The Divine Muses Oracle seeks to explore creativity, mysticism & healing using the archetypal forces found in alchemy, magic, Greek mythology and daily life.
There are 53 cards and the guidebook examines 106 meanings, including the “essence,” or general meaning for the archetype of each card, and its “shadow,” or reversed definition. If you work with archetypes, some cards will be familiar, however there are a few that merge traditional archetypes into “new” ones. They aren’t new archetypes, really, as they already exist in the collective unconscious. They are being “renamed” here, since any archetype that can be named prevails on the spectrum of perennial spiritual truths.
Additional archetypal energies explored:
Nine Greek Muses—including an extra non-traditional Muse.
Four Magical Elements—represented by totems as seen in the 4 Tarot suits.
Alchemical Process—each stage represented by an animal seen in alchemy.
And, other Mystical Creatures, Magical Influences & Divine Prompts.
There are 54 cards total:
53 archetypal cards
& a signed title card
Backs are reversible w/ a Victorian wallpaper design
Cards come in a matching padded zipper-case
CARD SIZE & TYPE
Standard: 2.75''×4.75'' (70mm×120mm)
French linen card stock
ABOUT THE GUIDEBOOK
Divine Muses Oracle Companion Guidebook has 263 pages with a linen cover. It goes into detail about each card's archetype with a definition for the essence (the upright position) and shadow (the reversed position) meanings for the card. There's a section on how to use the cards with several spreads and layout ideas that can be used by the novice or adept reader.
Linen cover, 273 pages (including front pages): 4.25" x 7" x .5" (108mm x 178mm x 13mm)
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