Rediscover the Arthurian legend as artist and writer Anna-Marie Ferguson blends medieval myth with the wisdom of the Tarot. Speaking to us in a deep, intuitive way, the Legend Tarot expands the traditional interpretations of the cards and enriches your readings by drawing on the mythology of the Arthurian world. The kit includes a newly designed layout sheet that opens the doorway to the higher knowledge of our shared mythology.
The 78 exquisitely rendered watercolor paintings illustrate characters, places, and tales from the legends, blending traditional Tarot symbolism with the Pagan and Christian symbolism of the myth. These images unite mythic elements from all four branches of Arthurian legend—the medieval romances, Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur and Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain, the Quest for the Holy Grail, and the Celtic legends—to create a system of unmatched richness and depth.
Each card represents the Arthurian counterpart to the Tarot's traditional figures, such as Merlin as the Magician, Morgan le Fay as the Moon, Mordred as the King of Swords, and Arthur as the Emperor.
This kit includes a 78-card deck, a 276-page book describing the myths and symbolism of the deck, and a specially designed layout sheet.
Anna-Marie Ferguson, a Scorpio, was born November 10, 1966, in the heart of the New Forest, Hampshire, England. When she was ten years old her family emigrated to rural Alberta, Canada. Anna returned to England in 1982 to undergo training in graphic design. She eventually returned to Alberta, where she continued a career in design, devoting her spare time to developing her illustrating skills, ably assisted by her three cats.
Anna's fascination with Celtic legends and the Tarot began when she was a child in England. The atmosphere of the New Forest was steeped in history, and faithful readings of the legends cultivated an appreciation of "the romantic" in Anna. Such formative influences have inspired Anna to keep this bygone age alive through her art.
"Lush, deep images. Highly recommended."—SageWoman
"Ferguson's deep love and broad knowledge of the subject shine through every image and line."—Thalassa, Tarot News Network
"I love the deck, which can certainly be used without the book [The Keeper of Words] as a reference, but the book adds immeasurable depth to readings with these cards...Whether used for personal reading, reading for others, meditation, ritual/ceremony, or dream work—this book and deck are wonderful tools of Empowerment."—Bonnie Cehovet, The MetaArts Magazine
"[M]y first impression of this frankly brilliant deck was...Wow. And two years later, that still is my reaction to the cards each time I look through them."—Kim Huggen, TarotPassages.com
"...[E]ven without the cards, [A Keeper of Words] is a great book for anyone who is looking for inspiration or subjects for meditation."—The Wiccan Rede