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Oracle of Shadows and Light Paperback – July 26, 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc. (July 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572816694
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572816695
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 6.7 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,987,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Wide-eyed, knowing and sardonically whimsical, these other worldly young ladies have attitude—lots and lots of attitude."
—Tarotwise.com --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Lucy Cavendish is the author of numerous books, the creator of Oracle and Tarot cards, and the founder of Witchcraft magazine. In addition to writing for Spellcraft Magazine and Spheres, she appears regularly on television and radio to explain her craft. A founding member of the Goddess Association in Australia, Cavendish lives in Sydney with her daughter and their menagerie of plants, animal companions, and spirit beings.

Jasmine Becket-Griffith’s artwork can be found in private collections and public displays throughout the world including licensing lines with Disney, Hot Topic, Target, and Spencer’s. Her unique paintings blend realism and fantasy to explore gothic themes with elements of classical literature, the occult, nature, and fantasy. Jasmine lives in Celebration, Florida, with her husband and cats. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Customer Reviews

The cards are large and of beautiful quality.
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I love this oracle deck the artwork is beautiful and I've purchased one for a friend as a gift as well!!
Ireanna Charalambous
I just got this deck yesterday and I am so glad I purchased it.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Janet Boyer HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on July 20, 2010
Format: Hardcover
"For this oracle is like no other: It is for the lost and lonely, the broken-hearted and the orphans and misfits--for the wanderers and the strangers even in the midst of friends. This is your guide to finding your way, changing your world, mending a broken heart and discovering your soul family while still on the planet. If you're brave enough, asking their advice can reveal a world of sweet beauty, whimsical rhymes and steadfast courage. So say farewell to fear! Walk through the veil, and be prepared to enter their magical world." - Lucy Cavendish, in the companion book to the Oracle of Shadows and Light

A Candy Cane Angel and an Absinthe Fairy, A Clockwork Pumpkin and a Sewer Mermaid--who are these odd wide-eyed beings that refuse to "put on a happy face" or be forced into the gray garb of normality?

These eerie messengers are denizens of the Oracle of Shadows & Light, a lavishly illustrated 45-card deck featuring the vibrant artwork of American artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith. However, it's the words, heart and perceptive insight of Lucy Cavendish that bring these cheeky beings to life within the 136-page companion book.

From the Lady with a Bosch Egg to the Three Witchy Sisters, the Lantern Fairy to the Angel de los Muertos, each of these sweetly bizarre envoys encourage users to feel, speak and behave authentically.

Although the Oracle of Shadows & Light isn't a saccharine "love and light" New Age deck, it's not a "dark" one, either. Rather, it's a deck that embraces the off-kilter, the idiosyncratic, the weird--those spirits, and individuals, who don't seem to fit in any pre-drilled hole made by religion, family or society.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 27, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This deck is of very high quality, the printing on the images is amazing. I couldn't be happier with it. Lucy Cavendish's descriptions for each card are very detailed and give a great insight into the beautiful Jasmine Becket-Griffith paintings. I have a lot of various oracle decks, but this is hands-down my favourite. Highly recommended to anyone who loves gothic, fantasy, fairy art or who wants a very unique and well thought out oracle deck.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By FairyQueen0316 VINE VOICE on July 4, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
One thing I have learned is to note the difference between decks that claim to be a "tarot" deck vs. an "oracle" deck. If you want little tid-bits of advice, simple morals to take with you through out the day, then an Oracle deck is just fine. However, if there is a deep rooted question one wishes to ask and fully explore, then a Tarot deck is more appropriate.

Having said that, this oracle deck is charming. The artwork is beautiful and draws the eye. The cards all repesent common, yet useful themes that do help one get through a day. The advice serves as good morals to live by and is very helpful, which is what one is looking for when they consult a deck in the first place. I have used this deck several times since it arrived and I am very pleased with the advice.

If anyone is starting out exploring Orcale or Tarot decks then this should be one to start with.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Danielle on January 22, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
When I saw the images of these cards online, I fell in love. Usually I don't like dark decks, but decks that are lively in colors but this deck made my exception list and I am glad it did.

I had one of Lucy Cavendish's deck (Wild Wisdom of the Faery Oracle) and have always been amazed by how accurate that deck was. I have many oracle decks about 8 Doreen Virtues and 2 of Colette Baron Reid's, 2 of Sonia Choquette, and some others= and Lucy's is the most accurate (other than Colette's Decks). Because of this, I wasn't hesitant to buy another deck of Lucy's especially of when its with gorgeous artwork.

Upon getting this deck and opening up the box, the cards in person are even more gorgeous. Just really gorgeous cards of extreme depth. Sometimes I just find myself staring at the cards more than the message as the images are like beautiful little girls with a whole lotta tude! They remind me so much of my beautiful teenager niece. An old world artistry feel to these cards... The fabrication of the cards are decent and help to add to the beautiful of the artwork on the deck, but sometimes they can warp. There's enough darkness with a right balance of color to not make you get scared and run away from the deck.

Packaging of this deck is also a bonus. The box it comes in is a very sturdy cardboard about 5" x 6.5" so its portable in your purse (if you have a large purse) without worry of not having the instruction book or getting your cards ruined. If I could, I would suggest all deck publishers to consider encasing their cards in such way.

The theme to the cards can sometimes mimic her other decks, but not as bad as the extremely repetitive tune of a Doreen Virtue deck.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By MiMi the Artist on November 22, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I love my new oracle "girlfriends". They're so expressive. Each one is unique. The messages are just like it is coming from a dear friend who is not afraid to be direct. The Oracle of Shadows and Light will go deep, and reveal what's really on your mind and what to do about it.

Big cards and great card quality. The companion book is just the right size and has distinct well written meanings for each card. Doing a reading from this oracle using the book is pleasant and fun.

I think you'll be happy to own the Oracle of Shadows and Light. It surprised me with a very deep meaningful reading from the first time I used it. It gained my respect fast. Each card has something important to tell you. It does feel like they are dear friends in a more personal way than most decks.
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