Fast forward to 2013 and 2 more solo exhibitions later, I saw a ‘Create your own Oracle Deck’ online course being advertised by fellow artist and author Cheralyn Darcey. It had always been a dream of mine to create my own set of oracle cards, so I quickly joined!
It took me two years to work on and self-publish my first deck, The Priestess Moon Oracle which featured the ten paintings from my Book of Shadows exhibition plus 23 more from my various exhibitions, and commissioned artworks over the last twenty years.
The Priestess Moon Oracle, along with help from Rockpool Publishing morphed into the Enchanted Spell Oracle; the one you see before you today. However, the Enchanted Spell Oracle differs from the Priestess Moon Oracle in that it contains 17 new artworks. It carries with it the original philosophy from the Book of Shadows exhibition and reads like a ‘spiritual cookbook.’ With each card including an enchanted spell recipe to play with.
Many people are asking me the difference between my original Priestess Moon Oracle and the Enchanted Spell Oracle, and it’s a fair question! Here they are:
- The Priestess Moon Oracle (PMO) has 33 cards, 6 of those cards have spells, and it was, in part, a retrospective of my 20-year career as a professional artist. Each card’s meaning was guided by the painting’s insight.
- The Enchanted Spell Oracle (ESO) has 36 cards, and all have fun spells to try. 17 cards have been retained from the PMO and 19 new cards have been created. The ESO focuses on Celtic priestesses, and each priestess represents a plant or herb that can be used in ‘Medieval Hedgewitch’ magick.
- The Priestess Moon Oracle was a self-publishing project, and limited to 100 only. It retails at $49 to reflect that. (I have only 15 sets left).
- The Enchanted Spell Oracle is being published worldwide by Rockpool, and print run will likely be 500 – 1000 to start. The ESO is $29.99
I hope that helps! I believe the Enchanted Spell Oracle is a very different entity to the Priestess Moon Oracle.
Next fortnight, you will learn how to create a magickal space in your home.