Book of Seshet | Companion Rosetta Tarot | Review
Books , Review , Tarot , Thoth / 27 May 2017

Every deck that goes a little deeper than merely being a clone of TdM, Thoth or WCS deserves a decent companion. But unfortunately there aren’t many good ones out there. Book of Seshet is one of the exceptions. This guidebook, written for The Rosetta Tarot by MM Meleen, also happens to offer slightly more if you’re into Golden Dawn and Thoth.

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Rosetta Tarot Papyrus | Review
Decks , Mythology , Review , Tarot , Thoth / 27 May 2017

Seeing a new Meleen deck come to life is always a happy time for this reviewer, but a reprint of an older deck can be just as much fun. Especially when said designer promises to give it a new twist and fix the few things that might have kept buyers away. So, here’s my review of the Rosetta Tarot. Or better said: Rosetta Tarot Papyrus Edition

Place’s new book: companion on Sevenfold, TdM and Hermeticism

I own many of Robert Place’s decks (granted, I am not equally enthusiastic about all of them). Strangely enough that has not translated itself into even one review, but I am sure I’ll rectify that at one point.
 Besides his decks I’ve come to enjoy many of his writings and books. Combine those two and you have the reason for this little news-item. Because….Finally, it is here! Well, almost then. Place’s newest book is coming soon and it is one many of us Place-deck-collectors have been waiting for. Not only is he an artist with a very recognizable simple but elegant art-style, but he is also an extremely knowledgable art-historian and tarot historian. His book Tarot and History is a classic (on the pile of my standard tarot reference books) and the companion for the Alchemical Tarot (AT), Alchemy and the Tarot, is unequivocally one of the best deck companions ever written. But…if you are very much into his AT (ed4 or not), chances are you have the Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery too. And as gorgeous as it is… most of us have been wanting for a book that explained all those ancient history, mythology and other esoteric and…

Ariadne’s Thread | review | Minoan Tarot
Books , History & Culture , Mythology , Review , Tarot / 22 May 2017

A good tarot deck companion is a title that gets shared fast and easily. Simple because there are too many decks devoid of a (good) one. Most tarot readers have one: a deck so chockfull of symbolism linked to a specific theme or tradition, we need more than that LWB. And even the better (kit) companions sometimes still sorely miss information to understand certain depictions. We miss the creator’s research. The Minoan

Announcing Artist’s Advice | 1. MM Meleen
Artist's Advice , Tarot , Thoth / 18 May 2017

SOON ON THE QUEENS SWORD: ARTIST’S ADVICE The Queen’s Sword has a new feature! And I am very happy to say MM Meleen is the one going to kick off this new column. In Artist’s Advice (If you have a much cooler name, I am aaaaalll for it :D) deck designers and tarot/divination authors share unique material: reading tips, tarot background material…you name it! They give The Queen’s Sword readers original tips while showcasing their newest release; deck or book. For you this means a sneak peek & great content in one: tools to make you a better diviner. Little extra: while this won’t be an ‘always’, The Queen’s Sword might (later) add a mini-review of said book or deck if I happen to have a (review) copy. Those will be published – pro’s and con’s  – on the The Queen’s Sword Facebook page. So…this new feature. Details? When: June 6th 2017. Who: MM Meleen. What: Let’s face it…telling you will spoil the surprise! Join me on June 6th, the first Tarot Tuesday of the month for this amazing Tarot Tuesday Tip and discover her wisdom for yourself. I am pretty sure the genius MM Meleen won’t disappoint. Which: In the first…