EVENT: Santos & Signs: Holy Intermediaries for Sacred Journeys Online Workshop

The two new Santos and Signs—Holy Intermediaries for Sacred Journeys divination decks are modern prayer cards for all your pilgrimages of the soul. Whether your quests are within or without, these portable icons offer divine guidance for all of your voyages between the worlds. This new online course is a perfect introduction to working with the decks and expanding your own skills navigating with your sacred allies in these powerful realms. 

What:  Four weeks exploring the devotional magic in one of the Santos decks of your choice (both with totally unique content), and a kit of one-of-a-kind Funky Fortunes cards, stickers, and charms to make your own magical oracles as part of the process to integrate play with creative confidence.

When:  The course is self-paced and online.

Who:  You do not need previous experience journeying or divining, and what emerges will be ideal for your own evolution. Always reach out to me if you have questions or concerns.

How:  Sign up for the online course by clicking on the link below. Shipping anywhere in the world is included.  Your registration includes a copy of one of the new Santos & Signs decks (your choice of 1 or 2) and also a Funky Fortunes one-of-a-kind mixed-media divination kit to craft your own enchanting wisdom cards, and all of the course content. If you would like two or three payments for the course email me and we will set it up: earthenbody@gmail.com

Pro tip:  My mailing list always gets the best offerings, discounts, and bonuses. It would be good to join: http://www.mellissaelucia.com

$359 through PayPal click here to order.

More about the decks:

The imagery in both Santos and Signs decks is a mix-tape, mash-up of religious iconography from decaying Catholic cemeteries and roadside shrines, combined with the symbolic directives from the handmade highway advertisements. These Santos and signs are faithful GPS coordinates with both earthly and transcendent messages for navigating your emerging potentials. 


It is an intuitive cross-training tool, with the guidance revealed through the communion of saints as your own personal divine intercessors; amulets of protection in pocket-sized packaging. These are hardworking, dedicated Santos who are there to offer solace and support as you gather all of the fragments of your soul, embracing your clay footed divinity. Put them to work, guiding all of your leaps of faith into the unknown of your true destinies.

Watch this interview with Kasia of Tarot Map with Mellissae about the decks, and to learn more about the intentions of the decks read this blog post.

The structure of both decks is the same with 104 pocket-sized cards (2.5” x 3.5”) for traveling pilgrimages, and there are three main components to the deck. The first is the Santos, your 72 otherworldly councils of divine intercessors guiding your sacred quests from an ascended viewpoint. The second aspect is the graffiti-strewn highway billboards that are contemporary oracles with mystical instructions hidden in their beautifully deteriorating graphics. The second Santos deck has signage only from Oaxaca, Mexico, with two additional bonus cards with crumbling advertisements from Arizona’s portion of Route 66.

Photo by Shuffle Tarot

The final element is the 32 single word devotional concepts (1.75” x 2.5”) that suggest either the perspectives or actions for best embracing the current phases of your journey. The second Santos deck has words that are more about visionary processes. Each set will be completely unique with some additional cards and magical little medals and elemental items.  They come in a wonderful Virgin Mary organic cotton pouch.

The decks will eventually have an inspirational PDF with information about approaching pilgrimages and living a life of devotion in motion, but overall the cards are to be read with your own intuitive knowing. Join my mailing list to learn when the PDF is completed. 

More about the course:

Using one of the Santos and Signs decks, along with creating your own one-of-a-kind Funky Fortunes cards, you will explore what no longer serves you,  stepping into deeper levels of trust in navigating through your instinctive knowing; accessing both practical and profound communications that will guide these pivotal times that will set up the next thirty years of our lives. See the outline below to get a taste of the experiences offered.


“This class took me on a journey into the underworld and back! It brought forth unexpected, much needed, gifts and insights into my life. Most importantly, it helped me play again. Mellissae is gifted with the ability to help you bring forward your inner wisdom, helping you trust your own intuition. If you have been feeling lost lately as have I, this class is akin to a map, guiding you to your destination.” —Natalia Ouroborus

Oracle maven Carrie Paris’ Funky Fortunes cards

You do not need previous experience journeying or divining, and what emerges will be ideal for your own emergence. There will be four main components to the course, and they will be simultaneously playful, practical, and profound, exploring how to trust and use your intuitive guidance systems now. 


