Having spent the past month or so working with a range of oracle cards alongside my daily Tarot readings, I was pleasantly surprised to receive yet another delightful deck from Schiffer Publishing (Red Feather) late last week. Published in 2021, The Eternal Seeker Oracle is a stunning, soft, angel-inspired oracle deck designed and created by Pamela Steele.
Pamela Steele is an artist, an author, a Tarot reader, and a mystic who has dedicated many years to drawing and painting imagery which she has featured within her first two Tarot decks ‘Wizards Pet Tarot – the ABC’s’ (published in 2015) and ‘Steele Wizard Tarot’ (published back in 2006). Pamela has a deep-rooted passion for Tarot and alongside working upon delivering a range of presentations in various societies, colleges, libraries, and new age shows, Pamela also works as a massage therapist, with a background in natural remedies. Pamela offers physical and spiritual healing.
Pamela’s most recent release ‘Eternal Seeker Oracle’ was published earlier this year (2021) and is her first oracle deck to date.
Beautifully boxed in a sea blue, sturdy, cardboard, magnetic-close box, the Eternal Seeker Oracle features a card template to house the thirty-three card deck alongside a guidebook that fits neatly into the stylish storage.
The Eternal Seeker Oracle comes with a 128-page colour-printed guidebook that includes a forward written by Benebell Wen, information upon Oracle ethics, what an oracle is, how to care for your cards, guidance upon how to keep a journal, information upon composing questions, shuffling and dealing the cards, six spread examples, a two-page guide to each of the thirty-three cards that includes additional space for note-taking purposes, a note from the oracles creator, acknowledgements, resources, references, and numerous quotes.
The Eternal Seeker Oracle features thirty-three thick, glossy, cards with beautiful blue, reversible card backs featuring the Fibonacci spiral/ sequence (also known as the Golden Ratio or the Golden Mean). Its omnipresence and astonishing ultra-practicality in nature demonstrates its importance as a primary characteristic of the Universe. The simple pattern is based upon a serial numbering system related to the cosmos, this particular series of numbers gets its name from Leonardo Fibonacci, an Italian mathematician. The Fibonacci spiral is predominant in art, nature, and the cosmos.
Featuring a plain white edging, the Eternal Seeker Oracle is a fairly slim deck but due to its glossy finish is simple to shuffle.
Shuffling Through The Eternal Seeker Oracle
The Eternal Seeker Oracle is made up of thirty-three cards which are based upon the twenty-two major arcana cards from the traditional Rider Waite Tarot alongside an additional eleven spirit-inspired cards. These dreamy, whimsical, ethereal cards are brightly coloured, clearly labelled (with numbers and titles), and though the names/ titles are somewhat altered, it is extremely easy to identify characters and symbology from the traditional Rider Waite major arcana.
Walking Through The Eternal Seeker Oracle
Here’s a short video walkthrough detailing and further explaining The Eternal Seeker Oracle.
Seeking Guidance & Reading With The Eternal Seeker Oracle
I’ve been working with the Eternal Seeker Oracle for just over a week now and though it claims to be ‘an oracle deck’, I on the other hand deem this to be a ‘majors only’ Tarot deck with additional cards thrown in. Don’t get me wrong, this is a stunning deck that offers some amazing insight and marvellous messages but it’s just ‘not oracle enough’ for me to class as an oracle deck. I personally have found that the Eternal Seeker Oracle pairs particularly well with the likes of ‘The Everyday Witch Tarot’ as the artwork is similar to that of Elizabeth Alba.
I love the glossy, bright, bold colours which Pamela has chosen to paint with to bring this stunning deck to life. However, I personally think that this is more of a Tarot than an Oracle deck and for that reason would very much recommend it to novice readers as I think it would be perfect for those who read only oracle cards to bridge their knowledge towards the Tarot.
Purchasing & Pricing Information
The Eternal Seeker Oracle is available to purchase directly from Schiffer Publishing for $24.99, or if you are in the UK you can purchase this deck via Gazelle Book Services for £22.99. Though the Eternal Seeker Oracle has a recommended retail price of £22.99, as of July 2021 it is also available via Amazon for £16.04.
Inspired by the traditional Rider Waite Tarot, the Eternal Seeker Oracle is a bewitchingly beautiful, thirty-three card oracle deck combining the traditional Tarot with a modern oracle. This celestial infusion features stunning, sublime artwork alongside an informative, easy to read guidebook making it the perfect pack for novice readers wishing to get to grips with the traditional Tarot.
For further information upon the Eternal Seeker Oracle or alternative Schiffer Publishing / Red Feather publications visit www.schifferbooks.com
Disclosure: I was sent the above product for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.