A sublimely beautiful deck of cards and book that provokes deep contemplation, meditation and clarity on one’s life path and future possibilities. Even if you don’t believe in the woo-woo of reading oracles or cards, you will still enjoy the stunning paintings by French artist Tenessee Charpentier and the deep accompanying storytelling of the book. This would also make a great gift for the spiritual seeker in your life.
Genre: Non Fiction, Spirituality, Paganism
Publisher: Rock Pool Publishing Australia
Review in one word: Serendipitous
Everything about this deck is high quality and luxurious, printed on gilted edged 350 gsm card, when the deck is put together as a whole there is a light refracting quality that lends it a magical and sacred vibe.
There is immense love, care and passion that has been put into the creation of these cards both in terms of the artwork and the storytelling associated with each card in the complementary book. There is also enormous attention to detail in the back of the cards, the design and typesetting of the book.
There is a sense that the Mystical Journey Oracle is Tennessee’s life work. The deck is based on 36 of her paintings. Within the box is 36 high quality cards and an accompanying book to correspond to the meaning behind each card.
Tennessee Charpetier has made a name for herself with her deeply personal, spiritual and soulful art inspired by the goddess and the various phases of life that we all go through. The deck is an ode to the divine feminine power residing within us all.
I met Tennessee in person at the Mind Body Spirit festival and she was kind, warm and generous with her time and energy despite being inundated with people wanting to buy her work. This made buying the deck and some of her artwork for my wall even more special and meaningful to me.
You needn’t be a pagan or a witch to enjoy this deck. If you are seeking inner clarity and a deeper understanding of internal and external conflicts in your life. Or you would like to ground youself or remind yourself of your innate potential to achieve growth, love and success – using the terms that you dictate for your life, not on anybody else’s terms – then this is a deck for you.
Using the Mystical Journey Oracle is an immensely soothing and grounding ritual and is the ultimate act of self-care. It’s a ritual you will return to again and again to seek clarity on tricky or uncertain situations or to find greater personal empowerment, connection, self-love and love for others in your life.
Tennessee Charpentier is the creative driving force behind Visionary Art by Messiah. Born and raised in Amiens France, Tennessee was encouraged from a young age to explore her natural creative talent. This led Tennessee to gaining entry into prestigious Parisian School ESAG Penninghen where she excelled, attaining her Masters Degree in Graphic Design.
At the completion of her training Tennessee was offered an opportunity to enter the Parisian Fashion scene as an Art Director. After exploring the potential of a professional career on the path well traveled, Tennessee decided to take a leap of faith to explore the diversity of Australia, NZ and USA – discovering arts and culture festivals such as Burning Man and the lifestyle these events teach.
She now calls Melbourne her home and through the local music and arts scene has become inspired to combine formal graphic design with visionary art, surrealism and symbolism to form her unique style.
Visions and ideas arise from her subconscious, communicating lessons to be applied to life – themes of inner strength and courage are expressed on canvas to motivate everyone to embrace their life path and strive to self actualise.
Over the past 3 years she has had the opportunity to learn along side prominent members of the Visionary Art Movement such as Alex and Allyson Grey, Luis Tamani, Vanessa Lemen and C.T. Nelson to name a few.
Her work has been exhibited at Shambhala (Canada), Ozora (Hungary), Modem Festival (Croatia) and many Australian festivals such as Rainbow Serpent, Esoteric, Dragon Dreaming, Earth Frequency and Elements to name a few.
If you only ever get one Oracle Deck in your life…then let this be the one…you won’t regret I promise!