Double Deck Rewards!!!
We're down to the final week of fund-raising. But we really need everyone's help to make this dream a success. To show our appreciation for all of our current backers and as a bonus for those that are considering to support this amazing project we have decided to double the number of decks offered for each reward package! Yes thats right two decks for the price of one!!! So, for example, if you back at the $47 level, we will send you two decks instead of one! if you back at the $137 level, we will send you four full decks instead of two! This will apply to any level which offers a deck or decks as rewards.
As you may know, it's all or nothing with Kickstarter, so we will need a total of $12,800 by Tuesday, September 25. Every pledge counts large or small, we would love to be able to bring the art and history, magic and mystery of The Tarot of Saqqara for everyone to enjoy. Time is running out, and we extend our sincere gratitude for your interest and support!
This is our Kickstarter Project: "The Tarot of Saqqara”. The purpose of our collaboration is to showcase the art and research of Mr. Donald Beaman.
This past year we discovered dozens of his paintings in a nearby inn that was about to close its doors. Upon seeing his work, we knew immediately that his paintings and the tarot deck that was created from them belonged to a larger audience, and we decided to help Donald publish them.
Intro To Saqqara, Donald Beaman & The Original Artwork
Five thousand years ago in the sacred sands of the Sahara, on the west bank of the river Nile, the greatest Pharaoh of the Third Dynasty commissioned Imhotep to build the first pyramid of Egypt. It was here at Saqqara during a trip in 1981 that Mr. Beaman became inspired by the great monument which served as the necropolis for the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis. It remained an important complex for royal burials and cult ceremonies for more than 3,000 years and it is here that the initiations of those seeking enlightenment were performed.
Using his skills as a professor of theatrical design at Boston University and from his study of sacred geometry, Mr. Beaman began to create images of the early systems of spiritual divination and transformation. His original paintings are composed on 36” x 52” wooden art board using acrylic, silver and gold leaf paints. The final work is an elaborate collection of images derived from the architecture and knowledge of the earliest societies. They comprise not only an Egyptian influence but also that of the Kabbalah, Roman, and Celtic traditions. These paintings would eventually form a 78-card tarot deck entitled “The Tarot of Saqqara”.
We will be producing a 26-card Major Arcana Deck, a full 82-card deck, an instructional booklet and DVD. Deluxe packages will feature a full 82-card deck, hardcover professional bound book, and session record pad in a handmade wooden box. Also offered will be full size fine art giclee reproductions.
Our goal is to help Donald Beaman share his original artwork for the world community to enjoy. We have already begun to photograph and scan many of his paintings. Your support will enable us to complete the publication and printing of a full tarot deck, instructional materials, and fine art reproductions.
With over twenty years of experience in the fields of video production, graphic design, publication and media distribution, we can ensure that this project will be completed with the highest quality and expertise without compromising the integrity of the sacred works they represent.
It is an honor for us to be involved in this effort to help bring Donald Beaman’s creations to light, and we appreciate your consideration and support.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about The Tarot of Saqqara. Please check out what we can offer you for backing our Kickstarter Project.
This is a limited edition art project. Whereas we hope to continue producing the tarot decks themselves for international distribution, we will not be producing any of the fine art prints after this Kickstarter project so once we sell out that's it.
We are working towards a release date of October, 2012, just in time for your Holiday Gift giving. Products will be shipping out as soon as they are back from the printers.
Reknowned psychic and tarot reader Stephen Parker says: "This is one of the most important additions to the subject of tarot that I have had the fortune to encounter in the 42 years I've been involved in facilitating readings."
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