The Spirit Messages Oracle Deck of cards by John Holland are stunning. The design of these cards are contemporary and delightful.
John Holland has combined Matt Hanleys’ wonderful illustrations with his words of wisdom drawn from working as a medium, teacher and intuitive for 20 years. The words that accompany each card are full of direct, uplifting and inspirational messages. Easy to understand and full of healing words that speak directly from the soul.
These extraordinary cards will bring insight and clarity around some of the major decision points in your life, or just to reaffirm that you’re making the right decisions. The Spirit World communicates through these cards with guidance and direction in matters of self-love, vulnerability, relationships, trust, and more. As you work with these cards, they will strengthen your natural ability of intuition and the beautiful loving bond that you and the Spirit World share.
The illustrator is Matt Manley, he has worked on many different areas including mythology and psychology, some of the images almost appear like a photograph as the detail of the person is so clear, while others focus on chakra colours to elaborate the message the card is giving, he has created thought provoking illustrations on each card through traditional means of drawing and painting as well as modern graphics.
As always Hay House gives us a great quality product. The card is thick and durable, the pack is not too difficult to shuffle or hold in your hands. The set consists of a guidebook and 50 beautifully crafted cards. The deck can be used whether you’re a novice or an expert reader. The cards can be used for everyday guidance or to read for others.
At the front of the guide book John Holland gives a fabulous explanation about Oracle cards. Oracle cards have been around since the beginning of time. The word ‘oracle’ comes from the Latin verb orare, which means ‘no speak’. Therefore let the cards speak to you.
Before using the cards I cleansed them and held them to my heart. As I shuffled the deck I felt an instant pull on my solar plexus. There’s no doubt that working with these cards will enhance your ability to communicate with spirit. I personally love to pick a card a day to set me up for the work ahead. As with all oracle or angel cards it does not matter if you pull a card and it is upside down, the message is the same.
Having always worked with angel cards instead of tarot, as for me I felt tarot did not give me the connection I needed. I feel this deck sits somewhere in the middle between angel cards and tarot cards. These cards are easy on the eye and the messages are written in plain English. Every card seems to ask the sitter to have faith, trust in the process and go within to find the answers they seek. For me this reflects empowerment and courage. The common theme is about taking responsibility for yourself.
I have worked with Doreen Virtue cards for 9 years but having spent time working with John Hollands cards I have to say I’m a convert! They’re now part of my reading tool kit. The cards assist by giving support and divine guidance from Spirit. Combining these cards with the assistance from your loved ones, family, friends, guides and helpers in the Spirit World you are sure to have clear and direct messages.
- Product details.
- Cards: 50 plus booklet.
- Publisher: Hay House UK.
- ISBN-10: 1401940269.
- ISBN-13: 978-1401940263.
- RRP £14.99 - can be found cheaper on John Holland, Amazon and Hay House website.
- Available worldwide.
Reviewed by Sharon Elliott (Medium) Sharon has worked for 9 years as Medium and Spiritual Teacher. For details on her work visit her website www.angelhealingwithsharon.com .
© John Holland, Sharon Elliot, 2014 .