This is a heavy package with a 300 page book, which explains the system and the cards. The book has a forward by composer Philip Glass. The book written by Victor Sanchez explains that he was given the secrets to the oracle by the Wirrarika an indigenous people of Mexico, so secretive that the author will not tell you their location. Much of the book is about the spiritual practices of this group and how to consult the oracle which is not suited to yes / no answers. The book devotes a chapter to each card and obviously a very detailed system, a Ludo like layout sheet come with the book. This edition was published by Inner Traditions in 2004.
A 33-card oracle deck based on codices containing the original Toltec wisdom tradition
– An interactive oracle and divination tool that functions as a sacred mirror for self-exploration and soul transformation
– Contains over 200 exercises for applying the message from the readings
– Compiles the most important philosophical concepts and teachings of the Toltec from original sources of Toltec literature, poems, paintings, and philosophical texts
– Artwork on cards is from original 16th-century Toltec codices
Based on the divination tool known to the ancients of Mesoamerica as the Cross of Quetzalcoatl, or Tonalpohualli, The Toltec Oracle compiles the essence of the magical knowledge of the Toltec and provides a sacred mirror with which to see the hidden truths and potential of our souls in the context of the governing principles of life. The deck consists of 20 Tonalpohualli cards, calendar signs that represent archetypal situations of life, and 13 Ruler cards, which depict the main deities and sacred principles of the Toltec tradition. Using original sources of Toltec literature, poems, paintings, and philosophical texts, The Toltec Oracle gives the meaning of each card as it relates to Toltec symbolism and metaphysical concepts, as well as how that meaning is affected by the placement of the card in one of the four quadrants in the principle layout spread corresponding to body, mind, emotions, and spirit. More than 200 exercises and practices with practical applications for the readings accompany the cards.