The cards in this extraordinary round tarot deck are gestalt circles of powerful symbols celebrating 30,000 years of women's culture throughout the world.
The creators, Karen Vogel, a renowned intuitive who is a tarot reader, teacher, and writer as well as an extraordinary artist, and Vickie Noble, a radical feminist healer, author, independent scholar and wisdom teacher, of Motherpeace Tarot have departed from traditional (and often patriarchal) imagery of tarot, and have instead embraced the goddess spirit. The feminist emphasis is balanced with several male figures present in the deck. Motherpeace’s round cards and primitive artwork allow the reader to rely on intuition rather than standard “black and white” meanings.
The four suits of the Minor Arcana are Cups; Wands, depicted with African culture; Discs, illustrated with Navajo culture; and Swords, depicted with Greco-Roman imagery.
Karen Vogel's creative voice expresses her deep sense of animation and spirit in nature. Her art has appeared prominently in a number of well-known performances installations in the Bay Area of California. She is the author of Coyote Tails and the illustrator of Secret of the Missing Crown.
After writing Motherpeace Tarot, Vickie Noble has written several books, including Shakti Woman (a handbook for healers) and The Double Goddess (a history of female shamanism). She has developed a powerful ritual healing process, teaches and lectures internationally, and has led tours of women on pilgrimage to sacred Goddess sites around the world.
The cards in this deck measure 4-1/2" diameter. The Motherpeace Tarot Guidebook is also available.