What do I use the Yantra Wisdom Cards for?
The Yantra Wisdom Divination Deck offers you a way to shift your perspective through creativity, ritual and reverence. Yantras are ancient geometrical patterns that represent different forms of divinity. The creation, as well as contemplation & meditation on them, has the power to change you, by repeatedly engaging in the question “who am I?” A yantra, like a symbol as defined by Carl Jung, “represents in itself something that is not wholly understandable, and that it hints only intuitively at its possible meaning.” In other words, when something is difficult to speak of or understand, the unconscious creates a representation of it, to better connect with and remember who you truly are.
What do I get with the cards?
The Yantra Wisdom divination deck of 40 cards. It comes with a booklet which includes information on each yantra, affirmations and suggestions on "how to shift" & mantra. They come in their very own box to support their vibration and sacredness. This box also doubles as a traveling altar.
I am currently writing the accompany book that will be a collage of Yantra, Haiku and stories. The stories are based on the symbology, history and research by creative practice, or put in other words, new understanding that I have experienced while working with a particular Yantra. The book will be available in 2018.
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How do I "play" with my deck of cards?
I invite you to come up with creative ways to use the Yantra Wisdom Divination Deck. Here are a few suggestions to get you shifting!
DAILY INTUITION—ONE CARD
Shuffle the deck. Close your eyes, hold the deck hold the deck at heart level. Ask yourself a question, and listen for a response. Pick a card; contemplate the relationship of the answer from your heart with the energy of the card. Use the deity’s affirmation throughout your day.
ELEMENT TOTUM—FIVE CARDS
Shuffle the deck. Close your eyes, hold the deck at heart level. Have the intention to be guided by the elements.
Card one—Supporter. Connect with the Earth element in the lower body; choose a card to represent Earth. The deity of this card provides a means for support throughout your day
Card two— Creative muse. Connect with the water element in the pelvis; choose a second card, This deity will provide energy in your creative endeavors
Card three—The Teacher. Establish yourself at the navel center; choose a card. This card will allow you to look at how you digest life lessons into wisdom.
Card four— Challenger. Bring yourself to the heart center; listen to your heart beat. Use this card to reflect on a situation that may currently be challenging or you feel resistance towards.
Card five—Conduit. Sense your attention at the head and throat, connect with the spaciousness of your imagination, choose the last card. Allow this deity to bestow you with spiritual inspiration
AUM CYCLE—THREE CARDS
AUM has 4 stages: beginning, middle, end and beyond. Creation, ruled by Brahma consciousness as expressed in the Mandukya Upanishad, is the generator, symbolic “Aaaa” sound. Sustainment, ruled by Vishnu, the organizer represents the “Uuuu" sound. Destruction, powered by Shiva the transformer, ends with the “Mmm” vibration. The fourth stage is the beyond, where the individual self and the universal self are One.
Shuffle the deck. As you are shuffling, picture clearly the idea, situation or endeavor you want clarity around. Choose a card from any place in the deck. The first card you will choose represents present time (place it in front of you), the second card represents the past (place it to the left of the first card) and the third card is symbolic of the future (place it on the right of the first card). The story that the three cards weave together is the fourth stage of the Aum cycle or the silence beyond. Use the Aum Cycle Card Spread to find clarity for a situation or endeavor.