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A 100 card animal themed tarot & oracle deck w/ 300+ page color guidebook.
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The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck

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The Magician Tarot Card from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
The Magician Tarot Card from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck

The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck is a 100 card multi-use deck with:

  • 22 Major Arcana Cards
  • 56 Minor Arcana Cards
  • 22 Bonus Cards
The Kangaroo from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Card Deck
The Kangaroo from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Card Deck
The Moon Tarot Card from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
The Moon Tarot Card from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck

All 100 designs are completed and we are just tweaking colors.

The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
The High Priestess & The Star Tarot Cards from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
The High Priestess & The Star Tarot Cards from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
Justice & The Tower Tarot Cards from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
Justice & The Tower Tarot Cards from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
The Sun & The World Tarot Cards from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
The Sun & The World Tarot Cards from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
The Suit of Pentacles from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
The Suit of Pentacles from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
The Suit of Cups from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
The Suit of Cups from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
The Suit of Swords from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
The Suit of Swords from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
The Suit of Wands from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
The Suit of Wands from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck

Back of the The Ark Tarot & Oracle Cards 

Back of the Cards from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
Back of the Cards from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
Bonus Cards from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
Bonus Cards from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck

Whether you are a novice, an expert reader or a collector, you can use the archetypal imagery and subtle symbolic key on each card for:

  • Tarot readings 
  • Oracle readings & daily inspiration
  • Shamanic readings & healings
  • Meeting & working with Spirit, Totem, & Power Animal Guides
  • Cartomancy
  • Playing Cards
  • Energizing & clearing sacred spaces 

Packaging & Printing

The Ark will be printed on the best quality card stock available and cocooned in a keepsake box with magnetic closure. 

Once I have the demo decks the following will be chosen:

  • Gloss or Matte Laminate
  • 14pt or 16pt card stock

Dimensions

Cards - 3.5 x 5.5 inches - Slightly larger than average. A size that handles and shuffles well and brings out the art and animals in all their glory! 

Book - 5.5 x 8.5 inches - Full color, 300+ pages!

Box - 6.0 x 9.0 inches - Magnetic enclosure keepsake box!

The Ark Tarot Deck includes a 300+ page, soft cover, full-color guidebook. We're still tweaking the design but its very close to finished.

Tarot & Animal Symbolism Meaning Chapter from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
Tarot & Animal Symbolism Meaning Chapter from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck

The QR codes at the bottom of each page link to my website, WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com, where there are extended versions of the descriptions. 

Chapter from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
Chapter from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck

As well as card interpretations, we have included chapters on:

  •  Working with Spirit, Totem, and Power Animals
  • The 5 Elements
  • The Cardinal Directions
  • Numerology
  • The Major and Minor Arcana
  • Shamanism 
  • Animal Communication
  • Sample Spreads

Bonus!

Inside the book is a URL (web address) where you can dive into six free half-hour, pre-recorded classes. 

Classes are taught by deck creator and channeler Bernadette King. Client and student reviews can be found on Google.

The Snake level also comes with all the Dolphin level gifts PLUS exclusive to this level:

 The Wild Kingdom Wooden Artisan Box 

Made Exclusively for The Ark Tarot!
Made Exclusively for The Ark Tarot!

The Raven level also comes with all the Snake level gifts PLUS exclusive to this level:

  •  A stunning 7.25 x 10 inch, 48 page journal with the animal of your choice on the cover! Paper on the inside is creamy white smooth finish 70lb and acid free. Use for class notes and to record magical experiences with your animal spirit guides.

If you're new to Kickstarter, a Stretch goal is a point set past the original funding amount where a new aspect of the project is "unlocked". This is incentive for you all to keep sharing the project on social media. If there is something you'd like to see included in the project, feedback is always welcome. 

Mystery Add-On Pack from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
Mystery Add-On Pack from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck

Order this add-on pack and be surprised by nine cards not shown here. What animals will arrive in your mailbox? 12 cards total plus mini booklet. $7.00

Friends, Family, & Lovers Add-On Pack from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck
Friends, Family, & Lovers Add-On Pack from The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck

Once this stretch goal is met I'll post all the designs for this special pack. Order this add-on pack and feel the love radiating from Friends, Family, & Lovers. 12 cards total plus mini booklet. $7.00

Moms & Babies Add-On Pack from The Ark Tarot & Oracle Deck
Moms & Babies Add-On Pack from The Ark Tarot & Oracle Deck

Once this stretch goal is met I'll post all the designs for this special pack. Order this add-on pack and allow a mother's love to pour into your heart. 12 cards total plus mini booklet. $7.00 

Prehistoric & Mythological Add-On Pack from The Ark Tarot & Oracle Deck
Prehistoric & Mythological Add-On Pack from The Ark Tarot & Oracle Deck

Once this stretch goal is met I'll post all the designs for this special pack. Order this add-on pack and add incredible dimension to your readings. Travel back in time and into magical fantasy realms. 12 cards total plus mini booklet. $7.00 

Add-Ons are “additional items” that you can add to your pledge towards our campaign. Choose any (or all!) of these to help fill your personal Ark!

