|Existence, the OSHO© deck's counterpart to|
One of the best and most insightful decks on the market is "Osho Zen Tarot." I refer to it as my bunny slippers deck. It's my comfort deck when engaging in the not always pleasant work of sorting through personal issues. Though many prefer the images of traditional Ryder Waite (RWCS) based decks, there are times when the kings and queens are too weighed down by the consequence of their own archetypes. That's when I head for the colorful and contemplative Osho deck. Believe it or not, the messages from both decks go hand in hand. Okay, that's the last pun. I promise.
Below are some of the keywords for both #1, The Magician and #2, The High Priestess in RWCS and verbiage from the Ohso card book. Osho's #1 is, Existence and #2, is Inner Voice. My take on the lessons portrayed in both cards is printed in italics.
Action "go outside." "Get out of your head." (Make something happen.)
Conscious Awareness "You are not accidental." (Make decisions with your eyes open.)
Concentration "take time to savior it so it can deepen" (Set your intention. Focus!)
Power "the whole of existence will miss you." (You have an established
place in the Universe that you, and only you, can fill. This gives
you great power. Use it productively.)
High Priestess Inner Voice
Non-action "Seek silence and centering within."(Contemplate your path)
Unconscious Awareness "wordless language of the heart" (Use your divine intuition)
Potential Mystery "an oracle that speaks only the truth." (To truly live is the biggest
mystery of all.)
Both decks give us the same information, however, the
|OSHO's Inner Voice match's The High Priestess|
Note the lunar horn head dress
Osho, presents the same information without form, as concepts rather than as beings. #1 is the concept of Existence and # 2, Inner Voice. The Osho deck offers information to aspirants - seekers who aspire to embrace the concepts rather than specific traits. Two philosophies, two sides of the same coin.
If you're not familiar with the Osho deck, you can follow this link to my on-line store. Please take the opportunity to look at this deck. Tarot is a living and evolving form of self discovery. You can go as far down the rabbit hole as you wish and there will still be more depth for you to discover on your next trip. Be bold and experiment. And as Alice said on her jaunt through Wonderland, "Curiouser and curiouser."
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