Yesterday I got Dreams of Magic, I was really excited since the postal service took forever!
The book can be purchased through Amazon or Michele’s website. If you purchase them through her site though, you get it signed and she included two of her wonderful oracle cards on mine!! So thrilled! :D The book runs a bit on the expensive side, but it is with good reason. The quality is incredible! I don’t think I’ve bought any book like this since I was a child and my mother payed for books :) This is a hardcover book with pages of incredible print quality, vivid colors and great definition. Almost like having a small collection of Michele’s prints at home.
This is not a “how to” book, it is an art book. There are almost 60 full color plates showing Michele’s works from the Oracle deck, the Tarot deck, and also other personal works and some of her loved older ones, as “Night she cometh”. The book is also a display of the artist’s poems and spiritual path, which is completed toward the end with a series of questions and answers about her spiritual life and the role art plays in her life. She closes the book with a walk through of “the Gift” in which she explains her technique.
If you are in search of a book that will teach you to paint like Michele-Lee Phelan, you will be disappointed, this is not that kind of book. This is a high quality art book showcasing the artist’s best works and her poetry. It is pricey because of that same fact. The one big drawback I found with it is that since it was shipped from Australia by boat it took over 3 months to arrive to me, which made me a little nervous. At the time it was the only way that Michele had to ship her books, I am hoping that she has other methods available to her now!