The Beowulf Oracle: Wisdom from the Northern Kingdoms

John Matthews & Virginia Chandler, illustrated by Joe Machine

Available September 2021


Hwaet! Listen up! So begins the tale of Beowulf and what the Scandinavian tribes believed was the journey each of us takes to achieve immortality. The ancient energy that inspired the magical world and adventurous spirit of the poem now inspires this first deck based on the epic story, providing guides and symbols for the seeker. Use this oracle as a tool to reveal where you are on your path, as well as what or who is influencing your journey. The voice of the skald, the poet of the Viking Age, coming through this oracle, leads you to an inner, spiritual place and provides you with a “Seeing” of what the gods have chosen to reveal and a “Knowing” of what is to come. Connecting with the adventures and heroic deeds of the warriors and the adversaries they encounter, both human and magical, makes their universal paths ones that affect all who read about them. Courage then, seeker, in your quest!

Size: 6" x 9" x 1 1/2" | 23 art cards | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764362507

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John Matthews is an independent writer, researcher, and New York Times bestselling author who has devoted much of the past 40 years to the study of Arthurian traditions, the Grail, and myth in general. He has produced a number of successful divinatory systems based on early spiritual beliefs, including The Arthurian Tarot, The Wildwood Tarot, The Grail Tarot, and The Tarot of Light and Shadow. He has won several awards, some of his titles have been recommended by the New York Public Library, and he is a regular guest at Tarot conferences. Visit Virginia Chandler spent many years studying Anglo-Saxon literature and mythology. Author of bestselling books on Arthurian and dragon magic, she lives in South Georgia. Joe Machine is a world-renowned artist and founding member of the Stuckist movement, an international art movement founded in 1999 to promote figurative painting.