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I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think. So far I’m greatly pleased by a very fine first review on amazon. Magical (scroll down to read it).

The Oracle Travels Light: Principles of Magic with Cards 

EyeCorner Press – July 2015

This book depicts manifestations of folk magic, black magic, and practical magic as courage and everyday wisdom, and it demonstrates how reading cards can entice us to concrete magical action. It thus goes beyond reading cards for personal and spiritual growth and demonstrates how the cards create connections between people, from the living to the dead. It talks about objects magically landing in your kitchen, family secrets that get untangled in necromantic sessions, power and how we use it.

At the heart of the book is a guide to storytelling and spell-crafting with cards, demonstrating the transformative power of stories that makes us skilful in the arts of knowing, having, giving and receiving.

To an extent, this book can be considered a follow up on my latest book, Marseille Tarot: Towards the Art of Reading, though it obviously does a different job, as per the description above. Also, the reader of Taroflexions will recognize a few ideas. But these have been reworked to serve a much sharper point here. As such, the book presents the reader with new and original material, and it makes fascinating references across different magical discourses.

Fully color illustrated with the unique and rarely seen Marseille cards of Carolus Zoya (ca. 1790), and accompanied also by the author’s original art, the book is a delight to the eye.


  • Magic in the Spine / 9
  • Magical Prompt: ‘I Knew It’ / 23
  • Bringing Down the Bowl / 35
  • Necromancy / 55
  • The Path of Magic / 77
  • Magical Morals / 89
  • Natural Magic: Four Rituals and a Soul / 109
  • Spellcraft: Basic Principles / 133
  • References / 164


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“A mysterious, ancient, and at the same time “right now” recipe of riches bubble and brew in this new offering from Camelia Elias. The Oracle Travels Light is an earthy, evocative poetics of spellcrafting with cards in particular and magic in general. The magical path has been presented as an art-form, as well as a powerful action-form before, but rarely, in my experience, to such telling effect. Other books I have read about magic are written in prose and, while I am “in” them, feel prosaic even while being informative. This one also is written in prose, but while I was “in” it I felt as if I was wandering within a poem, not trying to follow some articulate but sterile explication or set of instructions. This one feels scholarly, yes, but, also muddy and sticky, like the shaman as she imparts the secret knowledge as she is rising from the swamp. The book itself is a potent spell well crafted.” – CHARLES WEBB

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Check out my intro post: The Cartomancer: Fixing Blind Spots with Cards at Patheos/Agora.



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  1. Dear Camelia

    the Oracle travels light and there is light travelling from this Oracle and in itself an Oracle is the Light Or a Cle(f). I am looking very much forward to the book, just ordered. Alas it does not know when it will arrive. And I am restricting myself to try and divine it. I will wait and Dive in it.

    Thank you for sharing your wisdom.


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