Review by Bonnie Cehovet
“The Fool Loves … Journeying - An Imagination Primer” is the companion book for architect/artist/Tarotist Jordan Hoggard’s independently produced, 78 card “Mystereum Tarot”. The deck is a vibrant work that Jordan evolved through the use of the CAD program that he uses for his architectural work. The book does not disappoint.
I should note here that there are actually six books in the “Imagination Primer” series. You can get all 78 cards in one book (which is what I did), or you can purchase separate books for the Major Arcana and each of the four suits.
The full version, which is what I am reviewing here, consists of 157 full color (full, vibrant color!) pages. The book is in hardback (yes!), with a deep purple front and back cover. Text on the covers is minimal, using a white font color. Very nice presentation!
Each card is presented in full page (8 ½” by 11”), full color format. The text that accompanies The Fool sets the tone for the book:
“The Fool loves the journey, loves each card expressing place along your way …”
The text is set in large, easily read type, white against a colored background (the windows that act as gateways for the graphics in the physical deck). The background color for the Major Arcana is purple, while Pentacles are green, Cups are blue, Wands are red, and Swords are orange.
“The consummate journeyer, The Fool, takes you on an imaginative journey fueled by the real-time pretend of your inner essence, your intuition wonderfully present guiding you. The Mystereum Tarot Imagination Primer. . . 78 bedtime stories or one. You decide each time. For building foundations under your dreams, for manifesting your destiny YOUR WAY! You call the shots on your journey. Enjoy your journey near or far. . . inside and out!”
Journeying with the Two of Cups tells us:
“The 2 of Cups loves love, friendship, healing, contentment, satisfying relationships …
loves harmonious cooperation …
loves that two joined are more than simply two ones …
loves feeling and expressing the heart’s desire where experience and feeling trump being right …”
Connect with your own muse, your own intuitive self, through the use of this larger than life work!
Bonnie Cehovet is Certified Tarot Grand Master, a professional Tarot reader with over ten years experience, a Reiki Master/Teacher and a writer. Bonnie has served in various capacities with the American Tarot Association, is co-founder of the World Tarot Network, and Vice President (as well as Director of Certification) for the American Board For Tarot Certification. She has had articles appear in the 2004 and 2005 Llewellyn Tarot Reader.