City Mystic Paris Now On Pre Sale

City Mystic Paris Now On Pre Sale

I’m having trouble posting these on the product page so temporarily, here are some of the final images from City Mystic • Paris complete and ready to go to print. Finishing up on final cards and edits in coming weeks! You can pre-order a deck that was funded for print on September 10, 2015 on Kickstarter here.  Thanks so much for all your help, your interest, your support and love on this project. I am looking forward to shipping these in December, 2015! Blessings,...
Daily Dose #4 The Empress

Daily Dose #4 The Empress

      Its another day and another image feature! Time is ticking away quickly and as I sat down to manage the City Mystic • Paris Kickstarter campaign today I was reminded of all that went into getting City Mystic • New York off the ground. In true Throwback Thursday fashion, before we look at the Empress I thought it was a perfect opportunity to honor the essence of the Empress by remembering the very Empress-esque energy that’s gone into bringing the City Mystic project to life… let’s take a short journey through time as we prime our minds and psyches for the message of the Empress today!             The Empress Montmartre being the creative center of Paris houses some of the world’s most beautiful and progressive street art. World-famous street artist Akiza, with a gallery close by on Rue Tholozé, has several fascinating images coloring the neighborhood of gritty black and white child-like figures. This one happened to be situated perfectly next to the profile of what could be received as the quintessential modern Parisian woman: sleek, poised, refined, strong and tough enough to brave the city streets each and every day. Another gallery artist from further down Rue Tholozè creates paintings rooted in the broken glass shards still held together delicately in the display window.  Sitting atop it all is another face of the Parisian Empress, a sculpture found on the Alexander Bridge by sculptor Gustave Michel. Her name is La France Conteporaine, also know as woman, and she represents the ideal representation of well-to-do ladies of France from the late...
Daily Dose #3 The High Priestess

Daily Dose #3 The High Priestess

I’m back with another Daily Dose! Today we’ll have 2 cards featured so check back for the second post soon! I’m back from an incredibly fun, busy weekend in San Jose, CA. The Bay Area Tarot Symposium was a wonderful experience filled with beautiful connections, new friendships and an ever-expanding path for City Mystic! I’m pleased to announce that City Mystic • New York is now carried by Devera Publishing and Distribution and can also be found in the Sacred Well book store in Oakland, CA. Hooray! Let’s get down to business… Today we move further into our experience of Tarot through the eyes of Paris… and we come to a very special phase along our journey, the High Priestess.   High Priestess Paris is a city that is steeped in pride and self-celebration. The Hotel DeVille, sitting at the edge of the Marias along side the River Sienne, is the ultimate culmination of this energy. Littered in statues representing heroes of Paris past, the building is crowned with the stern, flowing fertile statue sitting atop the large grand clock in the very center of the building called, simply, Paris. She represents the depth, beauty, fortitude and magick of the very city herself, encompassing the passion of her people. Her majestic qualities are highlighted in combination with a very different architectural structure found in the Montmartre cemetery. It is the door to someone’s final resting place, and it depicts the sStar of David along with four symbols wrapped around representative of the four worlds of the Tree of Life- Atziluth or the world of Archetypes, Briah, or the creative...
Daily Dose #2 The Magician

Daily Dose #2 The Magician

Hi Friends! I’m *literally* writing you from the City Mystic booth at the beloved Bay Area Tarot Symposium because I PROMISED Daily Doses of City Mystic • Paris and I meant my promise #city #mystic #newyork #paris #live in #Sanjose for #bayarea #tarot #symposium #sfbats super #fun #geek out #session going on here! So wonderful to see some familiar faces from #readersstudio #rs15 #nyc and meet some #Facebook and #Instagram #friends in the flesh ? you don’t have to be here to pick up a #copy of #citymysticnewyork but if you’ve been wanting one I encourage you to place an #order on my website www.ginniejester.com asap before they’re gone… Between #kickstarter for the Paris deck and this wonderful convention they might be gone before you know it ???⚡️☀️? A photo posted by Ginnie Jester (@ginniejester) on Aug 15, 2015 at 1:11pm PDT   Aptly, today we focus our lens on the Magician. So without further adieu, here she is: The artist Aristide Maillol (1861-1944) cast a series of nude bronze sculptures placed in the Tuileries, one of which is the Nymph. She is the most playful, most knowing-eyed of the trio nestled within a path of tall shrubs just below the grand palace entry. Josep Pla once said of Maillol, “These archaic ideas, Greek, were the great novelty Maillol brought into the tendency of modern sculpture. What you need to love from the ancients is not the antiquity, it is the sense of permanent, renewed novelty, that is due to the nature and reason.” Combined with this flavor of ancient permanence is the truth and fruit of modern Parisian culture: street...
City Mystic Paris Daily Dose- The Fool

City Mystic Paris Daily Dose- The Fool

Hi Friends and Loved Ones! Its another summer and another Kickstarter campaign is upon us! City Mystic • Paris is live on Kickstarter, and this year I’m doing some things a little differently. Rather than bombard you with cards and card info, I’ve decided to give you the daily dose of the deck! We’re beginning at the beginning, with The Fool. So without further adieu, let’s take a peek at the history, the phase of development and the meaning of this card in a reading… The Fool We begin our journey through Paris with the Fool, the witness, the observer, the one who hops in with both feet. An image of a diving silhouette is captured in a Montmartre gallery window just around the corner from a home Van Goh lived in during his publishing days. The window reflects the beautiful architectural landscape that defines the neighborhood. Known as the Bohemian center of Paris, Montmartre is a neighborhood alive and thriving in art, music and culture. It is the art center of Paris. Another pice of street art, the photographer, captures a shot of the diving figure, joining the composition from another space in Montmartre- at the very top of the hill just behind Sacre Cour. The reflective mid-day surface of the Sienne lends her light and flow to the feeling of the Fool, blending together to create a sense of the wonder of diving in feet-first to Paris, the City of Light. The Fool’s journey is a path of individuation, or finding one’s true Self. Our Fool begins her excursion by diving in to the alchemical experience Paris...
City Mystic Spring, Part 3- Revealing the Social Codex

City Mystic Spring, Part 3- Revealing the Social Codex

Hi friends. I hope you all had a wonderful Father’s Day weekend! I got to spend mine cooking for my dad who always cooks so well for me. It was such a delight to share a special day with him and make him feel a little spoiled. Spending time with my dad got me thinking about the maternal and paternal influences in our lives and how, no matter how much we do to grow, change and evolve, they still remain important core parts of our hearts, minds and values. That train of thought led me back to City Mystic • Paris in an odd way. Thus far I’ve told you about the very personal influences that have guided me through the process of creating City Mystic • New York, and further into Paris. They were a combination of circumstances and personal disposition. But there is another, major side of my motivation to make these decks which is at once socially inspired, totally impersonal yet paradoxically deeply personal. It comes back to my father. My dad has always taught me to look deeper at social trends and values. He has always taught me to question the status quo and challenged me to create my own ideas and social rules based on my own sense of integrity. I am incredibly fortunate to have the dad I do. None of me would be what I am without his tremendous influence on my life. And it is that influence, in a round-about way, which inspired me to share City Mystic with folks the world over. I grew up in the San Francisco bay...