Light and Shadow Tarot

[Hanged Man] [8 of Cups] German-born artist Michael Goepferd created the Light and Shadow Tarot to embody "the contrast between light and dark, heavy and light, feminine and masculine." Goepferd chose linoleum block printing as his artistic medium. He began with the major arcana, but became so involved in the process over time that the designs for the Queens came to him in dreams. The images are rich in detail and symbolic meaning. Most are based on traditional tarot imagery, but Goepferd has incorporated his own vision as well. The court cards are the Queen, King, Princess and Prince with the feminine cards taking precedence. The accompanying book The Light and Shadow Tarot is written by Brian Williams (194 pages). Williams is also the creator of the Renaissance Tarot, Minchiate Tarot and Ship of Fools Tarot.

Number of Cards Size Copyright Book Cover Card Back
22 major/56 minor
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" 1997 [back design]
Order - Amazon

Language of Card Titles: English

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): Story Pictures

Also Included: instruction book

Major Arcana:
Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor, Hierophant,
Lovers, Chariot, Justice (card 8), Temperance, Strength (card 11),
Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Hanged Man, Endless Dance of Death,
Devil, Tower, Star, Moon, Sun, Judgment, World

Suit Names: Wands, Cups, Swords, Pentacles

Court Cards: Queen, King, Princess, Prince

Links to Other Sites:
Review 1 - Wicce website
Review 2 - Wicce website


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