Nielen Lenormand


For this deck, old Marseille tarot decks, a Minchiate and other oracles please visit my Mom's store --

I have just come upon a Lenormand deck that I have seen nowhere else.

It came in a dilapidated box with 36 cards. There is an accompanying LWB that has directions in German in the front, and English in the back and are published by Nielen Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, USA but no date. I have looked all over the 'net to see whether there is something written about them. Google offers that there is nothing and suggests a different spelling. Nope, Nielen it is. The cards are a complete mystery. Nothing.

The first thing you'll notice is that someone wrote all over them, like in Le Fanu's Destroyed Dondorf but this person didn't destroy the cards, and the notes are in English.

The next thing is that there are a few cards that are non-standard, like the Lion that "Shows a man of fiery temper, preserving his anger long, seeking for opportunities of revenge and obstinate in his resolutions."

The single layout described is the grand tableau 8x4+4. The LWB begins with its General Remarks with, "In trying the Card-Oraculum the 36 cards altogether shall always be used." Each card details its relationship to the questioner -- near or far, right or left, above or below -- as well as specific cards that have a more significant influence on each other when close or far. And reading through the card meanings seems to be a deck heavily weighted toward interpersonal relationships.

Check out the instructions in the Info column to the right of this listing. You will find a PDF of the instructions you can print.

Card size: 2-1/4" x 3-1/2"

Even if you don't buy my cards, be sure to check out the original Philippe Le Normand instruction sheet in the 'Info' column on the right side of the screen. Right click on the image and select "view image" so you can print it.


Delivery can take anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks. Please be patient.


To keep down the shipping costs, I send the cards via regular mail. If you want upgraded service, contact me I can let you know what the additional charge will be. If the postal system in your country is questionable, you may want to invest in registered mail which is signed for each time it passes through someone's hands and almost guaranteed that your package will arrive safely.

I have had only 2 packages go missing, and I refunded the purchase price including shipping. Since it's not my fault when a package goes missing I WILL NOT take responsibility anymore, but I also don't want to raise shipping for everyone. The 2 places where the packages went missing were India and Brazil. UPDATE: I just had one go missing in Ukraine.

I only ship via Registered Mail to Russia.

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