Arcane Publishing sells second-hand, vintage and rare books and ephemera, but we also diversify with unusual items...
Selling books is always tricky, and I am thinking about reaching a more international audience soon by opening an online shop for the second-hand side of Arcane. If this actually becomes reality, it would be at some point in 2019...
Watch this space!
In the meantime, I will post a series of blogs this week about my new acquisitions!
I was lucky enough a few days ago to acquire this fantastic Tarot set, Alan Borvo's "Le Grand Oracle Celtique" - this can be used on one's own or as a group - a really beautiful tarot game published in 1981.
Alan Borvo was a Frenchman from Brittany who trained as an ethnologist and had a passion for Celtic culture.
In 1953, at the age of 20, he hitch-hiked across Norway and stayed with Lapp tribes for several months.
This turned into an impressive archive about the Lapps'way of life at the time: SAMILAND (website in French and English).
Alan Borvo was also a painter, as can be seen from the beautiful, colourful Tarot cards below!
The whole game is in french, but the little guidance booklet is bilingual, and therefore any English speaker should be able to have a go...
This item will be on sale on the Arcane stall this autumn/winter...
The game's introductory card tells us that "This Tarot gets its symbols from the myths of ancient Celtic culture as its ones survives in Brittany, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The messages delivered by the game are directly inspired by the wisdom of the druids."
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