By the renowned Celtic and shamanic expert Caitlín Matthews, this is the only oracle that uses the archetypes of the Celtic world to connect us to our ancestors, allowing us to consult them for guidance and insight, and to respond to their questions to clarify our thinking.
“Caitlin Matthews’ wisdom comes from a deep place of clarity nurtured by a lifelong dedication to the spiritual and ancestral paths … she reveals the ways in which we all can find our own truths grounded in the ancestors, both tribal/cultural and personal.” – Rachel Pollack, author of Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom and Godmother Night
With an 88pp guidebook and 40 cards (beautifully illustrated by Wil Kinghan) embodying archetypes of the Celtic world, this fantastic interactive oracle offers a way of consulting and communicating with our ancestors, whatever our race or culture. Two sets of cards make up the Oracle: 1. Divine Ancestor Cards: these eight cards represent the ancestors from whom everyone is descended – the matriarch (goddess) and patriarch (god) archetypes. 2. Clan Cards: these 32 cards represent the circle of Common Ancestors, who hold a huge collective of wisdom. There are four clans: Truth, Honour, Sovereignty and Wisdom, each one based on a category of Celtic society (farmers, warriors, nobles and artists/craftspeople).
Draw a single card for immediate guidance, or do spreads of three to eight cards for a more in-depth reading (these are detailed in the guidebook). The oracle given by the Clan Cards helps you make decisions, navigate challenging situations and follow your highest path, while questions posed by the Divine Ancestors question your attitude to the issue you’re asking about and help you understand your own deeper motives. These ancestor cards are also perfect for approaching problems within a family or social group, including those passed down from recent ancestors as well as those generated in the current era.