The Bertha - A Victorian Gothic Oracle
The Bertha - A Victorian Gothic Oracle
The Bertha - A Victorian Gothic Oracle
The Bertha - A Victorian Gothic Oracle
The Bertha - A Victorian Gothic Oracle
The Bertha - A Victorian Gothic Oracle
The Bertha - A Victorian Gothic Oracle
The Bertha - A Victorian Gothic Oracle
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The Bertha - A Victorian Gothic Oracle

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Based on the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, The Bertha Oracle breathes life back into the first Mrs Rochester and shadows her story to explore age old existential themes such as love and loss, control and abandon and - ultimately - renewal and hope.

The Bertha Oracle has 30 tarot size cards - 2.75" x 4.75" or 70 x 121mm - and comes with a leaflet that gives tips for use and suggested card meanings. The cards are reversible and the deck has a Victorian gothic aesthetic. It is presented in a complimentary pouch (i.e. not boxed)

BERTHA'S STORY - Toward the end of the 18th Century a beautiful West Indian heiress marries a man that she barely knows, placing herself and her fortune wholly within his control. Shortly after the wedding rumour reaches the groom of his bride's previous love affairs and, worse, of her on-going infidelity. Believing himself betrayed he packs her up and ships her to the North of England where she is incarcerated deep within the windings of his chilly ancestral home. Her life is forgotten, her existence denied and her sanity destroyed. Years later - with Bertha still imprisoned in her windowless cell - the newly hired Governess arrives ...

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