EPISODE #4 – Carrie & Annie, Creators of THE SPACIOUS TAROT
Conversations for the Mystically Curious is a podcast brought to you by hosts Joie and Kate of Kismet Berlin. They interview creators, makers and inspiring people working in the realms of esoteric spirituality, science and the arts.
THE SPACIOUS TAROT IS A COLLABORATIVE CREATION
In this episode, we interview Carrie Mallon and Annie Ruygt, co-creators of the best selling Spacious Tarot deck. In a time before Covid, a designer / book illustrator and an experienced tarot reader joined forces remotely from their respective homes in New York and Utah. Little did they know that their online collaboration would blossom into a lifelong business partnership as well as the birth of one of the most lauded indie Tarot decks to date.
GET A FIRST PERSON PERSPECTIVE
In something they describe as an almost telepathic working relationship, Carrie and Annie collaborated to create an expansive and modern reinterpretation of the tarot. With illustrations often done from a first person perspective, The Spacious Tarot literally holds space by drawing the user in and allowing her to occupy an alternate world.
A WORLD UNTO ITSELF
In our conversation, Carrie, Annie, Kate and I talk about the creative process behind the Spacious Tarot, magical realism and world building, the meaning behind evolutionary tarot and how sometimes life is best lived when you slow down.
Music by Tobu Song is Sapphire