Bird Cards - the healing and transcendent power of the bird kingdom
All through the history of mankind and in all indigenous cultures, there has been an understanding that birds are profoundly important to us and that they carry messages, signs and symbolism. Therefore, when they appear in a significant way in our lives, whether in real life, or in a dream or a meditation, we tend to stop a moment and ask ourselves, 'What does that mean?' The Bird Cards help to answer that question, but they also carry the idea that each bird actually carries its own particular energy, or vibration, which helps to heal our inner beings and our planet in a very specific way. They also have a transcendent function - you have only to think of the Holy Spirit depicted as a Dove in the Bible, or of the feeling of upliftment that comes when a bird makes its presence felt in your life, to recognise this.
There are 121 Bird Cards altogether, 55 in the first set and 66 in the second set. The oracle cards were written by Jane Toerien and illustrated by Joyce van Dobben. Each set of Bird Cards consists of a box containing the beautifully illustrated, colourful cards, and a book in which the specific energy and symbolism of each bird is explained. The titles of the two sets are:
Bird Cards: The Healing Power of the Bird Kingdom (cards 1 - 55)
Ascension to Paradise: The Transcendent Power of the Bird Kingdom (cards 56 - 121)
Ascension to Paradise
Just as the ancient seers used the auguries of the birds to show the signs of the times, so today the bird kingdom wishes to assist us in our Ascension process to a higher expression of ourselves. This is their message to us in 'Ascension to Paradise:the Transcendent Power of the Bird Kingdom':
'All is well in life. We know that all is well. Allow the noisy strife of the world to fade away and go where Truth is - in the song of the birds, the ripple of the tides, the stillness of the great mountains. There is a birthing, and a remembrance, taking place. All around, life is awakening and remembering that now is the time. Now is the time to lift up, back to the knowledge of our Oneness with all things, back to joy. Let us help you - we can help you to let go of your heaviness and learn to sing with us. There is so much joy for those who will lift up their wings and fly.'
Liz Mackenzie, a frequent user of the Bird Cards, comments: 'I have developed an awe and respect for the power, ease and inspiration available to me when I work consciously with the bird kingdom through the Bird Cards. It seems to provide a portal into another stream of consciousness which supports me in my daily life, and I have experienced extraordinary synchronicities many times.'
To order see below (please note, the shopping cart facility is not activated on this site at present)
Internationally: The Bird Cards are available for sale internationally via www.amazon.com or your bookseller can order it from Altamira-Becht in the Netherlands, www.altamira-becht.nl or firstname.lastname@example.org
The first set is available in English, Dutch, German and French editions, and the second set in English and Dutch editions .
South Africa: For individual mail-orders for both sets of Bird Cards within South Africa, please contact email@example.com. For trade orders in South Africa, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Bird Cards: The Healing Power of the Bird Kingdom, by Jane Toerien and Joyce van Dobben, with a foreword by Michael J. Roads, is published by Altamira-Becht, 2007, Netherlands. ISBN 978 90 6963 748 8. www.altamira-becht.nl
Also available from Altamira-Becht as Dutch, German and French editions:
Vogelkaarten: De helende kracht van het vogelrijk. ISBN 90 6963 616 6
Vogelkarten: Die heilende Kraft des Vogelreichs. ISBN 978 90 6963 749 5
Les Cartes des Oiseaux: Pouvoirs & Bienfaits du Royaume des Oiseaux. ISBN 978 90 6963 750 1
The second set of Bird Cards (contact details are the same as the first set):
Ascension to Paradise: The Transcendent Power of the Bird Kingdom by Jane Toerien and Joyce van Dobben, published by Binkey Kok, ISBN 978 90 78302 315
Dutch edition of the second set:
Vogelvlucht naar het paradijs: de mystieke kracht van het vogelrijk ISBN 978 90 6963 877 5 / NUR 720, Altamira-Becht
Please contact Jane or Joyce on email@example.com for any queries