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FIRST EDITION, 2018
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The Book of Maps: Vade Mecum is the in-depth reference manual to the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot deck. It is a grimoire with instructions on an optional self-initiation to gain a greater scope of access with the deck (where you’ll be coloring in card images in the book, not the cards themselves), some insights on divinatory readings, angel communications, the Hermetic influences in the deck’s symbology, and most significant: the detail by detail explanation for each illustration and a profile for the identity of each Key’s resident spirit and how to invoke or evoke that spirit.
The table of contents is provided below if you’d like to see exactly what topics will be covered in the text.
Although I’ve written over 400 pages here, it was my firm resolve that a guidebook should not be required to read proficiently with the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot deck. If you’re a beginner tarot reader, then either an RWS-based tarot book, such as Holistic Tarot, or a Thoth-based tarot book will help you to navigate everyday readings with this deck. You can even use either The Pictorial Key or Book of Thoth for navigating the cards, as I had intentionally studied and consulted both books for the design of each and every card in Spirit Keeper. If you’re a seasoned reader with the RWS or Thoth system, then I endeavored to illustrate a deck that you would be able to read with straight out of its box.
However, concurrent with the standard reading procedures that I hope this deck accommodates, I’ve also built an underworld to my tarot deck. Navigating that underworld is what’s unique and what may call for some written exposition. Detail by detail, The Book of Maps explains my symbolic significance for what’s depicted on the cards, instructs on the geography of the realms I’ve constructed through the cards’ sigil-crafting, how to build your own inner temple, or inner universe with my architectural blueprints, and how to interact with the cast of beneficent or angelic spirits that you can meet and confer with in the realms of that inner temple.