Crystals, like tarot cards, have for centuries been used for healing and divination. In this boxed set, each card image shows a crystal, along with a traditional tarot image, which enhances its meaning. The High Priestess card, for instance, shows the lapis lazuli crystal, which links with her tarot meaning of spiritual truth and intuition - she guides us to listen to the voice of our true selves. Accompanied by a book by author and crystal healer Philip Permutt showing how to lay out the cards for a reading, tarot aficionados will fall in love with the beguiling images, while novice readers will find it an irresistible first deck. The specially commissioned illustrations are by Emma Garner, artist of the bestselling Art of Tarot. They beautifully blend traditional tarot imagery with crystals: The Sun card has a sun of topaz, and the World card shows the traditional world dancer holding wands of quartz.
Philip Permutt discovered crystals over 15 years ago after a severe illness. He has been practising as a crystal healer and teacher ever since. He owns and runs iSiS Crystals, the largest and most successful crystal shop in the UK, and its integral healing centre. Philip has lectured at the University of Hertfordshire on crystals and crystal healing and has a degree in Applied Biology; his articles have been published electronically and in journals. The author is based in St Albans, Hertfordshire.