Reviews — 18 September 2010

Read the reviews and watch a video showing off the 64 cards of Deva Padma’s Tao Oracle with Sambodhi Prem’s music.

Deva Padma

Deva Padma

Deva Padma (the one who painted the Buddha in Jesus House and, more importantly,  the Osho Zen Tarot) made a slideshow showing off all 64 cards of her second big baby, the Tao Oracle (background music by Sambodhi Prem). The set, first published in 2002 by St Martin’s Press NYC, is already in its third edition and is available in French, Chinese, Spanish, Dutch and Turkish. For the technically minded the cards are also available in iTunes for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

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Reviews

I own several Tarot decks, but love this one by far the most. The artwork is extraordinary and the information beautifully and clearly written. Several friends have visited and pulled a card or two, left speechless by the appropriateness of the explanation. You are left facing what you most need to know, and ambitious to move through it. I highly recommend it.

Karen V. Reider

As a professional reader I was searching for a new deck. This was exactly what Ihad been waiting for. I would highly recommend this deck to everyone from professionals to beginners.

Michelle Farmer

Deal with the here and now effectively with this in-depth divination tool. The ancient Chinese method of acquiring wisdom, the I Ching, comes alive through the awesome art work of the Tao Oracle by Ma Deva Padma. This deck makes the I Ching entirely accessible to beginners, and the cards’ depth and beauty is sure to captivate even advanced practitioners of divination. From my dabblings with divinatory devices, I believe I can go out on a limb and say that this is the best new divination tool of the year 2002.

Padma is also known for the beautiful Osho Zen Tarot, a Tarot deck designed for those concerned with living fully in the present moment. Besides artwork you can just melt right into, there are a lot of other things going for the Tao Oracle… What I especially like is the Tao Oracle’s emphasis on the present moment… not some far-flung future predictions. It focuses readers’ attention on the thought patterns, habits or actions they are dealing with presently. The future will come about based on what one is doing today – that’s where attention really needs to be focused. All in all, the Tao Oracle is a feast for the eyes as well as for the spirit. Though fine for the bright beginner, advanced practitioners of divination will more immediately appreciate the depth of this tool for self-awareness. It’s an incredibly beautiful, well-designed divination tool at a very reasonable price.

Barbara A. Bolek

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