In The Crystal Tarot, the mysterious imagery of tarot and the beauty and power of crystals intertwine to give unique insights into our lives.
Crystals, like tarot cards, have for centuries been used for healing and divination. In this boxed set, each card image shows a crystal, along with a traditional tarot image, which enhances its meaning. The High Priestess card, for instance, shows the lapis lazuli crystal, which links with her tarot meaning of spiritual truth and intuition—she guides us to listen to the voice of our true selves. Accompanied by a book by author and crystal healer Philip Permutt showing how to lay out the cards for a reading, tarot aficionados will fall in love with the beguiling images, while novice readers will find it an irresistible first deck. The specially commissioned illustrations are by Emma Garner, artist of the bestselling Art of Tarot. They beautifully blend traditional tarot imagery with crystals: The Sun card has a sun of topaz, and the World card shows the traditional world dancer holding wands of quartz.
Philip Permutt (www.thecrystalhealer.co.uk) is the author of several books, including The Little Pocket Book of Crystal Tips & Cures and The Little Pocket Book of Crystal Chakra Healing, both published by CICO Books. He also writes a regular magazine column for Fate & Fortune magazine, as well as contributing to other magazines. Philip discovered crystals almost 25 years ago, after a severe illness, and has been practicing as a crystal healer and teacher ever since. He owns a successful retail and wholesale business importing crystals from around the world, runs crystal courses and workshops, and has lectured on crystal healing and pain relief as a visiting lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire. He also has an honors degree in Applied Biology and has recorded several meditation and workshop albums (Paradise Music). He lives in Hertfordshire, UK, with his wife, Lyn.