Frank Watson’s poetry collection The Dollhouse Mirror is a beautifully crafted journey through the whimsical. Each poem invites the reader to step into a dark fantasy world ruled by the abstract—in each one, the subject is never identified beyond using words such as “she,” “you,” or even “the little girl,” all of which is designed to make you think about the message Watson is trying to convey. Much of his fantastical imagery is based off Tarot cards, so the archetypal metaphors found within his work make it easy for the reader to easily insert themselves into the poem and get wrapped up in the rich language.
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Many teenagers, especially females, have an interest in the occult and long to pick up a deck of tarot cards to divine the future for themselves and their friends during sleepovers, parties, etc. However, for beginners, the tarot can often be mysterious and confusing, but not anymore!
While sadly out of print, Kathleen Olmstead’s The Girl’s Guide to Tarot was one of the best handbooks out there. She broke down the symbolism of each of the 78 cards in a way that made sense and gave explanations that would appeal to a young teenage girl. Although Olmstead uses the traditional Rider-Waite tarot deck in the book, nonetheless, she urges her young female readers to research different cards until they find a deck they like. She advises them on how to pick the right deck, setting the mood for readings, should they want to show off to their friends, and how to store the cards as well.
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