“Wisdom of the Hidden Realms” by Colette Baron-Reid
I have looked at this deck off and on after seeing it over at JulieLand (http://urthalun.com/). Not long ago I was hunting unsuccessfully at Half Price Books for a book on Permaculture when this deck popped out at me. Just one copy only. After wandering away and coming back I caved and brought it home.
It then sat there on the floor by the couch, untouched, nagging me on a regular basis about the fact that I had gotten away from Tarot and my cards with all the ‘not fun’ I’d been having. It was time to get myself centered again. So I gave in to the urge to ‘clear the decks’ so to speak. I washed all my card bags and cloths and took some time one evening to sit quietly and put all my decks in order.
I then began exploring my new deck. It is an Oracle deck with 44 cards and a small, easily portable 123 page guidebook. The meanings are listed under ‘Ally’ (upright) or ‘Challenger’ (reversed). The deck is based on the idea that magical beings at one time walked beside us, helping to bridge the gap between the realm of Spirit and us here on Earth. Over time we set them aside and lost our ability to connect with these friends. ‘Wisdom of the Hidden Realms’ was created to help us reconnect with them. “They guide us to create a life of peace, purpose, prosperity, and love and to restore balance and healing to our world.”
Here are some pictures from the deck:
I do love the art work of this deck.
Along with cleaning and ordering my decks, I washed and set all the crystals and stones that I could find out for some sun to recharge. I think I’m going to get my books out and make a list of all the crystals just to see what all I have.
Out In The Yard
It has been in the 30’s at night here recently and only 40’s in the daytime. This necessitated an emergency move of plants into the garage. *sigh* But what really surprised me is Mr. Toad has shown up again spending a couple of hours a day, in the cold!, soaking in the dog dish. Go figure.
Our header today is a new mum I bought (cheap!) to replace one I killed.
Well, it’s 10:30. Not too bad. Now to edit and post. Night all!