Rumi’s Gift

For hundreds of years, the alchemy of Rumi’s words have transformed world views and changed lives. Now, let Rumi take you on an inner adventure of beauty and radiance where assumptions lose their hold. Not only do the images of this deck tell a story, but look closer, and the sacred Farsi script of the poem reveals itself to you. This oracle set contains 66 cards: Each image card is a Rumi poem shaped into a Farsi calligram, paired with a poem card containing its English translation. Also included is a commentary booklet with stories and insights. Wherever you are in your present journey, each poem and image will awaken your heart and illuminate your mind. Meditate on the images, reflect on verses and stories, and interact with Poems in Action. This set beckons you to join Rumi’s caravan through both the dark and mysterious valleys and the wondrous and dazzling peaks of the soul.

About the Process:

Growing up in Shiraz, Iran, Ari learned Persian calligraphy from an old master. Years after her lessons, she still melds her love of Persian poetry and calligraphy and creates calligram paintings. In 2018, she used a few dozen of her calligrams to bridge elements of Western tarot and Eastern practice of poetry divination in Rumi’s Gift Oracle Deck. The box includes 33 Rumi calligram cards produced in collaboration with the talented visual artist, Carmen Costello, 33 poem cards, and an accompanying commentary booklet featuring original translations and meditations.

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