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.

Tarot For One: The Art of Reading for Yourself

March 14th, 2017 § Comments Off on Tarot For One: The Art of Reading for Yourself § permalink

Tarot For One took me longer to read than I expected, but not because it’s difficult, or heavy, or in any way hard to read. In fact, it’s just the opposite, Courtney Weber has written an extremely accessible Tarot guide that’s a true pleasure to read.

It took me so long to get through because instead of just breezing through a collection of card definitions, Tarot history, and sample spreads (all of which are included in the book and are very well written), I actually worked through every exercise while using a new deck I wasn’t at all familiar with.

The time taken was well worth it, as not only did I really get to know my new deck, but I also deepened my own relationship with Tarot and how I use it to read for myself.

What’s especially wonderful about Tarot For One is how it helps you to develop your own personal connection to the cards. Working through the exercises shows you how you can build a language using the images on your cards that reflects your own life, something memorizing other peoples’ definitions can never do.

And the process of creating that personal language is super fun!! I was having insights left, right, and center the whole way through the book. Even an exercise asking readers about their last meal was unexpectedly interesting and enjoyable.

If you decide to get this book (which I recommend), I strongly suggest you do all the exercises, and most definitely use your Tarot journal. I started a new one just for the book and I’ve already filled more than 160 pages!

Tarot For One: The Art of Reading for Yourself is a book I think both new and seasoned readers will enjoy. I know I’m going to be gifting it to some of my Tarot buddies. Whether they’ve been reading for a long time, or just starting out, it’s the type of book that can help everyone become a better reader.

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Tarot For One: The Art of Reading for Yourself was written by Courtney Weber and published by Red Wheel/Weiser Books

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