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The Telluric Tarot

A deck of 78 minerals and plants sprung from the earth to express divinatory messages using natural and symbolic properties

The Telluric Tarot

A deck of 78 minerals and plants sprung from the earth to express divinatory messages using natural and symbolic properties

CA$ 18,702
pledged of CA$ 8,500pledged of CA$ 8,500 goal
246
backers
14days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, October 30 2019 2:01 PM UTC +00:00.

About

The Telluric Tarot is a magical collection of 78 minerals and plants emerging from within earth and soil, sharing their oracular message through natural and symbolic properties.

As a GIA Gemologist and botanical illustrator, I had long been dreaming of devising a wondrous rock collection which would not be limited by rarity or price. Within this deck, each stone's unique essence gets to shine with equal light and be held inside your own palm. I took special care in choosing and accurately representing each mineral, guided by their crystal structure, physical characteristics, formation process and cultural significance. Each stone is paired with a companion plant, enhancing the symbolism of each tarot card and fully harnessing a magic springing from the earth-Tellus- itself.

 Eclectic and gender-neutral

The Telluric Tarot draws gentle guidance through the universal properties of stones and plants. It can be easily adapted to many different faiths and divination practices. It is compatible- in number of cards, types of suits and meanings- with the Rider-Waite tradition. However it stands entirely on its own, featuring a unique voice suitable for beginners as well as seasoned readers. The language and elements presented in this deck are also fully gender-neutral. Each card is named for its mineral and plant pairing and numbered under its respective suit; Soul, Drive, Emotion, Mind or Domain (see full list below).

The Telluric Tarot deck

The cards are printed on 350gsm 2.75" x 4.75" cards with glossy protective lamination. It is packaged in a beautiful custom printed, 2-piece rigid box with lid.

Each card features its own vibrant, original artwork
Five suits and 78 vibrant pairs of stones and plants

List of suits, minerals and plants

How many favourites can you spot? :)

The Telluric Tarot companion book

The deck comes with a full-colour, 5.5" x 8.5" soft cover companion book. It features a full-page illustration of each card alongside the inspiring, divinatory message of its respective mineral and plant as well as a suggested interpretation, both upright and reversed.

Sample book pages for the 10th Soul card
Sample book page for the 8th Emotion card
Sample book page for the 2nd Mind card
The Telluric Tarot package with deck, 2 piece box and companion book

Stretch goals

The next stretch goal is for $20,000 CAD: Upgrading to a gold gilded edges deck.

Ultimate stretch goal- $25,000 CAD: I will illustrate and add 5 extra pairs of minerals and plants to the collection (one new card for each suits) making the Telluric Tarot an 83 cards deck. Because we can always use more rocks! 


Additional notes

  • Regular pricing of The Telluric Tarot once it is published will be 95$ CAD (plus shipping) so the special Kickstarter pricing is a definite advantage. Any extra funding will be mainly used to ensure I can keep delivering decks and books with beautiful features and high-quality at an accessible pricing
  • Please ensure that your payment method (card, debit, etc) is valid and up to date to avoid missing out on getting your special Kickstarter pricing as a backer.
  • Please double-check that the shipping address you provide is correct and properly formatted. I can ship to P.O. boxes since I will be using Canada Post.
  • Many countries may add customs or duty fees. I am not responsible for additional costs from customs. I will declare the package as 'printed cards and book' so you may contact your local postal service to address any issue or question regarding their customs policies.
  • Thank you :)

Risks and challenges

I have already created and self-published two oracle decks: The Telluric Runes and The Irish Ogham, both currently best-sellers in my Etsy store. I am therefore well-versed in the entire creation, printing and delivery process. I expect the full product to be ready to ship out by the end of November. However, there is always a chance of minor delays surrounding shipping and transit time from the printing companies. I will keep sharing reliable updates on status.

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