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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…

Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign Part 12: Mission Accomplished

Stacey Robyn's additions to card #42. Conviction with the guardian Sekhmet. Stacey was one of the 400-page Oracle of Initiation: Rainbows in the Dark book contributors for this card.

“I hope and trust you will succeed beyond your wildest dreams.” Ann VB Mission Accomplished. The Oracle of Initiation Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to print a more affordable version is now complete, coming in at 82% of its goal. Although it did not reach its targeted $8,888 funding, it fulfilled my core intentions, succeeding beyond my…

Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign Part 10: Interview with Pamela Steele of The Wizard’s Pets Tarot


Pamela Steele is a delightful woman. She and I travel in the same circles, yet we had not met until recently. She is a faery godmother for other deck creators, establishing a group for those who make decks on Facebook, supporting others in publishing their own projects, as well as being extremely successful selling her…

Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign Part 9: Success is like Roller Skating


I am one week into my 33-day campaign, and it has been an interesting ride since the launch. There have been multiple bee stings, I filmed the Oracle deck at my favorite local haunt called Abandoned Mary House Bones, success is being redefined through roller skating, some hormonal weather hit, I went hiking with goats,…

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 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 ideas and deeper understanding of present-day issues. The Social Artist learns to think like a…

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…


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