Author Archive for Mellissae Lucia

Artist & adventurer

Plaza Blanca, New Mexico

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Abiquiu, New Mexico is my favorite place in the world. Plaza Blanca is just one of my haunts there, and its surreal moonscape was made famous by Georgia O’Keefe’s interpretations of it. My Oracle of Initiation deck was created in other canyons in the area, but this eerie terrain holds a special place in my heart.…

Gratitude by David Whyte

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  GRATITUDE David Whyte Gratitude is not a passive response to something we have been given, gratitude arises from paying attention, from being awake in the presence of everything that lives within and without us. Gratitude is not necessarily something that is shown after the event, it is the deep, a-priori state of attention that…

How will you wield your power (money) this holiday season?

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The personal is political. When we change ourselves, we change the world. It is actually the greatest power we have, living from our most compassionate, loving, sovereign selves. We are all swimming in the cultural field of a world that is profoundly fragmented. I do not need to give you examples, we all know about Ferguson and…

Artemis Return: Claim Your Wild Feminine Through Oracle at the 2015 Women of Wisdom Conference

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  The Oracle of Initiation and I shall be presenting at the 23rd annual Women of Wisdom Conference in Seattle this coming February, 2015. I was so excited to learn that Jean Shinoda Bolen, author of the brilliant Goddesses in Everywoman would be the keynote speaker on the same subject I had chosen for my presentation. She…

The California Conundrum

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Okay I’m just going to be honest here. Washingtonians are judgmental about Californians. We were this wonderful sleepy burg thirty years ago when we had Frederick & Nelson and Nordstroms to ourselves and the traffic didn’t suck. So we were passive-aggressive and clanish and depressed, but we had the mountains and the water and we…

Tarotcon Dallas 2014 & Inside the Tower Card Dream

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It was a wonderful time in Dallas last weekend at Tarot Professionals Association’s Tarotcon conference. We had lots of fun from tossing cards onto the floor and reading the “smoosh” to shuffling them around and taking vignetted photos of the cards with our phones. We also had a taste of Julia Hesse’s Living Tarot Oracle with embodied Court Cards…

The Oracle of Initiation Voted a Top Fifty Essential Deck!

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I cried when I read the Oracle’s name in the Tarosophist magazine’s top fifty list this afternoon. Some months ago Tali Goodwin asked the Tarot Association’s 13,000+ member Facebook group what their essentials divination decks were, and The Oracle of Initiation is on the top fifty list. This is an especially big deal because people really love the Tarot…

The Wild Heart of Initiation Workshop’s Earthen Inspirations

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Such a wonder-fall of gifts flowed down on us this weekend. The Wild Heart of Initiation workshop with The Oracle of Initiation touched into those deepest parts of ourselves that yearn to be connected and creative, trusting our intuition to navigate our unique paths. The Oracle deck emerged out of a powerful metamorphosis in the…

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