The Anubis Oracle: A Journey into the Shamanic Mysteries of EgyptDe (autor) Nicki Scully, Linda Star Wolf Ph.D. Ilustrat de Kris Waldherr
en Limba Engleză Mixed media product – 12 Sep 2008
The Anubis Oracleis a shamanic guide to inner Egypt, a place of mystery, ancestral wisdom, and abiding love that resides within each of us. It is a place where the neteru--the archetypal deities and elemental spirits from the Egyptian pantheon--lead us on our journey of transformation, a journey designed to open our hearts and teach us the inner workings of the soul. The full-color deck contains a Key Card, a card for each of the 22 deities and 4 elements, and 8 composite cards that portray several deities together. These composites represent 8 major portals of initiation and complex archetypal relationships. The accompanying book provides detailed interpretations for each card and instructions for 8 divinatory spreads that include entering into the mystery, achieving higher love and wisdom, and identifying our sacred purpose. By divining with the neteru, the shaman within awakens. This allows the neteru to reveal the answers we seek in our personal lives and in our interactions with the world by connecting us with the wisdom, guidance, and shamanic mysteries of Egypt that live within us.
Nicki Scully, who has taught Egyptian mysteries since 1983, lectures worldwide and specializes in spiritual tours to sacred sites. The author of Power Animal Meditations and Alchemical Healing, she lives in Oregon. Linda Star Wolf, founder of Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts, has led transformational workshops worldwide since 1984. She lives in North Carolina. Scully and Star Wolf are co-authors of Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt. Kris Waldherr is an illustrator, author, and creator of several oracle sets, including The Goddess Tarot, The Lover’s Path Tarot, and The Goddess Inspiration Oracle. She lives in New York.
The High Priestess
Intuition / Mystery
NEPHTHYS IS THE hidden or veiled one who serves as a medium between worlds. She comes to us in dreams, flashes of intuition, and visions. Along with Isis and Nekhbet-Mother-Mut, Nephthys is an aspect of the Triple Goddess. She relies upon spirit to direct her in all things and she holds the mystery teachings of life, death, and rebirth deep within her essence.
The mother of Anubis, Nephthys is also the true Virgin, or the woman unto herself, in her manifestation as the High Priestess. In our shamanic visionary experience, she inspires the seeker as she whispers her secrets into the wind and dances exotically under the starry sky, with magnificent serpents winding around her beautiful bronze arms.
Although she is less renowned than her twin sister, Isis, they are seen together on the walls of the temples and at either end of every sarcophagus in ancient Egypt. When Osiris’s body was scattered throughout Egypt, it was Nephthys and Anubis who helped Isis find and gather the parts to make him whole again.
When Nephthys appears, she is working with your third eye and your sense of intuition, which will guide you further into the mysteries and to that which is hidden in your subconscious mind. She helps you to see in the dark. If you’ve pulled this card, be especially attentive or watchful for synchronicities. (What you may normally think of as a coincidence is actually the universe trying to gain your attention.) Pay attention to those sudden “hits” of inner knowing and guidance, and watch for those outer events or experiences that form synchronistic parallels to the inner messages you’re receiving.
When you give yourself to the magic of Nephthys, she doesn’t stop at opening your mind’s eye; she also opens your heart. Allow your entire being to thrive as you begin to see things in a new way.
The Crested Ibis
Sacred Archetypal Element of Air
THE SACRED CRESTED Ibis, known to ancient Egyptians as the akh bird, is associated with the element of air and with Thoth as he relates to the cosmic mysteries. The Crested Ibis is in essence the phoenix rising from the fire. It speaks of rebirth and the clear thinking that gives you the understanding of your journey. The symbolism refers to the ability to conceive of a resulting creation in advance of its actualization. It refers to both the preconceived idea and the goal, all of which are contained in the mind.
The domain of the element air includes communication, language, and articulation. It is through air that we speak words of power, and it is by making sound and music--toning, chanting, singing, speaking, and breathing--that we express the element air. Through our connection with air we find sound within ourselves and communicate directly from the throat. Aesthetics, including beauty and pleasure also exist in the domain of air.
When this card comes up in your reading, it is time to look at how you express yourself, especially in your communications with others. You have a valuable ally in the sacred crested ibis. When you meditate on this card, you will feel your consciousness rise as you are uplifted to a higher perspective, from which you can see whatever situation or question you have brought in a new way. Use this perspective for clarity and thoughtfulness in your thinking and speaking.
Breathe consciously the element air. Use the heart breath described earlier, or simply be aware as you fill with the breath of life. The element air will assist you to experience and express wisdom with joy and with a light heart so you can appreciate the humor and playfulness available all around you.
Higher Love and Wisdom
Hathor, Set, and Wadjet
THE MAGIC OF Hathor’s unconditional love prepares you to meet your shadow. Set, as the Holy Trickster, shows you your shadow and clears the pathway for you to receive Wadjet’s great awakening of life-force energy.
It’s possible to meet your shadow fearlessly when you understand it’s not about what’s wrong with you. As you look honestly at yourself under the care of this triad, a new infusion of energy comes in to move you to the next level of consciousness.
