Susan and the Mermaid

December 8th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Here’s a holiday gift for every Tarot lover’s list!

Susan and the Mermaid is the rediscovered tale of a magic ring, an underwater kingdom, and a wise old woman who knew how to make her granddaughter’s dreams come true. And if that’s not enough to entice you …. it was written and illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith!

Of course Tarot readers around the world know Smith as the illustrator of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot, perhaps the most widely used deck in the world. But did you know she was a writer? In fact, by the time she was twenty, Smith had already published three critically acclaimed books.

Susan and the Mermaid was first published in 1912, three years after the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. It appeared in the Christmas edition of The Delineator, a woman’s magazine meant for mothers and their children.

This new edition reproduces the original text and images. It also provides a close-up look at dozens of full-colour illustrations Smith created to accompany the story. It looks great.

Thank you Corrine Kenner for posting this video. I can’t wait to get a copy of the book!

listen hear to Corrine Kenner on Beyond Worlds

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Tarot Card of the Day – 12/8/10

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Two of Disks from Georgie's Tarot

2 of Disks

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
2 of Disks

There’s so much to do right now you probably feel you can’t keep up.  Don’t worry –  you can.  Just keep things in motion and try to stay focused on whatever task you’re working on at each particular moment.  You’ve got more than enough energy for everything right now, try not to give up.

Emotionally things might get a little hairy, but as with your work, you’re more than able to cope.  The changes going on in your life right now are good ones. You’ve put them into motion yourself and you’ll be just fine.

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