The Deck And Book Nook

The Deck and Book Nook – The Steampunk Tarot

by Theresa Reed on June 27, 2012

I’m going to be honest with you.  I dislike sci fi and fantasy or anything that resembles it.  It’s not my thang.  So when I initially learned what Steampunk was (a genre which incorporates science fiction with Victorian) I wasn’t the least bit interested.  Until I heard about the Steampunk Tarot (Llewellyn Publishers, ISBN 9780738726380) from […]

The Deck and Book Nook – Mary El Tarot

by Theresa Reed on May 6, 2012

I was excited to get my hands on a copy of the long awaited Mary-El Tarot (Schiffer ISBN:  9780764340611) by artist Marie White.  I had seen some of the pictures and so I knew it was going to be a stunner. And oh, what a beauty indeed!  First of all, the packaging is exquisite – a […]

The Deck and Book Nook – Tea Leaf Fortune Cards

by Theresa Reed on March 4, 2012

I’m a big time tea drinker yet I’ve never been able to master the art of tea leaf reading.  When I attempted to gaze into the teacup, I didn’t see images.  I saw tea leaves.  Perhaps I don’t have the imagination or vision for this type of divination but now thanks to the Tea Leaf […]

The Deck and Book Nook – Tarot For Magical Times

by Theresa Reed on February 4, 2012

  I’ll admit this: I’m rarely concerned with how astrology aspects affect the world.  Usually when I look at the transits, I’m only concerned with what it means for me.  I know it’s a rather self absorbed approach but I think a lot of astrology buffs tend to do the same thing.  However, when Pluto […]

The Deck and Book Nook – Joie de Vivre Tarot

by Theresa Reed on December 21, 2011

I had reservations about artist Paulina Cassidy’s latest “Joie de Vivre Tarot” deck (USG Games ISBN 978-1-57281-662-6) because I was not a big fan of her previous one, “The Paulina Tarot”.  The colors were too murky and I found the deck way too hard to read with.   So when I received Joie de Vivre, […]

The Deck and Book Nook – Cat’s Eye Tarot

by Theresa Reed on November 29, 2011

I am an absolute animal lover and cats are my favorite species. Over the years, my feline companions have provided me with friendship, love and humor (and on occasion, worry and aggravation).  I feel that cats have real “human” characteristics – which is perhaps why we relate to their expressions and actions so well. I […]

The Deck and Book Nook – The Reluctant Tarot Reader

by Theresa Reed on November 12, 2011

  I love reading about the experiences of my fellow tarot readers.  It’s interesting to learn how others deal with this work as well as how they found their way into the industry.  So I was delighted when Raven Mardirosian gave me a copy of her latest ebook, “The Reluctant Tarot Reader”. Part autobiography and […]

The Deck and Book Nook – The Gaian Tarot

by Theresa Reed on September 14, 2011

I’ll sheepishly admit that I had some reservations about the Gaian Tarot.  Rumor was that it was very feminine ala The Motherpeace Deck. I’m actually kind of masculine in nature so that concerned me. Would I be able to relate to this deck? I also heard that some of the traditional names for the cards […]

The Deck and Book Nook – Mystic Pyramid

by Theresa Reed on June 29, 2011

When I was a child, I had a destructive streak.  I mainly took it out on the Magic 8 Ball.  In fact, I was determined to smash that Magic 8 Ball open so I could get the little cube out and see what the liquid was made of.  Needless to say, I never succeeded.  Either […]

Years ago I used to visit the (now closed) Magickal Childe occult shop in New York.  I would spend lots of time browsing the herbs, oils, candles and books – and fantasizing about what things I would conjure up.  One day, I came to the store after a friend of a friend stole money from […]