The Fountain Tarot by Jason Gruhl

The Fountain Tarot by Jason Gruhl

Anyone who considers tarot card reading to be too complex might wish to take a look at The Fountain Tarot. This is a deck that has been created as a tool for self-discovery and is different from other decks by virtue of not having been specifically designed as a tool of divination. The deck’s design has been formulated around two primary concepts – those of clarity and simplicity. In a sense it operates a little like a a mirror – one that reflects back personal potentialities with a hint of influence…

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The Herbal Healing Deck by Sarah Baldwin

The Herbal Healing Deck by Sarah Baldwin

The history of plants being used for medicinal purposes stretches as far back as Palaeolithic times, approximately 60,000 years ago,  although there is evidence that prior to advent of Neanderthal man and even animals were aware of the healing properties of certain plants. Herbalism, as we know it today, has been practised ever since the time of the ancient Chinese, Indians, Egyptians and Babylonians. The ancient Greeks and Romans were also renowned herbalists as well as Native Americans. In fact there has not been a culture throughout the World that…

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Animal Frequency Oracle Cards by Melissa Alvarez

Animal Frequency Oracle Cards by Melissa Alvarez

The Animal Frequency® Oracle Cards is a 44-card oracle deck that was specifically designed by Melissa Alvarez to accompany her book Animal Frequency. Melissa Alvarez is a bestselling, award-winning author who has written ten books and nearly five hundred articles on the subject of self-help, spirituality and wellness. She is a professional intuitive coach, energy worker, spiritual advisor, medium and animal communicator. What is Animal Frequency? Alvarez is particularly knowledgeable on the subject of animals and their spiritual components. As a child she was brought up on a farm and enjoyed…

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Beautiful Painted Arrow Visionary Cards – The Path of the Red Road by Joseph Rael

Beautiful Painted Arrow Visionary Cards – The Path of the Red Road by Joseph Rael

Joseph Rael, whose name, Tsluu teh koy ay means “Beautiful Painted Arrow,” was born in 1935 on the Southern Ute reservation to a chief’s granddaughter and a Tiwa-speaking Picuris native. Rael’s early connection with the Native American tradition enabled him to strengthen his visionary powers. These developed between the ages of 7 and 12 years and soon afterwards he began to assist the village holy man in their regular healing practices. In 1983 Joseph received a vision in which he was told that he had work to do in bringing peace…

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The Linestrider Tarot by Siolo Thompson

The Linestrider Tarot by Siolo Thompson

The modern Tarot divination system has undergone some dramatic re-evaluations over the past couple of decades. Into this arena has arrived a new deck titled The Linestrider Tarot by artist Siolo Thompson. Described as being a bridge between magic and logic, the deck mainly calls upon typically Shamanistic elements such as power animals and underworld archetypes. It is also said to be a progression of the Fool’s journey and that it is based upon the Rider-Waite-Smith deck which is still immensely popular with students from all over the world. The…

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Blue Bird Lenormand by Stuart S Kaplan

Blue Bird Lenormand by Stuart S Kaplan

From the pen of highly respected and world renown expert on cartomancy Stuart S. Kaplan comes the Blue Bird Lenormand deck – a new interpretation of an equally well-loved and admired divination system. Book The booklet that accompanies this deck describes in some detail the history of the system’s original creator Marie-Anne Adelaide Lenormand (1772-1843). This is followed with guidance for the reader on how to create a full 36-card spread known as the Grand Tableau. After a brief few lines giving an interpretation of each of the cards the…

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Animal Totem Tarot by Leeza Robertson

Animal Totem Tarot by Leeza Robertson

The traditional Tarot is a flexible divination system – one that can encompass a wide range of occult traditions and esoteric associations. One field of spirituality that has been gaining particular interest and a strengthening following over the past few decades has been that of Shamanism. Whilst the world becomes increasingly technical and scientific in its outlook the delicate reconnection that all Shamanic traditions offer to those wanting to find their core resonance with the natural world is alluring. The Animal Totem Tarot is a a Tarot deck that centres…

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Art Through the Starstream Oracle by Cheryl Yambrach Rose

Art Through the Starstream Oracle by Cheryl Yambrach Rose

The word “oracle” originates from the Latin verb meaning ‘to speak’ but also refers to those who offer oracular utterances. Traditionally, these were the priests or priestesses of the temple who would impart words of divine insight said to be sent directly from their gods and goddesses. ‘Art Through the Starstream Oracle’ is a divination tool that centers features the artistic work of Cheryl Yambrach Rose. The deck reproduces includes 52 of her paintings which she has created over many years and which feature or are based around inner plane…

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Mystic Faerie Tarot Deck by Barbara Moore and Linda Ravenscroft

Mystic Faerie Tarot Deck by Barbara Moore and Linda Ravenscroft

The faerie, fairy or fey kingdom has formed a part of Western magickal philosophy for many hundreds of years. These wee-folk often feature mainly in Celtic mythology and appear to only have a close affinity with the British Isles and the immediate surrounding areas. The fairy was popularised during the Victorian Era when it began to be featured in several works of fiction. They also came to universal prominence via the publishing of photos of what were said to be fairies in 1917 in Cottingly in what is now West…

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The Winged Enchantment Oracle Deck by Leslie Morrison and Lisa Hunt

