Supposedly, I was going to retire this deck, but after many requests for me to reprint, I decided to do another short print run. Purchase here if you would like a copy. Your order supports my small business and helps keep these available. Thank you for supporting my self-published works!
This European-style divination deck, called Lenormand, features my handmade mixed-media collages that I created in 2013 for personal use. I used antique photographs, Victorian-style wallpaper, and illustrations from antiquarian books, hence the name Antiquarian Lenormand.
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.
The 2nd edition Lua Lenormand is available to buy here. 53 cards come in a black tin. There are sixteen Significator options (28 & 29) and three Child-card (13) options.
Includes 9-page PDF link. If you’re new to Lenormand, this is a great introductory primer on how to read the Lenormand method.
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!!
Happy Samhain! Here's something a little different—a leisurely browse through some
When all the Witches
are to be seen!
Some in black
and some in green
Hey Ho for Halloween!
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!
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Maree Bento is a collage 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 stepping up her astrology studies the last few years, after a years-long hobby interest in the subject.
Maree has been 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 deepened her intuitive abilities and inspires her present approach to tarot, creativity, ritual, and divination.
She loves to travel and enjoys connecting with family, friends, & animals. She lives in Pacific NW U.S.A. with her beloved, David, and their huggable hound, Dante where they hike rain or shine.
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