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The Tantric Dakini Oracle [Paperback]

Nik Douglas , Penny Slinger

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27 Oct 2003
The Tantric Dakini Oracle is a system of divination based on the authors' work in the Ranipur Jharial Temple of Orissa, India. The temple contains stone carvings of 64 Dakinis, ancient symbolic representations of the female principles of intuitive wisdom. The Dakinis are the guardians of the deeper mysteries of the self, and it is through them that the secrets of inner transformation are opened. Nik Douglas, a scholar of both Sanskrit and Tibetan, has drawn upon his extensive knowledge of Tantric mystical teachings to create a modern synthesis of their system of divination. The 65 cards in the deck are a collage of surrealistic images representing symbols and archetypes that are designed to affect both conscious and subconscious levels of perception. Created by artist Penny Slinger, the cards are a mirroring device that evokes subtle memories, sentiments, desires, or fears. Mediation on the images of The Tantric Dakini Oracle puts the reader in contact with the energies of the Dakinis, opening a path to one's inner world and enhancing the user's faculties of clairvoyance and visualization. The oracle also uses two layouts to release individual psychic power--the Tree of Life and The Great Universe Map. The Tree of Life depicts the chakra centers of the yoga body to engage the kundalini energies of the individual diviner. The Great Universe Map explores the astrological influences upon individuals and situations.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Destiny Books,U.S.; Pap/Crds edition (27 Oct 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892811374
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892811373
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 412,717 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Open(s) a path to one's inner world and enhancing the user's faculties of clairvoyance and visualization."

About the Author

Nik Douglas (1944-2012) is the author of "Sexual Secrets" (with Penny Slinger), "Tantric Yoga, Tantric Charms and Amulets, "and "Spiritual Sex" and was the director of the documentary film "Tantra." Penny Slinger is an artist with special focus on multimedia collage, whose works have appeared in exhibits throughout Europe. She has produced numerous books and videos and is an ordained minister of the Goddess Temple. She lives in northern California.

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Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars  8 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Goddess Reveals 15 Sep 2009
By Annsih Kesmaa-serud - Published on Amazon.com
A fantastic oracle system. This one has penetrated deeply to uncover esoteric cosmic knowing. You can't hide with this system. It will wake you up to your higher self!
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An Esoteric Oracle 3 Feb 2010
By Robert G. Hill - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased this book/card deck set under the (vague) impression that it was an interpretation of the traditional Tarot cards from the Western Tradition. Upon recieving and then putting it to some use, I've found it to be it's own system, interesting and of very ecclectic roots, although mainly it draws it's imagery from the esoteric and broadly-defined Tantric school of Vedic Hinduism (from India, as opposed to Tibet, etc.).
You'll find the overall structure of the deck to be overtly inspired by the well-known Tarot system, but there are also some I Ching references, and pleasant, but pretty stoned "Be Here Now" kinda themes thrown in as well.
Just to clarify, the word "Tarot" refers mainly to the card deck/oracle system that is, as well as we know, derived mostly from European roots (tho it's a says a lot that some claim it has an even deeper Egyptian -or was it Indian?!- source). By this fuzzy definition, The Tantric Dakini Oracle is not truly a Tarot deck, but most certainly it is functional as an oracle; An oracle for divination, if that's your bag, or just good old inspiration, as well.
The design of the cards are at times flamboyant and humorous, or murky and sinister, and lend themselves quite easily to interpretation, which I enjoy, as it encourages certain readings that are quite novel, especially if one is more used to using the Tarot.
The book included provides some already well-known spreads, such as the Celtic Cross, as examples, and overall does a fairly good job of explaining the cards, although the source of the deck's system is as ambiguous as any other oracle's.
At this point, I've not used this deck as an interpretive guide for anyone other than myself (I'll wait for that until I'm more familiar with the system), but found the cards to resonate in surprising ways (via dreams and synchronicity, to name a few).
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A deck for changing times 19 Dec 2010
By Patricia E. Gleason - Published on Amazon.com
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The Dakini Deck seems to speak to these times of rapid change. The reader who works in my shop uses it to clarify or define her Traditional Tarot readings. This gives the recipient a whole different way to examine a reading. As a stand alone deck it is the only one that speaks to me on a personal level. I am an energy worker and the deck takes me to places no other Tarot deck is able to do. I recommend it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! 12 Jun 2011
By starlight - Published on Amazon.com
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These are fun and right on, great deal, quality of cards not glossy, so not as quality as most decks, but amazing images and text, i am enjoying them and i have almost 60 decks! its in my top group
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Set incomplete 10 Nov 2011
By Dakini Tara - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a beautiful set, but if you order it, do check it for being complete. My set is missing several of the tarot cards, so it's basically useless as is. Unfortunately, I left the set untouched for almost a year, so I didn't discover this until I had it all that time. Likely too long from the date of purchase to get any restitution for the fact it was incomplete.
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