Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Life Ain't a Bowl Full of Peanut Butter Cups....

One thing that I think all of my oracle decks have in common is that they reflect the real challenges of life. Unlike some oracle decks, they aren't full of angels and pussyquats and sugar and spice and everything nice. If you all you want from a deck is something to make you feel all warm and cuddly about your life, my oracles are not the first place you should look.

In part this has to do with my background as a storyteller: but because the art is derived from classic storybooks, the decks all feature conflict in its many forms. Conflict is what makes a story, and to a great extent it's what life is about. It's why children's books make such great source material for oracle decks. In the end, it may very well happen that the little angel will come along, clang you on the head with her wand and declare that all is well -- but the odds are against it and it all depends on the hand that life draws for you.

-- Frede.