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from the Spirit Hill Tarot.

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• Have you found your true work and want to put some powerful psychic tools in your tool box?

• Or are you feeling out of place?  Unable to grasp your true purpose?  On an emotional roller coaster, and wanting help, but don't know where to find it?

• And do you want to see the big picture of these times we live in?  This is a very puzzling time for the world and for us personally, a time of great danger and yet thrilling possiblity for a much better future.

• Look inside yourself for capabilities and answers.  Don't underestimate your own brilliant resources of talent and wisdom.  You only need to look and mobilize them.

• How?  Essentially, these art works help you talk and listen clearly and deeply, finding actual truth and beauty by profound conversation with others and yourself.

• Stone Riley's inspiring Tarot art, in words and pictures, features the innovative and compelling work of 30+ years of fame as a Pagan artist.  It provides maps for a profound journey of spiritual freedom and practical empowerment.

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Shop For A Deck:  Spirit Hill Tarot
An easy reading deck by a master of Modern painting.

• (·The buttons for the two editions open different sites where they are available.  At both sites you can view the cards, read about the deck and buy a copy of that edition.)

• Here is a Modern Art deck by a Tarot Master, who is a master of Modern painting too, finally now available beyond the few rare copies handmade in the artist's studio.

• How is Spirit Hill different from all other Tarot decks?

- The unparalleled beauty of the art work, therefore its ease of interpretation;

- Its psychic depth and resonance, therefore its adaptability to a multiplicity of philosophical and spiritual paths, and its usefulness to the novice reader, the Tarot master and the spiritual seeker;

- Its visual originality and innovation, on a firm grounding in the classic Tarot structure;

- The intriguing real art story of how the paintings were created on a magic hilltop in the forest mountains.

• Modern art has become by now our worldwide culture's universal visual language. Here it's used as such a language should be used: to illuminate one of the worldwide culture's greatest books. For Tarot is such a book undoubtedly: Begun when our ancient Western culture was beginning and retold among us ever since, Tarot is a timeless telling of all human stories of all lives and souls.

• And for exactly those reasons, and for its deep beauty too, the Spirit Hill is a very practical and useful Tarot deck. Any counselor, professional or amateur, who is alive in this world today might find it fits their eyes and suits their liking greatly.

• The cards were taken from Riley's astonishing array of paintings made between 2000 and 2002 on a magic hilltop in the forest mountains of New England. A scrap of poetry was assigned by the artist to jog the reader's understanding, and then it was all digitally edited onto the cards, by the artist too.

• And furthermore, this is meant to be political art. The whole body of Riley's Tarot work - the fifty years of counseling and teaching in addition to his two opposite Tarot decks (opposite across the cosmos of possible styles) and his other divination tools as well - has been meant to help return an enormous power to We The People that was lost in the hyper-materialist Age Of Pisces that is now passing by. So yes, this is political art.

• The first two chapters of the companion book are packaged with the deck.



Shop For A Deck:  The Simple Tarot
Readable on sight by any intelligent perceptive person in our modern world.

• (·The buttons for the two editions open different sites where they are available.  At both sites you can view the cards, read about the deck and buy a copy of that edition.)

• This deck is admired for both its forthright pictures, in a hand drawn Zen or Tao style, and the clear strong bits of semi-haiku poetry on the cards that evoke and open their traditional Tarot meanings for the reader.

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• This deck can be read on first sight by any intelligent perceptive person in our modern world. It is admired for both its forthright pictures, in a hand drawn Zen or Tao style, and the clear strong bits of semi-haiku poetry on the cards that evoke and open their traditional Tarot meanings for the reader.

• Not an Oriental deck, it uses its adapted foreign style to free the reader and artist from esoteric stale convention, opening Tarot - in our modern times the key treasure of the Western Mysteries - to everyone. This deck was created in 1980 as the initial master work of Riley's art career and marks his dedication to Tarot as a public good.

• Includes two extra cards with clear instructions in Riley's favorite method of their use. The first two chapters of the companion book "Documents For The Reader" are also packaged with the deck.

• Here is some information about the creation of the deck, from the literature packaged with it:

- The project occupied my concentrated effort for one year, early January 1980 to early January 1981. At that time I was emerging from the unremitting concentrated stress of youthful death defying politics around the Vietnam War and arriving in the working poverty of a young family man. By some coincidence, January 1980 was the 10th anniversary of my month in military jail for war resistance work.

- The goal I had in mind was to set down what I had learned about life so far in a form that would be a clear starting point for whatever lay ahead, and to learn from that study. I did not want to lose my dead and living and all of the beautiful and dreadful failures and successes, for I was aware that all those things so alive for me then, those things of my true reality, could fade into forgetfulness. Tarot seemed to offer help with this.

• The first two chapters of the companion book are packaged with the deck.

 

Shop For Our Book:  "Documents For The Reader"
The companion book for all of our Tarot decks.

 >> Read / download first chapter     >> Second chapter   (More at Free Previews below.)

