Posts Tagged ‘ art ’

The anniversary of the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck

Dec 14th, 2018 | By

Today is anniversary of the publication of the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck. It is the most influential tarot deck design and the talented artist who drew the images, occultist Pamela Colman Smith, was a woman of colour. Geraldine Beskin of The Atlantis Bookshop in London wrote this entry in the Moon Books community book Every Day

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Samildánach

Oct 8th, 2018 | By

I wonder about Lugh’s epithet of Samildánach, the master of all arts. The best at everything he chooses to do. It can be dangerous to see this as something to aspire to. We are only human, after all, and Lugh is a god. Who knows how long he has had to hone his skills. Maybe

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Hazaribagh

Mar 9th, 2018 | By

Hazaribagh in the Indian state of Jhharkhand was one of the hill stations favoured by the British at the time of the Indian Raj. At the time it was considered the most beautiful hill station and the British Indian government were seriously considering adopting it as their summer capital, when the temperatures in Delhi became

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Leonora Carrington: not lost, but found

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

I spent most of Wednesday evening, this week, catching up on television that I’d missed over the preceding weekend. Now I don’t wish to bore people with my taste in viewing, but I’m mentioning this because there’s one particular programme I want to write about. Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist is an hour-long documentary exploring

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Pagan art videos

Nov 27th, 2017 | By

Some of the Moon Books authors are distinctly arty folk. Here are some videos for you to enjoy that are full of art. From Laura Perry, this video is full of illustrations from her Minoan Tarot Deck. If Minoan style art calls to you, you might want to check out her book, Ariadne’s Thread.  

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Arty authors

Apr 11th, 2016 | By

Several of our Moon Books authors are also fantastic artists. Yvonne Ryves  recently finished a Colour Pencil Certificate with the London Art College. Her blog offers an insight into the way a picture progresses, so do have a look at how this beautiful piece developed-yvonneryvesart.wordpress.com/ Yvonne is the author of Shaman Pathways – Web of Life.

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