•An Unbound Book – Each card tells a tale, but you’re the one that tells the story and decides how (and if) it ends. As you change, so do the images.
•A Bridge – When there are gaps in communication or understanding, these cards can help you connect the dots for increased harmony, empathy and clarity.
•An Idea Generator – Each image features myriad symbols and questions begging to be explored. When you’ve hit a wall, pull a card to discover a magical door that opens to endless possibilities.
•An Oracle – If you have questions—and ask them with an open heart and engaged mind—these images will help you find answers.
•A Set of Glasses – To gain a fresh perspective, don a different set of glasses. Each “lens” in this deck offers new ways being, feeling and interpreting. If you don’t like the view, change what you’re looking at by trying on new ways of seeing.
•A Well – Whether you need to dip into the waters of creativity or draw deeply from your soul, this deck can slake your spiritual thirst and saturate the arid parts of your soul.
•A Compass – These images can help you find your own True North, as well as protective, supportive boundaries for the mental, emotional, energetic, material and spiritual realms.
Who will enjoy this deck? Anyone who loves winter, snow and ice! Beyond enthusiasts of all things frosty, those who will benefit from this deck include:
•Kids – Not only are the cards of the Snowland Deck kid safe, they are also kid friendly. This means that in addition to gentle imagery, these cards show scenarios children can easily recognize.
•Kidults – These young-at-heart adults still value the whimsical, playful, imaginative and magical.
•Therapists – Those who use psychotherapeutic, Jungian, archetypal and intuitive tools in their practice.
•Seekers – One of the best ways to tap into intuitive streams and hone our natural sixth sense is working with enigmatic images found on oracle or Tarot decks like this one.
•Teachers – Whether promoting inventiveness, artistry, self-reliance or creative problem solving, teachers can use the Snowland Tarot to encourage students to be their best Self.
•Students – In order to think outside the box—whether you’re in elementary school, high school, college or professional classes—you must use methods and tools that encourage you to see with new eyes.
•Writers – Short on ideas? Tension builders? Plot twists? Settings? What about character sketches, occupations or even names? Not only will the images in this deck give many opportunities for all of these, but also the companion book will supply actual prompts and exercises to get you from “what if” to “the end” of your novel, poem or short story.
•Ministers – Whether you need a sermon topic or anecdote, these cards are filled with universal experiences and stepping-stones to spiritual truths. For pastoral counseling or parishioner visitations, these vibrant, pleasant images can offer consolation and cheer.
•Corporate Trainers – Corporations and consultants have used creativity and brainstorming decks for years to promote team building, problem solving and innovation. The Snowland Tarot is yet another original set of cards that can be used confidently and comfortably in any professional setting.
•Artists – Whether you’re a sculptor, composer, painter, dancer, fashion designer, illustrator, musician or other artist, these cards can provide you with inspiration for your next project.
•Intuitive Readers – New and seasoned readers alike can use the Snowland Deck for use with clients, family or friends—as well as for personal insight and edification. Divination has never been this accessible, fun and revealing!
How can the Snowland Deck be used?
You can draw cards at random, face down, or you can consciously choose which card/s you want to focus upon. You can draw one card or several cards. You can use spreads (also known as card layouts) that are included in this book or are found elsewhere. You can use the keywords provided to inspire you, or ignore them altogether. You can allow the images to “speak” to you. In fact, you can even create your own card meanings based on what you feel and see.
Some say music is the universal language, but it could be argued that pictures serve this purpose. Ancient peoples carved and painted images on cave walls, bones, rocks, animal hides, wood, tombs and papyrus. Simple pictographs and symbols evolved into elaborate murals and painted epics. With decks like the Snowland Deck, multiple symbols and motifs are imbedded in each image, providing manifold interpretations.
