Largo, FL (PressExposure) June 11, 2008 -- Largo, FL, June 09, 2008 -- Amid a flurry of interest from various Tarot community groups, online forums and collectors, the much anticipated Quantum Tarot by Author Kay Stopforth and illustrator Chris Butler rose to the top of Amazon's Tarot bestseller list.
"I'm not surprised at all," said publisher Derek Armstrong, himself a collector of Tarot cards and the author of Tarot-themed novels, such as popular The Last Troubadour and soon-to-be-released The Last Quest. "The popularity of Tarot decks continues to surge in general, and unique and evocative decks such as Quantum Tarot always move to the top of the collector's lists.Butthis isn't just a deck for collectors. It's a deck that speaks to users."
The Quantum Tarot combines the revolutionary theories of 21st century physics with the traditional Tarot Card archetypes in a 78-card deck.Quantum mechanics, Einstein's theories of relativity and modern superstring theory offer new and wonderful ways to visualize Tarot themes. The Quantum Tarot shows how New Age wisdom meshes tightly with New Age science.
A review on Aeclectic, one of the largest online Tarot communities,describes Quantum as: Explores the polar extremes of physics-the vast reaches of outer space and the ultra-microscopic world of (the) subatomic-through its 78 visually striking cards."
Kay Stopforth is a Film Studies graduate and librarian. Inspired by photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope, Kay created her first oracle deck, the Universe Cards, in 1999. She contributes regularly to the Aeclectic Tarot Forum and also writes fiction.
Chris Butler has been an illustrator since he was seventeen when he won a contest at a TV convention in the UK, which led to his working for Space Voyager magazine. Specializing in digital imagery, he has illustrated five tarot decks and two oracle decks to date.