Tag Archive for Tarot

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…

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,…


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