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Inner Child Cards bring charming, fairy-tale images to the age-old tradition of the tarot. Authors and professional astrologers Isha and Mark Lerner intended to offer a fresh, innocent perspective on tarot readings while also staying grounded in recognizable archetypes. And what better way to tap into our true spirit than to recall the soul-inspiring stories of childhood? "Fairy stories, told and retold, enrich the depths of our hearts from which our hopes and ideals are born," the authors explain. "No other literary creation has such a fundamental effect upon us than has the fairy tale." Indeed, Little Red Riding Cap with her basket of goodies and her outstretched finger holding a butterfly speaks eloquently to the fragile process of individuation. The Rapunzel card with its maiden's long braid (which is eventually shorn by the evil enchantress) and the blind prince speaks to challenging times when we are cut loose from the strands of our past and must go forward in blind faith. All of the cards are lovely, with their rich images and rainbow borders. But it is the excellent accompanying text that offers readers the most enchanting journey into the past as they make meaning out of the present. --Gail Hudson
"I was fascinated by the imaginative transformation of traditional Tarot images to Inner Child archetypes. . . . fun, elegant, and powerful." (Dawn Baumann Brunke, Alaska Wellness, November/December 2001)
"It gives an especially clear reflection of the child within and imaginative access to the soul's own personal truth." (Arizona networkingNews, June/July 2002)
"Aside from being a lovely deck, it's a great tool for getting your inner child and higher self to connect." (Aquarius, October 2002)
"A delightful odyssey. The images and stories of childhood become an enchanting guide for inner reflection." (Wayne Muller, author of Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood)
"The authors have accomplished nothing less than a symbolic miracle. Inner Child Cards plucks and plays resonant chords of emotional memory and the psychic life trapped away in long-forgotten childhood stories." (Antero Alli, author of Astrologik and Angel Tech)
"[The cards] are filled with the images, fairy tales, and stories that bridge the archetypal realm of the child and the future potential of the adult." (Psychological Perspectives)
"This remarkable 320 page book & 78 full-color tarot card set is a perfect gift item for someone you love, including yourself! The book . . is a small masterpiece in itself." (Awareness, May 2002)
"The art on these cards places this deck in a class by itself compared to other decks.The scenes are simple yet highly evocative and magical. The bright, primary colors are used with a skill rarely seen in Tarot decks. Collectors will want to buy this deck for the artwork alone. The text is well-written and concise." (Lee A. Bursten, www.Artof Tarot.com)
"This is a great deck to use when reading for children or those who may otherwise be hesitant to use one of the traditional decks.The Inner Child Cards are wonderful for tarot collectors, as the illustrations are vivid and energetic. I highly encourage all tarot enthusiasts to consider purchasing this deck for variety and added insight." (Dawn Shainheit, CPTR, www.ArtofTarot.com)
"The stories behind each card are at once familiar and enlightening. The stunning illustrations are vivid and fantastical." (The Blessed Bee, Summer 2004, Issue 21)