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Right & left brains collide in this game, combining contemporary surrealism and interpretations with ancient Tarot tradition. Read more

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Right & left brains collide in this game, combining contemporary surrealism and interpretations with ancient Tarot tradition.

San Diego, CA Art
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Keep in Touch with The Tarot of Creativity!

The Tarot of Creativity now has its own dedicated website to handle direct sales, honor pledges, offer personal readings, and provide educational resources on the history and meaning of the Tarot. 

http://www.tarotofcreativity.com/

My other site ParallelMindzz will handle the rest of the pledge fullfillment: Creative Alchemy membership, appointments for personal Tarot readings, and business/life coaching.

 http://www.parallelmindzz.com

Review of The Tarot of Creativity

I had the amazing opportunity of using the Tarot of Creativity deck last Monday. It is truly a work of art and love. As I first went through the cards, I felt the aliveness in them. I felt as though the images were coming out and reaching deep parts of my inner self. Aliyah and I exchanged readings. This was a truly blissful experience. I could feel how her Tarot deck has her pure essence, her life, her experiences, her lessons, her love. It is a very mature, yet innocent and spontaneous deck that truly reaches your soul and makes you reevaluate your intellectual creativity from that pure place inside if you. It is an awesome tool for marrying your body, mind, and soul. Thank you Aliyah for sharing this gift with the rest of the world. ~Abel Valdez

The Tarot of Creativity is a modern empowering deck with rich, saturated, surreal imagery and contemporary, positive interpretations.

This is a deck for everyone: from the experienced Tarot professional to the curious novice. You don't have to know anything about the Tarot to read from this deck, and it will teach you Tarot as you work with it. Experienced Tarot readers will appreciate this deck's solid grounding in Tarot interpretations and the fresh, new approach.

NEW ADDITIONS!

SOULMATE & BFF OFFER: 2 FULL decks for only $66. This deal includes two card decks, each with a beautiful drawstring bag to tuck around your deck. Shipping is included!

Just in Time for the Holidays!

You don't have to shop till you drop. I have always believed that one should buy presents for others that one likes oneself, but I don't like to deprive myself, so shopping for me has always been "One for You, and One for Me!"

BOOKLET: I am adding a digital booklet with all reward levels. This booklet is the equivalent of "the little white book" often included with a printed deck. This booklet is a searchable PDF file like the bigger, and more inclusive PDF included in the Professional Tarot Reader Package. Both focus on the keywords for the cards that can help spark your intuition, and is a very handy tool.  You can use the booklet to learn the Tarot or help you understand your readings.

BAG: a nice, drawstring bag for your deck.

ANNOUNCEMENT
The Tarot of Creativity now has its own website. You can find more information there, including pictures of the cards, comparative interpretations of both The Tarot of Creativity and the RWS deck, custom readings by the author (me), and articles on the Tarot in general. This dedicated site will partner with my other (membership) site Parallelmindzz.com to deliver the digital rewards, and is a handy place to contact the author with any questions regarding this deck and this project.

http://www.tarotofcreativity.com/

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The Tarot of Creativity can help you access your creativity and intuition, or if you are an experienced or professional reader, this deck can deepen your knowledge by allowing the surreal imagery, traditional keywords, and modern interpretations to talk to you. Although this deck has a modern slant, it is throughly grounded in ancient Tarot tradition and knowledge.

The Tarot of Creativity is about creativity itself—the magic, secrets, and insights in the creative process.

There are many ways to use this deck: you can lay out traditional Tarot spreads, or choose one card per day like an oracle deck. No matter how you prefer to play with the cards, they were created help you gain perspective on your life and your creative process.

The Tarot of Creativity is designed to talk directly to your higher self and to your subconscious. In effect, to both sides of your brain; and connects your subconscious and self-conscious to the guidance from your higher self or your super-conscious. As you play with this deck, the cards will subtly guide you to look at every situation from the highest possible perspective.

New! A Tarot bag is now included on all printed deck rewards.

I have decided to include a special plum-colored drawstring bag for The Tarot of Creativity, as a thank you for supporting this project. Most Tarot readers and collectors prefer a bag for storing and transporting their Tarot decks.

