Ralph Waldo Emerson Nature Oracle

A tool of divination for your spiritual evolution
Content by Jeff Carreira
Designed by Ibiza Tarot
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The Ralph Waldo Emerson Nature Oracle is a 23 card deck designed to be used as a divination tool for spiritual awakening. Each card contains a passage by Ralph Waldo Emerson along with commentary by Jeff Carreira.

This oracle deck is based on writings from the book Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson first published in 1836. In the book, Emerson lays out his idealistic philosophy of nature mysticism and encourages his readers not to look to tradition for spiritual wisdom, but instead to seek the truth directly for themselves. At the heart of his philosophy is the assertion that the material world and our own physical existence do not define reality because we are spiritual beings whose source is as vast as the universe itself. The aim of his book is to show how we can awaken to our own true nature and realize our ultimate spiritual power. During the two decades following the books publication the ideas it introduced became central to the spiritual movement known as Transcendentalism and Emerson’s belief that we can discover the mysteries of spirit through the direct examination of our own inner nature and the world around us is often seen as the beginning of the spiritual-but-not-religious tradition in the United States.

How To Use This Deck
The passages you find on these cards contain spiritual wisdom that can be used to guide your own inner explorations. Use these cards as a focus for contemplation.

  • Choose one card each morning and contemplate its meaning. Look deeply into your own experience to see if you have some experience of what the card suggests.
  • If you feel spiritually stuck or adrift, choose three cards and place them face down. Sit in silence for a moment before turning the cards over. Read all three cards and intuit what wisdom the combination of messages have for you.
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Emergence Education
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Jeff Carreira
Jeff Carreira is an author, mystical philosopher, artist and meditation teacher. Thirty years ago he dedicated himself entirely to the focused pursuit of spiritual awakening. He began teaching meditation and awakening fifteen years ago, and today supports people from around the world to share the fruits and blessings of their own spiritual path. His novels use the powerful medium of story to illuminate the mysterious ways in which we can awaken to the invisible realms and hidden truths that always lie just beyond the familiar world around us.
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