In many ancient cultures divination was used to determine if an action taken would be favorable. In ancient Greece, an oracle was a seer who was the intermediary between the people and the gods and goddesses. In The Chakana Oracle, the cards themselves play the role of the ancient oracle, connecting the user to an ancient Andean lineage, whose roots go back over 500 years to the Inka Empire.
Just as working directly with textiles, natural items, sacred places, and medicine bundles are useful vehicles to rekindle connections to the earth and to the cosmos, working with The Chakana Oracle will also serve to promote connection. Over time, with dedication and awareness, we can each rekindle and remember our own personal cosmology and reconnect to our indigenous soul. In doing so, we are engaging ayni, a sacred reciprocity of both receiving and giving back to the energetic universe, known as the Kawsaypacha (Living Energy World).
The Chakana Oracle project is a co-creation of Drake and Wake, who together have 36 years of experience working within the Andean cosmology. They have drawn information from multiple sources including journeys, discussions, ceremonies, and initiations with indigenous teachers of the Andes. They are available for Chakana Oracle readings and workshops. For further information please visit The Chakana Oracle website: www.ChakanaOracle.com. In addition, both Drake and Wake are available to give Chakana Oracle readings and workshops.
The Chakana Oracle project consists of a guidebook, a card deck, and a cloth textile for divination layouts. The Chakana Oracle is a vehicle designed to help the user explore the depth and breadth of who they are, who they are connected to, and what they’re capable of achieving. It also presents ways to find and then engage their own energy companions. So, user, journey, sing, reweave stories, and activate your living energy!
The Chakana Oracle Guidebook is a compilation of Andean cosmology and spiritual culture that is presented from a fresh new perspective. It includes:
- In-depth information with rich, full-color illustrations of Andean cosmology and symbology.
- Layouts for divination work with a foundation that is based on the geography of the terrestrial land overlaid with the energy of the celestial sky.
- Description, interpretation, and practice for each of the 100 oracle cards in The Chakana Oracle Card Deck.
The Chakana Oracle Guidebook is available in printed form as a 6”x9” trade paperback (ISBN 978-0-9862498-2-2). It is 292 pages with 250 full color illustrations. An electronic version of the book (ISBN 978-0-9862498-3-9) will be available soon.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Divination & Card Layouts
Antisuyu (Northeast) Suit: P’acha Q’epe (Woven Textiles)
To Be (Green) – 28 Image Cards
Qollasuyu (Southeast) Suit: Khuyakuna (Sacred Stones)
To Emerge (White) – 19 Image Cards
Kuntisuyu (Southwest) Suit: Rikchaykuna (Carved Images)
To Vision (Yellow) – 18 Image Cards
Chinchaysuyu (Northwest) Suit: Ruruchina (Energy Companions)
To Master (Red) – 29 Image Cards
– Reference Links
– The Marketplace
– About the Authors
The Chakana Oracle Card Deck consists of 101 3.5”x5” cards (ISBN 978-0-9862498-4-6) printed on linen card stock. Each card is an energetic companion from the Andean cosmology that can help the user activate, animate, and move energy within different grids of time, dimensions, and portals. Each card includes a photograph of the companion as well as its title in the native language of Quechua with its English translation.
Cards usually contain archetypal or sacred images that portray a concept. Cards, as symbolic inquiry, can be a powerful adjunct to core spiritual practices. This sacred symbolic dialogue can enhance and deepen our relationship with Spirit. The process involves taking a literal image, sensing its symbolic messages, hearing its mythic story, and moving its activated energy. The essential layers of perception and experience become engaged.
The Chakana Oracle items can be purchased individually or as a set. These include the book, card deck, and other items that accessorize your divination work, such as textiles, chumpi stones, and dice. All of these items are available at The Marketplace (www.SacredPathways.us/shop/). The guidebook is also be available in printed form or as an ebook on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. The ebook is on Apple iTunes, too. You can also visit us at www.ChakanaOracle.com. We invite you to write a review on Amazon or send one to us directly. Thank you.
Photo of don Francisco Chura Flores, doña Juanita Apaza Ccapa, and Wilbert Salas Atasi reviewing the prototype of The Chakana Oracle cards in Cusco Peru.
Photo of don Francisco Chura Flores, doña Juanita Apaza Ccapa, and Wilbert Salas Atasi blessing the prototype of The Chakana Oracle cards in Cusco Peru.