SoulCards are easy to use, yet tap great depths. They encourage people to turn their awareness toward their own inner wisdom. When a card is chosen in association with a question, the image often evokes immediate insight. The strength of response confirms the universality of images that are drawn from depth levels of the psyche. The guidebook does not offer written meanings. Rather, it supports people to use their creative resources to delve further into the personal meaning of selected images through journal writing, storytelling, visualization, movement, dream incubation and other expressive modalities. When used in relationships and groups, SoulCards catalyze refreshing responses and authentic communication.
The many ways the cards are used reflect the simplicity and openness of the system. They are used by a broad range of professionals including therapists, creative writing teachers, health care workers, managers, youth counselors, workshop leaders, corporate consultants, life coaches, support groups, intuitives, and people of all ages interested in their own soul development. Children are fascinated with the images, and often verbalize with unexpected wisdom and maturity. The uses of SoulCards are endless!
Through her years of Touch Drawing, Deborah tapped into a universal level of the human soul.
Out of thousands of drawings, she selected 60 to share with the world in the best selling, independently published SoulCards. Five years later, she harvested 60 more images to create SoulCards 2. Each deck is complete unto itself. When used together they offer an even richer range of imagery.
Their unique packaging includes a portfolio box to carry the deck, nested within a book-sized outer box that can be re-used as a frame to display a selected card. All the images in the deck are shown in miniature on the back of the packaging. The companion guidebook offers creative ways to gain personal insight from the images.
Since their release in 1995, SoulCards have found their way into people's lives all over the world. Over 75,000 decks have been sold, mainly through small, independently owned bookshops and word-of-mouth. The strength of response confirms the universality of images that are drawn from depth levels of the psyche. The many ways the cards are used reflect the simplicity and openness of the system.
About the Author
Deborah is on the faculty of California Institute of Integral Studies, She has presented at many programs and conferences including Esalen, Naropa Institute, Omega Institute, JFK School of Arts and Consciousness, School of Visual Arts, The American Art Therapy Association, and The Association for Humanistic Psychology. She has served on the board of directors of The International Expressive Arts Therapy Association.
Deborah's workshops and Interpretive Touch Drawing have been integrated into executive and management retreats for hospitals and health systems. She has been Interpretive Artist at numerous conferences including Engaging the Other, Sacred Activism, Sacred in the Arts and Seeds of Compassion with the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Deborah's artwork and essays have been published in numerous magazines, journals and books. Deborah is founding director of The Center for Touch Drawing. She has convened the Annual Touch Drawing Gathering since 1997.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A set of drawings by Deborah Koff-Chapin to be used for divination. The good thing about the set is that Koff-Chapin did not assign meanings to the cards. She expects you to look at the art and draw out the meaning that it has for you. I thought this was a brilliant idea. The drawback is that many of the cards evoked feminine images, not only for me, but for a test group of my friends. There were very few images that evoked male images. Since I'm interested in balancing the masculine and feminine in my life, the cards didn't work well for me.