Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign Part 14: Death, Temperance, and the Devil

Deluxe and new Tarot-size sizes

  Death, Temperance, and the Devil. This is a heady group of cards in the Tarot’s Major Arcana. I had begun this post some days ago to celebrate the arrival and disbursement of the Crowdfunding Tarot-sized Oracle of Initiation decks a month early. Then, as the world shall have it, other things came to light,…

The new Tarot-sized Oracle of Initiation Crowdfunding decks are Ordered!

Special Crowdfunding cropping of card 22. Isolation from the Oracle of Initiation

Wonderful news in the Oracle of Initiation realms. The new Tarot-sized decks have been ordered for the Indiegogo Crowdfunding campaign! They may be on a slow boat (not from China) since I got free shipping on the 72 sets that were ordered, so we are still shooting for an October arrival. But miracles can come…

Ancient Initiatory Impulses Study Group at Reader’s Studio Tarot Confrence 2015


What a thrill, the Oracle of Initiation and I shall be presenting a Study Group at the Reader’s Studio Psychology and Tarot Conference April 23rd, 2015. This is such a great fit for exploring the deck’s basis in archetypal psychology and our ancient, primal need for rites of passage. Anyone who is attending the main conference can also…

Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign Part 13: Interview with Doug Thornsjo of Tarot of the Zirkus Mågi


If dog owners supposedly mimic the personalities and appearance of their canine companions, do Tarot deck makers look and act like their oracles? I think Doug Thornsjo validates this theory through his retro-styled circus deck, Tarot of the Zirkus Mågi. He has the demeanor of a sideshow barker from another era, a man transported from…

Oracle and Tarot decks really do come from the dreamtime

Amy Swartz's forthcoming The Wooden Tarot

Sometimes I do not move forward with something I intend to do, and I don’t know why. Usually something is revealed later that makes sense of the delay, and this just happened. A few weeks ago I had a wonderful conversation with Andrew Kyle McGregor on his Hermit’s Lamp Podcast. I would usually blog about…

Old School Everett

Mellissae Lucia

It’s always interesting to return to where you came from. One of my dearest friends from back in the day happened to move three blocks from my childhood home and now I get to return to the stomping grounds that shaped me. There is plenty of magic here, and these are just some of the places…


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