Handmade Decks

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Favorite decks are listed first. Click images to see larger views.

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I-Ching Deck

This pocket-size I-Ching book lists all 64 hexagrams, including the change lines, and condenses the typically long commentary to short sentences. This game-friendly book is called “I Ching: Discover the Ancient Art of Prophecy” and is written by Lauren David Pedan. An average sized I-Ching book doesn’t work well with the game because the commentaries are too long. You can use this small book by creating a deck of cards with all 64 hexagrams written on them. You then create six more cards that have numbers written on them related to the change lines. Once a person has chosen this deck, they first pull a hexegram card, and then pull a change line card.

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Headline Deck

The headline deck is made by rummaging through newspapers and magazines looking for headlines that are especially interesting. Be sure to pick out headlines that have clear messages. Then cut them out and paste them on your deck of cards.

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Myths, Legends & Stories Deck

On these cards, you simply write the title of famous myths, legends and stories. You might, for instance, write “The Trojan Horse” and “David and Goliath.” Generally, it is a good idea to stick with stories that are familiar to everyone, but, if you want to, you can also add stories that are obscure or unique to you. If you do add obscure stories, be sure you are playing the game so you can explain what these stories mean — or, better, create a way for people to find out what they mean. The Myths, Legends & Stories deck includes titles that refer to many obscure stories. To be sure these stories are adequately explained, the title on these cards also contains a number that directs players to the full story which is kept in a notebook.

 

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Picture Deck

This deck consists of strange, powerful, and evocative images.

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Humor Deck

This deck consists of fantastic cartoons and humorous sayings. There are a bunch of great quotes and cartoons that you can use on your card decks at these two locations: Sunfellow Images on Twitter and The Lighter Side of NHNE.

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Famous People Deck

This is a deck of famous people. Whenever possible, it is a good idea to use photos of famous people, not just their names. Pictures aren’t always easy to find though, so many of these cards simply have the name of a famous person written on it.

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Pathwork Quotes

Quotes from the Pathwork Lectures of Eva Pierrakos. Some outstanding Pathwork quotes on the importance of relationships are posted here. All 258 of the Pathwork Guide Lectures are posted here.

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Quotables Deck

Famous and not-so-famous quotes from diverse sources. There are a bunch of great quotes and cartoons that you can use on your card decks at these two locations: Sunfellow Images on Twitter and The Lighter Side of NHNE.

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Bible Quotes Deck

This particular deck includes quotes from the Old and New Testament. Other decks could include quotes from other religious traditions, from particular books in the Old and New Testament, or from other scriptural sources, such as the Sayings Gospel Q, the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary, and other sacred texts that were omitted from mainstream scriptures.

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Virtues & Vices Deck

This deck consists of the names of virtues and vices, along with their dictionary definitions.

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Spiritual Path Decks

There are a growing number of inspirational decks published by various spiritual teachers and organizations. As mentioned above, “The VisionQuest Game” includes a deck created from the Pathwork lectures. “The Guidance Game” includes store-bought decks from the psychic readings of Edgar Cayce and “A Course in Miracles”. Other decks might consist of quotes from The Abraham Material, Carolyn Myss, Eckhart Tolle, Wayne W. Dyer, and others — all of whom sell game cards available.

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