PRIESTS of Antinous on three continents unveiled a bold new project tonight during ceremonies celebrated globally via Skype.
Flamen Antonius Subia presented the Antinous Gay Oracle Cards to celebrants at the Hollywood Temple of Antinous in California as well as other worshipers taking part via Skype in South America and Europe.
The Antinous Gay Oracle Cards are the most revolutionary deck to appear since Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot. But these are not Tarot cards. They are based on the ages-old Lenormand and Sibilla cards of Europe which originally used traditional playing cards, but with expanded meanings that evolved over time.
Synthesizing Classical mythological imagery with 21st Century post-neopagan thought, Antonius Subia, founder of the modern religion of Antinous, the Gay God, has created a deck that maps the modern psyche like no other before.
Each of the 52 Antinous Gay Oracle cards represents a theme of significance to Antinous spirituality.
Some represent events that occurred during the mortal life of Antinous. Some represent people that were connected to him, or important to his story. Some cards represent places of Antinous significance. Others represent gods and goddesses who are elements of his spirituality.
Each card is an Antinous related image within the context of the traditional Lernormand-Sibilla card system. They are essentially an Antinous variation on a well established theme.
The Antinous cards are a spiritual tool and guide for LGTBQ people to explore the deeper meaning of Gay Spirituality in general, to reveal our deeper mysteries, and address our own particular concerns and influences.
Antonius said: "They are a way to enter into Antinous-Consciousness and form a connection with his energy in a direct manner. With these cards you can seek to communicate with his influence deep inside ourselves and become part of Antinous’ spirituality."
He added, "The cards are a tool of the Antinous religion, for personal guidance, and also to help others reach a greater and more meaningful understanding of Antinous influence in their lives and spirituality. They are a way to communicate with and help others in an Antinous based context."
The cards were designed by Antonius Subia and the accompanying 400-page book is by him and Priest Hernestus Gill. The book thoroughly explores all the possibilities of the cards in a clear and easy-to-understand manner for beginners and advanced card-readers alike. This easy-to-use book enables you to bring power, precision, and depth to your card readings. It presents techniques usually found only in workshops, plus numerous different themed spreads so you can choose or create the perfect spread for any question or purpose.