Palimpsest Lenormand 3rd ed.


Lenormand type deck, now available as POD on


36 cards in the german « Lenormand oracle » style, 3rd edition

see also the “mini” version

2.5” x 3.5” (63.5mm x 89mm) cardes, french origin “casino quality” linen finish coated cardstock, 310 g/m²

Palimpsest : masc. noun, A palimpsest (/ˈpælɪmpsɛst/) is a manuscript page from a scroll or book from which the text has been scraped off and which can be used again. The word “palimpsest” comes through Latin palimpsēstus from Ancient Greek παλίμψηστος (palímpsestos, “scratched or scraped again”) originally compounded from πάλιν (palin, “again”) and ψάω (psao, “I scrape”) literally meaning “scraped clean and used again”. ( )

You can also read Hakim Bey’s text about the palimpsest.

Read a Palimpsest Lenormand (1st ed.) review by Mama Whodun
And another review by Mama Whodun

The drawing were directly made by hand on actual playing cards – whose original picture has been partially or entirely covered in white. The result was then photographed and slightly adjusted with an image manipulation program to harmonize the whole deck.

Instead of having an insert in the middle of the card, the standard card association is given by the corner indices.


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