A modern alternative to Tarot. These cards are very user friendly and less daunting than some of the more traditional decks. They are particularly suitable for those who find Tarot a bit 'scary!' An excellent tool to help people take time out from their busy lives to look inwards, understand what makes them happy and make decisions that have a positive influence on themselves and those around them.
Psycards were invented by Nick Hobson, after being inspired by a dream. On awakening, Nick created Psycards to help others who were experiencing personal difficulty to achieve the perspective – and peace – which he was able to feel in his dream.
Psycards are a tool which helps us to do three very important things:
1.To better understand ourselves
2.To think through our current situations
3.To make better decisions
We often neglect our minds in the hurly-burly of everyday life. Psycards feature symbols that are rich in cultural references and associations, designed to trigger the mind to free associate, explore hidden messages and how they relate to our situation, to unleash the psyche and access the knowledge held in the collective unconsciousness. By moving from thinking in words, which encourages us to apply logic and rationale, to thinking at the level of symbols, we let our minds move in a freer, more primitive, less everyday way - one that better enables us to connect and see things in ourselves that we might shut out of our everyday thoughts because they don't lend themselves to everyday logic. Psycards are based on Jungian psychology. Jungians hold that the symbols that reoccur in stories, dreams, poems throughout our history do so because we share a collective, unconscious memory.
The symbols used on each Psycards are carefully chosen for their richness. There are symbols for characters, buildings and situations that feature in many different literatures, cultures, folk tales and poems. They are a constellation of elements that make up our lives, and the lives of those around us back in history. It is because they are so common, so essential to our cultural fabric, that we recognise them immediately, and can use them as anchors to start meditating or free associating from as directly as possible.
How does a PSYCARD reading differ from a Tarot reading?
There are certainly similarities between Psycards and the Tarot, in that both can be used for divination. Also, Psycards and the Tarot share four of the Tarot major Arcana Cards.
However there are some significant differences. The obvious difference is one of origins: while Psycards has a recent and straight forward history, the origins of Tarot are somewhat oblique and mysterious, with connections to the European mystical tradition and an 18th century interest in the East.
Psycards are designed to be straightforward to use, whereas Tarot cards can take many years to master. The way that the Psycards images draw on Jungian archetypes (i.e. our collective unconscious) allows the cards to resonate with each and every one of us. Indeed, Jungians would argue that the elements of Jungian archetypes found in many Tarot decks, dating back into history, is evidence of our enduring collective unconscious.
Psycards, then, are supposed to be simple, direct channels and triggers for our psychic energy.
Email Readings only at £45.00