When life seems to be full of doubt and uncertainty we tend to look for a source of inspiration: what will happen in the future? What about my health, the children? What will happen if I make this decision and not that one? This is how the traditi......more
When life seems to be full of doubt and uncertainty we tend to look for a source of inspiration: what will happen in the future? What about my health, the children? What will happen if I make this decision and not that one? This is how the traditional tarot is often used, to satisfy a longing to know about the past and future. This Osho Zen Tarot focuses instead on gaining an understanding of the here and now. It is a system based on the wisdom of Zen, a wisdom that says events in the outer world simply reflect in the outer world simply reflect our own thoughts and feelings, even though we ourselves might be unclear about what those thoughts and feelings are. So it helps us to turn our attention away from outside events so we can find a new clarity of understanding in our innermost hearts. The conditions and states of mind portrayed by the contemporary images on the cards are all shown as being essentially transitional and transformative. The text in the accompanying book helps to interpret and understand the images in the simple, straightforward and down to earth language of Zen.
I have used these cards in the past from a friend, and they were so beautiful, I wanted a set of my own. I have owned a couple of sets in the past, but this, by far, is the most gorgeous and fulfilling set I have laid my eyes on. Very pleased with the purchase, and I will buy again! Shipping was prompt, and I had them within the week that I ordered them.
This tarot deck is different than the usual decks (Raider Waite and Crowley) although the journey starts out with The Fool (0), he is not persued, but is blisfully leaving the past behind. Some of the following cards are: Existence (I), Aloneness(IX), Transformation(1XIII) Thunderbolt (XVI), etc leading to Completion (XXI). The pictures have an oriental simplicity and have a magical quality. The suits of the minor arcana are: Fire, Mastery of Action, Water Mastery of Emotions, Clouds, Mastery of the Mind, and Rainbows, Mastery of the Physical.
I bought this deck as a present for a friend after having my deck for a couple of years, never really using it and then discovering how wonderful it was. The explanations in the 171 page book reference works of Osho, who describes himself as a "true extensialist" and as the book says, "He has devoted his life to step out of the world of the past and future and discover for themselves the world of eternity." This deck offers this opportunity.
These were a birthday gift to a friend who has many tarot decks already, when she received them she was speechless! she said they were the most beautiful cards she has ever seen , and had a great vibe from them. and for the first time she was able to read for herself and get an accurate reading! i would recommend these cards to any serious tarot lovers.
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