• Uses the important archetypes of childhood fairy tales to awaken emotional memory and heal the child within.
• Excellent for dream work, the recovery process, and use with children.
Inner Child Cards is a tarot system that helps us interact with the world's most potent archetypes. The authors assign an archetypal childhood story to each image in the traditional tarot deck. Cinderella aligns with the Moon card, traditionally associated with the power of dreams and visions. Sleeping Beauty parallels the Death card with its theme of personal metamorphosis. Little Red Cap stands in for the Fool (the innocent).
Before the Age of Reason higher learning was transmitted through archetypal characters in stories and fairy tales. In modern times these all-important stories have been relegated to a secondary position, with no recognition of their deeper meaning. The whimsical art and familiar characters of the Inner Child Cards will awaken dormant emotional memory that has been trapped in long-forgotten childhood stories. Tarot has always had an uncanny capacity to act as a "hall of mirrors" reflecting the true trajectory of life. By referencing fairy-tale archetypes, Inner Child Cards gives adults an especially clear reflection of the child within and imaginative access to the soul's own personal truth. And because of their playful nature, these cards are equally well suited for use with children.
|Publisher:||Inner Traditions/Bear & Company|
|Edition description:||2nd Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.20(d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsInner Child Cards
A Fairy Tale Tarot
Foreword by Antero Alli
Part I: The Oracle
How to Use This Deck
Using the Deck with Children
The Wishing Well
What's Around the Corner?
The Spiral Staircase
Part II: The Major Arcana
Part III: The Minor Arcana
About the Authors
About the Artist
What People are Saying About This
"I was fascinated by the imaginative transformation of traditional Tarot images to Inner Child archetypes. . . . fun, elegant, and powerful."
"It gives an especially clear reflection of the child within and imaginative access to the soul's own personal truth."
"Aside from being a lovely deck, it's a great tool for getting your inner child and higher self to connect."
"A delightful odyssey. The images and stories of childhood become an enchanting guide for inner reflection."
"The authors have accomplished nothing less than a symbolic miracle. Inner Child Cards plucks and plays resonant chords of emotional memory and the psychic life trapped away in long-forgotten childhood stories."
"[The cards] are filled with the images, fairy tales, and stories that bridge the archetypal realm of the child and the future potential of the adult."
"This remarkable 320 page book & 78 full-color tarot card set is a perfect gift item for someone you love, including yourself! The book . . is a small masterpiece in itself."
"The art on these cards places this deck in a class by itself compared to other decks.The scenes are simple yet highly evocative and magical. The bright, primary colors are used with a skill rarely seen in Tarot decks. Collectors will want to buy this deck for the artwork alone. The text is well-written and concise."
"This is a great deck to use when reading for children or those who may otherwise be hesitant to use one of the traditional decks.The Inner Child Cards are wonderful for tarot collectors, as the illustrations are vivid and energetic. I highly encourage all tarot enthusiasts to consider purchasing this deck for variety and added insight."
"The stories behind each card are at once familiar and enlightening. The stunning illustrations are vivid and fantastical."