Graven Images Oracle

The Graven Images Oracle is a 'system of prediction' deck of 71 cards, depicting cemetery imagery and interesting photographs of gravestones and monuments. The images in the cards have not been altered or enhanced, but reflect the symbols and statuary as they appear in their natural condition, and are used for prediction and meditation based on their own symbolic merit. Now available.

Created by Natalie Zaman, Katharine Clark
Oracle Deck - 71 Cards - Galde Press 2007
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Graven Images Oracle review by Kate Hill

‘Tomb images carry weighty traditional and personal symbolism, and lend themselves as independent tools and divination. Indeed, the images bring us closer to that portal from which we have become estranged, but cannot avoid.’

The Graven Images Oracle is a stand-alone oracular system. Unlike a tarot deck, it has a different structure of 71 instead of 78 cards, and instead of the usual tarot archetypes, it works with the weighty and sombre symbolism and real imagery of the cemetery gravestones and memorials and persons unknown.

Natalie Zaman searched the graveyards of North American to photograph just the right headstones, statues and tombstones to illustrate the symbolism she wanted to show for her cards. Graveside ornaments and headstones use a consistent symbolism of... read more reviews.

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Name: Graven Images Oracle
Creators: Natalie Zaman, Katharine Clark
Publisher: Galde Press 2007
Deck Type: Oracle Deck
Cards: 71
Suits: Divine, Physical, Mental, Social, Emotional
Card Titles: book, window, gate, celtic cross, temple, intercession, triumph, confinement, wreath, doorway, wheel, vault, petition, obelisk, sun, cauldron, lily, wheat, poem, candles, sphere, torch, cup, willow, oaks, sword, anchor, chain, freedom, reflection, watcher, traveler, serenity, spirit, arrow,ivy, portrait, mourner, sentinel, envy, column, border, amity, patience, promise, blessing, clan, memory, as above, apathy, fidelity, haven, empty, sleeper, urn, serpent, lamb, heart, strength, karma, star, crown, joy, loss, temptation, illness, sacrifice, conformity, despair, memento mori

Card Size: 4.75 x 2.75 in. = 12.06cm x 6.99cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Non-reversible
Back Design: Photo of a cemetery stone with a willow tree

Companion Material: Book with symbol, interpretation and sample readings.

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