The Shamanic Astrology Divination Card Deck Has Arrived!!!
By Daniel Giamario
At long last, the Shamanic Astrology Card Deck is available for pre-order. This link will take you to the webpage with all the details.
The original idea for a card deck came through about 10 years ago. With the help of Cayelin Castell and a few others, the plan for the card deck was developed. Shortly after that, Lifetime SAMS Member, Squidge Lane, created the first prototype card deck that the school has used in circle, and at events for many years.
In 2012, the managing director for the school, Erik Roth, discovered a gifted artist in Tubac, Arizona —Roy Purcell! Roy was inspired by reading The Shamanic Astrology Handbook and began intuitively working on the cards. We could say Roy was the artist we had been waiting for as he felt passionate about this project!
In the spring of 2013 a fabulous collaboration was formed between Roy and myself to complete the artwork. Then in the summer of 2013, with the help of my wife Lynne and Gael Chilson, we completed the writing for the cards. A preliminary first edition was produced and gifted to the participants at the SAMS yearly gathering in Tubac, Arizona last November.
Over these past months, Roy Purcell’s son Loren, Mary Kern, and I have been doing additional edits to the content and the images. It is NOW ready to go to print! I am not claiming perfection, but am really happy with what we have created.
The deck has 64 cards: 12 mystery schools, 12 houses, 24 gods and goddesses, 10 planetary initiations, and 6 wild cards. Included with the deck is a booklet that describes the use of the deck, layouts, and other ideas for using the cards, along with a detailed description of the meaning of each card.
Purpose of the Deck
The deck can be used for personal and group divination. Additionally it can serve as a teaching of the Shamanic Astrology paradigm. Shamanic Astrology practitioners can also use the deck to illustrate key points in consultations and talks. A further value of the deck is that each card is an evocative work of art, in and of itself, the result of merging a powerful teaching with a world-class artist.
Getting the Deck
Initially, The Shamanic Astrology Mystery School is offering the deck and booklet at an introductory special price of $23 and only $20 for members of SAMS. This link has the details.
Also now in production is a version of the Card Deck that will come in a box and will include a book that is designed to be an expanded
introduction to the card deck itself as well as giving the historical details and philosophy of Shamanic Astrology. The tentative title for the book is “Be Your Archetype” or “Becoming The Goddess or God You Intended To Be”, with the subtitle of “The History and Philosophy of Shamanic Astrology”. This book also emphasizes the importance of the 24 goddesses and gods. Once the book is ready you will be able to purchase it separately or as a boxed set.
I invite you to be among the first to have the Shamanic Astrology Divination Card Deck, and know that your purchase will help support the school. I know you will enjoy it!