The William Blake Tarot of the Creative Imagination

Ed Buryn

Available September 2021

$34.99


William Blake is universally acknowledged as an extraordinary artist, poet, and visionary thinker, considered hard to understand due to his complex mythologies. But now, his central thesis that Creativity is Divine can be readily comprehended and employed as never before, through The William Blake Tarot of the Creative Imagination. In this pocket gallery, Blake’s ideas and images become symbolic tools for answering imaginative, spiritual, and personal questions. Unlike textbooks and critical studies, this Tarot deck presents Blake’s astounding ideas and images in a manner that is approachable and entertaining. It contains 23 archetypal cards called Triumphs, together with a set of 56 Creative Process cards in four suits named Painting, Science, Music, and Poetry—which are Blake’s four primal expressions of Divine Imagination. Use this portable idea-kit to creatively explore personal and professional issues and discover meaningful insights into life’s great mysteries.

Size: 3 7/8" x 5 1/2 x 2" | 80 art cards | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764362521

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Ed Buryn is a retired author, professional photographer, publisher, and editor. Currently he is an online bookseller and performing poet. Besides creating The William Blake Tarot of the Creative Imagination, and the William Blake Tarot Triumphs (Nevada City, CA: TAROT, 1991), he also wrote Vagabonding in America (New York: Random House, 1973), Vagabonding in the U.S.A. (Berkeley, CA: And/Or Press, 1976), Vagabonding in Europe & No. Africa (New York: Random House, 1971), and Hitch-Hiking in Europe (San Francisco: Hannah, 1969). During a 30-year career in freelance photojournalism in San Francisco, he also published two photography books, Two Births (New York: Random House, 1972) and Mission Creek San Francisco (San Francisco: Mission Creek Conservancy, 1985). His two self-published books of poetry are Sacred Southwest Suite (1995) and Eclectic Neurotica (2020). He is listed in American Photographers (New York: Facts on File, 1989), Who’s Who in Photography (Five Corners, 1991), and Contemporary Authors, Volumes 85–88. He is a two-time prize winner in the Nikon International Photo Contest (1977, 1985). Ed Buryn has lived in Northern California for many years.