I am a Blue Angel fanatic. Well not completely, but I have extensively bought decks from two of its artists/talents (Lucy Cavendish and Toni Carmine Salerno). I have found in comparison to many oracle decks out there, the biggest competitor being Hay House, that the Blue Angel items I've bought seem to be extremely accurate and comprehensive. I also have owned more than 40 oracle decks in my life. With that said. Out of the Toni Carmine Salerno decks, I have the following:
Blue Angel Oracle
Universal Wisdom Oracle
Ask an Angel
Angels, Gods, and Goddesses
and now I have the Wisdom of the Golden Path deck.
I was very impressed with the Gaia Oracle, my first Toni Carmine Salerno (TCS) deck. I found that deck to be very pretty, very powerful, very insightful, very accurate, and very good at predicting. Its a very honest deck and whenever I need to hear the truth, this deck wins hands down (even over Tarot). Because of this I found the need to buy more Toni Carmine Salerno decks. I have decided to slowly write reviews on all of them, but have decided to tackle the favorites first.
Wisdom of the Golden Path is a great collaborative work between TCS and an Asian artist by the name of Yuehui Tang. The artwork on this deck seems to be fantasy art that is really realistic human portraiture done by Yuehui Tang. Artwork is beautiful. The borders of the cards are golden and the backing is goldenrod yellow hues of floral art. I find the borders in check with the theme of the deck, but I feel as though it detracts from the beautiful artwork. Maybe if the borders were darker color or similar to the Blue Angel Oracle borders I might have more to rave about the artwork as it may pop out more.
The even more important thing to note is cardstock and accuracy of the deck. Cardstock is alright... it has a tendency to warp or bend a little in extreme weather elements (like a hot car, etc.). But at least the glossy finish seems resilient. I cannot complain about the cardstock quality too much. Its a different cardstock than some of TCS's earlier decks (its more bendable).
Accuracy of this deck is up there with the Gaia Oracle. I haven't owned the Wisdom of the Golden Path (WotGP)long enough to see how well it predicts. However, I find the cards to be consistent in answering a question. Also, it tends to answer your question directly like the Gaia Oracle has an uncanny ability to do.
There are some leitmotives in TCS decks. You get a little bit repetition on themes of cards, but not overly abusive ones that you sometimes get from Hay House artists. Instead of naming the cards that are different, I thought I would list the ones that are repetitive and are found in other TCS decks:
2) I am Balance
5) Field of Dreams
Not too many repetitive ones out of 40 something cards. Some are theme and variations of cards from his other decks. However, there is something about this deck that just seems more concise and clear in its message even if the message is repeated from some of his other decks. A lot of TSC's decks are spiritually based and the message seem to be very gentle and fluffy. However, this deck seems to have some of the same messages but more down to earth in its delivery. I find this deck to be more earthy than a lot of TSC decks... more focused on temporal issues than spiritual ones. Its more practical.
As with most TSC decks, there are affirmations at the end of each card meaning. This tradition holds true for this deck too. However, in this deck there are more visualization as part of each card meaning. So this is really helpful for those who like to meditate on an idea of trying to manifest things through meditation.
Also, this deck seems to tell you what you should oughta do. Many of TSC's earlier decks tend to deliver a message of comfort or spiritual reasoning behind certain issues in your life. But this deck suggests what you should do in order to change the outcome to positive ones in the temporal world. For example, when asking about a relationship it told me that the future was positive only if I act today in a positive way. Whatever I create now is what will unfold later. This made tons of sense actually, as I've thought the best way to handle this relationship is to leave it alone, play hard to get. But in reality, what would that create in the future? I can still play hard to get, but in a supportive way instead of a way that completely ignores and devalues the other.
As far as accuracy, insightfulness is accurate and I find that the way the card meanings are presented in this deck, you could probably easily use it for predictive purposes too.
There is a new spread with this deck (I think its new). Your Unfolding Purpose Spread which seems promising, I haven't used it yet.
I would suggest this deck for those who have only one of TSC's decks. I would also recommend it for anyone who hasn't bought a TSC deck yet. I think it is up there with the Gaia Oracle, maybe 2nd place. If I had to list my preferences...
Wisdom of the Golden Path
Angels, Gods, and Goddesses
Ask an Angel
Universal Wisdom Cards