Deck of Shadows

"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"Scott's 'Deck of Shadows' has helped and transformed my readings. The accuracy of them is incredible. They are always at my side now and I won't do a reading without them. They are a fabulous tool. It's like having the spirit realm on speed dial!"
Donna Butler

A new divination experience has arrived!

Our oracle cards were originally created for private use and designed as a supplement for other intuitive methods. We soon discovered that the deck had a much wider charm and so were convinced to release it to you. Conceived to use the words on each card as the primary method of interpretation and containing a "soul" of their own, you no longer have to memorize symbol and image meanings nor be relegated to constant referral to reference materials in order to understand what the cards are saying. Just let the words, themselves, speak to you and rouse passionate and moving associations. Whether you are new to divination or an experienced Reader, The Deck of Shadowswill express itself to you like none other.

WARNING: The Deck of Shadows contains images from classical artists. Some pictures present historical and mythological events with a sensual or mature theme and contain nudity.

Recommended for adults only.

  • •  54 hand-designed cards.

    • •  Black and white cards that underscore how unparalleled this divination tool truly is.

  • •  Black core card stock with linen finish.

  • •  Custom printed card box with First Edition imprint. These will be a collector's item.

  • •  Original back design.

  • •  Cards are the size of a normal Poker deck  - measuring 2.5" x 3.5".

  • •  Includes "A Little White Book for The Deck of Shadows" - a 40-page instruction manual with card spreads to get you started on your journey.

  • •  Includes an organza carrying bag.

The Deck of Shadowsis similar to a pack of Tarot cards and can be used for divination, inspiration, inner guidance, and developing your intuition. It is first and foremost a method for exploring the images, feelings, metaphors, and symbols that we experience in everyday life. Within the deck, gracefully contained in 54 cards, are the major life themes we all experience at one time or another. The cards were born of concepts from the fields of psychology, mythology, and mysticism - you might prefer to think of the deck as a unified theory of living.

Whether you are new to reading oracle cards or a veteran Seer, there is something in the cards that awaits you. For experienced Readers, these cards were designed to supplement what you are already intimate with and provide even greater depth to your insights while also giving you some fresh themes to explore. For those new to the art of divination, there is no need to memorize arcane symbols or study esoteric texts if you don't want to; the very meanings of each card are openly set forth so that you may jump right in and concentrate on intuitive interpretations.

Use The Deck of Shadowsto answer questions, find the hidden meaning behind a challenge you face, jump start a project, obtain inspiration for a friend, or just have fun exploring the stories that unfold as you turn over the cards.


REGULAR PLAYING CARDS- Each of the 52 oracle cards has an associated playing card reference that allows you to use them as a conventional deck.

JOKERS- For simple "yes" and "no" questions, we have given you cards inspired by the biblical stones or lots used by High Priests to determine an outcome - "Urim" and "Thummim."

IMAGES- Each card has symbols and images that appear throughout the deck intended to provide you with a secondary source of inspiration.

FINISH- Chosen by professionals, our card stock quality and finish make this deck perfect for handling, shuffling, fanning, and spreading.

BACK DESIGN- The back design of our cards is a one-of-a-kind pattern; essentially a compass rose that permits you to see whether a card is reversed or not even before it is turned over.


An oracle deck is a deck of cards that allows a person to increase his or her gift of divination, intuition, and prophecy.  Their use is as unique as the person reading them, and they are commonly used to gain insight into a person's questions or current life situation. Oracles of various types were extremely common throughout many ancient cultures and have had the power to influence their history, religion, and the governing of countries.

The paintings contained on the cards are in the public domain and offered through fair use. For more information on the individual paintings and artists, you are encouraged to consult the deck's accompanying booklet in addition to searching the Internet and contacting hosting museums.

Some reviews for "The Deck of Shadows"
"This is a beautiful pack of cards. The work that went into them is phenomenal, there are so many layers and these cards will fit into most anyone’s reading style or provide a unique method for those who do not have one as of yet. . . . Last month I took these cards out to several events resulting in about 120 readings with them. . . . To fully appreciate what Scott has done, I opted to use his “What’s Real-What’s Not” and the “Desire – Defy – Escape” spreads (2 and 3 card spreads) from the booklet that comes with the cards. I also adapted and used a one card read to read the person’s current situation/major concern. . . . The cards were a hit with both the sitters and with me. The clean look of the black and white card with the image of a piece of classical art was just that, classy. For me, there was so much information on the card that opened up to me, my primary function became filtering it so that I could finish the reading in the limited time I had. For example, “Metamorphosis” was selected in a one card reading. The meaning of the card is change in appearance of a person or thing (meaning of the word); subsidiary meanings (printed on the card) are growth, disruption, physical change, the symbol (on the card) is the butterfly, the painting on the card is Pygmalion and Galatea, and the playing card associated with it (printed on the card) is the 10 of spades.  The 10 of spades, excessive work or conflict, a numerological 1 (leadership, ambition, independent), corresponding tarot (10 Swords) which in my deck is Ruin and depicts a face that appears to have may sides (3 faced) with other elements mixed in indicating being pulled in many different directions, deceit, and fear of madness.  All of this from a single card, and this is before I consider the other aspects, self perception, perception of others, and all the Masks that the card can represent. (Even without factoring in my intuitive feelings of the person). . . . As I said, these cards were a hit. So not only do they look great and very classy, they are exceptional as an oracle and can be used out of the box (literally) as an oracular system or as an adjunct to systems that you already do, card reading, images, numerology, tarot. Highly recommended."  - Tony Iacoviello
"There is definitely more to this deck than meets the eye. It's much more than just a stack of pretty cards, though it is that as well. The Deck of Shadows has far surpassed any expectations or hopes I might have had. I have found that the deck works best when asking very specific questions, as it offers precise answers. These cards get down into the nitty gritty of things, so if you come prepared with a clear focus of inquiry, you can expect a startlingly accurate account of what's really going on." - The Tarot Dame

"Creepy. Dang creepy is how I found it. Dang near scary accurate. I've been playing with Oracles and Tarot for almost four decades, and I don't get surprised too much. But this deck I found is quite surprising, and wonderful. I travel a lot, and many oracle decks still appear like Tarots when you pull them out; it's the size and the art. This deck looks like a deck of cards, albeit with dark faces. I can actually pull this out in an airport or in an aircraft and not draw too much attention to myself. And since space and weight are important when I'm on the road, having an Oracle the same size as a deck of playing cards is important. And I can also play solitaire with it." - Dan Pelletier, The Tarot Garden


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REQUIRED DISCLAIMER: THE DECK OF SHADOWS is offered for entertainment purposes only and is not experimentally proven. By ordering the cards you represent and are agreeing that you are 18 years of age or older and understand and accept that you are 100% responsible for any action taken based on interpretations, insights, and readings from use of the cards. THE DECK OF SHADOWS is not intended to replace sound medical, psychological, psychiatric, business, financial or legal advice. Rather, the cards are meant to provide guidelines and to help you better reflect upon yourself and those for whom you provide readings. By purchasing THE DECK OF SHADOWS you release Scott Grossberg from any and all legal responsibility for your use of the cards. The DECK OF SHADOWS is provided "as is" with no guarantees. Finally, we know that the Internet allows you to read this anywhere in the world. This site has been designed to comply with United States laws. If anything on this site is contrary to the laws where you are located, then this site is not meant for you.

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