Quick things about the deck: The box is larger than the deck because the book is larger than the cards, the cards are sturdy, there is no gold border like with some oracle decks. The backs are the same image as the one from the cover. Several cards show breasts with nipples so keep in mind the maturity of your audience 🙂 In the guidebook, each card has a quick meaning in italics (a few sentences), a longer meaning (paragraphs), a healing meditation, and a prayer. I initially did one card for myself, she has a three card explanation which I haven’t tried yet, and she also has an awesome lotus spread for 4 cards and it was amazingly helpful.
You may initially get the deck for the beautiful images from the artist Zeng Hao, but the added treasure is the guidebook. Alana has a beautiful voice, if you have not heard her, youtube or check out her website videos, because as you read the healing meditations, you can hear her voice reading them and it is very beautiful and moving (being an American, it is funny to have an Australian accent in my head!) The point is to try to use your soul voice when reading the guidebook. Despite that, the connection to Kuan Yin is powerful, when you read the words you can feel her presence strongly.