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Purchase Trump L’Oeil, the Tarot of Portmeirion

The Complete Full-Size Deck Is Now Available!
The Portmeirion Tarot is currently available in two versions.  Each features a deck of 79 cards (22 Major Arcana, 56 Minor Arcana, and one “trump” card) in a satin drawstring bag.  They are jumbo size (3.5" x 5.5"), laminated, and printed by a professional playing card manufacturer.



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Deluxe full-color book and cards
This attractive art book is illustrated with full-color prints of the 22 cards of the Major Arcana, 56 cards of the Minor Arcana, and village maps pinpointed with the location of each Tarot archetype.  The book offers full explanations for each card in the Major Arcana and each suit in the Minor Arcana.

The Deluxe Set Features—

  • deck of 79 Tarot cards
  • satin drawstring bag
  • 7.5" square softcover book
  • 57 glossy full-color pages
  • signed by the author
£37   $49
 



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Standard B&W book and cards
This handy pocket-sized book is illustrated with black-and-white prints of the 22 cards of the Major Arcana, 56 cards of the Minor Arcana, and context photos for each of the Major Arcana.  The book offers full explanations for each card in the Major Arcana and each suit in the Minor Arcana.

The Standard Set Features—

  • deck of 79 Tarot cards
  • satin drawstring bag
  • 4" x 7" softcover book
  • 111 black-and-white pages
  • signed by the author
£29   $39
 



Downloadable book and cards
You will receive via e-mail a web link to download a screen-readable (150 dpi) PDF file of the complete full-color book which accompanies the Deluxe Set.  We will also post you a deck of 79 cards in a satin drawstring bag.

£22   $29
 



Deluxe book only – no cards
Now available directly from Amazon.com!  Our attractive art book is illustrated with full-color prints of the 22 cards of the Major Arcana, 56 cards of the Minor Arcana, and village maps pinpointed with the location of each Tarot archetype.  The book offers full explanations for each card in the Major Arcana and each suit in the Minor Arcana.

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Puzzling Portmeirion book
Puzzling Portmeirion is an involving, insightful guidebook that explores Portmeirion architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis’ trailblazing experiments in virtual reality, his subtle but powerful time-warping and space-folding tricks, the little-known myths and legends echoing down every footpath, and the myriad restless spirits at play.  Eccentric globe-trotters will have their eyes opened, curiosities piqued, intellects tickled, feet motivated, and pens recording the most fascinating entries in their travel diaries, bar none.

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PRAISE:

“Miracula-filled!”
—Pam Grossman, Phantasmaphile

“Excellent and stylish.”
Roger Langley, author of The Prisoner in Portmeirion

“Step into another world of tarot, literally.  A truly unique Tarot deck from a truly unique individual.”
—Catherine Chapman, Tarot Elements

“The architecture and ornamentation of Portmeirion solidifies into a delightful three-dimensional Tarot, thanks to the quirky vision of Craig Conley.”
Janet Boyer

“Not since Ciro Marchetti’s ‘Tarot of Dreams’ have I seen such an imaginative project, and so well presented. . . . A great deck for collectors, or for those that already have a solid Tarot base.  This deck could easily be used for readings or meditation.  It definitely opens up your mind!”
Aeclectic Tarot

“Life sometimes brings us very pleasant surprises. . . . The deck itself is stunning. . . . Step out of your world for a few moments, and visit the world of Portmeirion!”
—Bonnie Cehovet, World Tarot Network

“Simply wonderful.”
Vera Charline Wareham, author of Patchwork Faces of the Moon

“Sometimes one muses on themes around which no one has yet created a tarot—a snake tarot, a drolleries tarot, an interplanetary and so on.  But over the weekend I heard of a new tarot which I could never, even in my more expansive flights of fancy, have imagined—a Tarot of Portmeirion.  To many people the word ‘Portmeirion’ will mean nothing, but they will, as soon as they see photographs, nevertheless immediately recognise this village constructed down a cliffside on the coast of North Wales.  It is a wonderful folly of eccentric architecture created from 1925 onwards by the Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis.  Well known as a tourist site in Britain, it came to international prominence through being the setting for the 1967 surrealistic television series The Prisoner which starred Patrick McGoohan.  Now Craig Conley has created a tarot deck based on his photographs of architectural features from Portmeirion.  In the world of tarot someone always trumps one's imagination by invisaging a deck which one could never have thought up oneself.”
—Adam McLean, The Artwork of Modern Tarot

“I love that a village can be so saturated with archetypal symbolism that Tarot images (as the author and photographer says) ‘pop up’ as one wanders through it.  It is not unusual for me to see Tarot images as I go about my daily life, but all 78 and all clustered in one place?  Delightful, delicious, delovely!  As to how these Portmeirion images work as a Tarot deck?  Quite well, I believe, though some knowledge of Tarot might be helpful.  Unless one reads very intuitively, then this deck would work absolutely fine.  Each [photograph] seems clearly suitable as a Tarot image, yet at the same time offers something unique.”
—Patricia Kelly, Roswila’s Tarot Gallery and Journal

“The set of cards is very detailed, imaginative, and features some lovely images of Portmeirion.”
—Rick Ravy, The Unmutual

“The Tarot deck is well made.  The photographs for each of the Major Arcana and the four suits are striking.  The book that accompanies the deck is engaging and fun to read.”
—Fredrick Turner, Magic and Conjuring

“I have just been reviewing the companion book for Craig Conley’s “Trump L’Oeil: Tarot of Portmeirion”.  I love the deck, which is based on the eccentric village of Portmeirion in Wales.  The art, statues and architecture in this village are a fantasy world of thier own — every turn, every corner brings something unexpected.  The companion book offers full-color photos for all 78 cards, along with a short interpretation for the Major Arcana cards.  The really unique thing about this book is that each card is based on a particular structure or piece of art within the village, and a map that locates the art is included with each card.  It is possible to visit this village; with this book, it is also possible to locate the inspiration for each card.”
Bonnie Cehovet