Georgie’s Magic Card Collection

June 2nd, 2024 § Comments Off on Georgie’s Magic Card Collection § permalink

I have a lot of Tarot decks. Not as many as some people I know, but a lot, over 200, maybe closer to 300. None of them are brand new (or even new at all), as I haven’t gone card shopping in a few years (it can be addictive once you start noticing how many amazing ones are out there). But seeing all the decks I have sitting on my shelves and in the drawers, I thought I might want to look at each one again, more carefully, with new eyes, like when I first got it.

In some cases, it’ll likely feel as if I’m actually seeing it for the first time. I’m not proud of it, but there have been times when so many new decks were entering my world at once that I didn’t really give them the focus they deserved. In other cases, I’ve used a deck so often it’s tattered and worn, and probably should be replaced … but never thrown away, I don’t think I could ever do that …

But back to my point. I’m going to start doing short reviews, or quick takes on each of my Tarot and/or Oracle Decks. I’m not going to go into great depth on any of them, probably just highlighting 3 to 5 elements of each one that I particularly like (or maybe don’t like as much). Some decks will be classics, others, less so, or even far, far less so. It should be interesting … for me at least. And hopefully you’ll like it too.

Expect the first instalment of Georgie’s Magic Card Collection soon. And have a good day!

Aboriginal Dreamtime Oracle

November 24th, 2017 § Comments Off on Aboriginal Dreamtime Oracle § permalink

What a beautiful deck … the Aboriginal Dreamtime Oracle by Mel Brown.

This new deck, released through Rockpool Publishing, feels rich, deep, and yes, dreamy. It shares the stories of the Aboriginal Ancestors as channeled through Mel Brown, each card offering a different dream, one we can have while we’re awake.

Brown, a Ngunnawai woman, describes dreaming as Mother Earth whispering ancient stories and sharing wisdom, and Dreamtime as being an ‘ancient bible’ that explains creation and provides guidance to help understand and live our lives.

In this deck (one of a series of Aboriginal themed decks created by Brown), 40 different dreams are represented, each one beautifully illustrated with a composite image of a photo and painting.

There’s a calm elegance to these cards that encourages reflection, and the accompanying handbook that tells the story of each dream is both clear speaking and spiritually illuminating.

For those interested in an oracle deck with a quiet voice, but the power of ageless wisdom, take a look at the Aboriginal Dreamtime Oracle. I think you might really like it.

Tough Shit Tarot

October 2nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

It’s certainly not your traditional Tarot deck, but the Tough Shit Tarot: A Deck of Rude Awakenings looks like it might be a lot of fun, as well as a bit of a kick in the pants.

Take a look at the Kickstarter video below, or visit the Tough Shit Tarot project page to learn more.

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Ciro Marchetti's Oracle of Visions

February 4th, 2011 § 1 comment § permalink

Ciro Marchetti’s Oracle of Visions is almost here!

Creator of the Gilded, The Tarot of Dreams and the Legacy of the Divine decks, Marchetti was looking to expand beyond the confines of Tarot.

He liked working with an Oracle deck, saying that it had ‘a more flexible platform with fewer rules to adhere to and fewer rules to break.’

The Oracle of Visions has no one theme. Marchetti chose instead to mix faux Victoriana, theatre, and nature with his trademark jesters and masked figures.

He was trying to keep the ideas open, no one particular archetype being stamped on any one card.

Marchetti hopes that the surreal images will serve as visual triggers. Combined with a reader’s intuition and life experience, they should provide some compelling readings.

The deck comes with a full colour companion book and interactive CD with themed avatars, wallpapers and screen savers.

Here’s one of the screen savers you get with the CD. Very nice.

listen here to Ciro Marchetti on Beyond Worlds last June.

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