Brady Tarot Deck & Guidebook

£45.15

The Brady Tarot is a 78 card artist’s deck of hand-colored linocuts by Emi Brady. Inspired by the plants and animals of North America. Complete with a detailed guidebook by tarot veteran Rachel Pollack.

Second edition.

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Description

A 78-card artist’s tarot deck inspired by the plants and animals of North America. Featuring hand-colored linocuts of Emi Brady and a full-length guidebook authored by Rachel Pollack.

This second edition box set includes 78 cards printed on heavy duty 400 gsm cardstock, physical and digital copies of Rachel Pollack’s guidebook, and a sturdy, two-part box. The box, book, and cards all feature a soft-touch matte finish, and the cards are edged in matte gold.

This beautiful deck was 18 months in the making, by linocut artist Emi Brady. Each image was painstakingly cut by hand, the printed and hand-coloured to create these richly detailed, stunning images. Emi worked with much-loved tarot veteran Rachel Pollack to create a full-length guidebook to accompany the deck, ensuring that this set contains everything you need to get started reading tarot.

A portion of the proceeds from deck sales are donated by Emi to US Indigenous and ecological non-profits.

Contents

  • 78 card tarot deck. Cards measure 7.5 x 12.7cm/ 3″ x 5″. Printed on 400gsm card, soft-touch matte finish, black borders, matte gold edging
  • Detailed guidebook by Rachel Pollack
  • Deck and book presented together in a sturdy two-part box with raised detailing

We are aware that this deck references and depicts and celebrates Native American symbols and stories (along with those of other nature-based cultures. We are in conversation with the creator (who is white), as well as reaching out to Indigenous folks for both professional and informal consultancy around the issue of cultural appropriation – not only with regard to this deck, but in the tarot world more generally.

We believe in Emi’s commitment to the environment and sincere study of Indigenous wisdom and teachings, particularly as a pathway to coming into right relationship with our planet and the natural world. We appreciate that where Native symbols and stories are referenced, they are done so respectfully and are not detatched from their contexts – and agree with her that to completely omit Native philosophy in a deck about the flora and fauna of North America would be to whitewash an already colonised land. We are further encouraged that the deck’s creation was overseen by a Native American friend. We also appreciate Emi’s choice to donate a portion of deck profits to Indigenous and environmental non-profits. Yet, even with such positive intentions, we are living in a context of white supremacy that harms, marginalises and disadvantages Black, Indigenous and people of colour every single day. Though we have decided to resume sales of this deck, we remain open to conversation with our community around this deck – and any that we sell – and continue to learn and adapt in line with our values.

To read Emi’s statement on this matter, please see the FAQ section on her website.

Reviews

  1. Caroline (verified owner)

    Beautiful deck! I had been wanting this deck for a long time and was glad get the second edition. Card stock is wonderful to handle and the artwork is stunning with one of the best guidebooks out there! I find the deck to be incredibly grounding to use and surrounds you with the energy of peace and calm. It’s a lovely deck to read with and easy too. I love how the guidebook gives you lots of information about the animals in their natural surroundings, which ties in beautifully with the card meanings and the artwork on the card. I have been doing a one card pull a day with the deck, and the artwork of the card really stays in your mind throughout the day, and the card message. I have been getting some lovely on point readings too using the ‘Little Red Tarot spreads’ which you can also buy in the shop here. Some great spreads which are further enhanced by using this deck to get some deeply profound readings. I can’t recommend this deck enough! It’s a beauty!

  2. Carolina

    Spectacular deck!

  3. willowmina (verified owner)

    I just received and I would like to thank you for the care of the package.
    It is the first time I ordered on this site (after visiting it regularly^^) and I absolutely not regret it.
    This deck is really amazing and I waited so long for this moment.
    The pictures look bigger here (with is great for details) than in reality and I prefer because the cards have the right size for my hands.
    The box is amazing too. In brief, this deck is extraordinary and I am very glad to have it, at last. I already feel a deep connexion with it (love at first sight XD) and is definitely a favorite in my collection.
    Thank you Miss Brady for this amazing work and thank you Little Red tarot for distributing it for Europe <3 <3.

  4. Mar (verified owner)

    I could not be more in love with these. The imagry and design are absolutley stunning, all animals, she has done a very deep research about the meaning of every card through out time, and then given her own symbolism to each card. As the previous review says the images are very detailed and help for an intuitive reading beyond the conventional one. And the color! The color just draggs you in! They have been made with such care and love! The card stock is matt and a little bit thick but not too much, great quality. And the presentation wooden box is beautiful. It’s a deck clearly made to last in great shape for years and years! It’s worth every penny!

  5. Nicoletta Gherardi

    Simply amazing! I received this deck as a gift. The wooden box is beautiful and the magnet closure is very useful. All images are extremely detailed and besides the conventional meaning, they help develop further understanding. Colours are dark and this peculiarity avoids any distraction, recalling a deeper research. Card descriptions in the booklet are clear, detailed and easily understood, always open to a deeper analysis.

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