Right here within each of us, tucked away in the shadow of our own being, is an infinite well of Wisdom waiting to be revealed, remembered, and integrated. Now more than ever, in a world where collective shadows are being unveiled, it is time for us to dive deep into our inner well of Wisdom and to strengthen our resilience from the inside out.
Each card is a portal and an invitation to explore the deeper richness within and the treasures that are tucked underneath our real-life experiences, energies, and emotions. Each page of the book is an invitation to amplify your own inner Wisdom and deepen in the wholeness, acceptance, and understanding of who you are at the core of your being.
Our fears, emotions, shame, discomfort, metamorphosis, boundaries, expression, expectations, judgement, pain… they all have stories to tell us and necessary guidance as we navigate the ways of wholeness, resilience, integration, soul-care, rising, healing, wisdom, and authenticity. These are all Core Essences to be explored throughout the Wisdom of the Shadow Oracle, as well as many other facets of Inner Wisdom and Shadow.
The 44 cards and book are intended to be a deep and powerful tool for self-exploration, personal process, transformation, shadow work, healing, and integrating the many layers of being… underneath what we have known before.
Over half of them are from Jenny’s private reserve of personal process paintings (never before seen by anyone else) that she created as part of her own inner journey with healing, integration, shadow work, self-exploration, and soul transformation. They are portals for deep inner work because they were birthed directly while in-the-process of deep inner work. They were not created for this deck, this deck was created from these works.
Each card has only the image and a Core Essence word printed on the front, with no other writing or numbers, so you can begin to feel in to what arises from within before turning to the book. The themes were chosen based on what energies were spoken directly by the images themselves and what we felt were Core Essences to the inner journey, shadow work, and being human.
The book serves to give context to the Core Essences within the cards, and more deeply than that (with shadow work, we look underneath the obvious) it serves to invite you to explore the themes and energies as they relate to your own life, journey, experience, and Wisdom. The book offers many ways to use the cards as personal process tools for transformation in addition to using them as traditional oracle cards.
The book was written in a deeply ceremonial and intentional way as Jessica worked to translate the Spirit of each image and each invitation in a way that creates room for your own Wisdom to guide the way, while offering multi-layered insight to spark the inner flame. There are Contemplation invitations for each Core Essence (card) to journal or sit with, succinct quotes for a quick nugget to carry forward, as well as simple-yet-mighty Rituals to more deeply work with the transformational potential in a practical & potent way.
We have chosen premium paper and box options for an Oracle that will last and feel good in your hands. 350gsm artcard will withstand shuffling and use. Card size: 3.5″ X 5″, with an easy-to-hold book size of 4.5″ X 6.25″. All of it sits in a high-quality rigid magnetic clam-shell closure box, and an inset (so your cards don’t wiggle around in the box). Cards, Box, and Book all include a premium soft-touch matte finish.