A tarot kit for the modern mystic, creatively reimagined with antique botanicals and anatomical drawings. Natural history meets spirituality in The Antique Anatomy Tarot, a deluxe boxed set of cards and guidebook by Claire Goodchild, owner of the design studio Black and the Moon. The foil-stamped keepsake box contains a 78-card tarot deck and an accompanying guidebook. The cards, which feature illustrations of vintage anatomical drawings collaged with plants and flowers, represent a fresh and creative interpretation of the tarot archetypes. In the accompanying guidebook, Goodchild provides insightful descriptions of the meaning of every card. With beautifully styled photography and accessible text, she explains how to set up different types of readings—including Celtic Cross and Moon Cycle spreads—and clearly outlines the numerological, elemental, and astrological associations of the cards (powerful information to have at your fingertips when you are doing readings). Thoughtfully and beautifully conceived, The Antique Anatomy Tarot is an inspiring tool for spiritual and personal development. Special Features
Hinged-lid keepsake box with foil stamping, a 78-card deck, and an 80-page guidebook
Deck includes the complete Major and Minor Arcana, reinterpreted in unique full-color art
Guidebook features full-color photography throughout
Perfect for spiritual seekers who love plants, flowers, sculls, bones, elixirs, and antique ephemera
This deluxe slipcase edition of Anatomy in Black is the ultimate sophisticated coffee table book for anatomy lovers. The beauty of human anatomy is reflected in a contemporary hardback book, created entirely in black and gold. Traditional anatomical imagery is given a new lease of life through modern interpretation in this stylish publication.
The book comprehensively leads the reader through the human body in seven chapters dedicated to each area of the human body. It covers the same level of detail and content with each illustration as a standard academic anatomy book. A thorough evaluation of each anatomical part is conveyed in double page spreads with summary text to put the area in context and explain some of the more complicated anatomical terminology and function for those encountering anatomy for the first time. This makes this book a perfect companion for those interested in anatomy, regardless of their previous knowledge of the subject matter.
This beautiful luxury edition ofAnatomy in Blackfeatures a gold foil embossed black hardback cover, with black sprayed edges, gold ribbon marker, head and tail bands, and packaged in a deluxe black slipcase with gold foil motif and ribbon pull, making it a beautiful object to adorn any anatomy enthusiasts’ home.
About the Author
Following her degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology, Emily Evans: BSc (Hons.) Anatomy & Cell Biology PGCE MMAA RMIP trained and worked as a school science teacher in London. After retraining as a medical artist, and qualifying with the Medical Artists Association of Great Britain, Emily has been a freelance Medical Illustrator for the last 12 years and works from her studio in London, UK.
She has continued to teach throughout this time, at universities in both London and Cambridge.
Emily has been a Senior Demonstrator of Anatomy at Cambridge University for 9 years, teaching the medical students dissection and anatomy. Emily regularly holds demonstrations and talks about medical art and dissection. Alongside her commissioned artworks, Emily has her own projects and exhibitions reflecting anatomy through contemporary art. In a natural evolution of working on more collaborative anatomy and art projects, Emily launched her online store Anatomy Boutique in 2013 selling her own uniquely designed products inspired by anatomy.
Beyond the Dark Veil: Post Mortem and Mourning Photography from The Thanatos Archive is a compilation of more than 120 extraordinary and haunting photographs and related ephemera documenting the practice of death and mourning photography in the Victorian Era and early twentieth century. Supplemented with original newspaper articles, clippings, funeral notices, memorial ephemera and more, the collection will take us on a journey through a fascinating, moving, and melancholically beautiful part of our past. The images in Beyond the Dark Veil speak to us: they speak of love, loss, lives cut short, brave final hours, shattered families, and the depths of the human spirit.
Contains 194 images of hand-colored photographs, albumen prints, ambrotypes, cabinet cards, carte de viste, daguerreotypes, gelatin silver prints, opaltypes, real photo postcards, stereoviews, tintypes, and supplementary articles and related ephemera.
Contributors include: Adam Arenson I, Jacqueline Ann Bunge Barger, Alex Jackson, Bess Lovejoy, Marion Peck, Joanna Roche, and Joe Smoke.
ABOUT THE ARCHIVE: Located in Woodinville, Washington, The Thanatos Archive houses an extensive collection of early post-mortem, memorial, and mourning photographs dating as far back as the 1840s. The online version of the archive, hosted at Thanatos.net since 2002, offers a searchable database of over 2,300 scanned images, with scans of new acquisitions being added on a regular basis. In addition to the main online archive, hundreds of additional images and material can be found in the community discussion forum, including hi-resolution enlargements, genealogical information, and more.
A "gleaming, humane" (The New York Times Book Review) memoir of the relationship between a cadaver named Eve and a first-year medical student
Medical student Christine Montross felt nervous standing outside the anatomy lab on her first day of class. Entering a room with stainless-steel tables topped by corpses in body bags was initially unnerving. But once Montross met her cadaver, she found herself intrigued by the person the woman once was and fascinated by the strange, unsettling beauty of the human form. They called her Eve. The story of Montross and Eve is a tender and surprising examination of the mysteries of the human body, and a remarkable look at our relationship with both the living and the dead.
From one of the world’s foremost intersex activists, a candid, provocative, and eye-opening memoir of gender identity, self-acceptance, and love.
My name is Hida Viloria. I was raised as a girl but discovered at a young age that my body looked different. Having endured an often turbulent home life as a kid, there were many times when I felt scared and alone, especially given my attraction to girls. But unlike most people in the first world who are born intersex–meaning they have genitals, reproductive organs, hormones, and/or chromosomal patterns that do not fit standard definitions of male or female–I grew up in the body I was born with because my parents did not have my sex characteristics surgically altered at birth.
It wasn’t until I was twenty-six and encountered the term intersexin a San Francisco newspaper that I finally had a name for my difference. That’s when I began to explore what it means to live in the space between genders–to be both and neither. I tried living as a feminine woman, an androgynous person, and even for a brief period of time as a man. Good friends would not recognize me, and gay men would hit on me. My gender fluidity was exciting, and in many ways freeing–but it could also be isolating.
I had to know if there were other intersex people like me, but when I finally found an intersex community to connect with I was shocked, and then deeply upset, to learn that most of the people I met had been scarred, both physically and psychologically, by infant surgeries and hormone treatments meant to “correct” their bodies. Realizing that the invisibility of intersex people in society facilitated these practices, I made it my mission to bring an end to it–and became one of the first people to voluntarily come out as intersex at a national and then international level.
Born Bothis the story of my lifelong journey toward finding love and embracing my authentic identity in a world that insists on categorizing people into either/or, and of my decades-long fight for human rights and equality for intersex people everywhere.