• This book will first teach you Stone Riley's personal method for counseling with Tarot cards. You help your fellow human beings through the difficulties of our lives by means of passionately sympathetic and intensely conscious conversation. And no prior experience with Tarot cards is required. That is the book's beginning.

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• That is the book's beginning. From there you are invited to a journey of aching suspense and breath-stopping beauty that travels into one person's past and into the future of our human race. Along the way there's lots of strong poetry and pictures.

• Includes 41 black and white illustrations and 33 poems by the author / artist.

• This is the companion book for all of Stone Riley's Tarot decks.

• See below for preview portions of the book with free download.  A complete free download version and an inexpensive e-book version are being developed.

• This button opens a page on the Lulu website where the book is manufactured.  You can read about it, preview some pages and purchase it for delivery by mail.


See The Cards
Simple Tarot: See All The Cards
This opens a picture gallery where all the Simple Tarot cards are shown massed together or separately. The massed screen shows all of the small pencil drawings at once while the separate card screens show the drawing enlarged beside the whole card.
Spirit Hill Tarot: See All The Cards
This opens a picture gallery where all the Spirit Hill cards are shown massed together or separately.  On the separate card screens you can also see Riley's painting (or photo or sculpture) that the picture on the card was taken from.
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Simple Tarot Do-It-Yourself Kit
If you have good paper craft skills you can download print sheets and build a copy of the Spirit Hill deck.  After the web page opens, scroll down to its do-it-yourself section near the bottom.

Alphabeticon Tarot
Riley's so-called "third deck that's not a deck".   This is actually a powerful mental tool basically with no necessary physical equipment.  It can be used by you alone or in conversation anywhere with anyone.   This is a basic kind of tool for practical philosophy and divination similar to many others in other cultures all through human history.   Of course you can craft physical expressions of the system if you like, and I do have some ideas for that.
> Coming Soon: Alphabeticon Tarot System 3    PREVIEW   
Free:  Alphabeticon In Brief
This opens a complete instruction sheet for the pure mental version of this system.

• This is a small piece of paper you can fold up in your pocket until you have it memorized through actual use.

• The instructions begin:  "This is an alphabet of life, an aid to thinking that you can use for practical philosophy and divination anywhere …"

• This is a PDF file of one page on letter size paper.  However, the page has two identical copies of the instruction sheet that you can cut apart and fold to wallet size.

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Free:  Explore The 2005 Alphabeticon
This is the older version which I published in 2005, soon to be replaced by the version under development.  It includes the following options:

• Download a 56 page informative workbook.

• Do readings on-line with flashcards that are shown in the workbook.

• The workbook has ideas for creating physical versions of the system.


Do A Reading Now For Free
Do a Reading On-Line Now
This opens a program called the Flashcard Show.  You can do a Tarot reading on your screen using the Simple Tarot and Spirit Hill together or separately.  Or instead, you can let the program run continuously as a show.  Easy instructions are on the screen.

Documents For The Reader: Free Previews
> Coming Soon: Print Friendly Download Of Our Companion Book 
We are developing a printer friendly download of our companion book "Documents For The Reader".  In the meantime, you can download these printer friendly excerpts.  They contain almost all the book's material but condensed to save your ink and paper.  Note: When you buy a deck of cards, Document #1 and Document #2 are packaged with it.
Document #1: How I Started In Tarot And You Can Too

• A written piece of my heart and soul you might enjoy, everything I know so far about a worthy life and how to strive for the Good Reality while we stand here before the dark and fiery Veil Of Indecision that hides the New Age from our eyes, all in four letter size pages.

• Teaches you a simple and effective method of counseling others through conversation - no prior Tarot knowledge needed - using easy reading decks such as these.

• Tells the compelling story of Riley's idealistic work in Tarot, amid his whole life's work, and explains his hopes for the future in this dangerous time.

• This is a PDF file of 4 pages on letter size paper.

Document #2: Poems For The Reader

• A gift to you.  Philosophical and spiritual guidance intended for all Tarot readers, but especially for the beginner.  Strong inebriating poetry & many illustrations.  This is a PDF file of 4 pages on letter size paper.

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Document #4: Particular Advice For The Technician

• Realistically, what help can we hope to get from Tarot in the present crisis?  And isn't it all nonsense anyway?  For if it does work, how?  All this is answered, as well as possible, through a technology story, a true one, one of the strongest experiences of the artist's art career.  A few spiritual technology poems are thrown in too.  This is a PDF file of 4 pages on letter size paper.

Document #5: The Fig Tree: Where The Paintings Came From

• Beauty is our surest source of Wisdom; Nature is our clearest source of Beauty; Love for each other is our strongest voice of Nature.  Tells how the artist learned to paint and dance and where the art work for Spirit Hill Tarot came from.  This is a PDF file of 4 pages on letter size paper.

Document #6: I Guess We Will Arise: Prospects For The Future

• Nature sets a spiritual feast before us when our human company arrives together.  And my proposal to you personally.  This is a PDF file of 2 pages on letter size paper.

 

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