Tarot in Wonderland, Deck & Book Set
By Barbara Moore and Eugene Smith
A Tarot Experience of Curious Delights. Includes Deck and Full Color Guidebook
Welcome to Wonderland, where the air sparkles with revelation and wisdom is carried on the breeze. Tarot in Wonderland is a deck where tarot and the characters from Alice's adventures meet. True to the traditional Rider-Waite-Smith cards and based on Lewis Carroll's imaginative creations, this deck invites you into a beautiful mirror world that awakens intuition and enlivens the mind and spirit.
Identity is one of the most interesting themes in Alice's adventures. At the very beginning of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, after Alice has fallen down the rabbit hole, she questions her own identity:
"Dear, dear! How queer everything is today! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is, 'Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle!'"
Throughout her journey, Alice is ordered by numerous creatures to identify herself or she is misidentified. The White Rabbit mistakes her for his maid Mary Ann. The Pigeon says that Alice is not a little girl but a serpent. She is forced to confess to the Caterpillar that she doesn't know who she is anymore. The Unicorn says that she is a fabulous monster. The Cheshire Cat informs her that she is mad, calling her sanity into question. Tweedledum and Tweedledee tell her that she isn't real at all, only a part of the Red King's dream. When she enters the Wood in Through the Looking-Glass, she not only forgets her name but the fact that she is even a human child.
Both stories end with her realizing her true power and ability, which come from having a strong sense of self and an understanding of one's core values. Her adventures helped her learn who she was and what ideals she chose to live by. Through studying and reflecting on the cards and our responses to them, we can do the same. The tarot is, after all, often called the Fool's Journey. Whether we travel through the cards or Wonderland, we will learn valuable wisdom that we can bring with us as we navigate our daily lives.
Tarot in Wonderland is a whimsical, playful deck that nudges you to not take yourself or the situation you’re in too seriously, and yet when times have truly gotten rough, it’s going to be there for you to offer insightful advice. It’s that close friend of yours who’s a jokester most of the time and kind of a goof-off but if you’re crying and hurting for real, that friend gets real, too, and is there for you 300%. That’s Tarot in Wonderland. -Benebell Wen
360 page guidebook | 78 cards | 5 1/2 x 8 x 2 inches