Return to a time when gods were really gods, and experience the authentic power of the Masculine Divine through the lives and legends of gods, heroes, and other powerful men from around the world.
Gods and goddess—the Masculine and the Feminine Divine—were once honored as two halves of a creative whole. A distorted perception of that sacred union has obscured the compassion and protective love of the Masculine Divine, emphasizing agression and machismo. But now author Stacey Demarco and artist Jimmy Manton invoke the true, balanced nature of the masculine with thirty-eight dramatically illustrated oracle cards and a detailed guidebook that includes the myths and message of each being as well as invocations, guidance, and limitless inspiration.
The ancient yet timeless wisdom of Gods and Titans will guide you through the twists and turns of life and teach you to use the energy of land, sea, heaven, earth, and underworld to solve modern problems. Embrace the genuine spirit of the masculine and discover your own power!
This ancient yet timeless wisdom will guide you through the twists and turns of life and teach you to utilize the energy of land, sea, heaven, earth, and underworld to solve modern problems. Embrace the true spirit of the masculine and discover your own power!
The modern New Age movement focused for a while on reconnecting us with the feminine goddess energy, and it seemed somehow right to ignore the Masculine Divine. Now there is a return to balance, and the Masculine Divine in all his action, strength, focus, and protective love is back!
The Masculine and Feminine Divine energies were equally important; they were seen as two parts of a whole—two different, powerful forces, each with a vital role to play in creation, that worked together and were honored side by side.
This deck channels the enduring power of ancient masculine deities from a variety of cultures including Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Celtic, Norse, Hindu, Polynesian, Aboriginal, Mayan, Chinese, and Japanese.
There was a time, many aeons ago, when the gods and goddesses coexisted as equals. The Masculine and Feminine Divine energies were equally important; they were seen as two parts of a whole—two different, powerful forces, each with a vital role to play in creation, that worked together and were honored
The passing of time saw the emergence of a number of monotheistic religions that attempted to wipe these old ways and deities from the face of the earth. These modern religions converted many of the age-old classical gods, goddesses, and titans into evil or ludicrous figures. The magnificent horned god was transformed into the evil Satan. Honorable warrior deities, great protectors of all humanity, became pagan gods to be laughed at and ignored. But the energies of these great deities could never be erased from the collective human heart.
Humans have never tired of reading about and listening to the exploits of the gods and goddesses and the lessons they have to teach us. We can find representations of essentially the same deities, in all their strengths and weaknesses, in almost all cultures at one time or another. The gods of these ancient times displayed hatred and love, passions and faults; in short, these many faces of the Divine showed people a better way to live and die.
Pagan (earth-honoring) practices have survived, though just barely in some areas, and they are now flourishing again all over the world. People no longer turn their faces from the old ways, and over the last forty years, in particular, the pagan movement has grown from small numbers into a worldwide phenomenon—and one that keeps on growing!
The modern New Age movement focused for a while on reconnecting us with the feminine goddess energy. Considering the powerful historical swing to patriarchal monotheistic religions, it seemed somehow right to ignore the Masculine Divine. Now there is a return to balance. God doesn’t necessarily mean an old, bearded man in heaven ready to smite you for your sins anymore. There are few pagans who do not have a patron god as well as a patron goddess; most at least worship the masculine in some seasonal and solstice rituals. The Masculine Divine in all his action, strength, focus, and protective love is back!
Yet there is little information and modern work to support this renewed interest compared to the huge body of work on the goddesses and the Divine Feminine energy. Over the last few years, there has been a resurgence in interest in the gods and all things ancient.
Hollywood has had some big-budget hits over the last few years exploring the realm of the gods, including Troy, Thor, Clash of the Titans, and Beowulf, and ancient history courses in universities are packed for the first time in decades. Spiritual tourism to sacred sites has skyrocketed, and the interest in pagan practices has never been higher in modern times. And so, we felt the time was right to create these cards celebrating the magnificent energies of the masculine.
Here are thirty-eight gods originating from around the world: of the land, of the sea, of the heavens, and of the underworld. Many of these gods are ancient in origin, but they are still available to us to learn and gain inspiration from.
While no one can really know what a god looks like, we have done our best to capture the essence and symbology of each god. Equally, it is almost impossible to define a god in one word, yet I have offered a keyword for each god, which summarizes his attributes for your guidance and oracular use. This is but a guideline. I encourage you to delve even more deeply into the energy of the god whom you choose or who speaks most to you. For example, the symbols I have listed give you wonderful clues into how better to invoke or build a relationship with that particular god. Let's say you particularly like the idea of working with the Norse god Thor. His mighty magical hammer is a symbol that represents him, and you might like to seek out a piece of jewelry with a hammer or paint a small hammer on a piece of leather to keep. This honors him and reminds you of the energy you can gain in his name. Similarly, if you wish to look at some original paintings or artifacts from Viking times, knowing that Thor is generally depicted with a hammer helps you pick him out among the other figures in the artwork. The other way I like to use the symbols is as an invocation or meditation tool. Softly focusing on Thor's card from this deck and having one of his symbols close to you is a great way to open yourself to clear guidance from him. The deeper you go, the greater the rewards!
May the gods inspire you as much as they have me—enjoy their great power, wisdom, and protection!