The Winged Enchantment Oracle Deck by Leslie Morrison and Lisa Hunt

Throughout the history of mankind birds of all kinds have played an important role as the carriers of spiritual wisdom and knowledge to mankind. They have often been credited with bringing advice, comfort and guidance from within the inner planes but also of acting as harbingers of impending death and imminent doom. In her oracle deck ‘The Winged Enchantment” Lesley Morrison has fused her deep insights into the spiritual nature of birds along with the mystical ideas and concepts of visionary artist Lisa Hunt. Together they have created a deck…

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The Raven’s Prophecy Tarot by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven’s Prophecy Tarot by Maggie Stiefvater

In mythology the raven is a bird that is universally considered to be a messenger of the gods. It is, therefore, rather apt that writer Maggie Stiefvater should use this powerful totem bird as the focus for a revolutionary Tarot deck. Maggie created ‘The Raven’s Prophecy Tarot’ as a result of the frustration that she initially felt when first trying to learn the Tarot. It was then, whilst writing a book series that was based around Welsh mythology, that she discovered, as indeed have so many that have gone before,…

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The Green Witch Tarot by Ann Moura and Kiri Leonard

The Green Witch Tarot by Ann Moura and Kiri Leonard

The Green Witch Tarot is a Tarot deck conceived by popular Wiccan author Ann Moura and brought to life in the hands of artist Kiri Leonard It comes in a large presentation box and includes a standard deck of 78 Tarot cards and an acompanying book. We had the pleasure of reviewing this deck and these are a few of our thoughts. The Handbook The publication that accompanies the Green Witch Tarot is a large format paperback consisting of 240+ pages. As usual, the book includes images of each card;…

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Celtic Lenormand by Chloë McCracken and Will Worthington

Celtic Lenormand by Chloë McCracken and Will Worthington

The art of divination has always enjoyed a continuous state of flux and change. Over the decades, new students have tended to apply radical new interpretations of their chosen fields in fortune-telling. Quite often, they openly challenge what was once deemed to be sacred and inviolate. The Celtic Lenormand deck by Chloë McCracken and artist Will Worthington attempts to break the mould by taking a new and fairly challenging approach to the Lenormand divination system. Between them, they have transposed and integrated Celtic themes into their cards, taking this popular divination…

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Classic Tarot by Barbara Moore

Classic Tarot by Barbara Moore

The Rider-Waite Tarot deck is still one of the most popular Tarot decks, despite the fact that it was first published in 1910. Originally developed and designed by academic and mystic A. E. Waite (1857-1942), he commissioned London artist Pamela Coleman Smith (1878 -1951) to provide the cards’ artwork. Referencing his Freemasonary studies and as a member of the Golden Dawn, Waite encoded into his Tarot esoteric symbolism that makes it a good deck for both beginners and advanced occult students. For many Tarot card readers, this deck is the…

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Sacred Circle Tarot by Anna Franklin and Paul Mason

From its very earliest appearance as a 16th century game of divination, the Tarot has drawn its symbolism from a well of universal themes and archetypes. So it is by no means heretical to place an additional, or contemporary, theme around the cards. This is exactly the approach that Anne Franklin and Paul Mason have taken with the ‘Sacred Circle Tarot Deck’. It draws upon the Celtic system of European Pagan magick as its core theme. ‘Sacred Circle Tarot Deck’ is comprised of a sturdy box, containing a small booklet…

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Mystical Cats Tarot by Lunaea Weatherstone

‘The Mystical Cats Tarot’ is a boxed-set, comprising of a 78-card deck (designed by Lunaea Weatherstone) accompanied by a large-format, 200-page explanatory book. The Tarot deck is based upon the standard Major Arcana, Minor Arcana and Court Cards with unique artwork by artist Mickie Mueller. The Cards The cards are a fairly standard 7cm x 12cm so they are a decent size for the average hands to shuffle. The deck follows fairly regular Tarot convention with a few modifications. The suit of Wands have become Tales of the Fire Cats,…

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The Wizards’ Tarot Deck by Corrine Kenner

‘The Wizards’ Tarot’ is a contemporary deck which, like so many that have gone before it, draws upon elements of the universally-popular Rider-Waite deck. I used the cards for a period in a variety of different ways. In the following review, I share my thoughts and impressions. ‘The Wizards’ Tarot’ is attractively packaged in a top-opening box, which, in addition to the standard 78 Tarot cards, contains a small accompanying booklet. The booklet is somewhat different from most accompanying deck literature in that it contains only a description of each…

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Lenormand Oracle Cards by Gina di Roberto

The Lenormand Oracle Cards is a 36-card fortune-telling deck based upon the popular Lenormand divination system. Originally published in 1828 as a 52-card deck, it was later revised to produce this trimmed down version of 36 cards—more popularly known as ‘Petit Lenormand’. The deck includes the standard 36 cards along with a small booklet that describes the history of the cards, each of the card’s divinational meanings (both dignified and ill-dignified) in the Spanish, English, French and German languages. Our Review of ‘Lenormand Oracle Cards’ by Gina di Roberto This…

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Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides by Steven D Farmer

Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides by Steven D Farmer

Have you ever felt strongly attracted to a particular animal or bird? Have you felt that it was trying to get your attention and communicate with you? If so, this could be a case of your animal spirit guide trying to make contact. It is not only Shamans that are overshadowed by a animal companions. We all carry within us a collection of friendly spirit guides of which our animal companions play an important supporting role. Steven Farmer is a renowned expert in understanding the role that our spirit animals…

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