The Oscan Oracle is many things. It is the story of recovering a spiritual lineage from Italy that was lost in the great migrations of the early 20th century. It is also a reference guide meant to accompany a divination system, akin to a tarot deck or ancient rune stones. It is Oscan because we, Theresa and Rauri, discovered that our ancestors, the Janarra, were Oscan-speaking peoples. This oracle is made up of the letters of the Oscan alphabet. Ancient alphabets carry power. The Oscan language was actively spoken in regions of what is now Italy, in pre-Roman times, from 600 BCE–1 CE. The Oscan people were not the only people to speak Oscan; it was the language of many ancient peoples. Among them were the Oscan-speaking Samnites—our ancient ancestors from the pre-Roman era.
You may choose to read through The Oscan Oracle as a book. You may choose to print and cut the cards out at the back and use them as a divination system, asking a question, then choosing a card. Or, you may choose to simply open the book and stop at what appeals to you.
Rauri Tor is of the ancient medicine lineage of the Italian Janarra as well as a Celtic Seer. She resides deep in the woods of the East Coast with her family, dog, cats, chickens, and a plethora of wild being allies. You can reach Rauri by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Theresa C. Dintino is a diviner and writer living in Sebastopol, CA. She has dedicated the past 12 years to the work of restoring her ancestral Italian spiritual lineage.