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Mystical Wisdom

Author: Gaye Guthrie
Artist: Josephine Wall
U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
2016
ISBN #978-1-57281-832-3

Mystical Wisdom cover

Mystical Wisdom is comprised of 46 cards and a 64 page guide book. The cards are based on Archangels, Goddesses, Spirit Animals, Fairies, and Mystical Creatures. The cards are meant to deliver uplifting messages and gentle encouragement – to help one move past life’s challenges, and into a space filled with joy.

The cards and guidebook come in a sturdy, cardboard lift-top box, featuring a full color image of the Peacock card top of the box. The 64 page guidebook starts out with the thought that the cards offer guidance for the present and predictions for the future. We are told that we hold within us the power to change our lives, and the free will to choose our circumstances. Each card can carry different meanings. Reversed cards and cards that fallout when shuffling need to have more attention paid to the issue connected with the message of the card. It is advised to handle the cards with love and care.

Each card is presented with a black and white scan, the card title, the essence of the card, the card meaning, and a mantra. Card titles include the Archangel Gabriel, Animal Bond, Children, Competition, Good Fortune, Gratitude, Illusion, Legends, Memories, and New Beginnings.

From the book:

Moving Forward
Get Ready For Positive Change

 Situations and events of the past are clearing and making way for positive changes. Turn the negative experiences into a positive and more rewarding future. You have the resources and ability to move forward now. Take a leap of faith knowing that the angels will open doors for you and present a clearer and smoother road ahead. Don’t let fear or stagnation hold you back.

Mantra: I am ready to move forward with confidence.

At the back of the guidebook are instructions for doing one, three, and four card spreads, and the traditional Celtic Cross spread. There are also blank pages for taking notes.

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The cards are 3 ¾” by 5 ½”, with glossy, sturdy card stock. The card backs are lavender, with a white flower in each of the four corners. Gold imagery is centered on the card backs, which are reversible. The card faces show the image to the edge of the card (no border) making it easier to enter the card, if one chooses to. The card title and manta are placed at the bottom of the card, in a colored strip. The art style is fantasy, using muted colors.

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Vacation (Mantra: Take Time For Relaxation and Adventure) shows a young girl on a flying carpet.

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Archangel Gabriel (Mantra: Messenger of Creativity and Hope) shows the Archangel holding children, and surrounded by children.

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Archangel Raphael (Mantra: Provider of Healing for Mind, Body, and Spirit) shows a female figure facing the left hand side of the card.

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Choices (Mantra: Make the Best Choices) shows a female figure with a globe in her hand.

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Creative Wonderment (Mantra: Follow Your Passion) shows a young female figure, in a pink gown, ascending golden steps coming from a golden piano.

I find these cards to be easy to work with, and to cover a wide breadth of subject matter. What we as individuals find that we are faced with in life, we can find in these cards. The art is gentle and flowing, and I appreciate the lack of borders, which makes entering the card for meditation or journaling very easy. Doing readings with these cards is only the beginning of what they can be used for. Bring out your imagination, and find yourself supported in ways you never dreamed of!

© April 2016 Bonnie Cehovet
Repoduction prohibited without written permission of the author.

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