Speaking the Oracle: How Lenormand Works Aloud


LenormandOracleHandbookAre you one of the many people around the world who have embraced the Lenormand cards as a way of divining answers to questions? And like so many of your fellow Lenormand devotees, are you finding it hard to commit all those key words to memory? Interestingly, your ability to remember meanings and become a confident reader lies with speaking the Lenormand cards aloud. Moving from reading quietly to yourself to speaking your interpretation is a big step, but essential if you are to read for clients.

In this master class, Caitlín Matthews breaks down the process of how we speak Lenormand aloud so that it can be a true oracle for the client. Because Petit Lenormand is already a linguistic oracle, based upon words rather than upon images, it enables us to use the 34 ‘speaking cards’ and the two cards that are ‘spoken about’ to great advantage. Building upon the context of the client’s question, we gain interpretive flexibility from the way the cards provide us with the words we need to interpret. The class ends with a break-down of a Grand Tableau in words and pictures showing how the big picture emerges.

For more information on what to expect in the class, read Caitlín’s blog, Speaking the Lenormand cards aloud.

Caitlin MatthewsAbout Caitlín Matthews

“I have studied and taught many aspects of the Western Mysteries for over 30 years, including ancestral ritual, shamanism, and divination, including reading the omens in nature, to many kinds of early cartomancy, and also tarot and Lenormand. I am the author of 67 books which include Enchanted Lenormand Oracle (2013), The Complete Lenormand Oracle Handbook (2014,) and have created four tarots and five oracles. Together with John Matthews & Felicity Wombwell, I am the co-founder of The Foundation for Inspirational and Oracular Studies (FIOS) which spotlights the oral and sacred arts that often become sidelined as unimportant: we annually host exemplars of these sacred arts to teach in UK.

Supporting traditional skills and methods of divination is very important to me and I am very fortunate in having so many colleagues throughout the world who share this interest and pool researches. I am the owner of two original mid-19th century Lenormand decks, including the Belgium Daveluy and the 46 card Austrian Zauberkarten, and am fascinated how variant Lenormand and small oracles cross-fertilized each other.

For my general website, listing books and forthcoming events, see www.hallowquest.org.uk; for my myth and divination blog go to www.caitlin-matthews.blogspot.com.”


A video recording of the class is available for download to your computer or device as a Windows Media file (.wmv). It can be viewed on PCs using Windows Media Player and on Macs using the free VLC multimedia player for Mac operating systems which can be downloaded here.

Total file size: 243 MB (one hour 25 mins)

Cost: $19 USD

Payment: online through PayPal using a credit or debit card.


Speaking the Oracle: How Lenormand Works Aloud

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