Satori said:This exercise has a few parts.
How you choose to work with the Clow.
These are supposedly creatures that have card forms, from what I understand. When released from the card their "powers" engage, and they are somewhat animated and able to communicate with the holder of the card.
So how will you communicate with the creatures in your pack?
Do you ask your Clow questions? Will you meditate with the card or just look at the image and free associate with the card.
Please make a conscious choice about how you will do this exercise. Or ask the Clow how they would like to be used. You can change your approach later or with other exercises, but for now, decide on a specific method and let us know what it is and how it worked.
For now let's just look thru the deck and then pick a favorite card and another card that you don't like as much, perhaps your least favorite card. Please post the name of the Clow card and any details about the cards that you either embrace or reject in the body of the post.
Whatever flashes into your mind is what you should write about, even if it doesn't seem to make sense. Some ideas for this might be:
-What calls to you about the card you chose as your favorite?
-What do you dislike about your least favorite card?
-How does the card make you feel? Tearful? Joyous? Angry? Upset? Relieved? Why?
-Do you associate any other senses with the card? Smells or tastes? If the card had a flavor, what would it be? Does it smell good or bad?
-Did the card make you remember anything from your life, your childhood or past lives?
(I ask about scent because there are soapy cards, watery cards, metallic and so forth. They may evoke senses we aren't used to using....how can those senses help us in our readings later?)
Please notice any mood changes you experience when you are doing this exercise. Make note of how you feel before you start the exercise and how you feel after the exercise.
Make note of any information you receive from the Clow as you do this exercise. We are not really asking the Clow for information, but they may have some kind of message about you, or they may even ask you a question or two. If so, what did the Clow card want to know about you?
The idea here is to play and have fun.
No expectations or worries about whether or not you are doing it right. Just pick the cards, and go with the flow.
I will cut and paste the directions found here in the new thread as well.
Post results in the thread named Clow Cards Exercise # 1. Anyone may play, even if you don't have the deck. The cards are pictured in Wikipedia under Clow Cards.
This space is now open for all ATans who either own a Clow Cards deck or who are using images from the Wikipedia site. Please follow these guidelines for our first exercise, but remember, they are only guidelines. If other ideas come up for you please feel free to use them, but also do the exercise outlined here.
I think it helps if all participants use the same exercise each time, however if you get an idea for an exercise please post it in the other thread in Oracle decks. We can use it later in the study!