This bag will keep your deck clean, and looks much more professional than showing up at a reading or gathering with your deck in a tuck box, bound with a rubber band, or with your cards in a plastic baggie. ;-)

This Tarot bag will be shipped with all rewards that include a printed deck: both the FULL 78 card deck and the 26 card ESSENTIAL version .

(The bulk reward option will include tuck boxes instead of bags for ease in shelving.)

The royal cards in the Fire and Air suits
The royal cards in the Fire and Air suits
The Royal cards in the Water and Earth suits
The Royal cards in the Water and Earth suits

The images are original paintings that were not created as illustrations. The meanings are inscribed directly on the card. I have interpreted each card with words that resonate with modern-day users.

Ace through 10 in the Fire and Air suits
Ace through 10 in the Fire and Air suits
Ace through 10 in the Water and Earth suits
Ace through 10 in the Water and Earth suits

The lower cards show two words each: one upright and one reversed. There are no negative meanings, instead the words are designed to work together to enhance your reading, and engage your intuition. The suits in this deck each represent a path of creative mastery.

Ultimately, The Tarot of Creativity is about creativity itself—the creative process, and the creative mood of the artist, who is the composer, director, actor, and artist in the play of his or her own life.

Table of Arcana cards
Table of Arcana cards

The major Arcana cards use the traditional tarot keywords instead of the traditional titles. I decided to do it this way to make the cards more accessible for modern-day users and to ground the arcana in the original, deeper meanings. See them on here:

On Facebook

Videos of Tarot card meanings on YouTube

This deck has been eight years in the making. I am Aliyah Marr, artist, author and designer of The Tarot of Creativity. My art work has a surreal look, but it is actually very conceptual. I have exhibited my paintings, games, and interactive pieces nationally and internationally at shows such as Siggraph and Digital Concentrate.

The Tarot of Creativity is the second Tarot deck that I have designed, it started out as a redesign of my first deck, The Transformational Tarot, which was originally a conceptual art piece.

THE REWARDS

To make it easy for you to participate in this project, I am offering some really tasty, one-of-a-kind rewards.*** 

• CREATIVE ALCHEMIST MEMBERSHIP
All reward levels get at least a one-month membership on my website, ParallelMindzz.com with full member privileges and access to exclusive information on this deck. 

• DIGITAL GAME & CARDS
Exclusive offer for your talented digits: the original Transformational Tarot digital game. Unlimited play for the length of your Creative Alchemist membership. Digital cards to use as you wish.

Opening screen of The Transformational Tarot Online Game
Opening screen of The Transformational Tarot Online Game
A 5-card Game on The Transformational Tarot
A 5-card Game on The Transformational Tarot

• PDF POSTER
The entire deck in one glance in pdf format, viewable on any digital device, even an ebook reader. As a long-time advocate of reducing waste and packaging, I am pleased to offer a reward that helps reduce my personal environmental impact, while giving you something substantial for a really good price. 

• A TAROT READING
Unlike most Tarot illustrators, I have nine years experience doing personal readings and studying the Tarot in depth. A reading ought to really suit you! (excuse the pun)

• CREATIVE COACHING SERVICES

I am a creative coach with many years teaching/coaching experience. Check out my credentials: 

LinkedIn

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• ORIGINAL PAINTINGS

The original paintings that I used for the royal cards of the Water suit: The Queen of Cups "Immersion," and The King of Cups, "The Source." These are two murals that would look good on any large wall; I can see them in a hotel, modern home, office reception, or restaurant. Best of all, they are portable! You just roll them up and skedaddle off to your new abode. You can hang them in 5 minutes on any regular wall.

The First Wave, acrylic on raw canvas 5 x 10 feet
The First Wave, acrylic on raw canvas 5 x 10 feet

Please help me see this in print by becoming a partner in the publishing of this beautiful Tarot deck.

Please check out the Tarot of Creativity to see the completed cards and see more on the solid tradition and philosophy behind this deck.

