Here is an article by Mary Greer about her recent discovery of a predecessor for the Lenornand cards. Rachel covers this deck along with the history of the Lenormand deck in our companion book, The Burning Serpent Oracle. Rachel is just finishing the book and I have been doing the layout and editing as she is writing. It should be available with the deck soon.
About the Burning Serpent Oracle
The Burning Serpent Oracle is the Creation of Rachel Pollack and Robert M Place. It is an oracle deck based on the 19th century Lenormand oracle but with a deeper spiritual dimension. It can be used like a traditional Lenormand deck and also allows for personal visionary interpretations. The deck, designed by Robert M Place, and accompanying book, authored by Rachel Pollack, are in the process of being printed and will be available soon.