This oracle deck was designed not just as a divination tool but as a way for users to examine the self more deeply through their own connections to the card images, which include symbols common in “fortune telling” decks from the early 20th Century, as well as new symbols of importance to the artist, all illustrated in classic oracle style.
Instead of the accompanying book providing meanings for the cards, it offers an opportunity for users to explore personal associations and feelings about each symbol before any cards are drawn. The meanings each user assigns to the cards, whether universal, highly personal, or a combination of both, will reveal the inner workings of the mind. Due to this, every copy will be slightly different based on the user's assignment of meanings.
Coleman Stevenson (she/her) is a writer, artist, and educator living in Portland, Oregon. The Personal Oracle began as part of Coleman's lecture on objects and symbolism at the Portland Art Museum in October 2017. Those in attendance received a hand-cut copy of 10 cards and a blank mini-booklet. The deck, still hand-made, was then expanded and made available in limited release. This version of the deck, now professionally printed, contains many additional cards.
You can find more about Coleman on her website.
- 52 cards (3"x4"), plus title card
- 350 gsm cardstock, matte finish
- Two-part rigid box
- Includes mini quick-reference booklet
- Book of Meaning: 5"x7" workbook with instructions for use and blank pages for you to explore the card meanings