WE ARE SO EXCITED TO HAVE A NEW PRINTING OF THIS DECK!
Jessica, the creator of this deck, has found a new printer, and now the deck comes shrink-wrapped in a box (the first pic still shows it in paper but you'll see a picture of the box) The deck is now printed by a company who prints playing cards for casinos, so the deck shuffles like a dream. The cardstock is slightly thicker than 350gsm and has a satin powder coating to help it shuffle nicely. It feels a little thinner than the previous version, but in a good way; it feels sturdier and more bendable and less likely to be damaged if you have a catastrophic shuffling accident :-) The booklet is also printed on improved paper stock.
We are very excited to be offering these through our shop! I bought one a few years ago, and getting it from New Zealand was a bit of a cost and effort; but this deck is SO beautiful, and we contacted the creator to see if we could get them wholesale because it's so wonderful that other people need to have it. I have a lot of oracle decks, and this is one of the few that I couldn't live without. It has cards representing the archetypes of the major arcana of the tarot, but also cards for the elements, the moon phases, and the planets. It's really a great all-purpose magical deck, and it's phenomenally beautiful. Many of the pictures in our Etsy store feature this deck.
I believe Jessica is no longer selling this deck, and it will only be available wholesale through her stockists.
The arcana are: Vasilisa, Circe, Morgan le Fay, Isis, Ares, Odin, Sol & Luna, Baba Yaga, Sekhmet, Hecate, The Norns, Skadi, Inanna, Ereshkigal, Hephaestus, Veles, kali, Persephone, Diana, Helios, The Sphinx, and Aradia.
Note: Do not confuse this deck with the Dark Mirror Oracle--they're different things.
What you get:
• 40 4x6inch (10cm x 15cm) full colour Oracle Cards. The cards are sturdy, though not really thick, and they are matte, not glossy. I suggest edging them with a black permanent marker to protect them--besides, this deck looks absolutely gorgeous with black edging, and since the cards are bordered black, there's no worry about the ink bleeding on either side.
• A comprehensive black and white guidebook of over 80,000 words. The book is 5 3/4 x 8 1/4, folded and stapled, and is chock full of information. It's printed in relatively small type, but it *is* readable, unlike some other small-typed guidebooks which I've seen. It gives keywords, correspondences, rituals, a general message, light and shadow info, an overview of the figure on the card, and what it signifies in a reading. There are also example spreads. There is so much information in this book that it's worth reading just on its own; I'm hoping that someday it might be available in a larger, "real" book format.
We will be ordering more of these and stocking them consistently, so don't worry if it's sold out.
This deck was printed locally in New Zealand, rather than sent out to China, so that is part of what the price reflects. The deck costs 90 NZD, which at the moment is 50.19 USD. Shipping for each deck for us came out to be $9.42, bringing the total retail cost to $59.61. I'm not sure on the exact shipping cost for one deck, but when I've ordered decks for myself from Australia or New Zealand it was at least $20, so you're getting a good deal.
Here's the copy from the back of the book:
"THE BLACK MIRROR ORACLE offers a key to an occulted door within the Aether, accessed only through the Self. It leads to a gateway that houses a vibrant gallery of Muses and Entities; all of whom possess unique stories, wisdom and spiritual gifts. These numinous Archetypes and Powers exist both inside of us and simultaneously outside of time and logic. Their subtle energies must be cultured, revealed. They are the voices and images of the Infinite, which profoundly resound; endlessly reverberating, softly vibrating in the internal Palace of the Psyche. The Black Mirror Oracle Cards are a tool that can be used to define the direction and increase dedication to your spiritual path; to divine the past, present and future; and to formulate rituals to supplement your intentions. Enter the shimmering realm of the imagination that holds the jewels of inspiration and transformation.” – Jessica Shaw
Nov 26, 2022
It is great deck for my daily card pick!
Nov 19, 2022
Nov 10, 2022
Great deck but thin card stock.
Nov 5, 2022
This deck is Gorgeous with a capital G! I love the concept of this deck, I love the artwork, and the thinner cardstock definitely makes it easier for me to shuffle. It is a bigger deck like many oracles, but I am not mad at that. This creator shipped very quickly and packaged it beautifully and safely. Thank you so much!