While it's been a few years since I went to the Musée Français de la Carte à Jouer, it's about time I shared some photos of the tarot and Lenormand cards that I viewed during my visit. The pièce de résistance is one of the oldest known tarot cards, a 15th-century hand-painted gold-stamped work.
I also share photos of some fascinating antique playing cards. There are many cards in their collection as you'd imagine. Please excuse some of my photos. I shot these in 2015 using a Samsung Note 2, so the photos just don't compare to current smart phones. That, plus the challenge of taking photos through display glass sometimes made it difficult to capture the cards. (They keep it dim in there, which actually made browsing the museum's collection a delight!) I did spend some time adjusting the photos in an app to try to improve them, but there's nothing I could do about light reflection. I hope you still enjoy looking through these!
...David and I visited Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris. While we stopped at Oscar Wilde's tomb and Jim Morrison's shrine, as a Lenormand reader, I first had to visit its namesake, Mademoiselle Marie Anne Lenormand's resting place.
To my great surprise, her gravesite was so well cared for and abundantly decorated with plants and flowers and cherub statuettes. >>>>>
2nd edition Lua Lenormand is now available in my shop. 53 cards come in a black tin! There are sixteen Significator options (28 & 29) and three Child-card (13) options.
Includes a download link with 9-page PDF of the Lua Lenormand’s Extended LWB. If you’re new to Lenormand, this is a great introductory primer on how to read the Lenormand method.
○ 53 cards, including a title card
○ 36 traditional Lenormand cards
○ 14 additional significator cards
○ 2 additional Child cards
○ Poker size 2.5" x 3.5" (63.5mm x 89mm)
○ 300gsm smooth professional playing card stock
As always, THANK-YOU for your kind support and love for the cards.
I'm excited to be presenting again at the NW Tarot Symposium 2020. This time on the Lenormand's Grand Tableau, the queen of the Lenormand layouts. The class, Keep it Simple Sibyl, K.I.S.S. Tips & Tricks to Flow through the Grand Tableau, is Sunday March 9th at 9:00am. I will also have a vending table at the Vendor's Bazaar where I'll be selling my decks all weekend. Looking forward to year 6!!
When all the Witches
are to be seen!
Some in black
and some in green
Hey Ho for Halloween!
Happy Samhain! Here's something a little different—a leisurely browse through some
A fellow card reader, Judy Kerr, posted this video in our study group and I just had to post it here too. You will see her old pack of Dondorf Lenormand cards are so well loved that some of the cards are taped together to keep from falling apart. The well-worn deck appears to have been passed down to her? This woman is beautiful, and I love her rings!
A "show and tell" of the recent Lauren Forestell & Le Fanu Lenormand collaboration.
Here's Le Fanu's wonderful blogpost about the cards: http://mycuriouscabinet.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/the-destroyed-dondorf/
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Maree Bento is an artist and practitioner of the mystical & healing arts.
She’s a professional tarot reader and veteran deck creator born under a Sagittarius Sun with a Libra Rising & Capricorn Moon conjunct Pallas Athena. She's been deepening her astrology studies the last few years, after a years-long hobby interest in the subject.
Maree was a licensed massage therapist for 17 years practicing various holistic modalities for body, mind, and spiritual well-being & connection.
Her background in the healing arts inspires her present approach to tarot, creativity, ritual, and divination.
She loves traveling, especially to her ancestral homeland, the Azores, and has been relearning her mother tongue. She enjoys connecting with family, friends, & animals, She lives in Portland with her beloved, David, and their huggable hound, Dante where they hike rain or shine.
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