The Shimmering Veil Tarot
Cilla Conway

The concept behind the Shimmering Veil Tarot is that there are multiple dimensions of consciousness that lie all around us – and to access them, all you need to do is open a deck – well, of course, this deck! – of tarot cards.

This opens up a portal to the Mythic (the Realm where all stories, dreams, and myths reside). We are all familiar with this Realm, though perhaps not so much with the Archetypes – those figures such as the Hermit, the Devil, the World. These are what causes a shiver to run down our backs when we first encounter the Major Arcana of the Tarot: the 22 archetypes. In fact, the Shimmering Veil Tarot has 23 archetypes, as the Fool appears twice. First, as the innocent child, reaching for the pretty butterfly, with no concept of what lies before him; and at the last, the Golden Fool, who has moved into a state most of us will never comprehend, let alone reach.

The Shimmering Veil Tarot is painted in oils, each of the 80 images in the deck a work of art in its own right

Brief history of a deck...

Cilla Conway explains – ‘The Shimmering Veil Tarot had its birth in a series of synchronicities (or coincidences, if you prefer). I had nearly finished a painting called ‘Weaver’ of a powerful veiled priestess, but she needed something to hold. A friend, knowing my interest in higher-level Consciousness, suggested she could hold a matrix of 8-Dimensional Awareness that we’d seen online. Then another friend suggested adding the same matrix to an old painting of The Fool – and a lightbulb (or whatever a quantum lightbulb would be) went on in my head: a new Tarot, based on the concept of this multi-Dimensional Consciousness.’

The Suits

The Earth Suit represents the grounded, practical, down-to-earth element.

Air – the mind and intellect; determination, the ability to visualise abstract concepts.

The Fire suit is about creativity, passion, intuition, inner vision. An alternative Fire Queen is available.

Water – all the emotions of the psyche, self-awareness, and the ability to empathise across the elements.

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The Intuitive Tarot

The first edition of this deck is now a collectors’ item. The 2nd edition has identical imagery but is larger, and borderless apart from the black title. It is available from the Shope page at

The Shimmering Veil Tarot

Published in 2020, this is the latest tarot deck to be created by Cilla Conway. Painted in oils, it is the same size as The Intuitive Tarot (2nd edition). The cards are borderless, with elemental suits and titles as symbols in the lower right hand corner of the cards.

PLEASE NOTE: Any orders not placed through Cilla Conway, at the link below, may well find that their deck is a pirated version with a b/w booklet and the wrong date on the box. Cilla Conway takes no responsibility for such decks.

The Byzantine Tarot

This deck, produced in collaboration with John Matthews, was conventionally published by Red Wheel Weiser, and was scheduled to be reprinted. Unfortunately the publisher has gone out of business so the deck is now OOP.

The Devas of Creation

An oracle deck with 72 cards, it depicts the Devas, multi-dimensional energy beings that hold the blueprints of creation. The deck shows all aspects of creation envisaged energetically – Creation, invisible energies, and the physical world

The Multi-Dimensional Devas

The second Deva deck looks more closely into the multiple dimensions of creation. It contains 48 cards and can be used with the original devas, with the tarot, or on its own. Again painted in oils, it is another challenging deck from Cilla Conway.

The Book of the Dead

This deck, due to be published in early 2021, is an Oracle deck. It offers a pictorial reference on what may happen to us after we die. The images and ideas are based on Near Death Experiences and it’s intended to shine a small light of hope into an unknown Realm.

Review 1 of the Shimmering Veil Tarot

The images in this new tarot deck are arresting. Cilla creates an interconnected world of phantasmagoria that the reader is able to enter. The original paintings are full of colour and symbolism that illuminate the meanings behind the cards, there is always something powerful being said. As with all Cilla’s decks, this one is fresh and striking.

P-A Elwell, UK, 2020


Review 2 of the Shimmering Veil Tarot

I believe this deck and guidebook is Cilla’s channeled experience with the Devas. The Devas speak here, as guides “…through the eleven dimensions of Conscious: from the single one-dimensional point of the First Dimension…to the unimaginable complexity of the eleventh, which the deck suggests is Cosmic Consciousness.” The Devas exist beyond restrictions of time and space, so while my initial reaction to The Devas 2 is that we need this deck today, I continue to keep my faith with The Source, knowing that divine timing is happening all around us.

Jamie Madison-Boyd, AS, BFA, MA, MFA


Review of Cilla Conway’s MultiDimensional Deva deck:

Cilla Conway’s ‘The Multidimensional Devas, Pt II of The Devas of Creation’, is truly an exquisite deck of oracle cards. 

Cilla imparts a deep wisdom in an empowering and inclusive way. The instruction book that accompanies the deck is thoughtful and thought provoking. 

The Devas Cards  are beautifully painted, and contain a vibration of realignment. Most of all these Cards provide a doorway to our own truth in a no nonsense and practical way. 

A most useful tool, in these times of change that will assist the Great Turning and help us all to create a better world.” 

Wendy Erlick, Writer, Author and Coach (

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