Music in video: Devotional from album Astral Law by James Beaudreau

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The Tarot of Creativity is now listed on the biggest tarot site on the web: Aecletic.com Check it out!

http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/tarot-of-creativity/

Individual card meanings now on Facebook and Youtube:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10200978928298297.1073741827.1319253373&type=1&l=caa66e6fde

YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzeHHN_8V-ZLYf-UuNn-3HtXbgplyqKYg

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge of this project has already been reached! This deck has already been created and the prints have been proofed. This printed proof is featured in the film, although I have to say that the printed deck is even more vibrant and attractive than what you see on screen. I have played numerous games with the deck to be sure it will play as both a Tarot deck, as an oracle, and as a creative tool.

Here is where you come in, the minimum that I need to get the deck in print. The cards in a tarot deck are larger than regular playing cards, and there are more cards —78 instead of 52.

I hope that you will help me achieve the funds to make everything happen: the printing of the deck, box, the packaging and shipping to you, the fees charged by kickstarter and amazon fees, and taxes on the project.

When the funding goal is reached, the work of setting up the final files for printing will commence; we will send the project to the printer the minute we receive the funding payments. So, the quicker the funding goal is reached, the quicker we can start getting to work on the layout of all the files to be sent to the printer.

I am an experienced graphic designer as well as an artist, so I have no problems in producing a quality product. Since the artwork and design is completely mine, all copyright permissions have been obtained ;-) As for potential production delays, there is no way to plan for that, but the printer has a great reputation, and we hope to ship it to you before Christmas, 2013.

***NOTE: All reasonable efforts will be made to deliver your decks before the end of the year.

Thank you for taking the time to checking us out and for your support!

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    ONE PICTURE IS WORTH 1000 WORDS -
    Get one card for only 1 smackeroo! One digital card pulled at random from the major arcana and emailed to you. Includes a one-month Creative Alchemist membership on ParallelMindzz.com (a $13 value) with unlimited access to the original Transformational Tarot online game and exclusive access to information on this deck. My sincere thanks for your support.

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    LUCK OF THE DRAW - Get a reading of three DIGITAL cards chosen at random from the deck and emailed to you. The PDF poster of all the cards in the deck and my gratitude for your support.

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    YOUR FORTUNE IS ABOUT TO CHANGE - Get a reading of six DIGITAL cards chosen at random from the deck by the author and emailed to you. The PDF poster, one-month Creative Alchemy membership with unlimited Transformational Tarot game access.

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    THE ESSENTIAL TAROT -

    A 26 card streamlined version of the deck consisting of the 22 cards of the Major Arcana and the 4 Aces in DIGITAL format. The Major Arcana are the heart of the tarot; they trace the path of The Fool through the rest of the deck. The Aces are the distillation of the meaning of each suit; the alpha and the omega of each of the four paths of mastery. The PDF poster, one-month Creative Alchemy membership with unlimited Transformational Tarot game access.

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    LIFE PATH -

    A special Life Path Tarot reading from author/artist Aliyah Marr (a $65 value). The PDF poster, one-month Creative Alchemy membership, and unlimited Transformational Tarot game access.

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    PROFESSIONAL RESOURCE -All the cards in high quality screen resolution DIGITAL format to use in remote readings, over the phone, or online. Included: access to the full card meanings in a searchable PDF file—handy for those "duh" moments many Tarot readers go through on occasion. A good educational resource for learning the Tarot for the novice or for the reader looking to enhance their knowledge of the traditional and modern interpretations offered by this deck. The PDF poster, one-month Creative Alchemy membership with unlimited Transformational Tarot game access.

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    THE DECK! 78 cards includes 42 unique picture cards: 22 major arcana, 16 minor arcana (royalty cards), and 4 aces; plus 36 minor Arcana cards that have a single suit image and two words each. The PDF poster, one-month Creative Alchemy membership, and unlimited Transformational Tarot game access.

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    THE DECK! 78 cards includes 42 unique picture cards: 22 major arcana, 16 minor arcana (royalty cards), and 4 aces; plus 36 minor Arcana cards that have a single suit image and two words each. The PDF poster, one-month Creative Alchemy membership, and unlimited Transformational Tarot game access. (This reward replaces the original DECK award at the same amount, but takes into account a recent rise in international shipping costs.)

