Being a kid in this modern world can be difficult at times; confusing, overwhelming and even a little frightening. It’s hard to know what decisions to make and what actions to take, because temptations, dares and opportunities lurk around every corner. There seems to be so much more for kids to be wary of, aware of and ready for these days – things that their parents, guardians and teachers never had to contend with when they were growing up.
Throughout the history of mankind, ancient cultures believed that we can communicate with and learn from the animals – that each animal offers its own unique insights and teachings, which can greatly enrich and deepen our lives, assisting us in communing with the forces of nature.
Taking this ancient principle and adapting it into an easy-to-use oracle card set, the ‘Creature Teacher Cards’ and the accompanying guidebook offer daily guidance, nurturing and practical support from the animal kingdom, specifically catered towards today’s young people, as they deal with real issues in a real and confronting world.
Drawing on the author’s own life experiences as a child, and later as a father, school teacher and mentor to ‘troubled’ youth, this beautifully illustrated card set offers a powerful, passionate and to-the-point wisdom to gently encourage young people to heal the past, stand confidently in the present and embrace the future as empowered and inspired individuals.
REVIEW: Round Deck Featuring Animal Wisdom, October 15, 2008
“These cards are meant to act as Sacred Tools of Enrichment and Empowerment. It’s that simple. I want you to be empowered. I need you to feel strong, confident and rich in all areas of your life. Why? Because you deserve it. You’re worthy.” – From the companion book to the Creature Teacher Cards In the Creature Teacher Cards and book box set, Australian author and Animal Spirit Intuitive Scott Alexander King offers the world a love letter from Mother Earth, encouraging readers to observe, listen and heed the advice of the animal kingdom. With colorful, skillful illustrations by Sioux Dollman, each of the 45 circular cards feature a particular creature and a short affirmation reflected in its character. From the changing butterfly to the friendly dog, the determined dolphin to the gentle deer, the Creature Teacher Cards serve as an inspirational, oracular and wise guidance tool for young and old alike. The Creature Teacher Cards and companion book are encased in a large, sturdy, glossy flip-top box that is perfect for the smaller hands of children. However, don’t assume these cards are only for children! While it’s true that these lovely cards give voice to children and counsel from the animal kingdom, they are just as accurate and encouraging for adults (I’ve tried them out several times with excellent results). After a particular trying situation with my 10-year old, I pulled out the Creature Teacher Cards, asking if he’d like to look through them. My son has seen dozens of oracle, inspirational and Tarot decks, but very few intrigue him. Yet, with these cards, he was entranced. They seemed to calm him, and he suggested that we–as a family–each pull a card a day as an affirmation. What a great idea! (Out of the mouth of babes…) So, my son, my husband and myself pull a card a day and talk about the affirmation; sometimes, we consciously select a card that’s appropriate for what might be going on in our lives or how we feel. The 136-page companion book to the Creature Teacher Cards provides the author’s reasons for creating the box set, as well as his insights on Mother Earth, the significance of the Circle, his passion for helping children (especially Indigos), and instructions on how to use this deck. Instructors would do well to have the Creature Teacher Cards in their classroom, as would therapists, health care practitioners, and energy workers in their place of work. Parents will value this deck’s ability to connect children with their own spirit and those of the animals, as well as bridging the gap between thoughts and emotions, fears and empowering solutions.” – Janet Boyer USA, author of The Back in Time Tarot Book
The Creature Teacher Cards [animal oracle cards and 130 page guidebook, with artwork by Sioux Dollman] are simply sublime. It is said to be “animal wisdom for all ages” and is clearly intended for the young of flesh and/or the child within. The artwork opens my heart at each picture: there are 45 cards and every one is my favourite. I would gladly expose my children to this and hope it brings much joy and healing to them. It is gratifying to find media worthy of an exemplary review. The Creature Teacher cards are a masterpiece.
Jeremy Ball, Nova Magazine (November 2008)