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Marie-Anne Lenormand was the greatest celebrity fortune teller of the Napoleonic Era. Among her famous consultants were Frances, Lady Shelley, Robespierre, and the Empress Josephine, with whom she formed a lifelong bond of friendship. Since the mid-nineteenth century, the enigmatic fortune telling deck contained in this box has been associated with her secret techniques of cartomancy and fortune telling. Discover for yourself this long revered tradition through the comprehensive guidebook and a traditional Lenormand deck, freshly re-illustrated for the modern age. You will be guided on a card-by-card journey, and, when you’ve finished, you’ll have the skills to perform readings both simple and complex. Take your cards and, in the words of the great lady herself, “coupez!” The spell cast by the “Sybil of the Salons” has never been stronger.
Size: 9″ x 6″ | 46 illustrations, 38 cards | 96 pp
ISBN13: 9780764345623 | Binding: box set
Christopher Butler is an author, artist and tarot reader from the North West of England. He discovered the tarot at the age of thirteen through watching a James Bond movie. His fascination for the cards has stayed with him for over thirty years, inspiring him to create several decks of his own along the way.Chris received his first professional commission at the age of seventeen when Space Voyager magazine hired him to illustrate three interviews with cast members from the cult science fiction series, Dr. Who. His first published tarot deck was the Quantum Tarot, created in conjunction with author Kay Stopforth. A new version of this deck, Quantum Tarot 2.0 is published by Lo Scarabeo. For Schiffer Books, Chris has authored/illustrated The Son Tarot: Mysticism, Meditation and Divination for Gay Men, published in 2012.Chris holds a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Heythrop College, University of London. He continues to work as an artist but now works as a professional tarot reader as well. He lives in Liverpool, U.K.For more information, visit Christopher’s art web site at www.butlerart.co.uk. Christopher also offers Tarot and Lenormand readings in person and via Skype. To book a reading visit www.tarotinliverpool.com