First Impressions: My first thought is that this deck is so weird and I absolutely love it!! I love the creatures and how they are odd, even at times a bit disturbing (but not in the way you might imagine) and yet so beautiful. And I believe that is the true essence of these cards; there is beauty in all things, experiences, and especially feelings. Perhaps you have to dig deeper to find the light; it won’t always be apparent especially if it’s covered in darkness but there is light in everything you will ever face if you’re willing to look for it. When I say weird, it’s only because it’s different from what is considered “normal.” But imagine if we all looked like the creatures in this deck. That would then be normal. Its all about perspective and I rather suspect that is the deepest healing potential of all; there is no such thing as normal. When I say disturbing, I mean it more like it unsettles a part of your soul or psyche. Certain cards felt like they were an alarm clock for the parts of my spirit I may not have wanted to deal with right now. Not even things like anger or sadness but themes such as self-worth and self-kindness. Things like that can be just as hard to face at times. I often say, negative self-talk is the ego bullying the spirit and I’m not sure many of us really want to have to confront that, even if it is in the name of self-care. But I get the sense you can’t not do the work of self-love when using this deck. As usual, let’s start with packaging. I am so happy with the packaging I’m seeing coming out of U.S. Games Systems. The box is lovely with a magnetic closure. Inside, you’ll find a nice space to hold the cards along with a ribbon to make it easier to pull them out. Something I found interesting is the little muslin baggy. It’s an alternative if you don’t want to keep your cards in the box. I personally do not keep my cards in bags if I can help it but I really appreciated that little bit of extra something and I think its a nice touch if you are someone who likes to keep your cards in bags. Perhaps my favorite detail is the dark grey gilded edges. It’s such an unusual color which really supports the theme of the deck. It could have been something “prettier” like a red or green but the design team chose grey and I love that. I may be biased since grey and beige are my favorite colors but putting that aside, I think it was a great branding choice. I really think it fits the mood and tone of the deck and I find myself smiling just a little, every time I see it. The guidebook is full color gorgeousness. There are big, juicy images of the cards and in fact, the images in the guidebook are just ever so slightly smaller than the cards themselves. So you’ll have no trouble finding the card you’re looking for but don’t worry, they are numbered. I know that seems like the norm but I recently bought a deck that isn’t numbered or alphabetized so it’s kind of challenging to find the card’s meaning. I’m sharing that review in March. Anyway, back to this, you’ll find endearing poems spread throughout the book as well as additional wild things.
—Lorriane Anderson, Author of Seasons of the Witch Oracle
Honestly, I've fallen in love with all these creatures! Looking at the [cards] immediately feels like each of these magical creatures are talking to you. And truly, they reflect our inner monsters, the shadow sides and hidden corners of the subconscious.
—Oracle deck collector on Instagram
This is not my first time around the block with Sullins, so I’m not surprised at how beautifully complete and uniquely built for a specific mental space this deck reads for me. For me this deck feels like a practice for showing yourself grace, and finding the purpose and joy in that practice. It offers supportive words for living your life as the best possible person you can be, wherever you happen to be. It’s gentle but exacting. The book softly taps at the back of your mind just enough to help you access a part of your brain that you may need to clear cobwebs out of so that you can shine some light on the things that might be hiding away. Dusts them off, drags them out, ‘invites them to tea,’ as she says. Most of the messages make me feel strong. Or perhaps I should say they remind me to be strong, even while still encouraging me to be vulnerable. It’s a rollercoaster ride and I’m here for it.
—Robyn's Reflections, Tarot collector & YouTuber
A nice, cute and fun monster themed deck that reads quite accurately well. I was quite surprised how accurate it read although it was a fun whimsical like monster deck. The packaging was a beautiful presentation that comes in a magnetic hard case box with a bonus green organza bag for your cards and a nice larger size colorful guidebook with semi-gloss pages. This was a pleasant surprise and a welcome addition to my growing oracle deck collection.
—Anne Ti, Tarot collector & YouTuber
Wisdom of the Wild Things takes us on a journey through our own psyche, personifying the many feelings and emotions that are currently hidden from our conscious thought. In the world of this oracle, our mind is a mysterious, fantastical Forest- an analogy I greatly appreciate as a lover of all things woodland! I’ve so thoroughly enjoyed getting to know this deck over the last few days. Each card holds a unique creature that feels like it acts as a guide for me, leading me toward what needs to be surfaced. Something that feels unique to me is how I never feel fully surprised at what comes up- I’m shown exactly what I’m ready to face and heal.
—Christa Chronicles, Tarot collector & YouTuber
This deck was a big surprise to me. I'm not going to lie I wasn't drawn to this artwork at all to begin with. I have a lot of Angie Sullins decks and I have loved every single one of them because the writing is so phenomenal, so I decided to keep an open mind and read through the book. I was pleasantly surprised at what I found within its pages. This deck is so empowering and deep, which I wasn't expecting because the reason I wasn't drawn to the artwork is because it seemed like it was coming from the mind of a child, which really isn't my thing. I did love the sayings on the cards but as I dug in deeper into the card meanings, the artwork starting not only growing on me, but it made complete sense. I have been using this deck as a daily draw now for the last couple of weeks and it has become a new favorite. It is obvious to me after using this deck that I have some childhood wounds to work through. This deck is so gentle and empowering although it goes right to the core of the situation! I am so grateful to have this deck in my collection, because I do not honestly have a whole bunch of decks that work with this type of energy. I am totally blown away by Wisdom of the Wild Things Oracle and would highly recommend anyone that is looking to work through Shadows and Trauma and Childhood Wounds, but within a safe and nurturing landscape to pick this deck up! If you would like to see a complete walk through and some readings check out my Amethyst Ascension channel on YouTube! Color Me Pleasantly Surprised!
—Amethyst Ascension, Tarot collector & YouTuber