The Jane Austen Kit and 5 Week Course

April 1, 2021 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The Jane Austen Oracle Kit

with 5 Week Course is Here!


Includes Jane Austen Hope Box Brimming with Tools for Diligent Diviners


What’s Inside your Kit?


Take a look at this wonderful unboxing of the Jane Austen Oracle from Bonnie over at Old Soul Mermaid. We just love what she created!


The work of Jane Austen is the inspiration behind this elegant oracle. It comes with many useful pieces that can be used together or as stand alone items. The main being a deck of 52 cards featuring 36 traditional Lenormand symbols plus an additional 16 cards from the Gypsy Witch deck. Inside the kit you will find a wide range of divining options that are supported through the 5 week learning experience:


  • The Jane Austen deck: A combined deck of both Lenormand and Gypsy Witch symbols for a 52 card experience (Covered in Class 1-5)


  • Great for casting or cards, the Jane Austen reading cloth is printed with Diane Wilke’s Little Bit of Ivory Spread (Covered in Class 5)


  • Full color, 82-page Jane Austin Oracle Guidebook by Diane Wilkes


  • A set of Casting Charms curated by Carrie Paris (Covered in Class 2)


  • A tin of Jane Austen’s Bergamont Tea with tea infuser for tea leaf readings and botanical divining (Covered in Class 2)


  • A sandalwood hand fan for divining the secret language encoded in your readings (Covered in Class 2)


  • A glass Lorgnette on long chain to read the hidden messages printed on each card (Covered in Classes 1-5)


  • As a bonus we’ve also included a copy of the now out of print Mini Lenormand Revolution deck and corresponding Grand Tableau reading cloth


  • All Items Nested in a Jane Austen Hope Box with Magnetic Flip-top opening




Class 1

April 1, 2021 6PM Pacific to 7:30 Pacific  /  9PM Eastern to 10:30PM Eastern


Class 1 with Diane Wilkes

Intro to the Jane Austen Oracle & What’s Inside your Kit


Because the Jane Austen Oracle contains SO many goodies, Diane will introduce you to the various items in the set, along with the origins and processes of its creation. Additionally, we will explore the deck’s dual structure: it’s a Lenormand AND a 52 card oracle, all based on the works of Jane Austen. We will also look at a sample reading.



Class 2

April 8, 2021 6PM Pacific to 7:30 Pacific  /  9PM Eastern to 10:30PM Eastern


Class 2 with Carrie Paris

Decoding Hidden Messages with Charm Casting & Tea Leaf Readings


In late 18th century England, the hand fan and a bouquet of flowers known as a Talking Bouquet, gave women the opportunity communicate their desires without uttering a single word. Instead, conversations were expressed through accessories a woman held or wore. Choreographed fan gestures spoke volumes of one’s love interests while messages of the heart could be read by the type of flowers thoughtfully placed in a bouquet. The Jane Austen Oracle comes with a tin of loose Bergamot tea, casting charms and a sandalwood hand fan. Each item is designed to help you decode hidden communications that might otherwise be overlooked in readings. Techniques in tea leaf reading, charm casting and body language will be folded into this informative and fun class which includes a printable Language of Flowers casting map. Turn the kettle on for this one!


Class 3

April 15, 2021 6PM Pacific to 7:30 Pacific  /  9PM Eastern to 10:30PM Eastern


Class 3 with Erika Robinson

Jane Austen’s Themes as Lenormand Significators


Jane Austen’s work is admired and cherished for many reasons, not the least of which are the themes her novels consistently and skillfully address in ways that were groundbreaking for her time and also retain relevancy for today. Some of Austen’s most common themes were Money, Love, and Introspection/Self-Examination. Conventional in some ways, Austen was also eminently practical in her understanding of the ways in which the above themes played out in her society, and this keen observational ability lent themselves to her novels, which were as much feminist critique as they were mere observation.  Lenormand, of course, is an eminently practical oracle, and also literary in nature. It consists of thirty-six images of archetypal words that therefore represent “theme” once these archetypes are woven together into story. In my class, I will show you the twenty-three card spread centered around a “Significator” card, which takes full advantage of the concept of “theme.” This spread allows the reader to take a deep dive into a particular issue or theme, and is the perfect vehicle for examining both these three themes of Austen’s mentioned above, but also for examining our own relationship to these same themes. At the end of this class you will have honed a tool which should help you both deepen your understanding of both Austen’s novels and of yourselves.


