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The above video features award-winning author Samantha Dunn speaking about her experiences with the Shadow Cards, which have been in and out of print since 1992.  Just as the most recent inventory was being depleted, it looked like the cards would be relegated to a cherished memory. However, I continued receiving very encouraging feedback, including from someone who recovered repressed memories by interpreting random metaphors that my deceased partner helped create. 

Below are unsolicited quotes from individuals who have purchased the cards over the years, as well as videos showing the cards being used in diverse environments. With the uptick in interest, I am launching this campaign to seek support for (1) another printing of the cards; AND (2) expanding the deck to include 12 new image cards and 12 new word cards, which will provide over 2,200 more combinations; AND (3) everything you need to play a fun group game with the cards. Through this campaign, you can get the expanded deck at a discount! Plus, for the next printing, I decided to let people who've had profound experiences with the Shadow Cards acquire a chance to collaborate on deciding one of the new words or images for increasing the metaphors of the next deck! Go to shadowcards.com to sample the synchronicity.

The workbook helps you turn your shadows inside out.
The workbook helps you turn your shadows inside out.
A great gift for the introspective!
A great gift for the introspective!
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Here are some of the unsolicited comments received to date:

"These cards are amazing!" - Jinnie

"I was profoundly impressed." - Roxandra

"I have been using your Shadow Cards now for years and love using them. I would love to use your deck as a standard resource material." - Jackie

"For 15 years I used them anytime I was about to make a tough decision or just plain confused." - Deb

"They are awesome! Used them is a workshop - they were a big hit!" - Joanne

"I recently was introduced to your Shadow Cards and it was a fantastic experience." - Natalie

"The cards are so powerful, and so illuminating . . ." - David

"I experienced your shadow cards in a writing workshop today and I loved the experience of working with them. I am a professional coach and think they would make a great addition to my practice." - Pam

"I was recently introduced to Shadow Cards . . . I was simply blown away by them." - Ann 

"My Boyfriend is totally obsessed with the internet site and picks a card almost everyday. " - Rebecca

"I am delighted to have navigated my way towards these activating cards of utter numinous growth ad individuation!" - Dana

"Amazing. Insight abounds." - McCall

"they're fabulous." - TJ

""I have been using the cards for a very long time now. They are amazing and I love them. I have some amazing stories about the synchronicity that happens." - Chris

"These cards are so wonderful! I hope you will continue to produce and sell them for many years to come." - Sally 

"The cards . . . offer incomparable insight. I look forward to these cards as a tool for my ongoing journey of personal growth and expansion." - Alexandra

"The cards really hit a ton of triggers for me. Thank you so much for developing this program. I want to use it everyday!!" - Samantha

"I’ve really enjoyed using them for 10 years." - Jason

"I love your cards." - Pia

"I find these cards very special and unique . . . I’d like to get some for my therapist." - Robert

"I am such a fan of these cards!" - Susan

"These cards are so wonderful! I hope you will continue to produce them for many years to come." - Chantel

"Super Duper helpful Shadow Cards!!!" - Anne

". . . the art is beautiful, and the premise profound!" - Cynthia

"They are a remarkable creation." - Paul

"I am a Psychology graduate student . . . and found use of these cards to be very interesting." Anthony

"Your work has truly touched my life . . ." - Diane 

"Wow, they brought a great deal to our work with the young adults." - Katie 

"I bought my first deck in the 90"s. I am . . . grateful for their creation." - Theresa

"I’m a big fan of your website and cards and have been for years — my writing teacher uses these in class to inspire stories." - 

"I think they are amazing and enjoy using them myself as well as with the participants of the wellness recovery workshops I facilitate." - Michelle 

"After doing a lot of Shadow work, I’ve found your cards provide such a great way to really tap into what’s going on." - Leslie

"I recently was introduced to your Shadow Cards and it was a fantastic experience!" - Douglas

"I think they are beautiful and amazing, and will use them not only for my writing but incorporate them into my other readings as well." - Rosalind 

"I am delighted to have navigated my way towards these activating cards of utter numinous growth and individuation!" - Kirsten

"I have a set of Shadow cards that I use regularly and I love them." - Fred

"I have used this amazing tool for my life since 3 years ago." - Francisco

"I had an opportunity recently to be introduced to them and absolutely loved them." - Amy

"I have recently been introduced to Shadow Cards in my own personal therapy session and would love to start using them with some of my clients." - Whitney

"I just did some healing sessions recently and we played a lot with the Shadow Cards, they are really great, I love them!" - Elizabeth

"I’m a spiritual healer and counselor and think this might be useful in working with my students." - Janet

