Women of Science Tarot

$29.95

LIKE SCIENCE? YOU WILL LOVE THIS DECK!

Author: Massive Science

A tarot deck that features inspirational women of science on the minor arcana cards, plus a guidebook with scientist biographies and other information.
The Women of Science Tarot Deck is a card game that helps us tell stories about our future based on principles of science. Each major arcana card features a fundamental scientific concept like extinction, diversity, or gravity. The 56 minor arcana cards feature inspirational women who have changed the course of STEM. The lively illustrations are by neuroscientist and comic artist Matteo Farinella.
A  78-Card Deck and 94-page Guidebook

Box size: 4.50″ wide x 6.50″ tall x 1.81″ deep

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A tarot deck that features inspirational women of science on the minor arcana cards, plus a guidebook with scientist biographies and other information.
From the author:
Now, some of you may ask (and have asked) “why are you mixing science and tarot? Isn’t Tarot all about magic and occult stuff?” Initially I asked myself the same question. Like most people, I associated tarot with divination. But  the tarot actually started as a playing cards deck, used since the mid-15th century in various parts of Europe. In fact we still use the 4 tarot suits (spades, wands, coins and cups) as regular playing cards, without any magical associations. Later in the 18th century people began using tarot cards for divination and magic.
I really hope that a science tarot deck can play this kind of role: a space for people who do not traditionally identify as science geeks to engage with scientific concepts in a playful and nonjudgemental way. And also, a good opportunity to challenge some stereotypes of what science “should” be and what scientists look like by celebrating the inspirational women included in the deck.
Part of me is just really excited about updating this ancient tradition for our modern scientific culture. After all, the cards’ meaning evolved throughout history and I don’t see why we shouldn’t be allowed to do it once more. But, as a science communicator, I also think this is a great opportunity to reach a whole new audience. In particular, I have been thinking a lot lately about how scientists should engage with spirituality.

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Dimensions 5 × 7 × 2.5 in

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