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    Oracle Deck Review – Secret Woods: Guides and Inspirational Messages by Kelly Patton

    Oracle Deck Review Secret Woods Guides and Inspirational Messages by Kelly Patton Publisher: Schiffer Red Feather Pages: 28 Cards, 72 Page Guide Book Publication: June 29, 2021     Author and artist Kelly Patton honored experiences she’d had spanning more than a decade by expressing insights and life lessons through art. Twenty-eight cards in her oracle deck feature unique animals, nature spirits and unusual creatures as guides who share their secrets and offer loving advice. “Secret Woods” comes packaged in a sleeve with a die cut offering a peek at the cover of the box beneath. The wrap-around box has a magnet to hold down the flap. Inside is the…

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    Seeing the Signs: Oracle Deck Review -The Wild Elemental Oracle by Michelle Motuzas

    Oracle Deck Review The Wild Elemental Oracle by Michelle Motuzas Publisher: Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit 44 Cards & 112 Page Guide Book Publication Date: August 28, 2020     Once again, I am reviewing an oracle deck based on the images of animals. The Wild Elemental Oracle by Michelle Motuzas and published by Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit has an entirely different look and feel than the Animal Lore Oracle Cards that I reviewed last month. They are every bit as artistically beautiful as spiritual, they certainly speak to the diviner using the cards. But the colors used to illustrate the cards – while vibrant and glowing – are…

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    Oracle Deck Review – The Goracle: A Dark Oracle Deck by Nick Ribera

    Oracle Deck Review The Goracle A Dark Oracle Deck by Nick Ribera KickStarter Insert from interview     The Goracle is an oracle deck created by artist Nick Ribera that explores the beauty to be found in pain and death, and their role in learning intimately about the self. As this deck just began its Kickstarter program on July 1, I only have card samples, a generous 17 of them, to review. They came in a nice black envelope along with a brief description of the theme and design of the deck. The cards themselves are 3 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches with color images (mostly black, gray, white…

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    Interview with Nick Ribera – Creator of The Goracle

    Interview with Artist Nick Ribera     The Goracle is an oracle deck created by artist Nick Ribera that explores the beauty and power to be found in pain and death, and their role in learning intimately about the self. After reviewing card samples of The Goracle, I was excited to speak to Nick and find out more about this remarkable Oracle deck. Raushanna (RA): This is quite a striking and intense Oracle deck! My first question is the obvious one: what inspired you to create The Goracle? Nick Ribera (NR): Hello Raushanna! Thanks so much for speaking with me today. We’ll have to go back to 2018. I have…

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    “What to Do When a Friendship Isn’t Working” Excerpt from The Junior Astrologer’s Handbook: A Kid’s Guide to Astrological Signs, the Zodiac, and More by Nikki Van De Car, illustrated by Uta Krogmann

    “What to Do When a Friendship Isn’t Working”     *An Excerpt from The Junior Astrologer’s Handbook: A Kid’s Guide to Astrological Signs, the Zodiac, and More by Nikki Van De Car, illustrated by Uta Krogmann   Certain signs just have a hard time bonding with one another. It doesn’t mean they can never be friends, or that these aren’t extremely valuable relationships—it just means that maybe they require a little more intention and work than others.   ARIES You can have a tough time with Capricorn, Cancer, and sometimes Pisces or other Aries. When that happens, try to check your own impulses—are you being too fiery? Are you being…

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    Tarot Deck Review – The Wayfarer Tarot by Stacy Salpietro-Babb and Margaret Shipman

    Tarot Deck Review The Wayfarer Tarot Guidebook by Stacy Salpietro-Babb Artwork & Design by Margaret Shipman Publisher: Self Published via Kickstarter Publication Date: 2018     The Wayfarer Tarot is created by Stacy Salpietro-Babb (guidebook) and Margaret Shipman (artwork and design), first edition 2018 ISBN: 978-0-578-42920-5. This beautiful deck was self-published via a Kickstarter campaign that ran during 2018. Stacy and Margaret began working together to create The Wayfarer Tarot during 2013, forming the ideas that would become the deck, and combining Stacy’s vision for the meaning of the card and Margaret’s visual interpretation. The Wayfarer Tarot comes in a 3 inch by 5 inch cardboard box with a matte…

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    Book Review – Sleep Tight: Illustrated Bedtime Stories & Meditations to Soothe You to Sleep by Alison Davies, with illustrations by Alexandra Kern

    Book Review Sleep Tight Illustrated Bedtime Stories & Meditations to Soothe You to Sleep by Alison Davies with illustrations by Alexandra Kern Publishers: Leaping Hare Press 128 Pages Publication Date: 4/13/2021     As a lifelong insomniac, I was really excited to receive this book for reviewing. I thought it was going to be a guide to how to get to sleep when one is anxious or manic, how to turn off one’s racing brain and get the rest so badly needed; how to stay asleep and what to do – and not do – if awoken; and what to do during the day to ensure good sleep at night.…

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    Tarot Deck Review – Visionary Path Tarot by Lucy Delics

    Tarot Deck Review Visionary Path Tarot by Lucy Delics Publisher: Park Street Press (Inner Traditions) 32 Pages Publication Date: 11/03/2020     The Visionary Path Tarot invites us to explore the vibratory nature of the universe and how it shimmers in our dreams and visions. Lucy Delics has created a portal to the mysteries into which sacred plant medicine guides us. This is a black and white deck, with intricate line drawings and images described on the box as “psychedelic.” The black and white drawings are alive and animate against solid black backgrounds. With a softened gaze, the drawings move and come alive. The images containing many references to plant…

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    Tarot Deck Review – Tarot Z Deck by Artist Alejandro Colucci & Written by Jaymi Elford

    Tarot Deck Review Tarot Z Deck by Artist Alejandro Colucci Written by Jaymi Elford Publisher: Llewellyn Publications 128 Pages Publication Date: 10/08/2019     Tarot Z, published and copyrighted by Lo Scarabeo, Vi Cigna 110, 10155 Torino, Italy, is a Tarot deck created and designed by award-winning artist Alejandro Colucci, with a Little White Book written by Jaymi Elford. Tarot Z comes in a very sturdy 3 1/4 inch by 5 inch cardboard box with glossy color card images or the name of the deck on all sides. Once the pull-off lid is removed, enough of the box remains that the cards and the accompanying guidebook can stand on end,…

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    Tarot Deck Review – The Byzantine Tarot: Wisdom From an Ancient Empire Images by Cilla Conway & Guide Book by John Matthews and Cilla Conway

    Tarot Deck Review The Byzantine Tarot Wisdom From an Ancient Empire Images by Cilla Conway Guide Book by John Matthews and Cilla Conway Publisher: Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit Publication Date: 12/8/2020     The Byzantine Tarot: Wisdom From an Ancient Empire, with images by Cilla Conway and guide book by John Matthews and Cilla Conway, published by Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit, an imprint of Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, PA, with the text copyright by Matthews and Conway in 2015, card illustrations copyright by Conway in 2015, and design copyright by Edison Books Limited in 2015. The Byzantine Tarot comes in a sturdy 5 3/4…