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Hello Living Being .:.  Animal Medicine Cards share the wisdom of common Animals. Let’s learn from each other !
Hello Living Being .:. Animal Medicine Cards share the wisdom of common Animals. Let’s learn from each other !
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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.

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    Virtual ANIMAL MEDICINE CARD

    I will pick an ANIMAL MEDICINE CARD from the original deck for you and text or email you a picture of your Animal teacher along with some words of guidance.

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    Surprise ANIMAL MEDICINE CARD

    In my studio, I will draw 1 ANIMAL MEDICINE CARD for you. Then i will send you a 5/7" signed print of your Animal guide, along with a note of wisdom from that particular wise friend.

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    ANIMAL MEDICINE CARDS !

    This is it ! The ANIMAL MEDICINE CARDS !
    28 oversized Animal Medicine Cards with a hard Box and Guidebook .:. The Cards in the deck visually replicate the original hand-fabricated, hand-painted wooden cards. The booklet divines insight from our friends, the common Animals. This conversation creates a shift in consciousness in Humans of all ages by focusing on the wisdom of these living neighbors -that sometimes even share a home with us. When those ideas reflect the personal, moving through the heart of a Human relating, then wisdom has become medicine. We have many powers as Earthlings recognizing the person-hood of all living beings. Let’s learn from each other .:.

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    ANIMAL MEDICINE CARDS + Card Stand

    Same as the above ANIMAL MEDICINE CARDS deck in a hard Box with Guidebook.
    PLUS a little handmade wooden display stand for exhibiting a particular Animal friend on a desk, shelf or alter.

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    Wise and Handsome.

    ANIMAL MEDICINE CARDS Deck with hard Box and wisdom Guidebook.
    PLUS! a handsome hand-printed WILDLIFE FREEWAY T-Shirt!
    A wildlife freeway is a natural bridge overpass for wild Animals to safely cross busy highways or roads. That's why I named my band WILDLIFE FREEWAY. To encourage these actual bridges, and also to encourage us to become like Wildlife Freeways ourselves, fostering and protecting our natural Earth selves, navigating over dangerous industrial territory. I designed and screen-print each one-of-a-kind shirt myself.
    surprise colors. S, M, L

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    Gifter. ANIMAL MEDICINE CARDS X2

    Gift set ! X2 Decks ANIMAL MEDICINE CARDS in hard Box and Guidebook...
    A deck for yourself and a gift to a friend !

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    Giver. ANIMAL MEDICINE CARDS X2 +

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    2 ANIMAL MEDICINE CARDS Decks in hard Box and Guidebook...
    Plus 2 handmade wooden Card Stands to display an Animal guide on your desk, shelf or alter..

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    Sweetmaker Bee

    2 ANIMAL MEDICINE CARDS decks with hard Box and Guidebook.
    2 handmade wooden card stands.
    Plus 1 WILDLIFE FREEWAY T-Shirt. S, M, L surprise colors.

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    Generous Squirrel

    2 ANIMAL MEDICINE CARDS decks with hard Box and Guidebook.
    2 handmade wooden card stands.
    Plus 2 Wildlife Freeway T-Shirts...
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    Art Present

    The Present will include
    -ANIMAL MEDICINE CARDS deck in a hard Box, plus Guidebook.
    -WILDLIFE FREEWAY T-Shirt (S,M,L) surprise color.
    -Handmade wooden Card Stand
    -an original 5/7" painting inspired by the Wild Card .:.
    -a magical braid...
    -some words on real paper.

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    Art Lover

    Art Lover :
    -2 ANIMAL MEDICINE CARDS decks in a hard Box, plus Guidebook.
    -2 WILDLIFE FREEWAY T-Shirts (S,M,L) surprise color.
    -2 handmade wooden Card Stands
    -2 original 5"/7" paintings:
    1 inspired by the Wild Card, 1 inspired by Phosphorescence .:.
    -a magical Braid...
    -some words on real paper.

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    Magical Sunset Picnic

    A Sunset Picnic for You and 3 Friends.
    Wildlife Freeway and Totally Blown, ie. Adriana and Cody, will take you to an Epic Location for a Magical Sunset Picnic.
    which will include:
    -A live ANIMAL MEDICINE reading for each guest using the original wooden deck.
    -4 ANIMAL MEDICINE CARDS decks in a hard Box, with Guidebook.
    -4 handmade wooden Card Stands
    -Tea time, herbal and pu err
    -Organic snack delights
    -A serenade from a local Musician!
    -4 WILDLIFE FREEWAY T-Shirts (S,M,L) surprise color.
    This is for people who can find their way to the High Desert in Joshua Tree CA, as transportation not provided.

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    Totally Magical Sunset Picnic

    A Sunset Picnic for You and 3 Friends.
    Wildlife Freeway and Totally Blown, ie. Adriana and Cody, will take you to an Epic Location for a Magical Sunset Picnic.
    which will include:
    -A live ANIMAL MEDICINE CARDS reading for each guest using the original wooden deck.
    -4 ANIMAL MEDICINE CARDS decks in a hard Box, with Guidebook.
    -4 handmade wooden Card Stands
    -Tea time, herbal and pu err
    -Organic snack delights
    -A serenade from a local Musician!
    -4 WILDLIFE FREEWAY T-Shirts (S,M,L) surprise color.
    -1 TOTALLY BLOWN indigo Kimono. hand dyed. handmade. vegan silk (a finely combed cotton). Yup !
    This is for people who can find their way to the High Desert in Joshua Tree CA, as transportation not provided.

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    Mountain Goat Sky View Surprise

    I will paint 3 original paintings :
    -a Wild Card painting
    -a Phosphorescence painting
    -and another painting based on the ANIMAL MEDICINE CARD that i draw from the original deck for this piece.
    the size of each painting will be 17"/17"
    PLUS
    -4 ANIMAL MEDICINE CARDS Decks with hard Box and wisdom Guidebook.
    -4 handmade wooden card display stands
    -1 hand-printed WILDLIFE FREEWAY T-Shirt
    -and you will be honored with your name in the thank yous at the end of the guidebook.

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