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The Ancient Egyptian Oracle Deck & Book Set, the cards of Ra-Maat

by Norman Plaskett

The Ancient Egyptian Oracle Deck & Book Set
Price: $26.95
Number of cards in deck: 72

Measurements: 3.15 x 4.35 inches, or 80 x 110 mm.

Back of card: Light greenish-tan, like papyrus. On it, a faint outline of two scarabs & other items. May be inverted

Book included: Yes, 128 pages, 4.95 x 7.1 inches, or 12.6 x 18.1 cm. Text by the artist. All cards illustrated in color.

Publisher: Journey Editions. Printed in Italy, produced in England.

Comments: Not a tarot deck. Here are the four sections of this deck, starting in the upper left corner, top row:

The first two cards, white, are Deity cards, of which there are 16, all white. Included among the deities are Air, Earth, Fire & Water.

The next two cards in the top row, (red & blue) are Arit cards, of which there are seven. They relate to chakras & are in various colors.

Bottom row, first two cards are Pylon cards, of which there are 21. They are not all exactly the same, as you might expect from the two shown above, but there are many cards in all four sections that are very nearly the same. Pylons are described as environmental pressures, which relates them to the major arcana of a typical tarot deck. They're all blue.

Bottom row, last two cards, are Cubit cards, numbering 28, all black with gold printing. They define feelings, strengths, weaknesses, hidden motives & desires, as well as money, sex, self-interest & power.

Use of the cards: The author first suggests you select a layout. He illustrates a 13 card layout he says he got from someone years ago. Shuffle all four kinds of cards until they are thoroughly mixed in one pile. You then turn them over one at a time & place them in whatever layout you find convenient, as you would do with any other deck. And read. As an aide, he groups various Pylons (blue cards) with various Cubits (black cards) & gives indications of what these cards mean when combined.

The author says his system is based on a divination system some 4000 years old, but this sounds like marketing hype. It is an interesting system.

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