In a few hours I will be driving west with my híredmann Taren Martin and my dog Lucky. On Tuesday, May 25th, Taren and I will be speaking at Aquarius Books in Kansas City, and after this we will continue westward to attend the 25th annual Heartland Pagan Festival.
Last year I was an honored guest at the festival. This will be Taren’s year to shine. He designed the artwork for the 2010 festival tee-shirt, and both of us will be giving a presentation discussing why and how we designed the 33 cards of the Martin Rune Deck. We were given an excellent time slot at 12:15 on Sunday afternoon. I am very excited about promoting this deck of illustrated cards. They are an excellent tool for anyone who would like to master the runes, and will complement my book Wyrdworking: The Path of a Saxon Sorcerer when it is released early next year.
I am also pleased that Taren is finally getting the recognition that he so richly deserves as a Pagan artist. The Martin Rune Deck is perhaps his most ambitious accomplishment to date, but just earlier this month one of his prints brought the highest bid at an auction benefit for a local (Pittsburgh) non-profit Pagan organization. He has created some truly inspirational illustrations.
The Martin Rune Deck can be purchased online at www.wolfden-designs.com. If you have a Pagan shop and are interested in a wholesale price, use the “Contact Us” link. Of course if you are going to be at Heartland, you can just come up and talk to either of us about the cards. And be sure to stop by for our workshop!