This, then, is the ultimate paradox of thought: to want to discover something that thought itself cannot think.”— Soren Kierkegaard
Jennifer Sodini is an author, public speaker, and the founder of Evolve and Ascend, her conscious media platform.
Jennifer’s passion for traveling and experiencing the world has led her to visit some of the world’s most sacred locations including Nepal, Egypt, Tibet, and Bhutan. Considering herself to be a lifelong student of the occult, perennial philosophy, and The Secret Teaching of All Ages, Jennifer shares her knowledge with others in several ways, including the conference series of which she is a partner, entitled Well-Being in the Modern Age.
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Her latest endeavor is the Amenti Oracle Feather Heart Deck and Guide Book, a stunning keepsake set of oracle cards and a companion guidebook to help fellow soul-seekers to discover the timeless ideals of truth and balance. Unlike tarot cards, oracle cards can be thought of as more of a Rorschach for the subconscious mind. The symbols in the cards have the ability to take on subjective meaning and are intended to be malleable depending on your individual level of consciousness. Partnered with illustrator Natalee Miller, the oracle deck and guide book were designed to bring the wisdom of Ma’at—the ancient Egyptian concept of truth and balance—to the modern world in which we live.
Readers will uncover the seemingly mystical power of eternal ideals, learning to simultaneously cultivate a heart as light as a feather. Each deck contains forty-two uniquely illustrated cards with accompanying wisdom which will provide guidance to all those who seek it. The 144-page guide book is also illustrated in full color and takes a deeper look into the meaning of the cards. It provides practical applications of Ma’at teachings and advice on intuitive card readings. Both the deck and the guide book are contained in a beautifully illustrated keepsake box with a magnetic closure and flocked tray to hold and protect the cards.
At its essence, an oracle card deck is a powerful tool to provide a platform for self-inquiry. Users are able to derive insights and wisdom through the probing of the subconscious mind. The cards include a variety of symbols, words, colors, and imagery. As they are laid out, the cards activate the imagination and spark the intuitive faculties of our consciousness. Less a system of divination and more of an instrument to create deeper connections to the present, oracle cards prove that the “future” is truly the eternal now. As users practice their connection to the cards, they will be better able to identify and draw meaning from their thought-patterns’ effect on the world. In doing so, they will be able to establish and connect to a deeper level of mindfulness, awareness, and empowerment.
Before you start using oracle cards, try to connect to your intention for working with them. No two outcomes are the same and it’s highly intuitive, so it’s best to define your purpose ahead of time. Oracle cards can be used daily by pulling one or multiple cards each morning to provide an energy gauge to navigate the day ahead. You can also use the pulled cards as a form of meditation for the day. If this approach seems too involved, you can also choose to begin each week with the oracle cards as a way to map out and encourage synchronicity. If working with moon-cycles is of interest to you, you can also draw cards for the New Moon and Full Moon to derive a deeper and connected relationship to these cycles of time.
Different oracle decks exist for different purposes, but they all carry the same intention: self-actualization and a sustained connection to the greater and invisible systems of energy that exist within our world. In this way, oracle decks can be designed on almost any topic under the umbrella of the human experience.
Amenti Oracle Deck is unique as its ancient Egyptian wisdom is encoded in the forty-two ideals of Ma’at. In Egyptian tradition, Ma’at is a goddess, but for the purpose of Amenti, Ma’at has been explored as a living principle—not an idol. These forty-two ideals are explored as a way to offer a modern resource for understanding philosophies that are interwoven in almost every tradition. Amenti presents a holistic worldview that honors these sacred teachings with the intention to explore unified consciousness by making occulted wisdom easily accessible and more readily digestible.
As you continue to use the deck over time, the words in each passage of the guide book will evolve along with you and the layers of wisdom will require you to experience and study further to unlock them. But remember, the Feather Heart Guide Book offers clarity to the ideas presented through the cards and users are highly encouraged to intuitively follow what the cards mean to them. It’s important to discover how the cards directly speak to each individual’s mind, body, and spirit.
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.” — Francis Bacon