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- The Devas of Creation is a 72-card oracle deck for working with the Devas, the multi-dimensional energies or 'Shining
- Ones', as described by Sanskrit mystics. The 72 cards move from The Void, Divinity and the Angelic Realms through to
- The Planets, The Seasons and Earth environments and are designed for multiple uses - meditation, therapy, or working
- through negative energies.
Devas of Creation
cc3 Publishing 2014
3.54 x 5.12 in. = 9.00cm x 13.00cm
100-page booklet by Cilla Conway
a workshop with the author and artist, Cilla Conway.
She had laid the cards out in a spiral with 'the void'
at the centre and at the very first sight I had of
them they made the hairs on the back of my neck stand
It was obvious to me at the very first
they are intended to represent creation; the explosion
of pure consciousness and potential
into time and
space. This is an idea that resonates with me very
strongly through my interest in Eastern
in particular, Kashmiri Shaivite Hinduism where Shiva
undifferentiated consciousness (The
Void) while his consort Parvati represents the extension
potential into the manifested universe.
therefore delighted that this association, rather than
being just my own personal reaction, was shared by the
author. Her name for the cards, 'The Devas of Creation'
is a reflection of the Sanskrit names given to semi
divine beings. The word means 'the shining ones'.
is not a tarot deck in the conventional sense but a
set of 72 oracular cards. These are divided into two
sections, one representing the physical universe from the
moment of the 'Big Bang' to the creation of
planets. The mineral, plant, insect, animal and human
kingdoms are represented. The cards
then move back to the
quantum scale of cells and atoms before reverting to the
void. The other section is
devoted to the 'devas'
themselves. These are angelic figures but not in the trite
sense. These are elemental beings of
immense power and presence. They are named as they
to the author. Some identify themselves by names
(such as Uriel) whereas others remain more
(such as the enigmatic 'Witness'.
The colours are bright
and dramatic and the art is nearly, but not quite
abstract in many cases. The humanoid figures are there, but
only just, dimly perceived. The abstract
allows the cards (in my case at least) to speak directly
to the emotional and intuitive mind
rather than the
rational. They suggest ideas, connections and emotions, not
always the same.
The book that accompanies the cards
suggests associations that the author has encountered in
working with the cards,
but space is given for the reader
to note down their own experiences and encounters and
for themselves a dynamic relationship
with the beings depicted.
My own way of working with
these cards is in meditation and contemplation although
they can also be used
for personal readings. Research
into some of the cards that I felt a particular
connection to opened up
new connections and levels of
meaning that I had not previously considered.
I am not a
regular tarot user but the immediate emotional impact the
'Devas of Creation' had on me
attracted me to them and
for personal meditation and in daily spiritual
practise I find them to be
very useful... always drawing me