“This course takes us to a place of reverence honoring our ancestors, learning how to hear their guidance and taking action to improve life for ourselves and everyone around us. It helps us reclaim our latent potentials. In the Oracles of Initiation book by Mellissae, Jak Wonderly writes, “If you can simply open your eyes, open them wide and face the Mystery that has been waiting for you, everything will be transformed…. the greatest strength is being open even to the darkest mysteries.” This accurately, though simplified describes the course beautifully. Mellissae teaches us how to connect with the Divine within us to navigate murky, muddy waters and make room for the seed to reach the light and blossom. Highly recommend if you are ready to level up in life and embody Devotion in Motion! —Samadhihokulani 

Funky Fortunes card fun with deck creator Kitten Chops

An outline of the course is below, and more information will be received after you sign up for this powerful journey into deeper communion with your otherworldly intercessors and allies.

  1. Pause—Entry Etiquette 

The Alchemy of Allowing

Journey to the Cavern of Lost Dreams 

  1. Pray—Threshold Teachings 

Yielding to Spirit

Holy Paradox 

  1. Purify—Reclaiming Your Fragments in Different Time Zones 

It’s a Good Day to Die

Journey to the Sámi Grandmother of the Bow 

  1. Pledge—Devotion in Motion & All the True Vows 

Original Instructions

Modern Mystics Without Monasteries 

The class includes: 

  • Two divination tools, including one of the Santos and Signs decks of your choice, and a one-of-a-kind Funky Fortunes mixed-media divination kit to craft your own enchanting wisdom cards.  
  • Eight self-directed experiences, including intuitive journeys, contemplative practices, creative projects, and unique divination processes, emailed bi-weekly for the four weeks of the class.


 Practical goodness:

If you would like both Santos decks, and even the Madonnas & Virgens: Our Mother Oracle as a bundle with the course reach out to me and we shall make a deal (Monty Hall anyone?).

If you already have a Santos deck, reach out and I will discount the course accordingly. (earthenbody@gmail.com).

There are no refunds on payments for classes and class materials, but you may transfer to future classes for comparable payments if your schedule necessitates.

Please reach out if you have any more questions, and I cannot wait to see what emerges for all of us in this journey into the thin, liminal, non-ordinary-reality realms. 

Photo by Jennifer MacNiven in Abiquiu, NM.

About the Maker:

Mellissae Lucia is an award-winning artist, author, oracle, and adventurer. Her visionary Oracle of Initiation deck was birthed during a seven-year Earthenbody quest after the death of her husband when she created over 70,000 ritualistic photographs across the globe. 

Descending alone and nude into subterranean graffiti tunnels in New Mexico, she stepped between the worlds to crafted this tool for embodying your own sovereign, animal body power in these fierce and fluid times. 

She now initiates small groups and individuals into embodying their creative courage and instinctive knowing in Georgia O’Keeffe’s enchanted New Mexico terrain. 

Fall 2019, she released a new deck called Santos and Signs—Holy Intermediaries for Sacred Journeys with imagery from her Disintegrating Devotions decaying Catholic cemetery photography series. There have been over 130 graveyards visited in New Mexico so far, as well as Panteóns and cementerios in Oaxaca and Guanajuato, Mexico. March 2020 saw the release of the second Santos deck and the Madonnas & Virgens: Our Lady Oracle deck (all different content in all three).

The online immersive journey called Deep Play Divination 2020 sold out the full course in only three weeks. It is a playful and profound journey to claim the only true power you have, courage and confidence with your creative instincts. You may still join the single classes through November or do 3 of 4 before April, and September 2020 will see the ability to sign up for the 2021 group.

She sells all her decks and books online, offers oracle readings and teaches classes both virtually and in real life about claiming your radiant self-authority. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and is also currently writing a book for creatives about the innovative power of embracing revolutionary new rhythms through the paradox of wasting time. Look for her #Luciagraffiti around the world. www.MellissaeLucia.com

Photo by Jennifer MacNiven in Abiquiu, NM.
%d bloggers like this: