Inner Child Cards
A Fairy Tale Tarot
By Isha Lerner & Mark Lerner
Illustrated By Christopher Guilfoil
This remarkable 320 page book & 78 full-color tarot card set is a perfect gift item for someone you love, including yourself! Before the age of reason, higher learning was transmitted through archetypal characters.

With The Inner Child Cards, Isha and Mark Lerner have cleverly constructed a way to nurture the child within while utilizing popular fairy-tales to correspond with the traditional tarot archetypes. i.e.: the Death card corresponds with Sleeping Beauty, Mother Goose is The Empress card, Snow White is The Hermit, etc.

As for the artwork, which is illustrated by Christopher Guilfoil, I was transported into time while it brought back comfortable feelings of childhood, being tucked in bed at night, and reading my favorite fairytale picture book. The book that accompanies these precious and innovative cards is a small masterpiece in itself. It explains all the correlations between the fairytale archetype and the traditional card it represents, as well as instructions for how to use the cards.

Published by Bear & Company, this set is available by calling (800) 246-8648.


Crazy Wisdom
The Life and Legend of Gurdjieff
A Musical
By John Maxwell Taylor
When I saw John Maxwell Taylor perform his critically acclaimed one-man play “Forever Jung,” based on the life of Carl Jung, I knew I had run across a genius; yet this did not prepare me for the absolutely brilliant musical Taylor composed and wrote called “Crazy Wisdom”.

Based on the life and esoteric teachings of Gurdjieff — and one of his beloved followers Ouspenski — Taylor has amazingly portrayed the essence of Gurdjieff’s mystical teachings in the form of an outstanding Broadway-type musical.

This 2-CD package, with an Enneagram on the cover, is complete with synopsis and lyrics for each piece. Taylor takes the listener back in time to St. Petersburg 1915 when eastern philosopher Ouspenski met the legendary Gurdjieff who had (and still has) many followers that he was teaching to become conscious and awake through what he called “the work”.

This current work of Taylor’s accurately captures “the work” of Gurdjieff in a clever eye-opening way that will thrill those familiar with the teachings of Gurdjieff as well as an innovative way to introduce “the work” to fresh seekers of this mystical philosophy. I applaud John Maxwell Taylor for accomplishing the seemingly impossible with this C.D.

Finally, you may be asking, “What is the basis of the teachings of Gurdjieff?” Buy the CD and wake up to the revolutionary experience for yourself!

This CD set is available at  or by calling (760) 736-7852.  

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