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Soul Cards I

by Deborah Koff-Chapin

Soul Cards I
Price: $24.95

Also see her Soul Cards 2.

Number of cards in deck: 60

Measurements: 3.75 x 4.9 inches, or 96 x 125 mm. Wide.

Back of card: Mottled gray-black with scattered small spots of white, like animal eyes in the dark. You won't know which way is up, so you can invert these, though there's no reason you should.

Booklet included: Yes, 36 pages, 3.7 x 4.9 inches, or 94 x 124 mm. Illustrated, but not with the cards (see note below).

Publisher: The Center for Touch Drawing. Printed in Korea.

Comments: To illustrate this deck I've taken the first eight images straight off the top of the package. In the back of the booklet are two pages with tiny, tiny illustrations of all 60 cards. At the top of the page we read, "For reference purposes only, these cards were numbered by random."

There are many unique & clever images among these cards, though all are in the same style. The method of using the cards is simple: Meditate upon your question & clarify your thoughts as much as possible. Shuffle (the cards are a bit sticky). You may then draw one card for an "instant answer", or three cards: [Past, Present, Future]; [Body, Mind, Soul]; or two cards: [Challenge, Gift]. Or you may use any other reading structure that you desire. Individual cards are not described. You are to figure them out on your own.

The author describes how the images may be integrated. She touches upon silent contemplation, written & verbal description, visualization, movement, dream work & music. She describes using the cards with others: with a friend, with children, in groups, in therapy, psychic readings, divination, etc. Finally she describes "touch drawing". This was originally a way of transferring ink from a glass plate to a paper towel placed on it, using fingertips, but seems now to be a description of how the artist works with more conventional materials. The original "touch drawing" discovery was her personal initiation into the creative process. All true artists have some kind of revelatory experience like this at some point in their lives.

A very interesting deck. It was brought to our attention by one of our customers. My thanks to her, in El Paso.

See also Soul Cards 2, by the same artist.

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