Category: Painted Body Series

Camp Souldust 2017 Merriment

Celebratory high-fives are in order. Camp Souldust 3.0 was a-maz-ing. We danced and laughed and crafted and forest bathed and kayaked and swung on big ass swings and divined and foraged and colored and made earthen altars and did polar bear plunges in Puget Sound and had camp fires with smores and ate amazing food…

The Oracle of Initiation is 10 Years Old Today!

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

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…

Desert waterfall baptism from melting snow

Yesterday I was gifted with a Water Spirit initiation. New beginning are in the works for me, becoming a rover again, heading off for more sun. I went out to my favorite jaunt along Highway 10 between Ellensburg and Cle Elum, and as I walked along the train tracks in the blazing sun I saw…

Painted in the Desert-A Travel Essay and my NEW Name

This is so exciting, a NEW blog! My initial MelissaWeissSteele.Wordpress.com blog was a big commitment and surprising joy, and I met its call for a couple of years. In the last nine months I have left New Mexico, written my first book, The Oracle of Initiation-Rainbows in the Dark, and traveled to Central America. I…

Way Weaver and Pattern Walker Coleen Renee’s Painted Body Initiation

My sister Coleen and I met the call of the Red Earth together through my Painted Body ritualistic photography process here in New Mexico. Enjoy Coleen’s first hand account of this transformative,  fierce and joyful experience: Red Earth Calls By Coleen Renee Red Earth calls… Primal stirrings… Awakening self I do not recognize. Oh. It’s…

Margi Halfon’s Painted Body Initiation into the Hidden Petra-like New Mexico Desert

Petra is a DreamTime place. It is a magical and cloistered city tucked away in the desert cliffs of Jordan. The first time I saw an image of the huge temple facade peeking though a slender opening in the canyon walls I was stunned. I have yearned to walk through that portal into that otherworldly…