Every legendary villain has a story of intrigue and a character ultimately more flawed and fascinating than his hero counterpart. These fallen angels are no exception - cast out from heaven, the subversive spirits in this deck have committed at least one of the seven deadly sins to secure their place in the legions of the damned. The cards in Nigel Suckling's oracle are similarly rich with experience, and devilishly direct - Zepar, the angel who makes women love men, reveals the complications of an affair; Gusion, who can discern the past, present and future, calls to let intuition rule; while Shax, who has the appearance of a stork, warns people to protect their wealth. Choose a card for daily insight, or lay them out for a reading. The accompanying book reveals the card's meaning, and explains each angel's history. The illustrations, by artist Sarah Perkins, have been specially commissioned to evoke the dark charm of these fascinating, mysterious creatures, all of whom offer a special message.
Angels make one of the most intriguing subjects one could study. According to the Bible, angels have helped to shape the course of human history &continue to do so today. Consider the fallen angel in the Garden of Eden who slyly engineered the moral fall of the entire human race (Genesis 3). There have been thousands of angelic encounters throughout history—good & evil—in the lives of ordinary and famous individuals. The word "angel" appears some 300 times in 24 books of the Bible (not including the synonyms used for angels). As people are searching for answers & meaning to life, angels are thought to play a vital role in providing those answers. This book gives important information on how to tell the difference between the good and the bad angels.
Explores the rich history of angels in America from Spanish colonialism and Puritan culture to modern incarnations found on TV, in movies, in comic books, and on bumper stickers. Finds that Americans have constructed the "useful angel" as a servant of man rather than an agent of God.