprising 52 cards, book, spread sheet and a drawer-box with ribbon.
     
The Vision of the Sidhe contains the two final oracles as given to John Matthews by the people of the Sidhe, the Irish Faery race. The accompanying book contains everything required to work with The Sidhe Oracle of the Sun and the Sidhe Oracle of the Waters. These, together with the previous two decks, constitute the four part work Voices of the Sidhe, each focused on one of the elements. Each can be worked with separately, and may be use with the 2 earlier decks  of the Sidhe Oracle of the Moon and the Sidhe Oracle of the Fleeting Hare, available on this site a set under the title 'Waking with the Sidhe.'
     
This unusual oracle was written by Caitlín & John Matthews with their son when he was a teenager and is intended for the age-group 12-18. It deals responsibly and supportively with the kinds of divinatory questions asked by most teenagers and young people, as well as being fun to use alone or with friends. Whether the issue is about love, confidence, style-awareness or school, the Oracle makes a fantastic and affordable gift for young people.

‘I was really impressed with the imagination and great ideas that have gone into this unusual teen book. A good fun read to read along or with your friends. – Angela Bartram
   
                         
   
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    The Lost Tarot of Nostradamus by John Matthews & art Wil Kinghan       The Complete Arthurian Tarot by Caitlín & John Matthews       The Camelot Oracle by John Matthews, art by Will Worthington       The Byzantine Tarot by John Matthews and Cilla Conway    
                         
   
The Lost Tarot of Nostradamus by John Matthews & art Wil Kinghan
     
The Complete Arthurian Tarot by Caitlín & John Matthews
     
The Camelot Oracle by John Matthews, art by Will Worthington
     
The Byzantine Tarot by John Matthews and Cilla Conway
   
                         
   
In 1994 a researcher working in the Italian National Library in Rome discovered a manuscript containing 80 mysterious paintings, believed to have been devised by the mysterious prophet Michael de Nostredame, better known as Nostradamus. Drawing upon the visionary insights gleaned from his prophetic writings and visions, this tarot has been brought to fruition by two modern experts and its secrets revealed for the first time. A deck which incorporates Nostradamus' own images and visions.
     
This special 25th Anniversary edition of the Arthurian Tarot includes the Arthurian Tarot Course, a little tightened up and updated, but still the same old course, so you can go off on quest for the hallows of the Sword, Spear, Grail and Stone all over again, or for the first time, if you were too young to do it before! The cards have their original black arches restored, repackaged in a sturdy slipcase with boxed cards, a paperback book with the meanings and readings.
     
Enter a mystical landscape peopled with archetypal characters and rich in myth and legend - the world of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. The Arthurian myths deal with every aspect of human life, from the eternal struggle to overcome obstacles to the continuing search for fulfilment. By consulting the guidebook, cards and Map of the Lands Adventurous, you can reveal the answers and the guidance you seek.
     
Drawing upon the rich heritage of art, lore and the complex courtly world of the Byzantine Empire, this sparkling new tarot reflects the extraordinary, unique artistic style, often depicted in gleaming gold and intricate mosaic, which flourished under the rule of the Byzantine Emperors from the 4th to the 15th centuries. The presence of so many archetypal figures and roles within the imperial court suggests a link between the oldest forms of the tarot and the wisdom that flourished at the time within the confines of this part of the Classical world.

‘Evocative and ancient.’ - Ferdiad

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    Steampunk Tarot: Gods of the Machine by Caitlín & John Matthews, art Wil Kinghan       Sherlock Holmes Tarot Wisdom from the World’s first Consulting Detective. by John Matthews, art Wil Kinghan       Enchanted Lenormand Oracle by Caitlín Matthews       Daveluy Lenormand by Caitlín Matthews    
                         
   
Steampunk Tarot: Gods of the Machine by Caitlín & John Matthews, art Wil Kinghan
     
Sherlock Holmes Tarot Wisdom from the World’s first Consulting Detective. by John Matthews, art Wil Kinghan
     
Enchanted Lenormand Oracle by Caitlín Matthews
     
Daveluy Lenormand by Caitlín Matthews
   
                         
   
Roll up, roll up and see the amazing Steampunk Tarot: Gods of the Machine! We present the 22 Gods of the Machine, whose primal impulses beat out the determining rhythm of life in the Steampunk Imperium. From the Technomage and the Aviatrix to Spring Heeled Jack and The Moon Voyage, these Gods of the Machine are the main attractions in the Theatre of the Mysteries. The fourfold leagues of Airships, Engines, Submersibles and Leviathans surround them, transmitting their life-navigating messages through a further 56 cards across time and space where metaphysics and technology meet in a parallel world.
     
