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Dream Awake Tarot Deck & Guidebook


A vivid, visionary deck and workbook of 36 powerful archetypes on hexagonal cards, created by Ashanti Gumbo.


A deck of 36 hexagonal cards created in digital collage by Ashanti Gumbo, complete with a detailed guidebook/workbook. These vivid cards evoke powerful, dreamlike archetypes drawing on black spiritual traditions and the tarot’s Major Arcana, creating a truly unique and visionary deck.

These cards are un-named and un-numbered. 22 cards are ‘pathways’ cards, featuring archetypes based on the Major Arcana cards of the tarot. The remaining 14 are ‘contemplation cards’. The deck comes with a large, full-colour Inspiration Guide and workbook offering an in-depth journey through the deck, with fillable worksheet pages to record your own journey.

Dream Awake Tarot © opens the way for tarot to be applicable to every day life with emphases on spiritual evolution through presence, shadow integration, inner child celebration, and conscious choice making. What if we all focused on being more loving, kinder, gentler towards ourselves, and connected more intimately with nature?

What if language, numbers, and other systems of organization, division, and classification were only tiny drops of water within the ocean of infinite creation?

When I first began this journey, I was prepared to regurgitate the same symbolism, references, books, and information that have been digested for centuries, but my spirit led me on a path less taken…

Dream Awake Tarot © drinks from a reservoir of indigenous folk wisdom, elements of voodoo, hoodoo, adinkra symbolism, music, and other inspirational cultural flavorings to bring forth a fresh and relatable system of self-transformation.

Every card is designed without numbers or words to allow you to order them, name them, and give them meaning according to your intuitive prompts. I am aware that this varies greatly from what we are all used to; however, diving into tarot in this fashion allows us to explore our differences and similarities based on how we order and what we name each card. This opens up space for dialogue and discussion for authentic relating.

Find out more: Read an interview with Ashanti at Asali Earthwork, or check out this conversation between Ashanti and Kasia of Tarot Map!

NOTE: This deck contains 36 cards. It is not a ‘full tarot’ in the traditional sense.


  • 36-card hexagonal deck, cards measuring 3.25 x 3.75 inches, presented in a colourful tuck-box
  • Large full-colour Inspiration Guide/workbook
  • Inspiration card from the creator


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