Treadwell's Book of the Month
London Lore Tarot: the Tapestry of a City – Johnny Cue
Evocative black & white illustrations and a highly imaginative use of some well-known and many lesser-known elements from the mythical and magical history of London. The people, places, buildings and geographical features range from those of ancient London through to those of contemporary times, the traces of the city’s distant past still having influence and potency today.
The deck has the traditional 22 Major /56 Minor structure. Thus, the Trumps bear the traditional numbers and names alongside their mythic London attributions: 1 The Magician depicts John Dee, VII The Chariot shows the legendary giants Gog and Magog, and XXII The World features the Globe Theatre, a reference to Frances Yates’ Theatre of the World.
The minor arcana are similarly divided into the traditional 4 suits, with Cups featuring cards bearing Old Father Thames, William Blake; Coins (associated with the underground realms) have a London Tube train, and the peculiar street lamp behind the Strand that is powered by sewer gas! Wands feature the Tabard Inn (of Chaucer fame), and Swords depict Covent Garden’s Seven Dials and the lunatic asylum, Bedlam.
This is a wonderfully original deck that will inspire people to explore the lesser-known backstreets of London, its hidden and ancient lore. It may also be used for readings, with the illustrations encouraging innovative and intuitive thought-flows and inspiration.
A perfect accompaniment to the recently-published Secret Lore of London book, edited by John Matthews & Caroline Wise.
Zodiac Perfume Oils: a day class with Tanya Moulding
This class is dedicated to making a personalised celestial perfume oil, harnessing the qualities of the sun, moon and rising signs. Using fragrant, natural essential oils and absolutes, perfume mistress Tanya Moulding explores plant rulerships and their relationship to the zodiac signs and planets, delving into he perfumed cosmos to capture your unique nature in scent.
Fee includes all notes, equipment and materials. Bring a note of your Moon, Rising and Sun sign to class: you can use www.astrodienst.com.
Tanya Moulding, an historic perfume expert, is an engaging teacher who has taught at many prestigious venues.
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