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To gain a picture of the forces at play in a particular psychic situation – let’s say a prospective business deal, we need to know not only these great omnipresent unconscious elements, but also the particular givens of individual character and temperament which may be involved. We would not claim to explain the battle of Trafalgar without reference to the character of Nelson. In the Ring, the Matriarch, Hero etc certainly are descriptions of psychological types, but they are also idealised representations. It is likely that if we assemble, from traditional anecdote, fairy story, myth, legend, folk tale, art, literature and so on a compendious portrait of ‘The Matriarch’, we will never, in any real-life individual, find all these constituent elements fully developed. Our type represents, if you will, a Matriarch of mythical proportions. Nevertheless, this mythic figure is the starting point for my recognition that, with a particular individual, or in a certain relationship or situation, matriarchal qualities (and sometimes limitations) are present, rather than those of artist, seer or any other type.

When we come to the unique individual human, or indeed oak tree or rhinoceros, then we are faced with a particular blend of elements. By some kind of mysterious alchemy, just as each permutation in the ingredients of the gene pool is a one-off exemplar, so too with the unique recipe which goes to make up each individual. Rainring, like numerous other systems, divides human beings into a certain number of types – nine in our case. In the four-mention version of the cards, in particular, we can then subdivide each of these broad categories into thousands of sub-categories, and so eventually portray the unique elements of any individual person, situation, event, relationship and so on, by drawing on a huge number of possible combinations and permutations of the available psychic ingredients.
 
 
Achievement: early pack, second phase – graphics only, no illustrations
Achievement: early pack, second phase – graphics only, no illustrations
Early version of Umpire Oracle (4-mention pack)
Early version of Umpire Oracle (4-mention pack)
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