Coleman, the creator of the Dark Exact, is a writer and artist originally from Birmingham, AL. She now lives in Portland, OR, where she teaches art, writing, literature, and tarot. Her current work focuses on the intersection of text, image, object, and ritual. You can read more about Coleman here.
This oracle has been designed not just as a divination tool but as a way for users to examine the self more deeply through their connections to each of the thirty-nine images on the cards. The imagery in this deck includes symbols common in “fortune telling” decks from the early the 20th Century.
Instead of the accompanying book providing meanings for the cards, it offers an opportunity for users to explore personal associations and feelings about each symbol before any cards are drawn. The meanings each user assigns to the cards, whether universal, highly personal, or a combination of both, will reveal the inner workings of the mind.