Completed EVENT: San Diego Oracle of Initiation Events and SPECIAL RATES on Decks and Divination Readings

Hello San Diego, I am so delighted to be here with all of you and the Ocean!!! I am staying with Lisa Starr, the sacred drum maker and sister of my heart at her magical retreat space, Elders Palms Sanctuary.  We had a lovely gathering last night around the bonfire and shared some divinatory experiences with the deck-blessings on all who have supported this journey of offering my sacred work including Jade, Esalen, Trevahr, Lori, Lisa, Gabriel and all the other wonderful new folks I have met. Tonight is the first in a series of events…read more below…


Tonight, Monday, March 22nd and Wednesday  March 24th I am doing two events with Sacred Spiral of San Diego. Tuesday the 23rd from 11am to 6 pm I am offering readings at Controversial bookstore, and Friday evening April 2nd from 7-9 pm I will offer a hands-on workshop at Controversial bookstore as well. See below for more…


I am offering SPECIAL RATES on divination readings and obtaining one of the yummy 88 Limited edition, premier printing, signed Oracle decks…read more about the flavor of my readings below as well…

One hour individual reading with the Oracle deck $70-a $20 savings!

One hour reading with the deck and your very own copy of the limited edition Oracle-OH JOY $148.88-$51.22 savings!!!!!

To see images from the deck go to the web site:

& Facebook “Oracle of Initiation” fan page

More on the events…

Monday March 22nd-7:30PM

The Landscape of an Initiatory Journey with Oracle of Initiation creator Melissa Weiss Steele. The story of the creation of this visionary new divination tool.

Sacred Spiral with Trevahr Hughes through The “Center for Divination, Alchemy, Tarot and  Futuresight” San Diego Meet-up. Cost $25.

4032 Cosmo St. San Diego, CA 92111

Location, maps& times also on the Meet-up:

Tuesday March 23 11-6pm

Divination readings by Melissa with The Oracle deck at Controversial Bookstore 3063 University Ave, San Diego 619-296-1560. Call to make sure you get an appointment. $20 for 15 minutes; $70 for 60 minutes  {YOU can schedule a reading at other times before April 3rd also…206-898-3822}

Wednesday March 24 -7PM

Explore the Wisdom of The Oracle of Initiation  YOURSELF-come play and expand in this hands-on workshop with one of the premier limited edition decks!

Sacred Spiral with Trevahr Hughes and The “Center for Divination, Alchemy, Tarot and  Futuresight” San Diego Meet-up. Cost $25.

Bob’s Magikal Palalce 17934 Aguamiel RD, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92127

Location, maps & times also on the Meet-up:

Friday April 2nd 7-9 pm

Workshop at Controversial Bookstore with Melissa Weiss Steele & The Oracle of Initiation divination deck. Location 3063 University Ave, San Diego 619-296-1560. Cost $30.

Explore Melissa Weiss Steele’s visionary new Oracle of Initiation divination deck in this hands-on workshop. Learn how to meet your greatest potential in these dynamic and turbulent times while divining with one of the first limited-edition decks. The Oracle offers experienced guidance in navigating the shadowy and shape-shifting landscape of spiritual transformation. It speaks to the paradox of brilliance within the darkness: the sacred illumination available through embracing the treasures within our challenges and complexities.

More on Divination readings with The Oracle…



  • Are you struggling to navigate the challenges & transitions in your life?
  • Do you need a visionary perspective on how to meet your soul’s path, passions & gifts?
  • Are you sabotaging your potential with old limiting beliefs & patterns?
  • Do you sense all of this is trying to tell you something-but you aren’t able to grasp what it is?

If you answered yes to any of these questions,

you may be on the verge of something new-

needing valuable insight & direction

on how to embrace it.

Awaken your Brilliance in 2010

Through a divination reading with

The Oracle of Initiation!

In a divination reading we may cover:

  • Reframing the struggles you have experienced, claiming the wisdom and empowerment these sacred lessons are offering you.
  • Learn how to put into practice specific tools, strategies & rituals to deal with the pit-falls, setback, and illusions inherent in any process of transformation.
  • Claim your inner resources of clarity, motivation & resilience; making decisions from this centered & intuitive place.
  • Release constrictions making space to expand into the new potentials that are waiting to emerge.

My readings tend to be both practical and profound, with a playful mix of irreverence and fun mixed in. A majority of the information coming through is about individuals soul paths and callings, and how to meet them; it is really juicy, clarifying and inspiring  perspective to meet the life of your dreams.

Special San Diego Readings and Oracle Deck Pricing

$45 for 30 minutes; $70 for an hour

To schedule an appointment

call Melissa at: 206-898-3822

or e-mail at

Credit card payment available through paypal.

Payment due at time of scheduling.

About The Oracle Deck

The Oracle of Initiation offers experienced guidance in navigating the shadowy & shape-shifting landscape of spiritual transformation. The Oracle speaks to the paradox of brilliance within the darkness: the sacred illumination available through embracing the treasures within our challenges and complexities.

The Oracle deck emerged directly from artist Melissa Weiss Steele’s own resurrection after the death of her husband. The profound dissolution, despair, and renewal she experienced lead her to create the ritualistic Painted Body photography series for the deck.

All of the images in The Painted Body series were taken alone, by the artist herself, in the ancient desert landscape of arroyos, canyons, caves, and tunnels surrounding Santa Fe, New Mexico. In her work, the camera is held at arm’s length, making it a literal extension of her body. At the moment of creation, it is both a part of the art, and of the artist as well.

