I got the Oracle of Seshet by Rev. Normandi Ellis and Amy Auset Rohn a few days ago. Here is a post of my initial impressions.
This deck is gorgeous. Each card has a photo of a hieroglyphic term, name or concept from ancient Egypt with the name of it written in English below the photo. Amy Auset Rohn’s photos are gorgeous, clear and easy to see.
The cards themselves are firm, good quality and easy to shuffle despite the small size. The cards are smaller than I personally would have liked. I prefer larger cards, but that’s just my personal preference. The cards are easy to read, see and use. I did find a possible error though. The card with the cartouche on it did not have a word written on the card (Unless that was done in purpose. I don’t yet have the companion book to tell).
Nine of the cards are also advertisements for both Rev. Normandi Ellis and Amy Auset Rohn’s other work. On the one hand, I understand why they did this (in case you don’t get the companion book, you still get to know about their work) and on the other hand, I wish they had added more cards to the deck instead.
Some deity names included in this deck are Seshet, Set, Wadjet, Djehuty, Amun, Heru, Nut, Ra, Khepera, Ptah, Het-Hor (Hathor), Anpu (Anubis), Asar (Osiris), Ast (Aset) and Nebhet (Nebet Het). (Yes, Nebet Het’s name is spelled Nebhet on the card. I wish it had been spelled Nebthet instead.) I was very happy to see these many deities in the deck. On the other hand, I wish there had been more gods included like Sekhmet or Mut or Bast or Tefnut and Shu.
Much of the deck consists of concepts (some god/concepts too) such as Heka, Sia, Ma’at, Sekhem, Akh, Akhet, Hu, Ka, Ib, Hotep and Sahu.
The deck does come with three keycards with the list of the cardnames and some keywords so you know their basic meaning. I loved that this was included especially if you haven’t yet gotten the companion book (Hieroglyphic Words of Power by Normandi Ellis) yet. I have not gotten the companion book yet so this is just based on the cards.
Overall, I would recommend this deck to those who love ancient Egyptian deities, concepts and oracle decks.
Rev. Normandi Ellis
Amy Auset Rohn