Awakened Soul Oracle Reviews
The Awakened Soul Oracle is a 50-card deck for mystics, tarot readings, awakened souls and dreamers. Each card was carefully created by the artist with its meaning and vibration in mind.
Oracle Deck - 50 Cards - Self Published 2016
Review by Susan Lasprugato
The Awakened Soul Oracle is a vivid and imaginative 50-card boxed deck with an accompanying 129-page guidebook, created and written by Ethony Dawn and illustrated by artist Danielle Mulligan. The lightly-glossed, borderless cards are larger than the average tarot deck but still a comfortable size to handle. The cardstock is high quality, and the silver-guilded edging does not rub off while shuffling. The beautiful black and white bee imagery on the back of the cards allows for reversals, and the same imagery is found inside the sturdy, colorful box as a lovely touch.
The attractive guidebook offers helpful suggestions for cleansing, charging, and utilizing the deck, along with the Ethony’s Awakened Soul Challenge and several original spreads. Substantial food for thought is presented with each card, under the headings of Title, Symbol, Keywords, Awakened Soul Story, Awakened Meaning, Shadow Meaning, Affirmation, and Personal Reflections, and a black and white image of each card is also displayed for reference. Unlike the little white pamphlets that come with some decks (offering little more than a few keywords to munch on), this compact book was clearly designed to inspire and guide the seeker through the introspective journey, offering multiple layers for personal exploration.
Positive and upbeat without being sticky-sweet, the inviting card images draw the seeker to look more closely in the safe way that one snuggles up to read a good book. The inclusive, multi-cultural artwork is brilliantly-colored and simple, yet immediately engaging- making it a good fit for both beginner and advanced enthusiasts. Professional readers are also likely to enjoy this deck, as the intent of each card is clearly conveyed in a relatable way that will engage clients, while the thought-provoking card titles are tastefully displayed at the bottom of the cards in a subtle way that does not detract from the modern, accessible imagery.
As a professional, I've found this deck to be spot on, inspiring, and
pleasing to behold, and I thoroughly enjoy it. There are no “scary”
cards, so it’s suitable for a wide audience and a good choice to have
on hand when working publicly. I'd recommend The Awakened Soul Oracle
Deck in a heartbeat to any open-minded seeker!