The Celtic Dragon Tarot Kit
by D.J. Conway and Lisa Hunt
Are dragons real? Since they do not live on the physical plane, scientists cannot trap and dissect them. Yet magicians and psychics who have explored the astral realms know first-hand that dragons do indeed exist, and that they make very powerful co-magicians. Dragons tap into deeper currents of elemental energies than humans. Because of their ancient wisdom, dragons are valuable contacts to call upon when performing any type of divination, such as the laying out of tarot cards. Tarot decks and other divination tools seem to fascinate them. The Celtic Dragon Tarot is the first deck to use the potent energies of dragons for divination, magickal spell working and meditation.
Dig deeply into ancient Celtic lore as your magic and divinations bask in the fiery breath of The Celtic Dragon Tarot.
Using her deep knowledge of the ancient Celts and working with the ancient dragon energies, Conway has designed one of the most vivid and powerful Tarot decks ever. The art for this deck was created by fantasy illustrator Lisa Hunt. Her brilliant and surprisingly intense watercolor amplifies the meanings of the cards. Her different types of dragons are filled with passion and life that will bring chills to your spine as you look at each card.
No words can really express the beauty of this deck. The amazing detail to attention on each card, from delicate scroll-work on clothes to the intensity of the expressions on the people and many different dragons will astound you.
- 78 card deck
- 216 page guidebook
- Symbolism and meanings of each card
- Four tarot spreads to be part of your daily life
- Instructions on how to meditate with this deck
- Three guided meditations
- Numerous spells for healing, luck, protection, love, and more.
- Learn how to develop your psychic abilities
- Achieve astral projection
- Measures approximately 4.5 x 2.75 inches
This is a deck which appeals to lovers of dragons, especially in a Celtic context. As this deck follows the Rider Waite "standard," it will be usable by beginners and pros looking for an additional deck to add to their collection. A must for lovers of Lisa Hunt’s artwork.
The Tarot can be used for many more purposes than just giving readings. One of the most powerful uses of the Tarot is as part of performing magick. Few books really go into this, especially books that come with a deck, and you'll be pleased to see that A Guide to the Celtic Dragon Tarot includes such a section.
The book also includes a section on using this Tarot for "meditation" ("guided visualization" might be a more accurate term). Try one out and in no time you'll be out on the astral plane. The reason for this can be found in the very design of the artwork of the cards. Most decks either have art that goes all the way to the edge of the card or have a clear and precise boundary and a clear border. This deck has a grayish border, but the artwork seems to feather into it. There’s no clear line where the images end and the border begins. By looking at a card it is easy to "go off" the edge of the image and onto the astral plane.
Most people will get this deck to do readings. As the names pretty much follow those of the Rider Waite deck, just about anyone will be able to use this Tarot. The images, however, can be quite different from the Rider Waite. The Fool isn’t walking off a cliff, the Magician is a woman, and the Lovers are two dragons. That said, Lisa Hunt’s art is quite remarkable. Although done in watercolor, it is not limited to the pastel-like wimpiness of the paints we used as a child. There is also brilliant, intense color used to amplify the meanings of the cards. In short, Hunt’s mastery of the medium is used to great effect. Her studies of different types of animals allowed her to create different types of dragons that are filled with passion and life. The backgrounds are primarily simple watercolor washes or stones with some plants with the use of some Celtic imagery. However, this is primarily a deck about dragons.
Because the symbolism of the cards is so unique, the key to understanding this deck should be in the accompanying book. It should be pointed out that Ms. Conway is primarily known as an author of Pagan books. Many people getting this deck will be fans of her Pagan writing and not people with a strong focus on the Tarot. Therefore, I would think that her book should appeal to Pagans, beginning and experienced Tarot readers, Celtophiles and lovers of dragons.
For doing readings, the symbolism on the cards is unique, and the descriptions in the book and their symbolic meaning will speak to many people readers.
This is the kit that has it all. A beautiful, well-conceived deck and a thorough book. Whether you are interested in the Tarot, the Celts, magic, or self-improvement, this kit is a must.