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By Kyle Jacobs [Root.]
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About this project

Mirrors Tarot: 

"Thus men forgot that All Deities reside in the Human Breast." - William Blake.

To which I would add: "Now, Let's see yours."

Major Arcana XXI: "The World"

 

Major Arcana VI: "The Lovers"

 Major Arcana XII: "The Hanged Man"

Major Arcana: II "The High Priestess"

Major Arcana I: "The Magician"


Major Arcana XVIII: "The Moon"

Major Arcana XIV: "Temperance" 

 

See More Here: 

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Ecological Responsibility:

I've designed the deck to be printed by GreenerPrinter. Here's what they have to say about the 20 pt. Brown Kraft Board that I've chosen for the project:

The Mirrors Tarot will be beautiful, thick, earthy, brown and ecologically responsible.

The assembly and fulfillment will be handled by myself here at the Friends Co-Operative in Madison, WI. Because this fulfillment will take place from home, I will be able to individualize decks for #ModelAMajor Supporters and Contest Winners.

We will both sleep better knowing that no old growth forests were destroyed for the sake of art.

Financials:

I have totally eliminated Fulfillment and Production from my budget. At the end of the campaign, if the project is successful, my goal is to keep the promises I have made, establish credibility, and share a gift with the Tarot Community.

  • I will receive the printed cards in boxes and assemble them by hand. 
  • I will paint each card without anticipation of compensation.
  • The base level of the project is set to be a print run of 150. 

Here is the approximated breakdown for the $3000 Goal for this campaign: 

Proposed Budget Distribution
Proposed Budget Distribution

#ModelAMajor:

The #ModelAMajor contest is the nervous system of this entire campaign, and will be my focus for the duration of this Kickstarter.

Here is the format that I'd like you to share your #ModelAMajor photo, using my friend Crystal as an example:  

"Hey My name is Crystal, and I'm part of the /r/occult Tribe on Reddit. Here is my #ModelAMajor." 

The Star
The Star

 

The Star [Option 2]
The Star [Option 2]

 

The Star [Option 3]
The Star [Option 3]

You don't need three options to participate in the contest, but Crystal decided to do that.

  • Please post your entry on Facebook and Twitter. 
  • Contest runs from 4/1 to 4/22.

At the end of the contest, Crystal's Tribe will decide which Tribe Member they want to elect as their winner.  At that point, if Crystal wins the contest, I will paint her portrait as a Major Arcana, regardless if the Mirrors Tarot is funded. [This is my gift to the Tarot Community.]

Mirrors Tarot - Major Arcana: XVII
Mirrors Tarot - Major Arcana: XVII

If the project is funded, the winners of the #ModelAMajor Campaign will receive the $250 Tier Reward for Free.

[Unique decks will be delivered along with the other ordered decks by Samhain '17]

The #ModelAMajor Contest is meant to be educational and fun. There is no cost of entry, and there is no requirement for you to back the project.

Here are the Tribes currently involved: 

  • Throughout the length of the Campaign, I will be working on more Major Arcana, and reaching out to more Tribes. However, since the prize of the contest includes a gift of $250 in value, it is necessary that the #ModelAMajor Tribe Participants be exclusive. Otherwise, I wouldn't be able to keep my promises.
  • If you are a person looking to join, and you're not affiliated with any of those groups, I would suggest joining one. They are nice people. 
  • If you are a Tribe who would like to join in the contest, please contact me: 

Email: root@rootdraws.com

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Risks and challenges

This project is essentially an extended gift.

If the idea of being in your own Tarot Deck excites you, then we have a common interest. If now isn't the right time for this project, then I'll just continue to learn, correct course, and try again.

Thanks for your time and consideration,
Root.

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    READING WITH ROOT

    Immediately after the campaign I will begin touring the West Coast, and I would love to meet you.

    For $10, you and I can spend 10 minutes doing a personal reading together at a location TBA. -- If y'all are familiar with Amanda Palmer's 'Ninja Gigs', I see this working in a similar way.

    I will be passing through Albuquerque, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Bellingham and Vancouver this summer, and would love to meet up with you for coffee.

    If I don't stop by your city, we can arrange to do our reading through the NET.

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    MIRRORS TAROT DECK

    The Major Arcana 22 card deck with Included Shipping in the US + A Reading with Root.

    The Production, Printing, Shipping and Fulfillment of this Ecologically Responsible Deck Costs $25 per deck for a print run of 150.

    By pledging $25, you are saying:

    "Build One for Me."

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    MIRRORS TAROT DECK + PRINT BOOK

    For this tier, I will be assembling all of the portraits involved in the Mirrors Tarot project [including the #ModelAMajor campaign], and collecting them to share in a Printed Book.

    Each Major Arcana will also have a collection of writings concerning the creation and application of the card.

    Printing will be done ecologically, and a 22 card deck will be included.

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    #ModelAMajor Portrait

    For the #ModelAMajor Digital Tier, you could choose to embody the characteristics of Strength, or pose with your partner for the Lovers -- Pick the Major Arcana of your choice.

    You have complete creative control of expressing the Archetype of your choice -- Then, you take a reference photo, and I paint your portrait.

    You will receive a digital portrait, as well as an 8x10" Giclée Print. [Museum quality, archival art prints of paper -- Printed & shipped by INPRNT]

    You will receive the Major Arcana 22 card deck with Included Shipping in the US + A Reading with Root.

    I am available for an initial consultation to help you find an Archetype that fits best for your current path.

    By pledging $100, you are saying:

    "Stare at my soul for two days and tell me what you see."

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    #ModelAMajor Custom Deck

    In addition to choosing an Ecological Responsible Printer, I will be taking care of Fulfillment myself; that means that I can offer you the possibility of a customized deck.

    For the #ModelAMajor Tier, you could choose to embody the characteristics of Strength, or pose with your partner for the Lovers -- Pick the Major Arcana of your choice.

    You have complete creative control of expressing the Archetype of your choice -- Then, you take a reference photo, and I paint your portrait.

    When your deck is fulfilled, you will receive a unique bonus card which will substitute flawlessly, creating a one-of-a-kind deck.

    In addition to your Custom Card, you will receive:

    The Major Arcana 22 card deck with Included Shipping in the US + A Reading with Root

    I am available for an initial consultation to help you find an Archetype that fits best for your current path.

    By pledging $250, you are saying:

    "I want in..."

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