None of the images in The Painted Body series are altered or retouched in any way.

Each image captures the spirit of a ceremonial moment, as if stepping  into a dream; opening us to worlds of myth, magic, and allegory. The compelling intensity of the photographs reawakens ancient senses, enchanting us with a poetic and archetypal power.

Why did I create The Oracle of Initiation?

Through my own personal struggles, including my husband’s death from cancer 8 years ago, I deeply understand both the challenges & gifts available through embracing change. Chris’s death was the turning point when I embarked on a seven-year quest searching for the sources of my true passion & power. Through extensive spiritual exploration, adventure travel, & life-changing artistic processes came the inspiration for The Oracle of Initiation divination deck.


“It didn’t matter that Melissa and I had never met, nor that we were doing a reading for my birthday over the phone.  It was a deeply intuitive and insightful reading that answered my questions, even though I never got them asked, and addressed the issues that have been so troublesome, even though I hadn’t told her about them.  She, and the cards, and I were just so attuned that the reading flowed and danced in just the right way. And in the few weeks since the reading, my energy has been positively bubbling and my spirit has been singing, further confirmation, if I needed more, that this reading was just really right on.  It isn’t that we didn’t identify work for me to do, rather I think that it is because my deep self recognizes that this is the path of coming home to mySelf.  This was a joyful reading.”

Jeanne Raines, Fort Wayne, IN

“Melissa Steele is one of the smartest, most adept, and brightest spiritual counselors I have encountered.  She radiates love, optimism and graciousness. She was able to give me insights about my career path that seemed obvious in retrospect, but were absolutely hidden from me at the time.  Her perspective on my travails helped calm and reassure me that I was traveling the right path.  She’s a sure bet if you’re looking for insight and direction.”

Nancy Desmond, Lynwood, WA

“First off, let me say that I’m probably a bit of a tough customer. I don’t give out kudos easily or often and I go by what works, not by what sounds nice or appears proper.

Going into the reading I was concerned that Melissa’s Oracle of Initiation was based around cards that she had made—and indeed featured her. This proved to be a non-issue as she treats the images as general ones and has completely separated the artistic process of creating the cards from the intuitive process of doing readings. I can’t imagine many people having the skills required to a) create their own deck and b) put them to use so professionally. This allows Melissa to make the most of what is obviously a rare connection with her tools.

To the reading itself—Melissa obviously has a great gift. Without prodding or even much information she honed in on information & areas that were specifically of interest. She also nailed a couple archetypes of mine—by name—without any information or mentions from me. She is very gentle and gracious as a conduit and has a good sense of humor as well. Getting a reading—a good one at least—takes vulnerability and Melissa easily and quickly earned my trust.”

Eben Carlson, Chicago, IL

“I just wanted to Thank You again for my reading. I had been asking Spirit to answer me as to what to do about my romantic relationship. You were able to tune right in and tell me my spiritual calling is tapping on the window of my heart and to trust all will turn out as it should for my highest good. I still remember your sweet smile and kind eyes of compassion knowing what I have been feeling. I checked out your website-seeing the card images gave a face to my Spirit guides who are wanting to communicate with me.”

Diana Delacruz, Houston TX

“From the moment the first card went down I was draw in. Without knowing anything about me, Melissa was able to insightfully interpret the images and themes I was currently experiencing in my life.  Her clarity and compassion offered me direction and understanding on how to better deal with many present situations.”

Adam Frank, Big Sur, CA

“Melissa Dances with Her Oracle of Initiation Cards-Melissa does a dance with these amazing cards, opening her own channels and creating clear communication with her clients.  The cards are a portal into a path of oneness and balance. As a client I was able to expand through the doorway of the images-the light, color, elements and movement within the artwork. Melissa comes through the cards with a high spirituality, modeling true purpose & clarity. Melissa was highly inspired to create these fabulous cards-they are like no other.”

Anariya Rae Olson, Santa Fe, NM

“Having a dialogue with Melissa Weiss Steele’s ‘Oracle of Initiation’ deck has very often felt like having a conversation with an aboriginal tribe member. Through asking some of the deepest questions from my heart, her cards have opened for me doorways of healing, discovery and celebration. Her images are like firecrackers that sound and burst into the mind, creating clarity and awareness that wasn’t there before. Literally the creation of something profound out of nothing. The deck is inspiring, overwhelmingly beautiful and divine in more words than we have to date. It will most definitely be a very influential stepping stone in the awakening of the spirit that’s to come for all.”

Brittany Parise, Santa Fe, NM

After feeling ‘ho-hum’ about most of the decks I’ve worked with in the past; the power and illumination of the Oracle of Initiation blew me away. My connection to the images and supporting words rang like crystal.  I knew immediately that this was the deck with which I needed to ‘work’; though the messages communicated to me are so clear and flowing that I would rather call it ‘play’.

Lyric Kali, Santa Fe, New Mexico

“Melissa Weiss Steele’s new deck, The Oracle of Initiation, brings powerful messages with a surprising amount of ease.  I have been a psychic reader for more than a decade and have never found a divination deck that I could use in my sessions with clients – they’ve always been a distraction more than a useful tool for me.  (I use divination decks for personal use and with friends and too often need to refer to the book to understand messages being offered.)  The Oracle of Initiation speaks directly to my own knowing and deepens my work so beautifully.  It’s such a joy to use.  I also use it for guidance in my writing projects.  Thank you Melissa for such a beautiful and heartfelt deck.  I am transformed!”

Coleen Renee, Ellensburg, WA

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