Modern day oracles

Working as a mentor on Denise Linn’s Soul Coaching® Oracle Card Certification program has been a blessing.

I feel a strong connection to the other mentors, and Denise, and have had flashbacks to a time in ancient Greece where we were oracles together.

Many people sough out oracle for advice and the prediction of future events. Each oracle was contacted and asked by the inquirer through a type of divination specified by the oracle. These specified types of divination allowed the inquirer to foretell future evens and to interpret ones of the past.

Oracles exist today in many mainstream ways. Economists pop to mind as one group who set themselves up as predictors of the future, often with as much succes as Nostradamus if the Global Financial crisis is anything to go by.

Perhaps the most overt of the mainstream oracles are the ‘futurists’ who claim to be able to bring together all the threads that exist now and predict where we will be in 10, 20 or 100 years’ time. Like the ancient oracles they have some success and some failures.

Then there are the less mainstream but still high valued modern oracles of tarot, clairvoyants and even astrologers.

Whatever you think of oracles, there is clearly a deeply felt human need for them.

So what is the lure of the oracle?

I’d love to hear your thoughts …

About Michelle

A Soul Coach and healer, Michelle is a sought-after speaker and consultant.

She is passionate about her Soul Coaching® practice where she helps burnt-out executives who have lost themselves to rediscover their passion for their lives.

Michelle serves as a mentor for Denise Linn's current on-line professional training courses, "Gateway Dreaming," and "Soul Coaching® Oracle Card Certification" program with Hay House.

Michelle was a contributing author in the award-winning spiritual anthology, Soul Whispers II (Soul Wings Press, Sydney), which was published in October 2010.

With a rich and varied background in the healing arts, marketing, public speaking and writing, Michelle is also a Chakradance™ practitioner (a dynamic, moving meditation to balance and harmonise the chakras.

Michelle runs a successful private practice using these tools to help people "rediscover the sacredness of their lives."

Comments

  1. Wow I really have a strong connection with the picture… love your blog… There are many different soul groups who have come to bring forth various types of information… Like our technology gurus, look at all the things that have been brought through in the last decade alone. I believe the lure of the Modern day oracle is that we help ppl reconnect to a part of themselves that longs to reemerge. :)

  2. I have written a series-speculative fantasy fiction about Theoclea-The Oracle of Delphi who had Pythagoras as one of her teachers. That’s the only historical ‘fact’ that remains of her…I built the character on the premise that she would be the greatest of all the Delphic Oracles…with ability as a child to suddenly experience trance…and prophecy. Trance…a part of Shamanic culture…was a key element for Oracles of the past…and Shamanic societies of today experience it through dancing, chanting, and the use of psychotropic plants. Writers, musicians, artists and poets can get a fleeting glimpse. The Native American Sundance is an example of trance work today. Our society today-in the ‘western world’ has few Shamanic practices…Trance is what has always been a part of the Oracle’s toolbox. The Delphic Oracles inhaled vapors coming up from under the tripod chair. They could only do that for two days a month…let’s keep this conversation going…Please post on the Delphic Oracle Group site…I’m the adminmistrator…Namaste Pan

    • I use dance to invoke trance Pan … At the third eye chakra, we can lift up into ecstatic and altered states of consciousness through trance-dance. The practice of trance-dance is hugely popular throughout the world, and has its heritage in many of the ancient cultures of South East Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas.
      Often dancers are inspired by imagining they are a North Amerian Indian, who has danced for days, in order to go deeply into trance. The movements tend to be simple, repetitive, even monotonous.The dance of the third eye is the dance of the intuitive mind. Each dancer drifts into his or her own visual universe of images, colours, and insights, achieving a deeply meditative state.

      • A great book to read on this is ‘Supernatural’ by Graham Wilcox. He states that the art in the paleolithic caves and rock shelters in southern france, Spain, south Africa-Central America and ancient North America
        has defied explanation. There are striking similarities-meshes, geometric shapes…figures with human heads and animal bodies…the list of similarities is striking given that many of the cultures never met. A new explanation comes from a neuropsychologist David-Lewis Williams-that the art is al trance-related and/or trance-induced..that the artists produced the art after coming out of trance, wanted to memorialize trance, or felt that trance was the entry way to other realms inside, or on the other side of the rocks…please post more on the Facebook Delphic Oracle Group…Pan Orpheus

        • Hi Pan, I will definitely post more in the group, but a little busy right now with the Oracle program Denise Linn is running … perhaps when that is finished. Many blissings, Michelle.

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