The Minoan Oracle is one historian-artist’s attempt to bring life to an elusive ancient civilization who speaks to us almost exclusively through art and archaeology. As a historian, I’m accustomed to relying upon written records for research. However, in regards to the Minoans, that wasn’t a copious option; the Minoan script, Linear A, has not yet been deciphered. Therefore, when researching for the Minoan Oracle deck, the written record took a back seat to archaeology, art, natural history, and Greek myths with Minoan origins.
The result is an oracle deck crafted from the heart.
Nearly 20 years of research, musing, and more research poured into the deck and accompanying book. The imagery in the cards was inspired from Minoan seal stones, frescoes, sculpture, ceramic-ware, myth remnants, and archaeological sites.
This oracle is an excellent means for gleaning both personal guidance and historical insights into the enigmatic Minoan culture. Also, the Minoan language, Linear A, has not yet been deciphered. Therefore, some of the cards’ art and concepts are my own imaginings and theories of various myths and archetypes of the Ancient Minoan culture.
Initially, the Minoan Oracle was meant to be a Tarot deck. However, the world and minds of the Minoans spoke more vibrantly when released from other, foreign structures and concepts. Hence its raw, oracular presentation.
Alongside the 54 card deck is a full-length book (about 150 pages), illustrated and filled not only with the card meanings, but also history, mythology, and archaeology. There are also several card layouts that I designed exclusively for use with the Minoan Oracle.