  • Bonus Packs of 12 cards total plus mini booklet - $7.00 each
  • Ark Guidebook Digital Download PDF - $15.00 each
  • Additional Ark Tarot Decks - $40.00 each
  • Additional Wild Kingdom Artisan Wooden Keepsake Box - $80.00 each
The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck and 300+ page, full-color guide book.
The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck and 300+ page, full-color guide book.

Buy an Ark Tarot Deck for yourself and be the most popular friend in your tribe when you buy a few to gift.

The Ark Wild Kingdom Artisan Keepsake Wooden Box
The Ark Wild Kingdom Artisan Keepsake Wooden Box

As a Tarot reader, I'm always on the lookout for special vessels to hold my most cherished decks. 

You'll treasure this box for many years to come. 

Look at the intricate (but strong!) scroll work and spirit animals on the side!

The Wild Kingdom Wooden Artisan Box is made from white birch. These boxes are solid, sturdy and will keep your beloved animals safe until you take them out for use. And this box is big! At 7x10x4 inches and 2.5 pounds it's large enough to hold the entire Ark Tarot box with extra room for the add-on animal cards.

How to add items to your existing pledge amount: 

(as recommended by Kickstarter)

1. Click on “Manage Your Pledge” at the top right of the page
2. You’ll be prompted to change your pledge amount. Add the amount of items you would like to get to your current pledge. Enter that new amount in the pledge field.
3. You will then be prompted to confirm the amount of the change to your overall pledge. Hit confirm.
4. Once you confirm, you will asked to confirm once again at the Kickstarter payment gateway. You will then be redirected to Kickstarter.
5. You can message me with what the additional funds are earmarked for, or you can wait until the conclusion of the campaign and add it to the exit survey that goes out to all the backers. Or both. :)

Thank you so much for your continued support and enthusiasm! 

Heidi Sutherlin - The Ark Tarot Artist
Heidi Sutherlin - The Ark Tarot Artist

Heidi Sutherlin has been working and creating  as a graphic designer and artist for the past ten years. She's happiest  when collaborating with her clients, having the creative conversations  that give shape to thoughts and imaginings. Interested in everything,  she's been an avid listener of beliefs of all kinds from a young age.  Combining her love of design with the joy of discovery and the mysteries  of the universe are the best parts of her job. She manages her  particular brand of digital mayhem from her home in beautiful Central  Oregon, sharing her space with a small army consisting of a giant black  Lab, turbo assisted Staffordshire Terrier, diabolical cat named Kitteh, a  wonderful man and a son with the very same insatiable curiosity and joy  she gets to wield each and every day.   

"This  deck has such a special place in my life and I hope that you find all  of the wonder, joy, and emotion that I've experienced along this journey  Bernadette and I have been on to send them out into the world. Every  card is a moment in time, suspended and waiting to invite you in. When  you work with these cards, may you savor the moment when you realize  that what you are looking at is looking right back at you. Welcome, my  friends, where the Wild Ones roam."

In compliance with Kickstarter rules, no funds will be donated from this Kickstarter project. However, it has always been my business model to do all I can for the animal organizations who use all their dollars for the good of the animals. Keeping with my decades of tradition, a portion of future profits from sales of The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck will go to benefit my current favorite animal educational facilities, sanctuaries, and rescues:

Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses

Mystic Jungle Educational Facility (see photo below)

Sunrise Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Please understand I have to charge shipping or it would eat up all the money that would be used for printing, etc. and that would make everybody sad. I do NOT want people to be sad. 

So, here are some things to know about my shipping process and rates:

  •  To make shipping costs lower, you will receive wooden boxes, journals, and totes separately from the deck. If you're like me and love to get packages in the mail then you have fun times to look forward to!
  •  International Shipping. I tried to get the Harry Potter owls to make this easier but they're booked in Vegas. Please remember the deck weighs right at 3 pounds and is 6 inches wide x 9 inches long and 3 inches high. It's a literal ark. The wooden box is thick, sturdy and weighs in at 2.25 pounds. It is 7 inches wide x 10 inches long. 

Disclaimer

The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck, the bonus card decks, all readings (including but not limited to psychic, medium, Shamanic, Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal) readings and any classes associated with The Ark Tarot are metaphysical products and services. They are for entertainment purposes only. By participating in and supporting this Kickstarter you agree to the Disclaimer & Terms of Service clearly posted on each of my websites. Please be sure to read these terms on the Building Beautiful Souls, Inc. web property WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com

Risks and challenges

Yes. There are always risks with every project. However, 25 years of entrepreneurship has taught me how to dream a dream and make it come true.

