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Artist Katelan V. Foisy teamed up with author Tayannah Lee McQuillar to produce a Tarot that focuses on the legendary rootworkers of the past to aid the modern rootworker along their path. This seventy eight card deck featuring historical rootworkers, associated plants, symbols to reveal this segment of the occult world a introduction to the complex heritage of the root working spell craft.
From the author:
“Offers a history of Hoodoo and its complex heritage, including its roots in multiple African and Native American ethnic groups as well as its European influences”
History shows that Hoo Doo Root work developed to what it is known for today by the interaction and intermarriage between indigenous Americans with families of African descent. It is without a doubt no small feat to integrate the botanical knowledge with the esoteric divination of the Tarot. It must be experienced to fully be appreciated. From the companion guide book Tayannah outlines the history of Hoo Doo and discusses the European influences on the evolution of Root work to what it is today.
Sticks, Baskets, Needles, and Knives are the names given for the four suits of the minor arcana. Both the major and minor arcanas are explained in detail, offering meanings that draw upon both the Tarot tradition combined with the Hoo Doo mysticism. Spirit charged guidance and advice combine to make the accompanying guide the type we want to see arrive with our cards. She outlines various spreads and shares sample card readings for the purposes of instruction.
“In keeping with the roots of Hoodoo, this powerfully-illustrated tarot deck is organized along the lines of an extended family. Elders comprise the Major Arcana, the family inhabits the court cards, and the rest of the Minor Arcana reflects the community and mundane life.” This Tarot in particular, if one were planning on gifting a friend or colleague a deck of the Tarot should seriously consider the Hoo Doo Tarot. The deck of seventy eight amazingly painted cards feel good in the hands and shuffle easily. The 160 page guidebook is one of those companion books a person finds themselves wanting to read, cover to cover. A simply fabulous set of the divine Tarot.
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All decks on the site come with a virtual guidebook that can be accessed by scanning the QR code on the box.