HOW TO USE THE ANUBIS ORACLE DECK
PART 1 • THE ANUBIS ORACLE DECK
The Twenty-Two Sacred Neteru Cards
Key Card ANUBIS-OPENER OF THE WAY
0 THE DOVE-INITIATE
2 NEPHTHYS-THE HIGH PRIESTESS
3 ISIS-HOLY QUEEN-MOTHER OF US ALL
4 KHNUM-MASTER CRAFTSMAN
5 THE SPHINX-DIVINE MESSENGER
6 SOBEK AND HORUS-RECONCILIATION OF OPPOSITES
10 KHEPERA-CYCLES OF CHANGE
11 BAST-HOLY LONGING (DESIRE)
16 WADJET-LIFE-FORCE ENERGY
17 SOTHIS-STAR CONSCIOUSNESS
18 KHONSU-LUNAR ENERGIES
19 AMUN-RA-SOLAR ENERGIES
20 PTAH-THE NEW AEON
21 NUT AND GEB-WHOLENESS
The Four Suit Cards of the Elements
22 THE NILE-SACRED ARCHETYPAL ELEMENT OF WATER
23 THE PYRAMID-SACRED ARCHETYPAL ELEMENT OF EARTH
24 THE DESERT-SACRED ARCHETYPAL ELEMENT OF FIRE
25 THE CRESTED IBIS-SACRED ARCHETYPAL ELEMENT OF AIR
The Composite Cards
I ENTERING THE MYSTERY
Dove, Nekhbet-Mother-Mut, Nephthys, and Isis
II SACRED RELATIONSHIP
Khnum, Sobek, Horus, Sekhmet, and the Sphinx
III COSMIC INFLUENCES
Ma’at, Thoth, and Khepera
IV TREE OF LIFE
Bast, Anubis, and Osiris
V HIGHER LOVE AND WISDOM
Hathor, Set, and Wadjet
VI RIGHT TIMING AND DIRECTION
Sothis, Khonsu, and Amun-Ra
VII SACRED PURPOSE
Ptah, Nut, Geb, and Anubis
The Five Sacred Elements
PART 2 • LAYOUTS AND SAMPLE READINGS
LAYOUT 1-ENTERING THE MYSTERY
LAYOUT 2-SACRED RELATIONSHIP
LAYOUT 3-COSMIC INFLUENCES
LAYOUT 4-TREE OF LIFE
LAYOUT 5-HIGHER LOVE AND WISDOM
LAYOUT 6-RIGHT TIMING AND DIRECTION
LAYOUT 7-SACRED PURPOSE
READING FOR OTHERS
Some Sample Readings
INTO THE FIRE
An Entering the Mystery Reading
A RELATIONSHIP IN GESTATION
A Sacred Relationship Reading
THE GODS SMILE UPON US
A Cosmic Influences Reading
BACK TO THE VALLEY
A Right Timing and Direction Reading
ALIGNING WITH LIFE’S PURPOSE
A Sacred Purpose Reading
ABOUT THE ARTIST AND THE ARTWORK
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
“In this remarkable text and its accompanying deck, the authors and illustrator have given us keys that can unlock the mysteries of consciousness. They offer us a luminous understanding of the great archetypal principles that formed and informed ancient Egypt and that are part of the organizing patterns of the cosmos.”
“A work rich in tarot resonances--cosmological, psychological, spiritual, emotional, and symbolic--focused directly on the sacred science of Egypt where tarot almost certainly has its roots. In a sense, The Anubis Oracle is more original than the original. An intriguing and convincing concept.”
“Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf are modern mystics who have gifted us with access to the deities of ancient Egypt whose archetypal force is expressed through this Anubis Oracle and card deck. As one who walks the shaman’s path and who is also loved by the neteru, I recommend it most highly.”
“The in-depth concepts and provocative images embedded within The Anubis Oracle will touch the hearts and souls of all those who earnestly engage it. Meditate upon these unveiled mysteries and benefit.”
“An enchanting way for you to enter the realm of the Egyptian neteru and the archetypes of nature. With Anubis as your pathfinder and these cards as your map, you will chart the course of your own creation. Let The Anubis Oracle guide you to an awareness of the interdependency of all creation through the accumulated wisdom of the ages.”
“With The Anubis Oracle we have been given eons of ancient wisdom unfolding through the bodies of the divine.”
“If you resonate as I do with the pantheon of the ancient Nile valley, then the beautifully rendered images of this innovative oracle will surely speak to you and avail you inner guidance and meaning from the archetypal world.”
“This oracle pack provides an excellent introduction to the timeless practice of self-initiation through the empowered image. The gemstone-colored emblems seem to be drawn directly from the dreamtime of the immortals. Meditation with the text accompanying the cards opens doorways to deep communication with the neteru, initiating the reader into a realm of higher awareness and spiritual vision.”
“This book and its imagery is a gift to our limited ego. I applaud the authors for giving us a way to seek answers to our deeper questions.”
“The Anubis Oracle is a significant tool for the modern shaman that taps in to ancient and current wisdom, guidance, and insights.”
“The Anubis Oracle is a visionary immersion into the experience of Egyptian wisdom and points us toward the living and timeless mysteries of Christ Consciousness. The reappearance of Anubis as the guide through the darkness of today’s world is something we have all been waiting for and can help us return to our hearts, in peace.”
" . . . anyone with an interest in the Gods and Goddesses of Egypt will probably feel an extra special draw . . .
"What's really fun and interesting about this deck is that it is based on the mysteries and knowledge of Egypt, so if one is not familiar with these, this is a chance to learn something new."
"As a big fan of Nicki Scully's books on journeying with animal spirits, I eargerly embraced this deck, created with her clairvoyant colleague in shamanism, Linda Star Wolf, and artist Kris Walkherr. Its are has all the soft, open color and popular appeal we've come to expect from Walkherr, known especially for her Goddess Tarot. This is a lovable oracle."