Thursday, June 17, 2010

Aura Soma Tarot

Aura Soma Tarot Image
The Aura-Soma Tarot created by New Zealand artist Pamela Matthews the Aura-Soma Tarot was commissioned by Mike Booth chairman of Aura-Soma AS I ACT. The Aura-Soma website is here.

Aura-Soma is a very complex beautiful colour healing system created by Vicky Wall. I came across the Aura-Some Tarot at a Mind, Body and Soul expo and it brought to me train in Aura-Soma healing. I have completed two levels of my training.

Aura-Soma incorporates colour therapy/healing, herbology, aromatherapy, Kabbalah, Angels, Ascended Masters, Astrology and the Tarot. It is the most all encompassing (and confusing) system I have ever learnt.

The deck is just amazing, Pamela is such a skilled artist, there is so much detail, so much work has gone into the cards. The symbology is complex and deep.

The deck is huge! There are 106 cards to correspond with the number of Aura-Soma bottles.

The cards are:

0-22 - The Major Arcana

23-49 - The Minor Arcana

50-64 - Ascended Masters (also minor Arcana)

65-78 - The Minor Arcana

79-99 - Major Arcana - Return Journey) - Beginning of the Archangels

100-105 Archangels

The cards are quite big and the card stock is thick. I have the set that has the Aura-Soma bottles on the back side. Which means when you are giving readings you are able to ad the Aura-Soma meanings into it if you have some knowledge in them. You can just use the 78 cards like a normal Tarot deck and even use the return journey Major Arcana if you want to.

The return Journey of the Major Arcana builds on the Fools Journey, it is the higher journey of the Major Arcana.

There is also a guide book that you can get with the deck, which I would highly recommend if you are going to work with the deck. You can of course just use the deck intuitively but the artist has gone to a lot of trouble and effort to enrich the deck for users. (I have not taken a photo of the guide book) The book also has some Tarot spreads and the front and back covers have colour pictures of the Major Arcana's (and the return journey) astrological correspondences.

You might also like:

Aleister Crowley - The World Of Tarot
William Lammey - Karmic Tarot