Oracle of Visions

Oracle of Visions by Ciro Marchetti: a card-by-card feature by Tarot Zamm.

Through lush, Victorian-influenced images, the Oracle of Visions deck offers unique perspectives for insightful and intuitive readings. Rather than relying on a single theme, this eclectic oracle deck introduces archetypal figures from many areas of life, including the theater and the carnival. Ciro Marchetti’s imaginative scenes encourage us to set aside pre-conceived ideas and open ourselves up to new ways of looking at our choices, decisions, and potential outcomes. Oracle of Visions set includes 52 cards and 140-page illustrated guidebook.

Following a career in advertising and graphic design, Ciro Marchetti has devoted the last decade of his life to the creation of several divination decks, including the Gilded Reverie Lenormand deck and the Tarot of Dreams. His award-winning digital artwork is popular around the world.

Product Details (Amazon.com)
Paperback: 140 pages
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc.; Box Tcr Cr edition (April 18, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1572817569
ISBN-13: 978-1572817562
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 4.2 x 1.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces

Oracle of Visions by Ciro Marchetti: a card-by-card feature by Tarot Zamm.



Am Amazon Customer Review: An oracle deck that can be read intuitively
5 out 5 Stars by Mrs. D. L. Powell on July 11, 2014

I have owned many oracle decks in the past, and there has been a common theme to most of them – fantastic artwork, but unreadable without key phrases included as part of the card image. For sure, you can rely on the key phrases, but then what is the point of the image in the artwork?

Ciro has created a deck that hits the mark on both levels. He is well known in the tarot and Lenormand community for his breathtaking artwork. Nobody can touch him where this particular medium is concerned (in my opinion only – please don’t message me with others…lol) These particular images are as stunning as every other he has created, and as usual, the images kick start the imagination. You have a good starter for 10, and will be able to describe the emotions, energies and stories within. Certainly something I find missing in many of my other oracle decks. There is no real need for headscratching followed by a sneaky peak at the book due the mind drawing a total blank.

In addition the accompanying book gives further pause for thought. I love how the final paragraph is somewhat harder hitting and at times has made me really take a look at myself and my attitudes or actions.

I have now found a wonderful pattern for doing personal readings: a tarot spread looking at each spread position in detail. A Lenormand spread of 3 cards to summarise or give an overall vibe. Then a finisher from the Oracle of Visions Deck as something to contemplate and muse over.

So with that in mind this deck is recommended for those who feel confident in reading based on the image alone, with the book being either a back up to the personal interpretation, or something to read in its own right. If you are a reader who prefers the keywords as the springboard to a reading, this may not be a deck for you.

I would also recommend it to anyone who has knowledge of Ciro’s work. This is a later deck, and IMO with each offering he raises the bar higher.

Oh – forgot to say – the box and overall presentation is very good. The box is sturdy, and with 52 cards in the set, you are getting something quite substantial. The lid slides on and off, so no danger of having a tuck box become ragged due to the ravages of time. (Amazon.com)