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Books & Recordings | Oracles, Card Systems & Tarot
 
    The Byzantine Tarot by John Matthews and Cilla Conway       The Camelot Oracle by John Matthews, art by Will Worthington       The Cathar Tarot by John Matthews, with artwork by Wil Kinghan and accompanying       Celtic Shaman’s Pack by John Matthews, art by Chesca Potter    
                         
   
The Byzantine Tarot by John Matthews and Cilla Conway
     
The Camelot Oracle by John Matthews, art by Will Worthington
     
The Cathar Tarot by John Matthews, with artwork by Wil Kinghan and accompanying
     
Celtic Shaman’s Pack by John Matthews, art by Chesca Potter
   
                         
   
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
     
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.
     
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.
     
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.
   
                         
   
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    Celtic Wisdom Oracle by Caitlín Matthews       The Complete Arthurian Tarot by Caitlín & John Matthews       Complete Lenormand Oracle Handbook by Caitlín Matthews. Illustrated       Daveluy Lenormand by Caitlín Matthews    
                         
   
Celtic Wisdom Oracle by Caitlín Matthews
     
The Complete Arthurian Tarot by Caitlín & John Matthews
     
Complete Lenormand Oracle Handbook by Caitlín Matthews. Illustrated
     
Daveluy Lenormand by Caitlín Matthews
   
                         
   
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.  Currently out of print
     
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.
     
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.
     
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.

LAST FEW COPIES OF THIS LIMITED DECK.
   
                         
   
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    Enchanted Lenormand Oracle by Caitlín Matthews       The Lost Tarot of Nostradamus by John Matthews & art Wil Kinghan       Moon Oracle of the Sidhe by John Matthews, art by Wil Kinghan       The Oracle by Emrys Matthews    
                         
   
Enchanted Lenormand Oracle by Caitlín Matthews
     
The Lost Tarot of Nostradamus by John Matthews & art Wil Kinghan
     
Moon Oracle of the Sidhe by John Matthews, art by Wil Kinghan
     
The Oracle by Emrys Matthews
   
                         
   
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 and grand tableau spread sheet in a stout storage box.
     
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.
     
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 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 Oracle of Dr John Dee by John Matthews, art by Wil Kinghan       The Shaman’s Oracle by John Matthews and art by Wil Kinghan       Sherlock Holmes Tarot Wisdom from the World’s first Consulting Detective. by John Matthews, art Wil Kinghan       Steampunk Tarot: Gods of the Machine by Caitlín & John Matthews, art Wil Kinghan    
                         
   
The Oracle of Dr John Dee by John Matthews, art by Wil Kinghan
     
The Shaman’s Oracle by John Matthews and art by Wil Kinghan
     
Sherlock Holmes Tarot Wisdom from the World’s first Consulting Detective. by John Matthews, art Wil Kinghan
     
Steampunk Tarot: Gods of the Machine by Caitlín & John Matthews, art Wil Kinghan
   
                         
   
Following a life-long passion for the elusive and mysterious figure of the Elizabethan magus John Dee (1527-1609) John & Wil have once again teemed up to produce a new oracle deck based on the life and work Dee. The Oracle of Dr John Dee focuses on interrelated aspects of Dee’s work. It consists of a fold out chart, based on Dee’s Golden Talisman which may still be seen in The British Museum, and includes 30 cards which feature Dee himself and the many powerful; figures from the time and the distant past who both influenced his own work.
     
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.
     
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).
     
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.
   
                         
   
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    The Wildwood Tarot by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, art Will Worthington       The Zauberkarten or Magic Cards of Mlle. Le Normand by Caitlín Matthews                    
                             
   
The Wildwood Tarot by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, art Will Worthington
     
The Zauberkarten or Magic Cards of Mlle. Le Normand by Caitlín Matthews
     
 
     
 
   
                             
   
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.​
     
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.
     
 
     
 
   
                             
   
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