Enter the wildwood and you will experience a world of myth and nature, a place of great simplicity and deep understanding. To walk among the age0old trees is to journey back in time to when we were different and our relationship with ancestral knowledge was as natural as breathing.
Few themes touch us as deeply as this. In The Wildwood Tarot Mark Ryan and John Matthews introduce us to the classic forest archetypes of the Green Man and Woman, the Archer, the Hooded Man and the Blasted Oak. There are symbolic animals too, like the Hawk, Hare, Otter and Wolf, creatures that once walked alongside us in the greenwood and whose spirits still resonate today. Will Worthington’s rich and vivid images bring this world to life and make it possible to feel the magic and power of the wildwood.
The Wildwood Tarot draws inspiration from pre-Celtic mythology and a belief system steeped in shamanic wisdom and forest lore. Based on the seasonal rhythm and festivals of the ancient year, it enables us to connect with a long-lost world – one that can now help us make sense of our own.