The Light and Shadow Tarot

By (author) Brian Williams
By (author) Michael Goepferd
Illustrated by Michael Goepferd

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The Light and Shadow Tarot
By (author) Brian Williams
By (author) Michael Goepferd
Illustrated by Michael Goepferd

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Pages : 208

Book Size : 4.25 x 5.5

ISBN-13 : 9780892815036

Imprint : Destiny Books

On Sale Date : October 01, 1996

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This book and 78 black and white card deck features striking and original block-print art that draws inspiration from many spiritual traditions to help bring to light your shadow side--an essential part of the creative process that can lead to growth, movement, and change.


About The Light and Shadow Tarot

Drawing its inspiration from many spiritual traditions, including Celtic, Native American, East Indian, African, Medieval and Renaissance European, The Light and Shadow Tarot is an innovative collection of potent images and interpretations. The striking black-and-white images stress contrast and balance, resolution and completion, while remaining a strong and workable analogue to the traditional Tarot. Crafted with an enduring and haunting authority, this deck brings to light the shadow side of all of us, an essential part of the creative process that leads to growth, movement, and change. 

Brian Williams is the creator of the popular PoMo (Postmodern) Tarot, published by Harper San Francisco

The highly original block prints serve as both works of art and as an illuminating parallel to the accompanying text, which includes a detailed interpretation of each card. 

Table of Contents

Table of content

The Light and Shadow Tarot

The Major Arcana
0. The Fool
1. The Magician
2. The High Priestess
3. The Empress
4. The Emperor
5. The Hierophant
6. The Lovers
7. The Chariot
8. Justice
9. The Hermit
10. The Wheel Of Fortune
11. Strength
12. The Hanged Man
13. The Endless Dance of Death
14. Temperance
15. The Devil
16. The Tower
17. The Star
18. The Moon
19. The Sun
20. Judgment
21. The World
The Minor Arcana
Queen of Wands
Queen of Cups
Queen of Swords
Queen of Pentacles
King of Wands
King of Cups
King of Swords
King of Pentacles
Princess of Wands
Princess of Cups
Princess of Swords
Princess of Pentacles
Prince of Wands
Prince of Cups
Prince of Swords
Prince of Pentacles
Ace of Wands
Ace of Cups
Ace of Swords
Ace of Pentacles
Two of Wands
Two of Cups
Two of Swords
Two of Pentacles
Three of Wands 
Three of Cups
Three of Swords
Three of Pentacles
Four of Wands
Four of Cups
Four of Swords
Four of Pentacles
Five of Wands
Five of Cups
Five of Swords
Five of Pentacles
Six of Wands
Six of Cups
Six of Swords
Six of Pentacles
Seven of Wands
Seven of Cups
Seven of Swords
Seven of Pentacles
Eight of Wands
Eight of Cups
Eight of Swords
Eight of Pentacles
Nine of Wands
Nine of Cups
Nine of Swords
Nine of Pentacles
Ten of Wands
Ten of Cups
Ten of Swords
Ten of Pentacles
Tarot Divination and Meditation
About the Artist 

Author Bio
Illustrator: German-born Michael Goepferd studied with artist Jens Haas before founding the San Francisco-based Fire Thorn Studio. His block prints have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. Brian Williams created the Renaissance Tarot, the PoMo Tarot, and Angel Journey (with Terry Lynn Taylor and Mary Beth Crain). 


Book Praise

Book Praise

"Let me put it straight to you: you will do yourself a favor if you hurry up to get hold of a set before they are all gone; there is long between artistic tarot publications of this kind! For a practicing tarotist, this is a deck to gain insight from; for a tarot art collector it is a must."


"I can't say enough good things about this deck, and I literally cannot say one bad thing. It simply breathes, with love and understanding, with humanity."

"The large block prints are clear and easy to read, making this a good deck for colorblind or vision-impaired people. This boxed set differs enough from the average to make it a fine choice for intermediate and advanced students of tarot, and also for the collector. The size makes it a perfect traveling deck, too."
ysabet, Hypatia's Hoard of Reviews, Oct 2009

The Light and Shadow Tarot is great for both beginning and advanced diviners. The cards and their meanings are traditionally focused and won’t give you a whole new set of meanings to learn...This is a fun, eye catching and positive deck that I think everyone can enjoy.”
Conjure Woman’s Corner, July 2013

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