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What Is A Good Beginner Tarot Deck?

The New Chapter Tarot, The White Numen, The Cosmic Slumber, and The Luna Sol – photo by Loveday May

Just starting your tarot journey? Here’s which deck is the best for learning tarot….

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Look Inside The Cosmic Slumber Coloring Book

Enter the dream…

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Why LGBT Representation In Tarot Is Important

It’s crucial to reflect everyone in the tarot…

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Gender In The New Chapter Tarot

Creator Kathryn Briggs explains why she chose male princesses and female knights…

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LGBT Tarot: How Queer Identity & The Tarot Are Connected

The Lovers from Modern Witch Tarot, Seven Of Wands from the White Numen Tarot, The Moon from the Cosmic Slumber Tarot. Photo: Loveday May

Gay tarot is really just… tarot.

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How Jungian Archeyptes Work In The Tarot — And In Dreams

How to unlock your dreams using the tarot…

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A Look Inside The Modern Witch Coloring Book

Dive deeper into the world of the Modern Witch…

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All About Walpurgisnacht: The Ultimate Witches’ Holiday

Move over, Halloween!

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How To Celebrate Dionysia, Ancient Festival Of Wine & The Arts

Dionysus wasn’t just god of wine, parties, and debauchery…

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Why Colouring In The Tarot Can Improve Your Practice

This simple method can really improve your tarot readings…

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Tarot Spread: Bloom into Spring

Spring clean your focus for the new season. Grow, grow, grow…

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Spring: Flowers and their secrets

The sweetest flowers hold the darkest secrets…

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Say Hello to…the Modern Witch Colouring Book!

More than just a colouring book!

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The Gods Of The New Chapter Tarot

The age-old tales within the tarot find a new meaning…

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From Inspiration To Creation: The Story Behind The Luna Sol Tarot

Take a peak behind the scenes with this author Q&A…

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Botanical Curses and Poisons Available Now

Happy Publication day! Fez Inkwright

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How to Get Over a Bad Relationship – Cord Cutting

One, Two, Three I banish thee…Bad vibes be gone!

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The Tarot of Love

The power of love, a force from above, cleaning my soul…

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My, That’s Bloody: The History Of Valentine’s Day

The festival of love has a dark origin story…

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Hannah McDonald

Hannah McDonald is a British illustrator living in Amsterdam, making hand-drawn artwork and telling stories inspired by slow and seasonal living.

Prior to being an illustrator, she worked for leading animation and VFX studios for over 15 years, as executive producer and marketing director, and she co-directed 5×15 Amsterdam, the Netherlands edition of the acclaimed 5×15.com series of talks.

Hannah’s illustration work has a strong focus on seasonal living, which she believes is a tool we can all use to help us feel more connected with nature and in turn live more sustainably for our planet.

She lives and works by the water with her partner, son and Pepper the cat.

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Check out her website

Hannah’s projects for Liminal 11:

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There’s More to a Flower than Just Pretty Petals and a Pleasing Scent

Botanical Curses and Poisons book by Fez Inkwright

Fez Inkwright previews some favourite anecdotes from plant folklore book Botanical Curses and Poisons!

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White Numen Tarot release date

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Festival of Midwinter: Traditions and Plants

There are more ways to see the season through than just with eggnog and Santa hats

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Tarot Spread: 11 days of Yule Draw

11 days of Yuletide tarot reading

“On the first day of Yuletide my Tarot said to me …”

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Karen French

The patterns underlying life have always fascinated Karen. Why are they there? What do they mean? How can we use them? Originally Karen studied Mathematics and Management Sciences and then spent many years in international marketing, during which time she was published on several occasions. 

Over the last 20 years she has explored her passion for archetypal symbolism, especially sacred geometry and devoted her time to extensive research across all the disciplines. As an international author she is well known for her books in The Gateway Series. Current titles include Gateway to the Heavens: How geometric patterns and symbols form our reality and The Hidden Geometry of Life: The science and spirituality of nature (both published by Watkins Publishing Ltd). 

Karen enjoys sharing her knowledge about the science and mathematics behind numbers, shapes and colours, their roles in forming reality, and their use as symbols and tools in the Arts and spirituality. For many years she had been a speaker at events ranging from conferences to small groups for a diverse range of people and interest groups.

This merging of science, art and symbolism, is a type of alchemy that Karen also uses in her own abstract artwork. Her paintings are visual expressions of science manifesting reality, combined with the power of intent in Mind to elicit various responses from the viewer, such as healing, guidance and inspiration. These same principles are embedded in the premise and designs of her game designs, ranging from self development to family fun.

Connect with Karen French:

Check out her webshop!

Karen’s projects for Liminal 11:

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All the Places in Between

All the Places in Between

By John Cei Douglas

978-1-912634-23-1 * £11.99 * Published April 2021


A silent sequential narrative journey exploring mental health and our sense of self.

‘There are empty spaces that must be respected, those often long periods when a person can’t see the pictures or find the words and needs to be left alone.’ – Tove Jansson, Fair Play

Through wordless black and white illustrations, John Cei Douglas empathetically shows the struggle to communicate how things feel when we get lost, and the wrenching effort that comes from dealing with anxiety and depression, over the course of an at times surreal and surprising journey. 

A quietly beautiful meditation on the seemingly endless paths we try to take simply to get back to the place we think we should be, and all the obstacles we encounter along the way, All the Places in Between offers a comforting reminder that we’re not always alone on this journey…  

John Cei Douglas is a freelance illustrator based in London with a particular interest in stories, comics and self publishing, epitomised by his narrative approach to illustration. He has worked with a variety of clients and projects over the years and developed a strong identifiable lyrical style for his work, often closely linked with themes of mental health and relationships, through picture books and comics to editorial pieces.

