The Oracle of Heaven and Hell contains 72 cards combining infernal and divine powers. Each card contains the image of one Goetic Demon and the Kabbalistic Angel that rules over that demon. In addition to drawings of the spirits, their summoning sigils are shown in stark red contrast behind them. For ease of reading, the astrological meaning of each spirit is printed on the card.
This deck is the same size as a traditional deck of Tarot cards, but it contains only 72 cards rather than 78. This is because there are only 72 demons and angels in the Solomonic magical tradition.
No longer will you be confused about what the "reversed" position of a card might mean. With a quick glance, the positive and negative aspects of the astrological meaning of the spirits is easily accessible.
Reading With The Deck
Believe it or not, you can use this deck the same way you would read with a standard Tarot deck. At its core, the 72 cards represent the 36 decans from ancient Egyptian astrology. This is the same system used to bestow meaning upon the 36 cards of the Minor Arcana (cards 2 - 10 of Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles). If you double that number (to represent day hours and night hours) you will arrive at 72, and from that number, Occultists of the past have assigned meaning and missions to both angels and demons.
Two new layouts have been developed and are explained in depth in the instruction manual:
The Stairway to Heaven- utilizing the angel side of the deck and revealing the reader's higher vision or future end state.
The Circles of Hell- utilizing the demon side of the deck and showing where the reader should set their internal focus or the core of what is troubling them.
The Tarot Storage Box
The Tarot Storage Box for this deck is extremely high quality, made of wood with a metal latch and blue velvet cloth covering the outside. The interior is golden satin and pillowed to protect your cards. On the exterior is theSeal of Solomonin bi-metallic hot foil stamping. This is an ancient (and extremely powerful) symbol that confuses demons and commands angels, making it a perfect talisman for this deck.