Ask the Kabala Oracle Cards

The word "Kabbalah" comes from the root word "To receive or accept" and is synonymous with the word "Tradition." It is often spelled "Kabala" or "Qabalah." The Kabala is an aspect of Jewish mysticism wherein devotional and magical practices were taught to only the select few, resulting in it becoming an esoteric extension of Judaism.

The Kabala oracle cards are smaller in number than the more "Traditional" tarot decks. In fact, it probably shouldn't be considered a tarot deck at all; rather exactly what it is marketed as, an oracle deck. The deck has only 22 cards, each representing a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Each letter represents a specific story from the bible, or one of the archetypes of the Old Testament. Regardless of your faith, you can find guidance and comfort from this beautifully illustrated deck.

Author Deepak Chopra is no stranger to the world of mysticism and spirituality. He has written over 40 books and Co-Founded the Alliance for the New Humanity along with the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California. He is considered one of the top 100 spiritual leaders of the 20th century (Time magazine.)

The Archetypes and stories contained in the 22 card deck are meant to be pondered, through various spreads, to help guide us on the higher spiritual path. It is based not only on the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, but on numerology systems as old as the Taroh. These numerical systems are discussed at length in the 135 page book which accompanies the deck, along with other pertinent information on the Kabala. This was a good idea, because if you're not familiar with the Kabala, the "Ask the Kabala oracle cards" may be a little hard to understand at first.

This is definitely not the deck for the beginning tarot reader, but it would be an excellent addition to an oracle and deck collection. I would read up on the Kabala a bit before starting, as well as Verdic faiths, since there is a smattering of that contained in the deck, as influenced by Chopra. As Verdic and Kabala faiths are different, it would be wise to go in educated.