1. HERE'S WHAT'S ALREADY WORKING:

Because of my background in project management, publishing, and communications some of the biggest project hurdles have already been handled:

A. Distribution

All distribution channels are in place and work flow charted. We got this!

B. Investment

My company, Building Beautiful Souls, Inc. made the substantial upfront financial investment for artwork, images and licensing, marketing, and more. Though I need your help to set the animals free (printing), I know exactly how much money I need to get The Ark Tarot to the finish line. I've carefully priced out:

i. Production costs for the main and bonus decks;
ii. Ancillary rewards;
iii. Domestic and overseas shipping.

All the animal allies and I need to set this project free is you.

2. QUALITY CONTROL, PRINTING, & SHIPPING TO THE US

Due to pricing, I had no choice but to farm printing of The Ark Tarot out to China. Not having any experience with this I asked my soul sister Katherine Skaggs (creator of the bestselling "Mythical Goddess Tarot" deck) to help. She introduced me to her broker - Bob Passantino. Katherine was introduced to Bob by industry legend Ted Andrews, author of Animal Speak. Bob has worked with Ted's family for many years.

Bob's decades of experience and close relationships with overseas printers have safeguarded The Ark. We are paired with a top notch, credible printing company with a terrific reputation for superb quality control. Of course I'll receive samples before the print run but working with Bob has allowed me avoid delays and communication breakdowns with the printer.

Many thanks to both Katherine and Bob. And, of course, to Ted Andrews, who has joined the animals he loved in spirit. He is missed every day by the animal kingdom and the metaphysical community.

3. COMMUNICATION IS MY JAM

I WANT you to be empowered by the magic and medicine of your animal spirit guides. This means I'll do everything in my control to make sure you get The Ark in the stated time-frame. Kindly be on the lookout for emails from me. I'll also update this Kickstarter as new information becomes available.

4. HERE'S WHAT CAN GO WRONG

A. The Shipping Drama Llama

Shipping can be delayed. The boat from China might sink. I'm sure other random things can happen but here's to hoping they do not.

B. Alien abduction, Zombie Apocalypse, and more.

Should anything happen to me, I have systems in place to see this project through.

C. Damaged Packages

I'm a Scorpio. I want to control everything, but the fact that almost all of you live beyond my ability to walk your reward to your doorstep makes that impossible - I have to rely on a delivery service. If your reward arrives damaged, contact me and we'll work out a way for you to send me photos of the damage, and I'll do my best to make you happy.

5. HOW TO HELP ME MAKE YOU HAPPY (AKA - Please don't pay for shipping twice.)

Please do your part. Be sure to;

A. Answer the Backerkit questionnaire after the Kickstarter campaign is over. You'll get an email to let you know when the survey is on its way.

B. Contact me with any questions. At the top of this Kickstarter page, you'll see my name, Bernadette King - click on it to get to the "Contact me" button to send me a message.

C. Make certain your credit card info is accurate in your Kickstarter account BEFORE the end of the campaign - if your credit card is declined, you will not receive your reward.

D. Double check that the proper address is put into your survey because...

***If a reward gets shipped back to us because you put in the wrong address, YOU will have to cover the shipping to resend it.***

Thank you for your understanding and supporting The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Kickstarter!

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    Full-color Digital PDF of 300+ page Ark guidebook with a link to access six, 30 minute pre-recorded bonus classes.

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    Dolphin

    Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck and a printed, 300+ page full-color Ark guidebook with instructions on how to access six 30 minute pre-recorded bonus classes. Keep your cards and guidebook protected in the keepsake magnetic closure box.

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    Mama Bear

    TWO of The Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Deck and a printed, 300+ page full-color Ark guidebook with instructions on how to access six 30 minute pre-recorded bonus classes. Keep your cards and guidebook protected in the keepsake magnetic closure box.

    Be a Mama Bear and buy one to keep and one to gift!

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    Snake

    Includes all rewards of the Dolphin AND the Ant AND an incredible Wild Kingdom Artisan Box. The keepsake magnetic closure box fits inside the Artisan box for extra protection, or you can use the magnetic closure box for travel and the Artisan box for safekeeping at home.

    Includes:
    • The Ark Deck of 100 cards (78 Tarot Cards & 22 Bonus)
    • Ark Guidebook (Printed)
    • Keepsake Magnetic Closer Box
    • Ark Guidebook (PDF)
    • Wild Kingdom Artisan Box
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    Raven

    All the rewards of the Snake AND four online 90-minute live video classes AND a printed journal to take your bond with the animals to a new level!

    You will choose what animal will be on the cover of your journal in the survey that goes out after the Kickstarter is over.

    Includes:
    • The Ark Deck of 100 cards (78 Tarot Cards & 22 Bonus)
    • Ark Guidebook (Printed)
    • Keepsake Magnetic Closer Box
    • Ark Guidebook (PDF)
    • Wild Kingdom Artisan Box
    • Four 90-minute Live Interactive Video Classes
    • Journal with Your Choice of Animal on Cover
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