Class 4 


April 22, 2021 6PM Pacific to 7:30 Pacific  /  9PM Eastern to 10:30PM Eastern


Class 4 with Jurg


A Very Swiss-French Spread

This class introduces a classical way for reading the Lenormand cards in your Jane Austen deck. The technique is from an old Swiss-French divining method that has yet to reach the US shores, until now. This spread uses the 36 cards in your deck in an organic and easy to follow way. Jurg, also from Switzerland, was handed down this useful technique in the 90’s and continues to use it today for accurate results. Come to this session with your deck and questions as we explore this timeless method through our cards.


Class 5

Class 5 with Diane Wilkes

April 29, 2021 6PM Pacific to 7:30 Pacific  /  9PM Eastern to 10:30PM Eastern


Little Bit of Ivory Spread


Included in the Jane Austen Oracle is a beautiful reading scarf printed with “A Little Bit of Ivory” spread. Austen described her writing as a “little bit (or two inches wide) of Ivory on which I work with so fine a Brush.”  We will conduct a reading using this Austen-infused Spread that provides both a template for a felicitous reading and a memorable story for the querent’s oracular library.




Meet the Presenters


Diane Wilkes, M.A., has been a card reader for more than half a century. She is the author/creator of the Jane Austen Tarot and the Storyteller Tarot, and has taught the tarot and other divinatory methods on the local, national and international level for decades. For the last ten years, she instituted an intimate conference devoted to divination, currently entitled the “Southeastern Tarot Conclave.” Her list of published articles is lengthy and diverse, and can be found in many places, including her seminal website, Tarot Passages. The Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Deck was her very first oracle and she realized the strong connection to the Lenormand deck and interpretations when she began to study Lenormand several years ago. The Jane Austen Oracle was initially planned as a Lenormand deck, but after some discussion, Carrie Paris and she decided it would be even better to create a 52 card deck based on the Gypsy Witch that, with minor alterations, could also be used strictly as a Lenormand deck.


Carrie Paris was in the first class to receive a Masters in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination from the University of Kent, UK. She has authored numerous Magpie Oracle casting kits, the Relative Tarot, the Legendary Lenormand, Sirens’ Song Lenormand and co-created the award winning Lenormand Revolution deck. Carrie has also taught and co-authored a series of popular online courses that explore mediumship and ancestral communication through casting. Carrie considers herself a global citizen and enjoys teaching her craft in many countries and online from her home in northern California.


Erika Robinson is Harvard educated (A.B., M.Div.) After several years as Assistant Director of Admissions at Saint Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, and then  Princeton and Columbia Universities, Erika realized that what she most enjoyed was extended interaction with young people, Erika spent thirty-years teaching high school Advanced Placement Language and Literature at a diverse public high school, deep-diving into sharing her love of reading and writing. Upon being suddenly widowed after twenty years of marriage, Erika experienced a series of miraculous magical moments that led her to the study of Lenormand, which she refers to as the Poet’s Oracle. For the last decade, she has developed her skill as a reader and teacher of the art of Lenormand, and is currently at work on a book showing the connection between Lenormand and literature in a way that will encourage seekers to use both to inform their lives and increase their joy.


Jurg* (pronounced “Yerg”) Oggenfuss was born and raised in Zürich, Switzerland. He first encountered the art of divination when he was going through a divorce in the late 1990s. A friend recommended  he consult with a Swiss-French Lenormand card reader named Martine Frainier. He was so enthralled with how accurate the reading was, he asked to study with her. She agreed to teach him, and Jurg became an enthusiastic student. Over the course of the next decade, he learned about the Lenormand deck. At the time, there were no books in English on the subject of Lenormand cartomancy.  He has been fascinated with the deck ever since and posts a daily card spread on Instagram @WalterJoseLenormand. He also does phone, FaceTime, Skype and email readings. He also has a website that is currently under development . When he isn’t working with the cards, he practices medicine in an urgent care clinic in Connecticut. He is also opening an LGBTQ clinic in the greater Hartford, CT area. He has a passion for working with underserved populations to provide HIV care, primary care and transgender medicine.