Karma Angels Oracle
Karma Angels Oracle
Karma Angels Oracle
Cards – July 8, 2015
Fate, life, and Angels―the Karma Angels Oracle is an inspirational deck that provides gentle guidance and warm wisdom from our ethereal helpers. This golden edition includes gold foil highlights for a reading experience of unsurpassed radiance. Includes guidebook by Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin, authors of Around the Tarot in 78 Days.
The companion booklets for most Lo Scarabeo decks are in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.
There are angel decks aplenty in the world, so what's so special about this one? First, the gold foil. Because, well, shiny. Who doesn't like a little gilding with their most holy divine beings?
Beyond the pure magpie appeal, the gold foil is more than just a fancy printing novelty. The art style is pure Byzantine and nothing sets off Byzantine art like gold leaf or foil. The style and gold bring to mind, for me anyhow, Sailing to Byzantium and Byzantium (by the incredible WB Yeats) and so the deck already begins with this kind of familiar yet kind of exotic feel. And just as the poems explore the divide between the created world and the natural, the dichotomy creates this tension that forces me outside of the realm of the known into the unknown. And not just the unknown, but an unknown which is so unfamiliar, so very strange, that I cannot even imagine the possibilities that exist in this world. To me, this is a great place to be if one is seeking a message via a divine oracle.
The art feels as deliberate as a medieval stained glass window or frieze. The symbols and the proportions are all selected to tell a specific story. This leads me to my only criticism of this project...I wish the book included more about the symbols associated with the angels. Sometimes the interpretation suggests (sometimes more clearly than others) the angel's story, but mostly not.
That said, the book is really good! It's not just a collection of fluffy "you can do it!" messages. On the contrary, Katz and Goodwin introduce us to angels who don't suffer fools lightly. If you pick up these cards, be prepared to engage with them from your most spiritually mature place. You will be held accountable for your choices and your actions. This approach makes excellent use the power inherent in the various angels, whether you believe them to be real entities or archetypal representations.
The text for each angel includes a simple keyword type of title, an interpretation, as well as a challenge and a lesson.
About the Author
Marcus Katz (England) is a tarot teacher and co-director of the Tarosophy Tarot Association. He has studied and taught tarot for thirty-five years and has delivered more than ten thousand face-to-face readings. Marcus has coauthored several books, including Around the Tarot in 78 Days and Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot.
Tali Goodwin (England) is a tarot researcher and co-director of the Tarosophy Tarot Association. She is responsible for the Cards of Antiquity campaign which set the ground for the return of Lenormand, Kipper, and other antique decks in the mass market. Tali is the coauthor of several books, including Around the World in 78 Daysand Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot.
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Cards: 192 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; Tcr Crds/P edition (July 8, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 4 x 1.2 x 5.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 7 ounces