I brought them on a whim. Anyway once I got them and started to shuffle them with my doubts still high and mighty it was as if these cards wanted to prove to me that I made the right purchase and that they are worthy and had a say in the matter. Excellent product, highly recommended. Although the deck is supposed to compliment the book 'The Map' by Colette Baron-Read, I do not own and have not read the book.
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I don't think it is necessary to have read the book to be able to understand the cards, but have been encouraged to look into reading it. Unless you designed your own oracle it would be impossible for all 54 images to "feel right", and to me at least initially, some give off rather a rather "West coast hippy feel", but not to the point of being distracting.