Enter the doors of 221B Baker Street (the world’s most famous address) and meet the Great Detective (The Magician). Ask your question then climb aboard the Hansom cab (The Chariot) and set off in search of answers, aided by the redoubtable Watson (Strength), the hidden wisdom of Holmes brilliant brother Mycroft (the Hermit), and the kindly energy of Mrs Hudson (Temperance).

​Consult the famed Bradshaw’s Directory (The Wheel of Fortune) or seek your answers amongst the pages of the London Times (The World).
     
Learn to read this 200 year old method of the Lenormand oracle with these beautiful cards by Caitlín & Virginia Lee. Lenormand cards are a non-esoteric 36 card oracle that give very exact answers to divinatory questions; once the reader has learned the basic keyword meanings of each card, card combinations reveal extraordinarily predictive oracles. This is the first English Lenormand published with an accompanying book. With 36 standard Lenormand cards + 3 extras, 160pp. book with meanings, spreads in a stout storage box.
     
The 36 card Daveluy Lenormand dates from the mid 19th century, created by the great card makers, Daveluy of Belgium. These cards are very clear to read, coming with image, playing card inset and French text. It was made by a process of chromo-lithography, with bright colours, now restored to new life from an original deck by Lauren Forestall. The cards come with a booklet giving the outline of the deck, a list of meanings and translated text from the cards.

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    Complete Lenormand Oracle Handbook by Caitlín Matthews. Illustrated       Ancestral Oracle of the Celts by Caitlín Matthews       The Wildwood Tarot by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, art Will Worthington       The Grail Tarot by John Matthews & Giovanni Casselli    
                         
   
Complete Lenormand Oracle Handbook by Caitlín Matthews. Illustrated
     
Ancestral Oracle of the Celts by Caitlín Matthews
     
The Wildwood Tarot by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, art Will Worthington
     
The Grail Tarot by John Matthews & Giovanni Casselli
   
                         
   
In this compendious guide to Lenormand card reading, the multiple meanings for each card provide keywords so the reader can quickly build an interpretive vocabulary for Lenormand fortune-telling. We learn how to lay spreads, starting with 3 or 5 cards and building to the Grand Tableau spread, which uses all 36 cards.
     
This oracle was created in 1990 as the basis for our Walkers Between Worlds courses, and is now available as an ancestral oracle where you can ask the ancient ones and forerunners to guide your questions and bring advice. The 40 cards can also be used for ancestral healing rituals and meditation. Each of the 8 divinities and the 32 Celtic ancestors form a council of help and wisdom that can bring resourceful insights to your issues and questions. Sit in meditation and learn from your deep ancestors.  Now reprinted
     
Based on the seasonal rhythms and festivals of the ancient year, The Wildwood Tarot draws its inspiration from pre-Celtic mythology and shamanic mysteries, placing mystical archetypes into a nature-based system rich in shamanic wisdom and forest lore.The 160-page book comes with a 78 beautifully illustrated tarot cards.​  

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The Grail legend is one of the most famous mysteries the world has ever known. This 78-card Tarot deck with spectacular Renaissance-style art relates to the quest for this sacred Christian relic and connects it to our desire to understand the puzzles within our own lives. Characters drawn from Grail history, as well as the Knights Templar, guide the seeker on the path. The suits are represented by the four Grail Hallows: Stone, Sword, Lance, and Vessel. Discover the symbolism and stories of the Grail as a universal and potent representation of the search for truth, part of your own spiritual quest. The cards when laid edge to edge create a tableau in each suit and in the Major Arcana: a procession of the Grail indeed!
   
                         
   
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