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Author Topic: Tarots and Oracles...  (Read 26227 times)

Offline Wenidjehuty

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Tarots and Oracles...
« on: November 05, 2011, 09:15:54 pm »
Em hotep! I wasn't sure where to put this request - but can anyone recommend to me a good kemet-themed tarot deck or oracle? Nefertari's Tarot looks beautiful but expensive - and the Anubis Oracle seems very interesting... All suggestions appreciated!

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Offline Sekhmetbitu

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  • Country: 00
Re: Tarots and Oracles...
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011, 10:32:32 pm »
I like the Ramses: Tarot of Eternity deck. It's given me quite a few "wow" draws.

http://www.ravenmoonlight.com/tarot/t-ramses.jpg
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Offline Setken

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Re: Tarots and Oracles...
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 05:29:09 am »
The Anubis Oracle is amazing - I recommend it. I also recommend The Book Of Doors.

The Egyptian Oracle and the Eye Of Horus tiles (like runes) are good too.

I worked with The Way Of Cartouche for a long time in my twenties.

Re: Tarots and Oracles...
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2011, 08:07:54 am »
Seconding the Book of Doors,  it's one of my favorites.
Timu

Sat Aset, meryt Wepwawet her Renenutet


Offline Bezenwepwy

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  • Country: gb
Re: Tarots and Oracles...
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2011, 10:48:56 am »
I have Nefertari's Tarot and I absolutely adore it. Well worth the price, IMO. (In fact, I love it so much, I bought a spare deck to have as a back-up in case anything happened to my first one.) There's a seller on ebay.co.uk who has it for a really excellent price.
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Offline Wenidjehuty

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Re: Tarots and Oracles...
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2011, 11:22:05 am »
Many thanks for these replies - all of which are REALLY helpful! In particular, thank you, Setken, for steering me to The Book of Doors oracle - as soon as I started reading up on it I KNEW it was what I was looking for! Not only is it attractive visually but the 'hook' for me is its alchemical nature; as a student of spiritual alchemy ( which, of course, derives from Kemet - the clue is in the name! :) ) this oracle is perfect! It even references the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus which is a sacred text for me ( in fact, I rather suspect it was Djehuti who brought me home to Kemetic Orthodoxy ).

I have ordered this oracle with great excitement and now, as I return to the forums I find that Ta Imu Aset has affirmed the choice! Thanks again!

I'll still get that amazing-looking Nefertari's Tarots next, tho - thanks for the eBay tip, Bezenwepwy!

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Wenidjehuty - 'Swiftness of Djehuty'

Sa Djehuty mery Wepwawet-Yinepu

"I put the temple of Djehuty in its former condition,
I caused every rite to be as before..."
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Re: Tarots and Oracles...
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2011, 04:56:41 pm »
I think that this deck is the same artwork as Nefertari's, with different colored borders and without the gold. The price is about half.
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Offline Rayashi

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Re: Tarots and Oracles...
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2011, 06:41:29 pm »
I mostly use handmade Runes, but when I do use tarot it's this one.

http://www.amazon.com/Egyptian-Tarot-Deck-C-Compe/dp/0913866946
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Offline Wenidjehuty

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Re: Tarots and Oracles...
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2011, 07:29:10 pm »
Em hotep! For a fascinating review of The Book of Doors oracle ( and which certainly makes my heart race! ) see: www.pasteboardmasquerade.com/Reviews/doors.html

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« Last Edit: November 06, 2011, 07:34:15 pm by Alexander »
Wenidjehuty - 'Swiftness of Djehuty'

Sa Djehuty mery Wepwawet-Yinepu

"I put the temple of Djehuty in its former condition,
I caused every rite to be as before..."
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Offline Bezenwepwy

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  • Country: gb
Re: Tarots and Oracles...
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2011, 09:32:20 am »
Quote from: Helmsman_of_Yinepu
I think that this deck is the same artwork as Nefertari's, with different colored borders and without the gold. The price is about half.


I have that deck too, definitely not the same. Nefertari's is much much better. That said, there is indeed a deck that uses the same images as Nefertari's, but it's basically impossible to find now and so isn't really cheaper. (It was called Tarots of the Sphinx.)
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Re: Tarots and Oracles...
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2011, 11:35:12 am »
I figured that out after I posted it. On the website Alexander mentioned, there's an article about different "Egyptian" decks.  

All three have artwork by the same artist, but they're quite different, as you say.
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Offline Setken

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Re: Tarots and Oracles...
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2011, 12:43:40 am »
Steph - I do believe that The Way Of Cartouche corresponds to the regular (Nordic) runes.

http://www.amazon.com/Way-Cartouche-Oracle-Ancient-Egyptian/dp/031285823X

I am interested to know about your hand made ones. Are they Kemetic ones?

Offline Vaalea

  • Divined Remetj
  • Country: 00
Re: Tarots and Oracles...
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2011, 09:10:01 am »
I use Clive Barrett's Ancient Egyptian Tarot deck and I'm comfortable with the way the cards are illustrated, the energy of them, but alas they're quite expensive in other countries than mine I notice.
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Offline Petyu

  • Shemsu
Re: Tarots and Oracles...
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2011, 03:35:31 am »
I have always used the Ibis tarot deck, as its cards' meanings and looks are very close to what "we" believe in ("we" here being "the people" in the slightly Pratchettian meaning).

For direct advice I usually do The Path with the Greater Arcana and if needed, the Small Arcana serves to add details and clear up too interpretable readings.

I rarely use the deck, because it is always right and - as it was given to me by my ex-husband in a context where Set was explicitly included (and ONLY Him - the deck is surgically precise but also pretty merciless and up-front to brutally clear in its readings.
- Petyu
Daughter of Nut and Set, Beloved of Sekhmet-Hethert, Wesir and Heru-wer

Offline Wenidjehuty

  • Shemsu
Re: Tarots and Oracles...
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2011, 08:00:05 am »
My 'Book of Doors' Oracle arrived yesterday - and is just wonderful! The deck is beautiful and best of all the deck employs the kemetic names for the Netjeru rather than the Greek! :) . The accompanying book is worth the price alone and the whole set is especially profound if, like me, you are a student of spiritual alchemy. I am VERY impressed with this!

Senebty
Wenidjehuty - 'Swiftness of Djehuty'

Sa Djehuty mery Wepwawet-Yinepu

"I put the temple of Djehuty in its former condition,
I caused every rite to be as before..."
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