Category: Creation of the Oracle of Initiation Deck

The Oracle of Initiation is 10 Years Old Today!

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Happy Tenth Anniversary Oracle of Initiation!  Created in subterranean graffiti tunnels in New Mexico by artist Mellissa Lucia, The Oracle of Initiation divination deck is a hand-held Mystery School illuminating the gifts hidden within your shadows. Filled with a glowing wisdom council of ancient cross-cultural guardians, these transcendent spirits are your devoted allies as you…

The Oracle of Initiation is Trademarked-20% Five Day Flash Sale

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It will be ten-years in April from it’s enchanted beginnings, and I wanted to celebrate it’s deep mystery and magic with a five-day Flash Sale with 20% off decks and Oracle readings. Flash Sale ends Sunday, February 7th, 2016. The deck comes in two formats, the Deluxe, limited edition, signed and numbered option and the…

9th anniversary of The Oracle of Initiation deck and sacred symbolism with the Gateway cards

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  Today is the 9th anniversary of The Oracle of Initiation deck’s official beginning. The journey has brought me to places within and without that I could never have imagined, and I honestly could die a happy woman because of co-creating at least one deeply satisfying project in this lifetime. The deck has brought me…

Oracle and Tarot Decks Really Do Come from the Dreamtime (and Hermit’s Lamps) Part Deux

11. Embarking from the Oracle of Initiation with Eshu the African Orisha as it's guardian.

About a month and a half ago I wrote a blog post sharing some of the dreams that guided the creation of my Oracle of Initiation deck. I also spoke of the interview Andrew McGregor and I had on his Hermit’s Lamp podcast of the dreams I had of he and I creating an African…

Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign Part 14: Death, Temperance, and the Devil

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  Death, Temperance, and the Devil. This is a heady group of cards in the Tarot’s Major Arcana. I had begun this post some days ago to celebrate the arrival and disbursement of the Crowdfunding Tarot-sized Oracle of Initiation decks a month early. Then, as the world shall have it, other things came to light,…

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…

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…

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…

“Love Affair with Red Earth” excerpt from the Oracle of Initiation-Rainbows in the Dark book

Another excerpt from the newly released Oracle of Initiation-Rainbows in the Dark book that accompanies the visionary Oracle of Initiation divination deck created on New Mexico’s red earth by Mellissae Lucia: Love Affair with Red Earth The desert liberated me. Its vast, open landscape feeds me with a silence and expansiveness that I have never experienced anywhere…