"At every moment, Love's voice talks to us from left and from right, all we have to do is to know how to listen," Rumi counseled us long ago. This wonderful spiritual resource is written by Eryk Hanut, coauthor with Andrew Harvey of Perfume of the Desert: Inspirations from Sufi Wisdom, and designed by Michele Wetherbee. It begins with a brief overview of the life and work of this extraordinary thirteenth century Sufi mystic and poet. Hanut correctly assumes that Rumi has much to teach us about polishing our heart and looking for the sacred in everyday life. The seer advises: "You will know your heart is awake when you can hear a mother dog's soft cries of help from miles away."
After presenting a colorful glimpse of the history of divination cards, Hanut examines the simple spread, the Celtic cross spread, and the clock method. The 54 colorful cards in the accompanying deck are divided into six thematic families: birth, love, ordeal, transformation, warning, and reward. A sample transformation card contains the following thought from Rumi: "If you know how to be patient, He'll offer you the seat of honor; He'll show you a hidden way that no one will know." Hanut's interpretation for this is: "Things seem impossible. Wait and trust and you will be shown the solution."
Give this exquisitely produced card deck and book pack a try. We predict you will return to it again and again for spiritual guidance, inspiration, and personal renewal. Each card emits a fragrance from the Divine through Rumi.