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Materia Prima: An Expression of Matter Deck
And so it is, all things in life are collective. Nature is inescapably cooperative. We share with the stars, the clouds, the bees, and each other the same elements that created the complex world we live in. This cooperative endeavor forms life and is the bewitching mystery of the periodic table – the Materia Prima of our unified existence.
This powerful message of unification that circles throughout the Table of Elements inspired us to create 'Materia Prima: An Expression of Matter.' This deck is an expression of the periodic table concentrated in 84 cards. Each chosen element is given its part in the cosmic drama of Life, conjuring matter in the soulful, playful language of the imagination.
Printed on a luxurious, heavy playing card stock that is an exclusive stock for our tarots, inside a richly embossed and intricately foiled tuck box, this deck is a handsome companion for your meditative, tarot practice.
- Second Edition
- artwork by Peter Dunham & Linnea Gits
- printed on luxurious, heavy playing card stock with an embossed linen finish
- 75mm x 130mm card size
- 84 cards
- 28 of the 84 cards in this deck have foil on them
- tuckbox printed on heavy paper stock with gold foil embossing
- printed by the Expert Playing Card Company, New York, NY
Materia Prima: An Expression of Matter Book
- Third Edition
- dimensions: 6"x6"
- 203 pages
- color plates of each card
- cover printed on an elegant metallic, heavy paper stock
- premium, recycled paper stock for interior pages
- paperback, square spine with perfect binding
- made in the USA
"Science, that famous institution, pitched its tent long ago on sacred, dreaming ground and stole the show with its arrival. What an attack on the senses and nerves the business of science caused us at first – and then, what amazing delight as its fantastic discoveries unrolled one after the other before our astonished, newly awakened eyes.
We gaped at the wondrous experimentation, creative exploration, and determined calculations of the scientific players who brought the periodic table into being. Elements were pulled from matter one by one. It was a revelation—an authenticated encounter with life's mysteries. Secrets of our universe were blown like kisses to us from the smiling lips of knowledgeable and highly exacting performers – first the alchemists and then scientists – whose discoveries tested the extreme limits of our human understanding.
But this was not a light drama that science was dabbling in, it was a dangerous and daring jump with many possible lethal outcomes, and along the way, we all became involved in the fatal risks of this play. We have gone from onlookers to accomplices, each taking our own part in this dizzying, planetary, alchemical performance that has been raised to extreme heights.
And here we are at the breath-taking-build-up to the next act. A unique but mostly confused band of players in this universe, trying desperately to save our own necks from the monsters of insanity we've unleashed. How do we avoid the unthinkable – the extravagantly stupid ending? How do all the splendid forms of life that began this ancient play as glittering, silvery butterflies in a universal dream reinvent themselves yet again after being exposed and often dangerously rearranged in our everyday life? How do we learn to love all of this world again – every piece of it, including ourselves – so we can save not only our own necks but the entire perfection of life that surrounds us?
What if we thought of the elements – all the matter of this world – as one of us? Cavorting hybrids – part human and part granular, atomic expression – that captures our mind and body as well as our heart. What if we looked at all matter using our souls. Could we still speak with straight forward authority about it? Would science listen? We think it would not only listen but tell us frankly, it is time."
**Excerpt from the introduction of "Materia Prima: A Reflection On Matter." An Uusi Publication.