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Product Details

  • Cards: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Council Oak Books (November 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571781943
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571781949
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #473,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

A colorful 5 ¾ x 8 ¾ box opens to reveal a cloth, a deck of cards, and a book. The 14-x-14-inch cloth is printed in vivid colors with the faces of four jaguars and a ring containing three astral symbols. Laid out, this cloth becomes a cenote, a sacred space into which cards are laid and from which the oracle is drawn. The 1 ½-x-3 ½ -inch cards are printed with pictures and symbolic art, and the patterns in which they are laid out are all explained eloquently in Carson's 208-page book. A user would lay out the cloth, then draw and place the cards inside its cenote circle, then read the interpretations of the cards from the book.

About the Author

David Carson is principal of David Carson Design Inc.

Customer Reviews

So when it came with the book only I was extremely disappointed.
Robyn Jean Buck
Like MEDICINE CARDS, the 2013 ORACLE is composed of a book and a set of cards.
Iao
I love the concept and am really looking forward to using this deck.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Iao on November 16, 2006
Format: Cards
I'm a big fan of David Carson, who is best known for his work on MEDICINE CARDS, which had an enormous impact beyond the million copies sold. But he's also a novelist-- check out LAMENT (Grove, 1972)-- and a memoirist-- check out CROSSING INTO MEDICINE COUNTRY (Arcade, 2005) (He's also been a ghostwriter on some New Age bestsellers; you might be surprised to know their titles!)

Like MEDICINE CARDS, the 2013 ORACLE is composed of a book and a set of cards. The text presents the hypothesis that ancient American civilizations had great wisdom which we still don't entirely understand. The cards form a sort of spectrum of archetypes, a set of constellations of qualities. The fabulous visionary artist Gigi Borri (check out his bio on the Web, he's quite a fascinating guy himself) has rendered these archetypes in bold, arresting, gorgeous and sometimes frightening images.

This is a great divinatory tool. As we approach the galactic ecliptic, things will change at an accelerating rate. 2013 ORACLE gives very direct and sometimes very blunt predictions.

It's also a great piece of writing, and can be experiences as an interactive literary text, to which the cards are a key.

These two ways of reading/using 2013 ORACLE are not at all incompatible; using the cards and the book together, you can have a sort of conversation with these ancient archetypes, and you'll learn a lot about yourself!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Luvs Books on December 13, 2006
Format: Cards
Like the other reviewer, I love Medicine Cards and the wisdom that David Carson shared in that set. I looked at the official web-site for the 2013 Oracle and was blown away by the cards, their design and colors. I eagerly anticipated their arrival and was sadly disappointed by the size of the cards. At $29.95 (thankfully, I didn't pay full price) - the cards could be bigger. At least the book contains extra large versions of them so the artwork can truly be appreciated.

I love the concept and am really looking forward to using this deck.
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Koda on January 3, 2007
Format: Cards
The cards are so small and so flimsy it is a big disappointment.

They are difficult to see. The Mayan numbers are written in gray on black ... not easy to read. The art is OK not anything more than that.

The cards are a BIG disappointment and they will not last long.

Cheaply made. Just can't get past the very poor card quality...to even comment on the text.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Danielle on June 14, 2009
Format: Cards
I was drawn to this deck because of the title 2013.... I just thought to myself "Wow, something that can predict the future"- yes, I lie to myself like this all of the time.

The cards are unique, they are thumb sized, pill shaped cards that are pretty much difficult to shuffle. So I end up spreading the cards around on a flat surface and call it shuffling. There aren't many cards to this deck, about 30 something cards so to me that just made me think not much breadth in the readings.

I pulled one card, and it set the tone of this deck. Then I decided to ask it a question pertaining to work but also in my life with a 3 card spread and it was pretty accurate. Then I did another read... 3 card... and yes that read was pretty accurate too.

There is a lot of anecdotal stories that sometimes one can find it hard to relate it to the message of the cards at times. But the stories are neat and engaging. If you couldn't get your answer from the story, then its possible to get it from the two paragraph explanation of the card and its significance when it pops up in a reading. If he makes a book that expands on the personalities in the deck with less brevity, I would totally buy it.

I haven't taken the time to look at the suggested spreads in this book, but what I would like to see more from this deck is if it can show you possible solutions to your problems. So far, at least with the readings I've done with this deck, I haven't gotten anything like that. It is really good at repeating your question back to you... maybe I am being too blocked or careless in reading through the book.

You will learn a lot about Native mythical beings and also South American cultures and a little with astrology by using this deck.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By SAKANTA RUNNING WOLF BELL-GUMAER on May 21, 2007
Format: Cards
Two things initially drew me to the 2013 Oracle: The beautiful book cover design and author David Carson. I bought the 2013 Oracle after test driving it for five minutes. The wisdom and power of the book transported me. This is the kind of book that serves as a Portal to a World More Real and Beautiful, a Higher Consciousness, Home. A Spiritual Teddy Bear and The Jaguar Spirit - The Teachings of the American Mound Builders, Temple Builders from Canada to Peru, my spiritual heritage. Sacred Sites,Energy Systems/ Grids in the Earth. End of Nine Hells. New light emerging from that Very Black Hole. New Humanity :)

The cards. I read another review saying they were too small and cheap. However, because they are smaller and thinner, they are easy to manipulate. So they are perfect. I have only drawn 4 cards so far,one for another. All incredible. Spine Tingling. Empowering. Makes you get up and dance. Makes you meditate. You?
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By Halai on August 6, 2013
Format: Cards
I have long appreciated the Medicine Cards but these speak even more loudly and incorporate mysticism from a variety of ancient cultures....I have so enjoyed this deck and yes, they are un-traditional in every manner of speaking. These give rise for internal reflection and contemplation every time.
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