In times past, it was not uncommon for a seeker of knowledge to request the advice of an Elder; someone skilled in the ability to commune with the energies of nature. Elders were seen as direct links between the people and Spirit, with their words held in high esteem. When questions were raised, the Elder would take up a small pouch, perhaps containing claws, teeth, whiskers and bones of sacred animals which, after a quick shake, would be upended, the contents permitted to spill haphazardly onto the ground. Depending on where and how they fell, and the patterns they formed, the Elder would glean information relevant to the seeker by interpreting the messages offered by the animals represented by the claws and teeth.
Developed with the corresponding energies of the four directions in mind, the uniquely Australian Animal Dreaming Oracle embraces this ancient concept in a manner more befitting our times. Instead of the traditional claws and bones, it presents the animal energies to the people as beautifully illustrated portraits, with each animal’s Dreaming clearly interpreted in the accompanying guidebook, allowing you to give and receive accurate and inspirational readings for yourself and others.
“A wonderful card set with a well written guide book that explores each of the cards, how to use them and ways to use them in your life. The cards are easy to interpret and are very accurate there are four different sets of animals in the deck each set representing a different element. Earth, Air, Fire and Water”
The Animal Dreaming Oracle Cards, expertly illustrated by Karen Branchflower are the best of the oracle/ insight card genre I have come across. They were a joy to review. I went through a stage of turning to oracle cards to gain clarity for personal and spiritual growth. The cards arrived on my doorstep at a point where I had gone past this stage in my life. But because of the beauty of the artwork and the wisdom Scott has channelled/interpreted from the spirit of each animal, I found myself turning to these cards on a few occasions; less now for insight but rather for the sense of connection and peace I felt through contact with them.
Jeremy Ball, Nova Magazine (November 2008)
“Scott’s deep reverence and connection with Spirit is obvious. He has created a sincere spiritual card system with an easy approach, ideal for both beginners and experienced readers. Through these cards animal teachers and the Ancestor Spirits walk with us, interact in our lives and bring their magick into a mundane technical age. They touch the soul, reawaken our connection to Spirit and help us approach life in a way that inspires positive understanding, learning and growth. A joy to read.”- Miranda Gray (UK),Author of ‘Beasts of Albion: using Ancient British Animal Guides for Self-Development’ and illustrator of the best selling ‘Arthurian Tarot Pack’