Psychic Tools The Ocean Oracle
Growing up within driving distance of an ocean can be one of life’s greatest blessings. It was for me. Although we couldn’t spend nearly enough time there to satisfy my love of it, we did enjoy a number of summer holidays in a seaside resort town. The beach was lovely, long, and wide enough to afford families a modicum of privacy within which to enjoy a quiet few hours everyday. We were usually there from about 11:00 in the morning until 4:00 or so in the afternoon. I always wanted to stay for the sunset but practical matters like showers and preparing dinner and washing out swimwear to be ready for the next day took precedence. Nevertheless, the hours spent on the beach exploring, digging in the sand, searching for shells, avoiding the stings of jellyfish that had washed ashore and, occasionally, being entertained by dolphins, rank as the happiest of my childhood. Shells held a particular fascination for me, as I’m sure they did for most kids. Never being able to satisfy my passion for finding and collecting them guaranteed that they would become something of an obsession in my life. Having been born under the sign of the Crab probably contributed something to my connection with these mollusk artifacts as well! But it wasn’t until I studied biology that I learned about the animals who created the most amazing houses for themselves. How clever they must have been to create works of art to live in. And in so many variations that it seemed one could not possibly hope to see them all. In a way, this was wonderful because I could never hope to exhaust the possibilities of learning something new about them and that promised years of happy exploration.
Psychic Tools The Ocean Oracle
Over the years I have acquired a small collection of shells, some of which are relatively rare. It’s a modest collection and I’ve had to settle for small versions of rarer shells for the sake of affordability. But they hold just as much fascination for me as the largest ones. It is the sheer genius of design, the amazing colours that present themselves after polishing, and the knowledge that these works of art were created by animals that still gives me the greatest pleasure. Imagine, then, my delight when I discovered The Ocean Oracle, a collection of cards taken from photographs of author Michelle Hanson’s collection of some of the world’s rarest and most beautiful shells.
Reading The Shells
I ordered the Ocean Oracle immediately and waited impatiently for it to arrive in mypost box. When it finally arrived, I rushed home with it and began exploring this marvelous new psychic reading tool. Hanson’s system is very well thought out. The 200 shells are presented on laminated folders. Each shell is numbered to correspond to a shell card from the deck and the accompanying booklet gives Hanson’s interpretation of the cards. She pursued her love of shells at a scientific level and much of her interpretation is derived from the shells’ scientific classification. However, I decided to set the book aside for later and concentrated instead on what the images that ‘jumped out at me’ evoked. The result is nothing short of amazing. Seashells have a language all their own! Their myriad shapes, colours, and designs seem to connect directly with situations in one’s life. It’s as though these shells are part of the archetypal inheritance that resides deep in the human unconscious and Shelley Hansen has discovered this dimension of shells and makes them accessible to us. Anything that reaches us at such a profound level has significance for our lives so I look forward to adding The Ocean Oracle to my collection of psychic tools.
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Photo credits: The Ocean Oracle, Shelley Hanson