The SPIRIT ROOM
The Spirit of the Lake is an evocative and wildly expressive photographic oracle. This deck has 108 numbered images (+ a magical bonus) that work together energetically to provide powerful insight, wisdom and guidance.
Oracle cards are consulted for daily inspiration or enlightening messages. SOLO has this soothing and uplifting potential; and yet, these shots are also imbued with the spirit of the vibrant wetlands and wooded terrain of Musselman’s Lake, which gives it a unique potency. Forged in sun and storm, the result is a dynamic oracle designed to reveal layers of light and shadow, surface and depth.
Roger and I began working for this deck about a year ago and it didn’t take long for both of our passions and professions to become inextricably entwined. While I’m an intuitive and slightly eccentric Kitschen Witch who reads, writes and concocts, Roger Carlsen is a pro photographer known not only for his portraiture, commercial and fashion and wedding pics, but also for a whole lot of creative nudes. Our living room was always full of flawless women in various stages of undress. When we moved here to this picturesque cottage lake community, and he developed a passion for shooting geese and frogs, well, naturally I was super supportive. But at some point, his nature photography became an expression of his own connection to the Divine, which is when the shots started calling him – and then talking to me.
We dedicate our efforts to that radiant Spirit of the Lake who led us to such transcendent beauty. May this Oracle inspire, lighten, brighten and restore.
Love SOLO’s people: Tina Hardt & Roger Carlsen.
ORDERING SPIRIT OF THE LAKE ORACLE CARDS
US and International residents
SoLo is currently available at Make Playing Cards. I’d wanted this deck to give readers a fine divining experience, and so I chose a linen finish which gives the deck elegance, presence and a silky shuffle. There are two (differently priced) versions, shrinkwrapped and/or with a beautiful tuckbox.
CANADIANS or Shop Owners, The Great Canadian Oracle Adventure is finally HERE. Just pull up a canoe.
The SPIRIT OF THE LAKE is NOW available for Canadian orders as well.
I’d wanted to create a Fine Divining experience, so for 65.00 (plus shipping, if necessary (US orders welcome) you will get the following:
1) a beautiful 108 (plus magical bonus) card shrink-wrapped deck
2) a 22 x 22 spread cloth – fashioned from actual cards – of your choice.. Pick from five (a) “Undercurrents”, shown here; b) “Plenty” (colourful rocks); c) “Monet” (artistic weeds on lake); d) “Experience” (I use this one. It feels like I’m reading on a log; and, e) Samhain (gorgeous also for mediumship/casting/tarot, and a good second cloth. These cloths are great for wrapping your deck and keeping it cozy.
3) A waterproof, clear, PVC Adventure bag. Now you can take your divination into the Great Outdoors. Perfect for picnics, parks, balconies, trailers, decks, docks, tents, lakes, beaches, forests and camping.
4) A snack. (shameless freebee love Solo’s peeps, Tina Hardt and Roger Carlsen).
A second cloth can also be ordered for $15.00.
Remember, this expressive and evocative deck is numbered not named to encourage an intuitive connection. That said, all of my card names and meanings and instructions are available as a free downloadable LW-PDF.
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FREE DOWNLOADABLE PDFS
Your choice of five beautiful cotton spread/altar cloths. Also great to wrap up deck. Fashioned from the prints, “Experience”, “Monet”, “Undercurrents”, “Samhain” and “Plenty”. Samhain also works beautifully as a tarot or mediumship tarot or casting cloth.
OUR THANKS. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.
A warm and HEARTFELT thanks out to friends and neighbours who allowed Roger to camp out and shoot on their private docks and property, and also for their light hearts, love of life and infectious pride in community. Our love and gratitude. George and Irene Karpouzis; Kieran Glynn; Grant and Jo Zadorsky Ivens and Linda Pullen. (Please see Cards No. 107 and 102).
AND profound appreciation for the luminous Carrie Paris (carrieparis.com). Despite a desk, literally (not figuratively) groaning with work – Carrie added her graphic and infinite heart-and-soul-tending talents to help Make it So. Carrie, You are the root of heaven, the morning star, the bright moon, the house of endless love. I’m pretty sure Rumi wrote that about you. (Please see Cards No. 2 and 57).
NUMBERS VS. NAMES
One of the best things about being a Diviner is that you’ll never know everything. Not even close. You’re a student perpetually humbled by what you learn from your tools, clients and notably, other gifted Diviners. This is why I made the decision to number and not name the cards.
The card definitions that I’ve documented in the SOLO Little White-PDF have evolved from my own personal work, and the cards continue to lead me to new insights almost every reading. Additionally, some of Roger’s own synchronistic experiences while shooting are also layered into some of these meanings. That said, Roger’s images will, no doubt resonate with your own incredible experience and wisdom, and we didn’t want to inhibit a gut hit.
If you have any questions, or want to share your own experiences with the cards, please contact me: email@example.com
ROGER CARLSEN BIO
In 1980, Roger Carlsen began photographing for a local studio before opening his own in downtown Toronto. He became known for his work in fashion, boudoir, celebrity and business portraiture. Faithful to masterful lighting, elements of whimsy and story telling, Carlsen is driven to reveal layers of character.
The beguiling beauty of Musselman’s lake fueled a latent calling as a nature photographer. He spends many happy hours tromping through thigh-high snow; braving voracious insects; and lying on his belly staring into the soulful eyes of many of the residents of the local wetlands.