Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign Part 2: Interview with Robert Place of The Burning Serpent Oracle


Robert Place is a modern-day renaissance man. He is a respected Tarot scholar and published author, a multidisciplinary artist and a mystic dreamer. Robert has built his career over time, honing his skills for weaving his intuition with his intellect. He was a wonderful first interview for The Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign series because…

Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign from the Beginning Part 1: Vision-The Social Artists

#AnatomyofCrowdfunding Mellissae Lucia Oracle of Initiation

The Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign from the Beginning: Part 1 Vision: The Social Artists “The Social Artist is one who brings the focus, perspective, tireless dedication and fresh vision of the artist to the social arena. She or he seeks innovative solutions to troubling conditions, is a lifelong learner ever hungry for insights, imaginative…

Roadside Carnival


Roadside carnival. Don’t you just love those words. It conjures up visions of strong men with barbells, sword swallowing vixens, and bearded ladies flanked by man-eating lions. A time between the worlds where anything could happen. They now play Hip Hop and pop songs about taking selfies over the loud speakers, but I still feel like I…

The Oracle of Initiation deck is 8 years old today!

It's birthday spread with cards that will be the new edition Tarot size. left and right cards: 66. Infinity & ). Luminescence. Center Painted Body cards bottom to top:3. Instinct; 36. Trust; 4. Naivety; 37. Subtlety

The Oracle of Initiation divination deck is 8 years old today! Since its first physical incarnation 5 years ago, it has been offering experienced guidance in claiming the beauty available in spiritual transformation to a loyal group of fans. The ancient cross-cultural guardians that emerged for the Painted Body images when I wrote the companion book…

Desert Waterfall Baptism 2-More Hipstamatic images


This is round two of the cosmic images that came through during my desert waterfall baptism with my beloved Hipstamatic app. Salvador lens with the new Kodama film.  See the previous Blog post about the watery initiation. Mary Trainor-Brigham, a soul friend and author of the amazing Deep Cinema: Film as Shamanic Initiation asked for more images,…


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