Heart Of Faerie Oracle by Brian & Wendy Froud

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Oracle, Tarot & Card Decks:  Heart Of Faerie Oracle by Brian & Wendy Froud

Title:  Heart Of Faerie Oracle
Author:  Brian & Wendy Froud
ISBN:  9780810988231
Year:  2010
Format:  Deck of 68 oracle cards with a 160 page book.
Category:  Oracle, Tarot & Card Decks

The deck of 68 radiant Heart Of Faerie Oracle cards, illustrated by Brian Froud, and the accompanying 160 page book, provide detailed instructions for the believer to relate to the Faerie World and learn valuable relationship information.

The Heart Of Faerie Oracle
, created by the beloved team of Brian & Wendy Froud, readers have the opportunity to consult with the magical using the deck of 68 oracle cards, believers conduct readings to interpret these Faerie cards and build a special connection with the faeries.

The oracle cards, The Heart of the Faerie feature Brian Froud's recognizable faerie images, such as the enchanting "Queen of Golden Bough" and the mischievous "Trickster." Wendy's text describes the emotional and practical nature of the Faerie cards and offers a variety of techniques for using the set, which can open the door into the Enchanted Realm as never before.

Brian and Wendy Froud
, working together for the first time ever, co-created the book and it is informed by their individual and collective experiences with Faerie for over thirty years, making this book a must-have for Faerie fans worldwide.

Review: The Heart of Faerie Oracle by Brian and Wendy Froud

“At the edge of our world, at the edge of the otherworld, the beautiful and mysterious faeries stand, watching and waiting to greet us, inviting us to journey with them as our guides while we walk the infinite paths of the Faerie.” From the book.
I was first introduced to the work of Brian Froud in 2000 when he released his Faerie's Oracle a collaboration with Jessica Macbeth.
His newest oracle, created with his wife, Wendy, and of course the faerie, takes us a step beyond the world of faerie, and into the heart of faerie.

The Heart of the Faerie Oracle is an absolutely gorgeous deck which embodies the beauty and shadow of the faerie realm. The deck contains 68 cards (3 are unnamed), and comes with a book which gives a detailed description of each card. The book itself is beautifully done; a hardcover with parchment-like paper which features antique style pictures of each card.

The cards are divided into categories:
The Faerie Queens?The Queens’ Consorts?The Archetypes?Sprites?The Ladies?Tricksters?The Journey
The Heart of the Faerie Oracle also contains an introduction and a couple of examples for doing readings; “The End is the Beginning” (page 107) and the “Three Wishes Reading” (page 125). There is also an interview with Brian and Wendy (which I highly recommend reading). The book itself is 137 pages, and has several blank pages at the end for notes.

What I love about The Heart of the Faerie Oracle is its connection to both the aspects of shadow and light. Through the darkness we discover our fears and learn what holds us back. The faerie truly embrace both the light and dark aspects, and we should also embrace that in ourselves for it’s an opportunity to grow; it’s a chance to learn who we are.

I have found the readings with The Heart of the Faerie Oracle to be powerful and provocative, just as I did with Brian’s original deck, The Faerie’s Oracle, but what I love additionally about this deck and book is that once I’ve read a card meaning, it tends to stick with me as the energy and image of the card so powerfully reflect its meaning.

In short, I LOVE this deck, and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in journeying with the faerie folk. It’s a wonderful introduction to those not yet familiar with the territory of the faerie realms, and also a wonderful companion to those who already have an intimate connection with the faerie.
The Heart of the Faerie Oracle helps us to return to the shining lands that are both strange and familiar, welcoming and frightening. Through the heart of faerie, we strengthen our relationship with the faerie, the natural world and those we see in the human realm everyday.

Deanna received The Heart of Faerie Oracle from the publisher, upon request. It is Deanna’s policy to always disclose the means by which she receives review items, and she always strives to give her honest, unbiased opinion of said products. And if she’s biased, she’s happy to let you know! ??