Seasonal Salon

The World is Your Oracle

The World is Your Oracle is a compilation of 40 divinatory multicultural techniques — some ancient and some contemporary — one third of which are visual, one third auditory, and one third kinesthetic. Here is a short excerpt f from the book:

"I’ve found that a good oracle puts you in touch with yourself and lets you discover your motivations, feelings, and thoughts about any question you’re exploring. It also helps by alerting you to your hidden wishes and fears — those aspects of your personality that might sabotage your conscious choices unless you take them into account. Once you're aware of the beliefs that are operating beneath the surface of your mind, you can factor them into your decisions, just like any conscious thought. 

Oracles can guide your life with a sure hand when you flounder. They can help you set priorities meet challenges, and find creative solutions to your problems. At times, a divination can even point to an outworn habit that you need to discard, or can encourage you to take a risk that you might have been too timid to tackle on your own. Oracles can provide information that you need, warn you of possible dangers, and inspire your professional and creative work.

After all, your conscious, analytical mind only has access to the tip of the iceberg when it comes to your thoughts and your experience, but your unconscious contains much more below the surface of your day-to-day mind-set. It’s a storehouse of hunches, feelings, instincts, and all sorts of knowledge that you can access through divination. It’s the fount of your memories, your creativity, and your intuitions.”


Named a Wisdom Keeper of the Goddess Spirituality Movement in 2013, Nancy Vedder-Shults, Ph.D is the author of The World is Your Oracle (Fair Winds Press: April, 2017), the thealogical columnist for SageWoman Magazine, creator of Chants for the Queen Heaven (recording), and formerly a lecturer in Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has offered spiritual growth keynotes, workshops, and classes since 1987, focused on empowerment and personal growth. Check out her website at


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