"Very revealing and helpful." - Megan

"I would like a set of them for use personally and in my work with adolescents." - Terry

"I am an expressive arts therapist and creativity coach, and I am so excited to start using shadow cards with my students and clients (and myself, of course)!" - Zoe

"The whole world should catch fire with these amazing cards." - Sally

"Really great cards!" - Moira 

"They are truly a great mystery." - Steven

"Everybody’s champing at the bit to get their cards."-  Alice

"I used them . . . in a group and the results were pretty eye opening." - William

"I was quite fascinated by what I saw." - Sunita

"I am such a fan of these cards." - April

"I am interested in getting the shadow cards for work in counselling workshops." - Cara 

"I have been a longtime fan of your cards and have gone to the website for years for their insight. Your work has truly touched my life and the lives of many I know. You're a gift to us all!" - Sankofa 

"I am interested in ordering Shadow cards to help with my healing work." - Anya

"I think they are truly special, helpful and just plain delightful! " - Chris

"I was able to try them out with a friend, and I found them quite remarkable." - Kate

"I saw them for the first time . . . and really resonated with them." - John

"I used them for many, many years. I found them so very useful." Stephanie

"I bought my first deck in the 90"s.  I used them with clients, family and friends. . .  I must say these always yield!" - Kathryn

"I recently attended a gathering where shadow cards were introduced. They are very intriguing." - Giselle

"I’m a big fan of your website and cards (and have been for years — my writing teacher uses these in class to inspire stories)" - Wendy

"I have been using your Shadow Cards in my channeling class." - Annie

"I think they are amazing and enjoy using them myself as well as with the participants of the wellness recovery workshops I facilitate. Thank you for creating this wonderful tool for self reflection." - Jason

"I am a spiritual healer and counselor and think this might be useful in working with my students. Thanks for your beautiful work." - Illana

"I'm thrilled to have these. I'm teaching a journaling class in August and can't wait to use them!" - Christina

"I’ve got plenty of friends who will love them." - Peter

"I look forward to many meaningful experiences due to your cards." - Linda

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In 1994, Deni and I used Shadow Cards for a counseling program conducted in Central Juvenile Hall of Los Angeles.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this campaign. Enjoy the metaphors!

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This new edition of the Shadow Cards will be printed overseas so there may be some minor production delays.

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    NEW METAPHOR WORKBOOK - Receive a download link to a tutorial on how to interpret metaphors with the Shadow Cards. The workbook provides step-by-step exercises to unlock secrets of the unconscious concerning the main areas of life such as health, relationships, work and home. Registering metaphors facilitates the synchronous coordination of brain cells, and research indicates how neurons that fire together wire together. Therefore, a mental tool like the Shadow Cards can help improve imaginative association with challenging issues. Anyone interested in self-reflection or artistic stimulation can use this curriculum to support explorations of the mind.

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    A CUSTOM POUCH - Receive a stylish pouch made from durable fabric and constructed to hold the Shadow Cards as well as the booklet. (Choice between a black sheep and a floral design)

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    A NEW EXPANDED SHADOW CARD DECK - Receive the new deck which includes (1) 12 new word cards and 12 new image cards that provide over 2,200 new combinations; (2) a re-edited instruction booklet; (3) a fun new game called SYNC-TO-WIN.

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    NEW DECK TOGETHER WITH A CUSTOM POUCH - Receive an expanded deck with a custom pouch especially designed for the Shadow Cards.

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    1-HOUR SHADOW CARD SESSION WITH STEPHEN IHLI - Stephen Ihli facilitates a "Shadow Journey" with you conducted via Skype. The session involves pulling Shadow Cards and discussing meaningful aspects on how the unconscious communicates. The main purpose is to access intuition. When we're capable of fully knowing ourselves we can access our full capability.

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    SHADOW CARD SESSION WITH NEW DECK AND POUCH - Upon receiving a new expanded deck in a custom pouch, you can schedule a one hour Skype Shadow Journey with the creator Stephen Ihli.

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    5 NEW EXPANDED SHADOW CARD DECKS - Receive five new decks.

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    10 NEW EXPANDED SHADOW CARD DECKS - Receive ten new decks.

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    INVOLVEMENT IN CREATING A NEW WORD CARD FOR THE EXPANDED DECK - One of the 12 new word cards will be based on your input and will contribute to the experiences of everyone who uses the expanded deck. Plus, you will receive acknowledgment in the booklet.

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    INVOLVEMENT IN CREATING A NEW IMAGE CARD FOR THE EXPANDED DECK. One of the new image cards will be based on your input, such as a metaphor in your life, and will contribute to the experiences of everyone who uses the expanded deck. Plus, you will receive acknowledgment in the booklet.

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