Design Influences & Features
The original Oracle back design still remains a heavy influence with the flourished vines and ornamental pieces, but now Zinfandel & Indigo have broken through the typical straight edged border into a beautiful curved flourish.
There are sacred geometries at work here and can be seen on the back design, including the Flower of Life and the Tree of Life. The Flower of Life has always inspired me because it is the foundation of life's architecture. I have also paid homage to the Golden Ratio which can be found within the flourished vines throughout the design. The Golden Ratio is a magical component that is ubiquitous in life and in art. I find the beauty in these elements very magical.
The Secret Feature
As a magician and card collector, I've handled and collected hundreds of different playing cards. Most of them are just like all the rest, not really offering anything new. Nothing "Outside The Box".
Zinfandel & Indigo are definitely outside the box! In fact, I don't think there is another deck out there that offers this amount of fun!
The most exciting feature to Zinfandel & Indigo is the Secret Code. This deck hides an esoteric marking system that is found on the back of each card. It is blended into the design. A quick glance at the back of any card, will immediately tell you what card it is. To the untrained eye, it's just a normal deck of cards, but to the owner, it is much more than that.
But here's the catch - it's not just about the secret code. It's about the journey in finding it!
And the best part - included with these decks are special riddles and clues that will help you find the key to the code. Collect all the clues and you will find yourself at the gateway to a link. In this link you will find the code and all the other secret meanings behind this mysterious deck.
It is a fun and wonderful little adventure that only the intrepid few will seek and pass. Enjoy! :)