Animal Medicine Cards
Hello Animal Being .:.
At long last, they will finally be available for individual purchase. 28 oversized (5"/7") Cards with a Hard Box and Guidebook. The cards in the deck visually replicate the 28 original wooden cards which I, Adriana Atema, fabricated and hand-painted. The booklet divines insight and wisdom from our neighbors the common Animals that live all around us, sometimes even sharing our home.. I have launched this Kickstarter to fund the initial printing costs through presales, plus many super radical gift rewards to accompany the decks !
Animal Medicine Cards began as live readings: Interactive wisdom transmissions, using the original deck of hand-painted, hand-crafted wooden cards. Year by year sharing the Animal cards directly with people showed me the power of focusing on options of behavior to cultivate. A special thing about this deck is that Human is one of the Animals; the Animal we interact with the most! Human shares a big lesson to learn moment after moment in life: embracing Choice in Consciousness. Another Being in the Animal Medicine Cards that i love is Phosphorescence, teaching how the tumultuous friction of life allows us to be a Light in the darkness..
Animals offer us insight through metaphors drawn from observation. Sometimes we must be cunning like Fox. Sometimes it is time to go inside and make peace with home spaces like Lobster. There is a time to be direct like our friend Goat. And a time to get out of sight like Rabbit. Though we don't share the same linguistics, the language of action tells a story, offering possibilities of how to live life on Earth, interact with others and fulfill our destinies. Observing common Animals helps Human bodied beings by offering options of ways to be.
It is with gratitude and excitement that i share with you a chance to have a deck of your own.
Risks and challenges
Hand fabricating 28 Cards, painting individual Animals on each and writing a 28 Animal Medicine Wisdom Guidebook was a challenge. It took a lot of time (years), creative energy and research. Compared to the business of mass production that all seems like the fun part, as much work as it was.
The whole mass production thing is a world of its own, and is taking as much energy as the creation of the original deck and guide book.
I thought that was an obstacle till i realize that the production challenges have been my bridge to YOU. It is challenging communicating, finding an audience, reaching out to people who will benefit from the wisdom of tuning into the many bodied Beings all around us. How can i be a bridge?
This kickstarter project has been wonderful for the cards and for me. Im learning how to, ever more eloquently, share the wisdom of the ANIMAL MEDICINE CARDS. Honing in on the ideas and focusing on distribution has allowed me to get even closer to the curious Humans who may benefit from the heart and mind medicine of the cards.
I am grateful to this kickstarter campaign for focusing my energy on production and deadlines, setting the goal for presales, and reaching out to others to share my story about the cards, the process and importance.
i am so excited to finally publish these, it has already been such an amazing journey. Dreams coming true, putting the ANIMAL MEDICINE CARDS in the hands of Human Animals to expand our compassion and awaken our relationship with all living Earth beings.
- (30 days)