Songs for the Journey Home

[Lovers] [8 of Earth Songs] Songs for the Journey Home is a celebraion "of the peaks and valleys that make up the integral landscape of human experiences" according to deck creators Catherine Cook and Dwariko von Sommaruga. This round deck from New Zealand is a revisioning of the traditional tarot that embraces the Earth and all life's mysteries. The 78 cards are divided into four song groups: Life Songs (major arcana), Shell Songs (court cards) and Hearth Songs (minor arcana). The royal figures of the Shell Songs have been replaced by four experiences we have while habiting our physical bodies (our "shells") - Innocence, Awakening, Creating and Resolving. The four suits of the Hearth Songs have been renamed to reflect the elements - wind, earth, flame and waves. Dwariko and Catherine have tried to show divine truths through simplicity rather than more traditional Western esoteric symbols. This set includes a companion book Songs for the Journey Home with detailed descriptions of all the cards and suggestions for journeymaking (198 pages).

Number of Cards Size Copyright Book Cover Card Back Design
78
22 major/56 minor
4 1/8" diameter 1993 [back design]

Language of Card Titles: English

Also Included: instruction book (198 pages), tissue wrapping around cards

Major Arcana:
Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor, Luminary,
Lovers, Chariot, Strength (card 11), Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Justice (card 8),
Hanged One, Death, Renewal, Devil, Tower,
Star, Moon, Sun, Beyond Judgment, Homecoming

Suit Names: Flame Songs (Wands), Wave Songs (Cups), Wind Songs (Swords), Earth Songs (Pentacles)

Court Cards: Resolving (King), Creating (Queen), Awakening (Knight), Innocence (Page)

Links to Other Sites:
Songs for the Journey Home Website
Review - Wicce website

SAMPLE CARD IMAGES:

[Wind Creating] [3 of Wave Songs] [Beyond Judgment]

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