A colourful, collage-art deck celebrating Black history and culture, by Casey Rocheteau.
“This tarot deck is a celebration of blackness. The name ‘Shrine of the Black Medusa’ is a play on the idea that some ancient Greek sources identified the Cape Verdean Islands as the home of the Gorgons. Hair like snakes? Eyes that can turn enemies to stone? We’re at a point in history when black death in America has created narratives time and again vilifying and making monsters out of unarmed innocent black children. This deck is a call to complicate the trope of the magical negro and embrace our own fearsome and powerful magic.
From it’s inception, tarot has used Eurocentric images to help us predict and understand the world around us. This deck pulls from the Thoth tarot and 20th century black history to create something magical. There is an 8 page booklet included with the deck. It is perfect for beginners and pros alike.”
- 78-card tarot deck, full colour.
- Small 8-page booklet with brief guide to card meanings*
*A more detailed e-book guide to this deck will be available for download in the near future. All who have purchased this deck will be sent a link to download this when it becomes available.
About the creator:
Casey Rocheteau was born on Cape Cod, and raised as a sea witch. They are an author, visual/sound artist and historian living in Detroit, Michigan. Their work explores the intersections of race, gender, class, sexuality, trauma, body image and mental health. Rocheteau often works with primary documentation and collage in what they call a hauntological practice. This fixation upon specters of the past haunting the present and the living impact upon the future informs their work across genres. Winner of inaugural Write A House permanent residency in 2014, Rocheteau won a house with poems and is committed to a community and teaching based arts practice in Detroit.