Susan and the Mermaid

December 8th, 2010 § 0 comments

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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