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  • #5323
    Anonymous

    does anyone else work with the divination cards created by phillip and stephanie carr gomm, i am thinking of the druidcraft tarot, the druid animal oracle and the druid plant oracle? divination is a large area that i am just starting to explore. i have had some results with some simple readings which i thought were very telling and accurate, with all three of these sets. i would like to ask someone with greater knowledge for assistance please. thank you.

    #5325
    Keziah
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    Yes! I use the Druid Craft Tarot for my reading deck. I do prefer Tarot to Oracles, because of the structure. Ultimately they are just tools or languages – the reason your readings were telling and accurate will be as much about the way you approached them as about the cards themselves, but it helps to have a set that speaks to you and I really love Will Worthington’s art!

    #5422
    madeleineala
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    I have the first two decks on your list, but I mainly bought them for the art and the nice little snippets of info and stories in the books. For divination I mainly use runes, and also the Weavers Oracle. I do draw an animal card sometimes, on special occasions.
    I’ve developed a very deep relationship with the runes over many years of regular use, so my own suggestion to others tends to be, pick one tool (deck of cards, set of runes etc) that you feel a real affinity with, and work pretty much solely with that for a good period of time, so that you can build a deep relationship with that particular system and process.
    The learning you get from the depth of this relationship will then be applicable to other forms of divination down the line.
    That’s just my own bias, or course 😉

    #5466
    jamiehume
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    Hello Anonymous! Well someone has gifted me one of their decks and I have wrapped it and put it away until I feel I should take it out and use it. I had a good feeling about it, but none the less, I generally do not use these unless I am a guest and someone brings it out. When I have used decks, they have been, for the most part, positive experiences and quite accurate. I have been drawn more to dreams and prayers and visions. That sort of thing. But I am open to the idea and looking forward to working with them. Once done the Bardic Course content, I would like to purchase the BDO deck and work with it while I am doing the Ovate Course. I am interested to see what people have to say about this process and the BDO deck as well.
    Will follow the conversation.

    ~ Jamie

    #5589
    Anonymous

    the decks are worth persisting with i have gained some positive results from using them. i would say that the druidcraft tarot is perhaps the most powerful and effective of all the oracle decks, with the others producing useful but more definitely positive results. i would say buy the druidcraft first, it is similar to standard tarot decks and works more or less in the same way.

    #5842
    Rhianna Nodens
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    I have all three of these decks, too, and while I don’t use any decks all that much, I do love them all. I particularly like the way, in the DruidCraft Tarot, they have an explanation of each of the numbers before they tell you the specifics for that number in each suit. It really helps you get to understand the meanings of the cards, so you can then pick up any other deck and use it well.

    With any new deck, I would recommend spending some time meditating with each card, finding out what it means for you and how it resonates. Whether you take them in order or pick a random one every time is up to you and how you work best, but it’s a great way to both connect with your deck and get to know what the cards mean.

    #5853
    LornaG
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    I have the Druidcraft Tarot and both the Animal and Plant Oracle decks, and I love them….
    The Animal Oracle deck was the first Oracle I had any real contact with when I did my Reiki level 1 many years ago, and the teacher used them to guide us on a journey – I drew Art, the Bear, and even now, that card, and the Ace of Pentacles in the Tarot deck are my favourite cards –
    Bear is often with me when I meditate or journey.
    I have tried other Tarot decks, but aside from the Rider Waite which I learned with initially, I have yet to find another one that resonates quite so much ….
    I am also trying to get to grips with the Wildwood Tarot, and it is beautiful, and deep, but very different ….

    #6487
    Dannorix
    Participant

    I find the Camelot Oracle to be a very powerful tool for meditation. They really unlock the mysteries of Arthurian myth.

    #6571
    merlin hickman
    Participant

    i use oracle cards quite regularly and find that they are a very powerful tool. i am only a beginner in this area though and still have much to learn.

    #8048
    Greywolf
    Participant

    The BDO publishes two oracle decks, the Druid Ogham Oracle, and the Druid Tarot. The Ogham Oracle set consists of 25 cards, each illustrated with the Ogham letter in red, backed by leaves of the tree or plant to which that letter relates. The cards include phrase Oghams from the Scholar’s Primer, the medieval bardic training manual from which most of our knowledge of the Ogham alphabet derives. The cards were originally designed on a smaller scale to be included with our Ovate course, but the first set looked so cool we couldn’t resist making a larger set more widely available. Our hope is that the cards, and accompanying text, will be attractive enough to wean folk with Celtic leanings away from Runes!
    The Druid Tarot is a project I began in the 1980s, essentially taking my favourite images from British and European archaeology and rendering them as woodcuts. I chose woodcuts as the medium because it has a kind of primitive feel I was after. I wanted to enhance the stark power of the original artefacts. The meanings are drawn from the medieval literature of Britain and Ireland.
    You can find information about them from the links in our webshop here: https://www.druidry.co.uk/shop/product-category/oracle-cards/
    Many blessings,
    Greywolf /|\

    #8253
    Dowrgi
    Participant

    will be attractive enough to wean folk with Celtic leanings away from Runes!

    Hello Greywolf,

    I’m glad you’ve mentioned that, as it is something that has bugged me on occasion for a long time. Over the years, I’ve taken a great interest in runes, runelore and Germanic mythology and I do think that there are a lot of parallels and insights to be gleaned from them. Nevertheless, I do admittedly wince at some of the stuff I’ve seen in “souvenir” shops and available online. Moreover, we know that the ancient Celtic-speaking peoples, for want of a better phrase, did have writing systems of their own – Lepontic, Celtiberian and that it was said that the Greek alphabet was also used by druids in Gaul when they needed to write anything and I do believe that there was an ancient oracular/divination system based on the Greek letters too. Why not explore that as well? When does learning from, adapting and incorporating tradition and just “copying” start and finish?

    Bennathow.
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