Author Archive for Mellissae Lucia

Artist & adventurer

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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