The Snowland Deck can be carried in a purse, briefcase, backpack, messenger bag, tote, pocket or pouch. It’s a portable oracle, brainstorming device and inspirational tool. It can be used in schools, homes, churches, spiritual centers, hospitals, medical offices, libraries and conference rooms. Given its theme, this deck would be particularly fun while chillaxin at ski resorts and lodges!
Below is a live, candid 2-hour conversation between Snowland Deck creators Ron and Janet Boyer.
Husband/wife team Janet and Ron Boyer invite you to order their newest creation, the 83-card Snowland Deck. The full Snowland Deck includes four "Soul GPS" significator cards with a special system for using them (click here to see 78 completed images) . Who can work with this deck and how can it be used? Click here to read all the creative, inspiring ways. Click here to watch an interview with artist, Ron Boyer. Click here to get the Snowland Deck Companion at Smashwords and here for Kindle at Amazon.com.
83-card Snowland Deck (78 + 4 special significator cards). Cards measure 3.5 x 5.5 inches (they're quite large), matte finish, with eye-popping color. Flexible, sturdy card stock. Printed in the U.S.
Custom made, hand-sewn bag to store your deck (Your choice of 3 fabrics. Click here to see them).
.pdf of The Snowland Deck Companion, which includes (for each card): Keywords, 7 Intuitive Questions, 5 Writing Prompts, 3 Affirmations and "Secret", as well as bios for all the Approach (aka Court) Cards, an explanation of Janet's special Signficator System and several Snowland Spreads.
Instant access to the exclusive password-protected Snowland Deck Explorers blog, providing unlimited coaching by Janet, special video tutorials, secret spreads, hands-on exercises
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Below is a video of Janet interviewing Ron about the Snowland Deck. Enjoy!
Foreword by Author Craig Conley
Like the folkloric Snow Queen's invitation to creep inside her furs, the foreword of a book should open up a text and make the reader feel invited to snuggle up. So let's huddle close and step together into a sparkling realm where all is fresh and unusual, yet somehow familiar and comfortable. Like your own backyard after the season's first snowfall, behold a world you know instinctively but even so are seeing in a brand new way.
The very name "Snowland" sealed my enthusiasm for this work. I immediately apprehended that Snowland has a genuine existence—that it's always somewhere, even if it's not necessarily in any one place at any given time. So convinced was I that the Boyers had a genuine insight and weren't simply dreaming it all up, I actually delved through hundreds of years' worth of old family magazines in search of antique windows into Snowland. I was looking for evidence of a realm that promised new beginnings (snowfall providing a clean slate, as it were) and unique adventures (tobogganing, anyone?), all the while requiring both a heightened vigilance (for thin ice, deep drifts, and slippery slopes) and a keen eye for archetypes at play. "Playful alertness" might describe the state of mind.
My research proved fruitful, and I contributed to the Snowland Blog dozens of compatible illustrations going back to the early 1800s. Many of the images precisely capture the whimsical spirit of the Boyers' project, a favorite being a glorified Lovers card in which a mischievous boy and girl throw snowballs at a statue of Cupid. Yet none of these antiquated illustrations are mirrors of the Snowland cards. In other words, the Boyers are offering wholly original vistas into this magical landscape.
The cards of the Snowland deck are like snowflakes in that they invite close examination to reveal intricate details. They are also like snowflakes in that they combine to form beautiful scenes prime for playful exploration. The playfulness is crucial, if we are to follow the wisdom of the Scythian philosopher Anacharsis: "Play so that you may be serious." Finally, every excursion into the heart of Snowland inevitably turns inward. We're guided into profound contemplation, as cozy and illuminating as coming indoors after building a snowman and kneeling before the hearth to warm your frozen fingers back to life.
Snowlander Loyalty Discounts: When you buy a deck from us, all future orders are discounted. 2nd deck is $65, 3rd deck is $55 and 4th deck is $45. Buying for a youth under 16 years of age? Your price is $55. Do you work with special needs children and plan to use our deck in your work with them? You get a 50% discount ($42.50). Just email me to place your discounted order.