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The Gypsies, who call themselves Rom or Romany, are a nomadic culture which originated in India during the Middle Ages. They migrated widely, particularly to Europe, where they worked as farm laborers, metalworkers, scrapdealers, and horsetraders. They also made a living as entertainers, fortune tellers, and grifters. Persecuted by the Nazis, and discriminated against to this day, the Rom have a long tradition of magic and shamanism.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/pag/gsft/

To say that Tarot cards are of Arabian, European, Celtic, Egyptian, Hebraic, Chinese, Persian or Indian origin would be false and true in the same time. No matter how much historians have looked into this matter, they cannot tell for sure where the mysterious cards come from. Some say that they were brought into Europe by gypsies, others say that the symbols on the cards are Hebraic, while there are plenty of other various beliefs that place the cards for the first time, in the hands of Chinese, Indian, or Egyptians.
http://www.alissamonroe.com/history-of-tarot-ca...

using poser, photoshop

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gypsy, tarot cards, mystic, globe, world, magic, universe, gypsy woman, caravan, nightscape, candles, fortune teller

Comments

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshover 1 year ago

    A TELLING work indeed!!

  • thanking you very much Ramesh, appreciate the compliment

    – shadowlea

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    Wonderfull creation nice clarity and detail nice effect and colour nice light and shadow nice framing ,nice creativity a fav ..Your a wonderful talented artist

  • thanks so much for the wonderful compliment bonita

    – shadowlea

  • JonnisArt
    JonnisArtover 1 year ago

    Beautiful image and story, Irene.

  • glad you like and thanks very much Jonnis

    – shadowlea

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    05-02-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been selected for a feature in ★ART UNIVERSE★

    Please click the banner and write a comment on your feature page – we would love that♥

  • thanking you very much for this fantastic honour Kira

    – shadowlea

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 1 year ago

    your image seriously rocks. used to do readings until one flipped me out and came true. stopped cause I got too freaked. still love it no matter where it originated. love your mystic and spiritual subject matter. always enjoy your work. and always so well done!! hugs!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

  • thanks autumnwind, a pity you stopped because of the freaking element, I think using it somehow connects with the sub-conscious where much information can be accessed and relayed to the conscious if we allow ourselves to open the mind without fear. I truly believe negativity happens only if we allow it, we do have a choice, but fear is much of what stands in our way…..fear of the unknown….

    – shadowlea

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 1 year ago

    Fabulous work, Irene . . . congrats on the Daily Dazzler!

  • thanks very much Carol and Mike for your view and great compliment on this

    – shadowlea

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 1 year ago


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  • thanks Deborah for this great honour very much appreciated

    – shadowlea

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 1 year ago

    Amazing creation Irene!! :)

  • appreciate your saying so Keith, thanks very much for the compliment on this..

    – shadowlea

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago

    pure magic !!!!!!!!

  • thanks for the wonderful compliment angel……

    – shadowlea

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 1 year ago

    Hehe, so what did she say with that card she is holding and ones dropping to the floor they say that what falls on the floor comes to the door, hope they were good because your image is more then good… beautiful Shadow, I love the name Shadow..
    chat chat chat..hehehe
    have a great day!!
    huggs

  • Now that would be telling…lol am leaving to the viewers interpretation..

    Hi Sherri, thanks so much for your, view and thoughts, hope Skype problems are fixed soon,,talk soon

    – shadowlea

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