The Deck of Essential Wisdom, by Forrest Landry and Janelle Despot, represents an alternative fusion between the ancient divination systems of the Tarot and the I-ching.
Based on the pocket-sized philosophy book, “The Tiny Book of Essential Wisdom”, the accompanying artwork represents over two hundred hours of hand-drawn illustrations depicting the artist's transformative journey within. It attempts to capture and embody a few of the deeper meanings of life as understood through personal experience.
Cards can either be shuffled and chosen at random to gain insight into a particular issue, used in conjunction with an existing meditation practice, or used to stimulate philosophical discussion among friends.
Every card contains a short, single, precise statement of an essential principle or truth. The contemplations have been carefully selected so as to be of maximum significance, value, and usefulness. They each have an emphasis on clarity in a minimum of text, and are presented with the intention of enabling you to lead a more meaningful, beautiful, healthy, and high-quality life.
Each individual card is intended to be the basis for deep, reflective consideration; it is good practice to meditate for a short interval both before and after selecting one. This can reveal powerful new insights into may aspects of uncommon life situations.
Deck of Essential Wisdom includes:
- 33 illustrated aphorism cards (4” x 7”)
- Cardboard storage box