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    PROFESSIONAL TAROT READER PACKAGE -

    The Tarot of Creativity, plus the full digital version of the deck to use as a followup in remote readings, over the phone or online. Included: access to the full card meanings in a searchable PDF file—handy for those "duh" moments most Tarot readers go through on occasion. You will also get a preferred listing as a professional reader of this deck on the Tarot of Creativity website with a link to your site. The PDF poster, one-month Creative Alchemy membership, and unlimited Transformational Tarot game access.

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    SOULMATES & BFFs - 2 FULL decks for only $66. This deal includes two card decks, each with a beautiful drawstring bag to tuck around your deck. Get one for yourself and get one for your mate or your BFF. Shipping is included!

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    THE CREATIVE CATALYST -

    The printed deck and a personal Tarot reading by author/artist Aliyah Marr. The PDF poster, one-month Creative Alchemy membership, and unlimited Transformational Tarot game access.

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    CREATIVE CATALYST #2 - The printed deck and a personal Tarot reading by author/artist Aliyah Marr. The PDF poster, one-month Creative Alchemy membership, and unlimited Transformational Tarot game access.

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    ATTAINMENT -

    One creative coaching/creative business consulting session (a $150 value). The PDF poster, one-month Creative Alchemy membership with unlimited Transformational Tarot game access.

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    FULFILLMENT -

    Maybe you like the artwork but don't care for the Tarot? This reward gets you a collection of three signed prints of the same surreal imagery as The Tarot of Creativity. These are hand-matted in acid-free matt (outside dimensions 11x14), shipped inside individual glassine envelopes, and are ready for framing inside a standard frame (frames are not included). Includes some amazing images that were not included in the deck! Included: the PDF poster, one-month Creative Alchemy membership, and unlimited Transformational Tarot game access.

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    The deck plus one creative coaching/creative business consulting session (a $150 value). Included: the PDF poster, one-month Creative Alchemy membership, and unlimited Transformational Tarot game access.

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    WHOLESALE - Ten Tarot of Creativity decks of 78 cards in a tuckbox, for resale. Included: access to the full card meanings in a searchable PDF file, the PDF poster, one-month Creative Alchemy membership, and unlimited Transformational Tarot game access. Premium placement as a retailer of this unique deck on the Tarot of Creativity website. Only available for resale in the United States.

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    PRIVATE SESSIONS - After receiving the Tarot of Creativity deck, we will schedule three 60-minute sessions. Whether you are a novice or a professional, I will customize these sessions to your level of Tarot knowledge. Using both The Tarot of Creativity and the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, we will work together to enhance and build your abilities and knowledge. Topics include: the history of the Tarot, the journey of The Fool, the meanings of the Major Arcana, and how to use any Tarot deck to access your creativity and intuition. I will even teach you how to do a reading in your head without any cards!

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    THE FIRST WAVE -

    The original wave painting on the Royal queen and king cards of water: IMMERSION and THE SOURCE. This mural measures 5 by 10 feet, and will mount on a wall at least 11 feet long. It features saturated colors stained like a huge water color into the canvas. It has an amazing impact in a modern house, loft, restaurant, hotel or in the reception area of a corporate office. It is painted in acrylic on unmounted canvas, so it can be easily be shipped in a roll and installed on a wall of your choice. Installation directions and suggestions will be provided. But that is not all: this painting is forever mobile! It can be easily moved, stored and shipped to a new location without damaging it, so, unlike most murals that are integrated into a wall, you can take your wave with you wherever you go. A year-long Creative Alchemist membership with unlimited access to the Transformational Tarot online game and full members privileges. Non-domestic shipping reimbursement may apply.

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    THE SECOND WAVE -

    The second painting in the wave series. A great match for the first painting (see above), but it stands on its own as well. It is two feet larger than the first painting; measuring a full 5 by 12 feet. Using the same technique as in the first painting, it is painted in a saturated water-color technique on unmounted canvas. It can be easily be shipped in a roll and installed on a wall of your choice. You will need a wall at least 14 feet long to accomodate the painting. Installation directions and suggestions will be provided. Like the painting above, it is forever mobile! It can be easily moved, stored and shipped to a new location without damaging it, so, unlike most murals that are integrated into a wall, you can take your wave with you whenever you move. A year-long Creative Alchemist membership with unlimited access to the Transformational Tarot online game and full members privileges. Non-domestic shipping reimbursement may apply.

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