The Druid Animal Oracle
The Druids revered animals as sacred guides, guardians, and protectors. This beautifully illustrated deck and accompanying book draws from the wellspring of ancient Celtic tradition, bring healing and offering intuitive knowledge. From the interpretations of the card spreads and the lore given, one will gain powerful insights and receive positive guidance for the future.
The cards have been drawn using the principles of sacred geometry, a science of great importance to the megalith building, pre-Celtic Druids, who employed it extensively in the building of stone circles. Each image incorporates the same use of a pentagram, circle and square. The border of the animal cards conveys a message in Ogham - the tree language of the Druids. The animals are presented in a sequence starting with the Blackbird, who stands at the Gateway, the Place of Beginnings, calling us to adventure and change. Journeying to the four other Oldest Animals of Stag, Owl, Eagle, and Salmon, we come to know animals that lead us deeper into the Otherworld, through a cycle of personal change that leads to turning to the outer world again, the empowerment of the four dragons and the concluding care of the Seal - the card of love and the necessity for choice in a world that is both joyous and challenging. The companion book presents a summary of the Druid, Celtic and native teachings, concerning twenty-nine animals and four dragons. In addition, there are three blanks cards that can be used to draw animals that are personal to the reader.
Use the cards as totems or to the oracle system provided by the authors. In either case, these Druid animals can provide positive guidance and insights into the inner dynamics behind events in our lives.
- Mixed media product | 184 pages
- 143 x 197 x 40mm | 718g
- 08 Jul 2021
- Welbeck Publishing Group
- Orange Hippos!
- United Kingdom
- New edition
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About Philip Carr-Gomm
Stephanie Carr-Gomm studied at Bath Academy of Art before travelling extensively. After returning to the UK she trained as a scenic artist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and has since worked as a freelance artist for many theatre, opera and ballet companies. Stephanie administers the training programme of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.
Will Worthington is a Grove leader of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids who has worked as an illustrator for the last 30 years. His interest in the ancient past and in Arthurian and Celtic mythology is reflected in his painting and drawing.