By Eileen Connolly and Peter Paul Connolly
The scenes on each card are reminiscent of medieval stained glass associated with majestic cathedrals. Each card touches the subconscious in a profound way, and the spiritual and inspirational imagery brings the viewer to a higher level of consciousness. The wardrobes of the figures are resplendent in color and historic detail, and the scene on each card is luminous. The cards include symbols that Eileen Connolly has held in her consciousness for many years, yet the scenes convey simple, clear messages. Connolly Tarot presents gentler interpretations of Rider-Waite Tarot, with Death replaced by Transition, and the Devil replaced by Materialism. The 79-card deck includes a Gateway to Meditation Card.
EILEEN CONNOLLY, Ph.D., is one of the world's leading authorities on tarot, numerology and other esoteric sciences. Dr. Connolly's works are used extensively as textbooks by tarot institutions. She is president of the Connolly University of Parapsychology, established in 1969, and an adjunct professor at Atlantic University, Virginia Beach, Virginia. As an educator and international parapsychologist she is a welcome and regular guest on television and radio.
PETER PAUL CONNOLLY has developed a unique artistic style using colored pencil as his medium. This style is reflected in the brilliant colors and detail seen in the Connolly Tarot deck. In a tireless effort of over eighteen months, Peter painstakingly constructed each card under the loving supervision of the author. Using this method along with hours of meticulous research he was able to bring to life the distinct personality within each symbol. Peter currently resides in North Carolina. His work can be seen in local galleries and has been displayed in Williamsburg and on the West Coast. He has illustrated novelty and gift cards, calendars, and books, and he does privately commissioned works.
7cm (w) x 12.1cm (l) x 2.8cm (d)