Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Review: Inspirations For Survivors (Oracle Cards and Guidebook)

Inspirations For Survivors - 44 Cards and Guidebook by Aunia Kahn and Russell J. Moon 
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4124-3 (Schiffer Publishing)
44 oracle cards and 96 page book (Boxed Set)

Today I'm reviewing the lovely Inspirations For Survivors boxed set. First, let me say that I LOVE the color palette on the borders. I'm seriously considering using it to repaint the rooms in my house. lol There's something very soothing and harmonious about them. Which, I believe, fits this deck's intention rather nicely. The decks authors, Aunia Kahn and Russell J. Moon (also of the Silver Era Tarot) have dedicated this set "To every person who has struggled, fought, and persevered while striving to live their lives." That pretty much means all of us in some way, shape, or form. "Using positive messages and beautiful imagery to encourage growth, healing, and new constructive thought patterns as a survivor, you will be drawn into a world of "can do". "This inspirational deck can be used as a clarifier of a particular issue, a meditation tool, or as an oracle to help the survivor to thrive."

The art on these cards has a dark-ish, somewhat gothic feel to them with the inspirational phrase at the bottom. And like the other quality Schiffer decks that I have, they are constructed of a good, sturdy card stock with a glossy finish. Measuring in at 3 and 1/4 inches wide by 5 and half inches tall, they are the perfect size for hand shuffling. The 96 page guidebook that comes with the deck is an absolute jewel. It features a brief description (with more inspirational words) of each card and a full page, color illustration of the card. The pages themselves are semi-glossy, and a pleasure to read. Both the deck and book fit nicely into it's sturdy box with a magnetic closure, which makes them very easy to take along with you, wherever you may go. :) 

This is the best oracle deck I've come across on the market to pull a final advice card at the end of a reading. They are always relevant to the reading, and help to end the session on a positive note.  I think this deck will appeal to those who want an inspirational message without the fluffy unicorns or angels present. Here are a few examples of these wonderful cards.

If you are interested in purchasing this lovely boxed set, they can be found here on the Schiffer website. Have a blessed and uplifting day! :) 


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