- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: New World Library (April 13, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 157731526X
- ISBN-13: 978-1577315261
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,057,812 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Hawaiian Oracle: Animal Spirit Guides from the Land of Light Paperback – April 13, 2006
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With its warm beaches, palm trees, vibrant colors, and swaying native dancers, the enchanted land of Hawaii is one of the most visited travel destinations worldwide. Consisting of eight main islands formed by underwater volcanoes, Hawaii became the 50th state of the U.S. in 1959. Despite its popularity, Hawaii happens to be most isolated population center on Earth.
Hawaiian mysticism, known as Huna, is animated by flamboyant gods and goddesses--known as Akua--and many natives look to their aumakua for guidance. According to anthropologist and author Rima Morrell--who holds the world's only Ph.D. in Hawaiian shamanism--the Aumakua are spirits that provide guidance to humans and help us by taking on the body of an animal.
Dedicated to the magical spirit of the Land of Light, The Hawaiian Oracle kit includes a 144-page guidebook and 36 gorgeous divination cards illustrated by Steve Rawlings.. Providing both encouragement and warning, these animal spirit cards represent indigenous creatures that predate white settlers. For each Aumakua, Dr. Morrell presents the Hawaiian name, imagery, keywords, upright and reversed interpretations, complex mythology, and a message of illumination.Read more ›
Diane C. Donovan
This is the feeling that lights inside me every time I pick up these beautiful cards or read an excerpt from the accompanying book. Each card is a shamanic journey unto itself, containing layers of color and mystery that are slowly revealed, as the great remembering takes place. This is the deck I was seeking and I am slowly, respectfully, getting to know the cards and their deep meanings. It is like re-acquainting myself with trusted old soul-friends.
My personal favorite and a permanent resident of my shamanic altar is Kohola, the humpback whale card. Kohola is about following the true song of your soul. Having journeyed with Kohola, I was delighted to find that what is given in the accompanying book matched my experience almost exactly; it takes great courage and belief in your divine path, to seek the ancient call that is Kohola. The rewards of this journey are infinitely worthwhile, and this Great and Honored One will be a vital part of the new book I am writing [untitled, as yet]. Kohola is of the deep, and of the old knowledge; the knowledge and wisdom of Huna that is filtering divine light into our consciousness at this pivotal time in our history.
The other resident of my shamanic altar is Kala, the surgeonfish. The gift of Kala is forgiveness. I had chosen this card when I received the deck as a gift for my birthday last March. This card talks about family ties and the conflicts that arise that must be forgiven. At that time, there were many conflicts within my birth family, so the oracle really hit the mark. The accuracy of this card and the advice given were divinely guided; my mom crossed over in April, bringing any and all conflicts within the family into a new light and new perspective.Read more ›
The booklet is set up nicely. There are the animals (some of which are listed by another reviewer), followed by the Challenge, The Way Through, and the Gift of the card, and then the subtitles of Imagery, Interpretations (for upright and reversed), the mythology and the illumination. Very thorough and poetic. You can simply read the interpretation if you don't wish to read the mythology and other info every time.
I generally don't pull more than a couple cards. The cards are potent and I find with oracle decks that a dab will do ya! They don't seem to function in quite the way that tarot cards do. You COULD use them in a larger spread but I prefer a smaller reading with these.
If you want something which gives you a deeper understanding of the Hawaiian Culture, I suggest other sources. If you want your typical nicely packaged New age deck to give you sugar coated perspective on life, then by all means buy this.
It is a shame so many white people goto Hawai`i and capitalize on their beautiful culture and market it for their own money never giving anything back to the people the stole it from.
To let you know I was born on the mainland and am white. This deck is a sham for the Hawaiian Culture.
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I love this deck the pictures are beautiful and the meaning endearing,Published 21 months ago by Sherry
very interesting and educational book, loved it! gave it to my wife and she loved it as we,,. highly recommendedPublished on March 3, 2014 by DeeB0313
Holy wow, this is a beautiful deck! It's out of print, but I was pleased to find one at even the price I paid.Published on January 4, 2014 by Melissa J. Gerber
i love animal messages and this one was different for me because of it being hawaiian. learned a lot from thisPublished on May 10, 2013 by jean whatley
The Hawaiian OracleI absolutely love this book and cards. Such beautiful pictures, and so easy to read. Arrived in perfect condition, and on time. Read morePublished on March 24, 2012 by Katherine L. Giovannoni
This is a beautiful deck of cards that deliver insightful messages. It took a little practice with them to align my energy and really be open to what they have to say. Read morePublished on March 7, 2012 by Beth
I purchased these cards because they looked interesting. I did my homework on the authoress and she has done a great deal of study in ancient Hawaiian practices and customs, so I... Read morePublished on November 5, 2009 by USC Hawaiian War Goddess
This book came to me serendipitously, which would be in keeping with the message of Dr. Morrell about the power of the spirit world. Read morePublished on March 4, 2009 by Linda Ballou