Highly Reviewed and Praised: Pipedream Comics, Comics Grinder, Richard Burton at Comicon.com


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The Spirit of Japan

The Spirit of Japan

Festivals, Rituals and Everyday Magic

From the creators of The Garden

written by Sean Michael Wilson
illustrated by Fumio Obata

978-1-912634-30-9 * £11.99 *

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An introduction to everyday Japanese rituals and spiritual practices.

Japan is sometimes called a ‘non-religious’ country, but this cliché is simply not true! If we look closer, we find that spirits, demons and magic are woven into the fabric of Japanese folklore and their effigies still populate roadsides and rituals to this day.

Japan is alive with magical festivals, practices and rituals – from marking the liminal new year with the burning of last year’s possessions, to smiling at the return of spring in the cherry blossoms. Greeting new life, making offerings to the old and banishing demons with the hurl of a soybean are all examples of intriguing Japanese traditions.

Many of these cultural practices are seen as mundane or normal, but they each express something sublime and numinous. Japanese rituals perform a powerful role in helping people deal with nature, time, seasons, aging and death – bringing a bit of everyday magic into everyday lives.

The Spirit of Japan is an accessible introduction to Japanese spiritual practice, perfect for those who are curious about spirituality or Japanese culture and would like to know more.

Table of Contents:

Introduction: The Value of Magic in Everyday Lives 
New Year Rituals 
Out Demons! Setsubun (節分) Bean Throwing 
Obon (お盆) Ancestors 
Jizo (地蔵) Roadside Shrines 
Funeral and Death Rituals 
Omikuji (おみくじ) and Other Fortune Charms 
Hanami (花見) Spring Ritual 
Hanabi (花火) Fireworks 
Land Cleansing Ritual 
Rituals at Shrines and Temples 
Recent Foreign Festivals in Japan 
Iro Iro (Various Things) 

Sean Michael Wilson is a writer living in Scotland and Japan. His books are often on themes of history, biography and social issues. He has had more than twenty books published with a variety of US, UK, and Japanese publishers. His 2016 book The Faceless Ghost was nominated for an Eisner Award. In 2017, his book Secrets of the Ninja won an International Manga Award. (read more)

Fumio Obata is an illustrator and animator whose style and work are influenced by both Japanese and European aesthetics. He is latest graphic novel Just So Happens (Jonathan Cape, 2014) was critically acclaimed
and been published in eight languages. (read more)

How Are Tarot Cards Connected?

Another story is being told right under your fingertips…

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Simple Tarot Deck-Orations

A Christmas tree decorated with tarot card 'ornaments' using Modern Witch Tarot
Lisa Sterle’s Modern Witch Tarot Deck

Deck The Halls With…Tarot Cards And Holly Fa-La-La-La-La

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Elizabeth Kim

Elizabeth Kim is a London-based writer and the editor of Cunning Folk, an independent magazine about magic, mythology, folklore, and the occult. 

She has written for publications including BBC Culture, The Guardian, The Independent, Refinery29, Oh Comely, and the LA Review of Books

Visit Elizabeth’s website

Follow her on Instagram and Twitter

Check out Cunning Folk magazine!

Elizabeth’s projects for Liminal 11:

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Kaitlynn Copithorne

Inspired by the natural world, folklore, and witchcraft, Kaitlynn Copithorne is an illustrator and visual artist based in Mohkinstsis/Calgary, Canada.

Her work is heavily influenced by the etchings and woodblock prints of the Medieval and Early Modern periods.

Working primarily in digital and traditional printmaking, Kaitlynn has produced work for magazines, music festivals, books, and public art collections.

Check out Kaitlynn’s website and shop

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Kaitlynn’s projects for Liminal 11:

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Psychotherapy and The Tarot

Three of Cups from the Luna Sol Tarot

One reflects the ups and downs of life, the other helps you to deal with them more effectively. Viewed that way, one can perfectly complement the other, but how?

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Why You Should Interview Your Tarot Deck

Image: Lisa Strele's Modern Witch Tarot Deck and Journal.
Image: Lisa Strele’s Modern Witch Tarot Deck and Journal.

Getting to know your tarot deck is as easy as one, two … uh, six?

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Free Coloring Page from Women + Patterns + Plants

Download a free printable coloring page from Women + Patterns + Plants by Sarina Mantle!

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Last Call for 2020 Webshop Orders

Liminal 11 will not be shipping webshop orders between December 19th, 2020 and January 3rd, 2021

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Anatomy of a Card: The New Chapter Tarot’s Ace Of Swords

The Ace of Swords from The New Chapter Tarot by Kathryn Briggs

The Ace of Swords in The New Chapter Tarot is a treasure trove of symbolism!

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How To Do An Intuitive Tarot Reading

Intuitive tarot readings with The Cosmic Slumber Tarot (Ten of Pentacles, The Night bonus card, Ace of Swords)

Overwhelmed by card meanings? This method is key to unlocking the tarot…

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Scrapbooking the Tarot

A page from Nancy Hendrickson's tarot journal scrapbook – about a new Ancestral tarot project

Nancy Hendrickson discusses scrapbooking as a form of tarot journaling.

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How To Keep A Tarot Journal (Part 2)

The Fool tarot card with notes about its symbolism

How to develop an intuitive tarot reading style through journaling

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What Is Samhain? Diving Into The Ancient Origins Of Halloween

Samhain journal page with three glowing candles

Dark secrets hidden within the ancient roots of Halloween…

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