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A premium tarot deck developed from fine art paintings of Donald Beaman based on the ancient spiritual knowledge of Egypt.
A premium tarot deck developed from fine art paintings of Donald Beaman based on the ancient spiritual knowledge of Egypt.
69 backers pledged $13,198 to help bring this project to life.

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 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!

Our Project

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.

You may view a sample of this amazing artwork by clicking on this link www.nlitnmedia.com/?page_id=7 and order your personal prints using the order numbers on each image.

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”.

The Products

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.

Summary

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.

Limited Editions!!!

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.

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Testimonials:

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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    Pledge $11 or more About $11

    To show our appreciation for your support in making this project a success, we will send you an 11 x 14 Professional Quality Print of the card of your choice.

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    26 Card Major Arcana Deck: This deck includes the 22 common major arcana cards along with 4 of Donald Beaman's additional cards produced from the original 36"x52" fine art paintings.

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    Full 82-Card Deck With Instructional Booklet: This deck includes the 78 common cards along with 4 of Donald Beaman's additional cards produced from the original 36"x52" fine art paintings of major arcana and the 11x14 artwork of minor arcana, along with a 50-page B&W instructional booklet.

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    Full 82-Card Deck With Instructional Booklet & DVD: This includes the above package with the addition of a 1-hour instructional DVD presented & narrated by the artist.

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    Full 82-Card Deck With Instructional Booklet & DVD Hand Signed by the artist, and 3 - 11 x 14 Professional Quality Prints of the cards of your choice.

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    Two Full 82-Card Decks Hand Signed W/Booklet & DVD

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    Pledge $254 or more About $254

    Hand Signed Deluxe Package: The Deluxe Package will include a full 82-Card Deck, hardcover professional bound book with illustrations, and session record pad for clients, all in a handmade wooden box signed by the artist.

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    Full Size 36"x52" Fine Art Giclee Reproduction on Canvas of the card of your choice hand signed by the artist.

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    Pledge $560 or more About $560

    Premier Package I: will include the Full 82-Card Deck With Instructional Booklet & DVD and a full size 36"x52" fine art giclee reproduction on canvas of the card of your choice, signed by the artist.

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    Pledge $632 or more About $632

    Distributors Package: 25 Full 82-Card Decks With Instructional Booklet: These decks include the 78 common cards along with 4 of Donald Beaman's additional cards produced from the original 36"x52" fine art paintings of major arcana and the 11x14 artwork of minor arcana, along with a 50-page B&W instructional booklet.

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    Pledge $740 or more About $740

    Premier Package II: will include the $254 Deluxe Package and a full size 36"x52" fine art giclee reproduction on canvas of the card of your choice, signed by the artist.

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