Steampunk Tarot Party

Steampunk Tarot Party

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On May 5th, at 7:30pm, we invite you to celebrate the release of this stunning new deck with co-creator Barbara Moore, live music by Pirates of the Dreamtime, a Steampunk Designer Trunk show with Bionic Unicorn and select pieces by KMK Designs. It’s all things steampunk and metaphysical in one swell location, and a cast of well… you. Come in your finest steampunk attire to be eligible to win prizes.

Barbara Moore

Meet the author! Get your deck signed…
Barbara’s articles on the tarot have appeared in several tarot publications and in Llewellyn Publications New Worlds of Mind and Spirit magazine. She has also sat on the Tarot Journal editorial board. Barbara’s own education in the tarot has been and continues to be broad and enlightening. She has studied under renowned tarot scholars Mary K. Greer and Rachel Pollack, and she has taught the tarot to all manner of would-be tarot readers.

Barbara enjoys the challenge of giving a voice to tarot cards and oracle decks. She has had the good fortune to write books for several decks, including A Guide to Mystic Faerie Tarot, The Gilded Tarot Companion, The Hip Witch Tarot, Enchanted Oracle and The Mystic Dreamer Tarot.

The Steampunk Tarot Deck

The Steampunk Tarot takes us to the place where the past and future converge, into a world of roaring engines and gleaming metal, top hats and corseted silk gowns . . . where alternate histories play out in a film reel of fantasy, adventure, and magic.

Taroist Barbara Moore, in collaboration with English Artist Aly Fell, have retooled the gears of the Rider-Waite tradition with a steampunk edge with renderings which evoke our complex relationship with science and technology.

The included manual by Barbara Moore provides tips, original spreads, and guidance in reading the tarot cards.

This new deck is getting raves from both sides of the Atlantic. One reviewer calls it “Stonkingly Good.”

Bionic Unicorn

As part of the celebration, Bionic Unicorn will be offering wares in a Trunk Show. Bionic Unicorn, the Steampunk jewelry line by Kristin Berwald, features romantic sci-fi elements geared to spark your imagination.

With eco-friendly and upcycled components, Kristin creates whimsical one of a kind pieces of wearable art. Bionic Unicorn jewelry focuses on a harmony between technology and nature, emphasizing the Utopian aspect of a steampunk world.

Bionic Unicorn has been highlighted in the following publications:

Minnesota Bride
Gothic Beauty
Twin Cities Metro Magazine
Mpls/St. Paul Magazine
City Pages

Kristin was voted one of the Top 100 creatives by City Pages in 2010.

Her jewelry has appeared in fashion shows at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Voltage: Fashion Amplified, Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits, SCENEaSOTA, and Dances of Vice.

Kristin was also recently a guest at TeslaCon 2011.

Check out Kristin’s blog for the latest Bionic Unicorn designs and happenings. You might also want to join her adoring fans on her facebook page.

Oh, and did we mention? One of the prizes for Best Dressed is a Bionic Unicorn Gift Certificate!

Pirates of the Dreamtime

After pillaging much cooler tech and having grown beyond limits in their own musical strengths, Scott Keever, Keith Spears and Dayna Jean Wolter blend their souls and create Sacred Space with their richly and Otherworldly layers of sonic magic.

They are currently in studio working on the Album That Never Was to be released in 2012.

Until then, enjoy the tidbits of sonic alchemy they put up on ReverbNation and on their Facebook page ….

taking what they will from the Collective Consciousness, Pirates of Dreamtime take you on a journey of sound like no other…

“You are naked in your dreams…and we are here for the booty”

KMK Designs

Rumor has it that a certain creatrix of a certain tarot deck has fallen in love with the amazing Victorian designs of KMK Designs, and may be wearing one of her designs.  You might even spot models wearing even more of her designs, as well.

KMKDesigns is founded and run by Sheridyn McClain who has had a passion for creation of costumes and clothes for as long as she can remember.

She has been a professional seamstress for over 30 years and has worked in many areas of the textile arts including costumes, alterations, fabric art and design.

We hope to see you here in your best steampunk attire!

  • What: Steampunk Tarot Official Release Party
  • Where: Eye of Horus Metaphysical Store, 3012 Lyndale Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55408 (click for map)
  • When: Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at 7:30pm