MYSTICAL DREAM TAROT
The Mystical Dream Tarot explores the language of dreams on the journey towards self-understanding.
Throughout history, humans have attempted to communicate to one another and to the mysterious cosmos around us. Across time and landscape, different vocal sounds gave way to the many spoken languages we hear today.
Beyond these differences of language is the common language of dream, the images that unite us, rising from altered states. They draw upon our imagination, our faculty to make mental images in service of better understanding our mysterious existence. Our ancestors respected the visions and dreams that greeted them, taking them seriously in their daily decision-making process, in their creation of spiritual and cosmological beliefs. Yet in a world increasingly focused upon the perceptions of waking reality, dreams are often dismissed as phantasms of the night. But the images that rise in dream are direction signs pointing beyond themselves to something hidden and mysterious. Each card of The Mystical Dream Tarot presents a dreamscape rich in imagery, ready to communicate with us, and guide and nurture our journey towards self-understanding and fulfillment. It is an exploration into our personal psyche and a guide toward discovery.
Janet Piedilato is a transpersonal psychologist, complementary health care consultant and ordained minister who has spent a lifetime studying the value of altered states as represented by visionary, dream and shamanic experiences. She holds doctorates in biology and transpersonal psychology, and studied under Stanley Krippner, the world-renowned dream psychologist.
I have met Death in many guises, but never as a red fox with a chubby angel balancing on with whiskers. This radically original image – trump XIII in the Mystical Tarot – springs fresh from the author’s dreams and intuitive life, and is a sample of what to expect (and not expect) from her fascinating creation. Janet Piedilato has given us something other than yet another deck of 78 cards. She provokes us to let our own imaginations stir in the presence of what she brings from her own depths, and to use her images not as formulaic messages but as a prompt to create our own meanings and dream onward.
Robert Moss, bestselling author of Conscious Dreaming,
The Secret History of Dreaming and Sidewalk Oracles: Playing with Signs,
Symbols and Synchronicity in Everyday Life.
This is a Tarot deck like nothing you have ever seen or experienced. Years in the making, these portrayals of archetypal themes have
emerged from the imaginal world. They were given pictorial form by Dr. Janet Piedilato, whose preparation for this task includes decades of immersion in dreams, shamanism, mythology, as well as the social and biological sciences. Each image is worth your focus, your study, and the application to your inner and outer life.
Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., international dream pioneer, co-author of
Personal Mythology, Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them
and Dreamtime and Dreamwork: Decoding the Language of the Night.