I sent the wise and wonderful Rachel Pollack a copy of my new book, Painting the Soul: The Tarot Art of David Palladini
And the Godmother of Tarot returned these kind and lovely words:
“In this beautifully produced full-color book, David Palladini and Anastasia Haysler open the door–or rather 156 doors–into the elegant yet deeply meaningful world of Palladini’s two great decks, The Aquarian and The New Palladini. In some ways, what is most remarkable about these two works is the nearly thirty years between them. Rarely does an artist allow a work to stand, to find its own way in the world–as The Aquarian certainly has done, being continuously in print for over forty years–and then return to the themes in a new work, a new vision, later in life. By setting each card side by side with its counterpart, and giving a full page to each, the book allows us to immerse ourselves in David Palladini’s visions and what amounts to a dialogue between them. For each card, the artist speaks of the image and its essence, its core meaning as he understands it. Then, Anastasia Haysler’s clear and accessible interpretations of each card, in each deck, not only set the cards alongside each other but also in the context of Tarot tradition. There is no long introduction about the history of Tarot, no set of instructions on how to do readings. Instead, the book devotes itself, just as it should, to the art and soul of these two remarkable Tarot decks.”
~ Rachel G. Pollack, Co-creator of The Burning Serpent Oracle, and author of The Child Eater: A Novel
I can die happy now. My life is complete.
The book is available to order on the Tarot Media Company website!