I love tarot decks! Who doesn’t? I have a stupidly huge amount of tarot decks considering I can barely use them. That doesn’t stop me from collecting them. I like all different styles of decks, but once you get to a certain critical mass, you start looking for decks that bring something different to the topic. This was why I invested in The Tarot of Bones Kickstarter, and am now the proud owner of the deck with accompanying guide by Lupa.
Some of you may recognize Lupa from a review I did of her book “New Paths to Animal Totems: Three Alternative Approaches to Creating Your Totemism”. She’s well known for her interest in and connection with nature. She’s an artist/crafter that works in animal bone and skins. And what started as an artistic interpretation of the Five of Pentacles for a tarot themed art show turned into a passion project to retell the tarot through natural elements.
Assorted wood, animal bones, rocks, shells, and dried greenery create a tarot deck unlike anything before it. The accompanying book, “The Tarot of Bones Companion Book” is a fascinating read, offering a unique perspective on tarot interpretation through the eyes of the animal kingdom. The book will work if you’ve never used a deck before, and offers insights that even an experienced reader will find interesting.
I know, I know. “Enough talk,” you’re saying, “show me what the cards look like!” I hear you, and here are a couple of images to whet your whistle.