Monday, September 21, 2009

A New Tarot Deck for the New Millennium

Tarot of Cosmic Consciousness challenges the reader to enter a quest to find and connect to one’s unique inner spiritual self. This exquisitely painted deck of 78 cards is an exploration of symbolic relationships of the Tarot to Astrology, the Qabbalah, and Sacred Geometry. These geometric, abstract, vividly colored paintings are meant to inspire the seeker to create one’s own self-directed spiritual path.
Metaphysics, archaeology, and science, deeply influence Barbara Bruch’s work as author and designer of Tarot of Cosmic Consciousness. Barbara studied Fine Art at the University of Washington, and completed her MFA degree in Printmaking. She views her art as a means for self-transformation, and healing. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Seattle Art Museum, and Women Artists of the American West.

Use Tarot of Cosmic Consciousness to start your quest and journey to seek to connect to your unique inner spiritual self. This modern beautifully designed and painted deck of 78 Tarot cards comes with its own accompanying book with an in-depth history and explanation of Tarot through the ages.
Follow Tarot’s mysterious appearance and use by French and Italian courtiers from early Renaissance to its worldwide use and fascinating appeal in contemporary society. This current ever-growing interest in Tarot is evident by the 3,000+ Tarot decks in use today. Tarot of Cosmic Consciousness aims to inspire the seeker to look within, explore and find one’s own spiritual path. Discover for yourself Tarot of Cosmic Consciousness’s amazing rich archetypal symbolism and fascinating, synchronistic relationships to Astrology, the Qabbalah, and Sacred Geometry. Extensively illustrated, this text explores the many layered symbolic relationships from ancient past to present day.
The Tarot of Cosmic Consciousness box set contains the 22 painted cards of the Major Arcana, together with 56 Minor Arcana cards including the Court cards. This new deck is unlike any other. Artist Barbara Bruch creates a new Tarot for the dawning of this 21st century. These beautifully painted original designs are inspired by Tarot symbolism, Sacred Geometry, Astrology, and the Qabbalah.
Use these modern archetypal symbols to explore your psyche. Discover ancient teachings of Sacred Geometry. Connect and reflect on classic Tarot figures such as The Empress, The Star, or Strength, and link them to your own life. What better way to interpret The Star as an experience of renewal by psychologically linking to its transcendent symbolism as a cosmic source for life energy.
Barbara Bruch’s 78 Tarot card paintings Tarot of Cosmic Consciousness together with its extensively illustrated definitive book is $39.95. It is contained in its colorful special box. Shipping and handling is $5.55 in the USA, additional for international
Washington State Residents - please add sales tax @9.5%.

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Metaphysical Musing: A Statement

MFA Printmaking/painting University of Washington
Extensive work with the late Glen Alps/Collagraph

Much of my artwork is based on an interest in metaphysics, archaeology, and the physical sciences: representing spatial concepts, underlying structures, healing, transformation, and cycles of existence. This work consists of paintings and prints symbolic of cycles of life in portals, hills, valleys, circles, spirals, and pyramids—oracles and sources of energy that charge living beings with the life force. Having traveled several times to Britain, Scotland and Norway, exploring and documenting megalithic sites and museum collections, I have come to believe there are changeless ideas contained like blueprints in our DNA—plans and laws for the growth and development of life’s forms and structures.

Over the years, my paintings and prints have been exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Seattle Pacific University, Cheney Cowles Museum in Spokane, Henry Art Gallery, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Washington State University, California State University at Hayward, and numerous galleries in Texas, Florida, Oregon, North Carolina, Washington DC, and Chicago. I have also exhibited in Korea, Italy, Holland, Scotland and South America. More information about my work is in the book and website, Women Artists of the American West by Susan Ressler.