Oracle - Mystifying Playing Cards


Price: £20.99
Same Day Despatch if ordered before 3pm Mon - Fri. Delivery info

"Talking boards, spirit photography, seances, ectoplasm, and levitating tables—the spiritualist movement has a rich history. I want to capture some of that history in a deck of USPCC playing cards. The spiritualist movement grew out of mesmerism—which is what hypnosis used to be called. But with so much loss of life with the civil war, the spanish flu, and WWI, spiritualism became the hope for many across generations to contact more than the subconscious mind. It was a chance to reach their loved ones who had passed on. Many spiritualists believed they were able to reach "through the veil" and contact the spirit world. Considered by some to be at best an interesting parlor distraction, by others as outright fraud, still many more viewed it as a chance to find solace, comfort, and closure to those whose lives meant the most and who's absence was unbearable."

Oracle - Mystifying Playing Cards

  • Suits - Each suit will have a unique background as illustrated in the cards below. Also, each suit will have a theme—seance, automatic writing, and spirit photography. Not only is it a unique way to design the cards, it also really fits the theme. Seances of course are circles of participants, and talking boards have prominent circles through which you read the messages: 
  • This deck will be printed by the USPCC. As of now I'm planning on having it printed on Bicycle stock with "Magic" finish (Bee stock could become a stretch goal). It will be a limited printing—limited to whatever the final tally is from this KS campaign. The deck will not however be numbered and will arrive to you cello-wrapped.
  • I've spent a lot of time making sure I was getting the design right—a little spooky, worn and aged, and keeping with the time period. I hope you agree that the box design captures all of that and hits the right notes aesthetically.