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Chrysalis Tarot was named Tarosophy’s 2014 Deck of the Year and was the recipient of a coveted COVR Award.

The deck by Toney Brooks and Holly Sierra was published by U.S. Games Systems. Chrysalis is available from Amazon and other booksellers, including most metaphysical bookstores near you. For FREE worldwide (and fast!) delivery, we recommend The Book Depository in London.

The Chrysalis Tarot app developed by The Fool’s Dog is available for both iOS and Android devices.

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  1. Hi! I own both the physical book and the app. If you ever create a companion book with a borderless. I will purchase that as well. Beautiful work great for personal use…. HOWEVER… the borders make it a bit distracting for clients in readings.

    Thank you for taking the time to great this deck it is great! 🙂

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    1. Thanks for taking time to comment, Blue! The new companion book will be published in a week or so at Amazon and sold either separately or as part of a boxed set (later on). Some users like the borders, others don’t. As of now, there are no plans to publish a differently styled physical deck.

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  2. Hi toney! I just bought the deck on January 19ireally love the artwork and overall concept but i wanted to know if the chrysalis tarot is against the Catholic church?

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    1. Thanks for your kind words about the deck, Patricia. I’m not sure what you mean by “against.” We’re certainly not against any religion, per se, but did try to steer clear of all forms of dogmatism, both religious and scientific. That said, Chrysalis can best be described as embracing pantheistic, nature based spiritually. Great question. Thanks!

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  3. I’m new to using tarot cards, but I was drawn to your deck. I’m having some trouble though, what do I do with reversed cards? does their meaning change? and if so where do I find the reversed meaning for this deck?

    Thank you so much, such a beautiful deck 🙂

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    1. We designed the card backs so people who wish to use reversals can, but we don’t encourage such use. Chrysalis art is nuanced and rich with symbolism. When it’s upside down, all that is lost. We regard tarot as a conversation with the Otherworld and the human psyche, not as something to be “decoded.” An upside down card has no intrinsic meaning other than somebody returned it to the deck carelessly. Chrysalis helps develop intuition, active imagination and self understanding, the only traits required to interpret a reading. Thanks for your question and kind words about Chrysalis.

      With Chrysalis, a tarot reading is the telephone not the conversation.

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  4. ¿Cuándo lo tendremos en español? ¡Lo esperamos con mucha ilusión! ¡Felicitaciones por tan bella obra! ¡Un cálido abrazo desde Argentina!
    Germana

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  5. Hi Toney. I love your deck. Do you or Holly do readings? If so, how does that work? Please let me know. Love the art, depth, and magic. Thank you for sharing your gifts.

    Best,
    Carolyn

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  6. Hello Mr Brooks, I like this wonderful deck very much, but I still have some difficulty in unstanding The Storyteller, could you tell me whether it is a specific figure like The Greenman, or just the common “storyteller” which means a narrator?

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    1. Hi Steven. Thanks for your question and kind words about Chrysalis. The Green Man is himself a composite archetype who has two aspects. He’s the Oak King during half of the year and the Holly King during the other half. Likewise, Storyteller is a composite.

      She represents the shaman that dwells within us all. Her stories serve as pathways to enlightenment for her community, tribe or initiates. In this regard, she is the antithesis of a hermit. When we privately tap into our inner shaman, Storyteller helps us create our own personal myth and pathway to higher consciousness and true Self.

      The new companion book goes into greater detail on all our Chrysalis archetypes. Storyteller even has her own chapter titled “Storyteller’s Vision Quest.”

      Chrysalis was designed to help us learn how to converse with the unseen world. Doing so transforms egoic consciousness into authentic Self.

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