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THE African Goddess Rising Oracle CARDS
A 44-Card Deck & Guidebook
by ABIOLA ABRAMS
AUTHOR OF AFRICAN GODDESS INITIATION
the Goddess & the Temple
AFRICAN GODDESS Rising
is a sacred tool of self-development and divination,
and an awakening into the mysteries of the feminine divine.
Welcome to your goddess revolution.
It is time to activate ancient goddess magic to transmute your fears and limiting beliefs, so that you can create more happiness, abundance, and self-acceptance.
YOU ARE ONLY ONE READING AWAY...
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This is a divine feminine initiation and rebirth into your capital “S” Self. I am your midwife in this sacred rebirth; with our powerful goddesses, ancestors, and spirits leading the way through transformational rituals, practices, rites, and ceremonies for your elevation.
Everything we are seeking on the outside is on the inside. All of the things we want to manifest—happiness, love, well-being, money—are on the other side of self-love, self-acceptance, and awakening your divinity. This goddess initiation is a rebirth into your womanhood and divinity, on your own terms. This is about your personal relationship with the divine in you, as you.
Welcome to your African Goddess Rising Oracle card deck.
“Sawubona” is a Zulu greeting meaning, “We see you.” You think you are here because you called the goddesses but the goddesses also called you. This deck is a covenant. You are now in the sacred goddess temple circle.
From the moment that my ancestors gave me this divine assignment, these goddesses would not leave me alone. As a woman of African-Guyanese heritage, I grew up with intimate knowledge of many of the enchanted beings you will meet in this deck. I come from generations of intuitives and healers, so channeling divine downloads is not new to me. But these oracle keepers were persistent! They “dreamed me,” pursued me and guided me through this co-creation. Then Spirit and I manifested Goddess Destiney Powell and her spellbinding artwork as our collaborator, and this oracle deck bloomed.
When I opened the door to the goddesses, they brought friends, as we African people do. The African Goddess Rising Oracle cards are divided into nine temples or suits: Threshold Guardians, Ancestors, Conjurers, Warriors, Shadows, Lovers, Griots, Queens, and High Priestesses. They represent the nine divine inner temples you must face and integrate to awaken goddess energy within.
This oracle system reaches from the continent of Africa deep throughout her diaspora. Africa is made up of over 54 diverse countries. This feminine energy deck not only includes deities, spirits, and ancestors from continental Africa, but also from diasporic countries and cultures with African retention, such as Haiti, Cuba, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica in the Caribbean, Guyana and Brazil in South America, the Garifuna communities of Central America, Louisiana and the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor in the United States, and more.
The gold Adinkra symbol on the back of your cards is Hye Wo Nhye, which means "that which does not burn." Adinkra is the sacred geometry of the Akan people of Ghana. The global holocaust known as slavery’s Middle Passage left Africa’s children physically scattered. Our spiritual traditions have helped us to remain whole.
African Goddess Rising Oracle will support you as a tool for divination, healing, awakening, and personal development. You may wish to delve deeper with the mystics in this deck in my book, African Goddess Initiation: Sacred Rituals for Self-Love, Prosperity, and Joy.
Rise up, beautiful one. This is your time.
Is This Goddess Oracle Deck For You?
You are not reading this by accident.
A breathtakingly beautiful oracle deck of 44 African goddesses, spirits, queens, and ancestors from many powerful peoples and pantheons—reaching from the continent of Africa and throughout the diaspora by intuitive spiritual teacher Abiola Abrams.
"From the moment that I received the sacred assignment to birth this deck, these magical folks would not leave me alone. I come from generations of intuitives and healers, so divine channeling is not new to me. But these oracle keepers were persistent! They "dreamed me," pursued me, and guided me through this co-creation.
Although African spirituality is vast, most practices share foundational beliefs including: ancestral veneration, reverence for elders and community, respecting natural phenomenon, and the power to transmute obstacles. This deck is faithful to our sacred truths and secrets passed down through oral tradition.
This deck will support you as a tool for divination, healing, awakening, and personal development.
Rise up. It is your time.
Asé!" (the power to make things happen or so let it be) - from the guidebook
ABIOLA ABRAMS is an award-winning author, intuitive coach, inspirational card deck creator, transformational speaker, and international retreat leader.
Abiola is the first generation American daughter of multi-generational healers, seers, and farmers in Guyana, South America, who are descended from several West African nations. The founder of the Womanifesting self-love empowerment platform, podcast, and Goddess Temple Circle, Abiola studied sociology and creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Beautiful Goddess Art
by Destiney Powell
Nashville, Tennessee-based artist, Destiney Powell, has been honing her skills in illustration and painting since childhood. Destiney's work is inspired by the varied experience of black women and the exploration of heritage within the African diaspora. She focuses on creating colorful figurative and portrait centered pieces showcasing multiple narratives of black experiences. Destiney received a fine art degree from Mississippi State University and showcases her work nationally.
Each suit in the African Goddess Rising Oracle deck is referred to as a temple.
As in the book, African Goddess Initiation: Sacred Rituals for Self-Love, Prosperity and Joy, this goddess deck also includes spirits, supernatural creatures, and regal ancestral figures, reflecting the multidimensional nature of traditional African spirituality.
When you pull a card, not only is that particular goddess showing up for you, but so are the other sacred sages in her temple (suit).