For hundreds of years, the alchemy of Rumi? words have transformed world views and changed lives. Now, let Rumi take you on an inner adventure of beauty and radiance where assumptions lose their hold. Not only do the images of this deck tell a story, but look closer, and the sacred Farsi script of the poem reveals itself to you. This oracle set contains 66 cards: Each image card is a Rumi poem shaped into a Farsi calligram, paired with a poem card containing its English translation. Also included is a commentary booklet with stories and insights. Wherever you are in your present journey, each poem and image will awaken your heart and illuminate your mind. Meditate on the images, reflect on verses and stories, and interact with Poems in Action. This set beckons you to join Rumi? caravan through both the dark and mysterious valleys and the wondrous and dazzling peaks of the soul.
Ari Honarvar was born into a long line of Persian poets and Rumi lovers and raised in Shiraz, the city of majestic gardens, love poems, and wine. She is a translator, writer, and an artist who blends calligraphy and painting to present Persian poetry in new and evocative ways. In her musical poetry performances, she brings forth the spirit of Rumi’s poems in the form of “deklameh,” the Persian art of becoming the poem. She is the founder of Rumi With A View (www.rumiwithaview.com) dedicated to building bridges through the enchanted medium of Persian poetry. Carmen Costello (www.carmenbcostello.com) is a self-taught artist. She works around traditional and experimental techniques, adjusting, inflecting, and twisting given forms to create new images. Working in a state of intuitive action, she creates a riotous display of brilliant colors, choppy swirling brush/hand strokes and abbreviated figures and symbols that invoke ancient modes of dance and ritual.