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A simple, modern divination system inspired by the tarot, sacred geometry and enamel pins. Designed by artist Tory Woollcott.
576 backers pledged CA$ 64,750 to help bring this project to life.

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The Tessera Oracle is an original and uniquely modern divination system. A set of twelve hard enamel charms, the Tessera Oracle was designed for easy and intuitive fortune telling for every person that touches it.

Each charm of the Tessera Oracle has its own rich symbolism, and is designed to serve as an amulet or talisman – every charm has a hole in the top that can allow it to be worn as jewellery, or tucked into a wallet, to help bring the energy and support of each symbol into your life as you move through the world.

I wanted to create something that's totally unique to every person who uses it. With this Kickstarter, I hope you can help me make this a reality!

The Inspiration

This idea has been on my mind for a very long time, influenced by many different sources.

It started with a real passion for divination - originally oracle readings. That expanded out into runes, and tarot readings, and tea leaf readings and palm readings. 

I realized that one reason I kept expanding out to find different forms and tools is that none of the existing ones were fitting exactly right for me, so I studied the principles of fortune telling and divination across history and applied what I learned to create my own system.

I wanted to create a new way to use divination. Something special, and tactile, and precious. Something that was akin to the Tarot, but very simple and easy to learn, so that more people would experience that connection to their intuition and its power in everyday life.

What are they? 

The charms are designed to be a tool that helps you connect with your intuition and focus your energy in the world. 

Each of the charms has been designed with a hole in the top, so it can be worn as a necklace, allowing you to constantly draw energy from the charm into your day.

 

What I really, really want is for this system to grow and evolve over time, so that people can customize and personalize it. 

It’s also designed to work with other types of divination. You can use it to expand on tarot or oracle card readings, and you can blend it with runes.

The Tessera Oracle was inspired by multiple types of fortune telling and divination. Not just Tarot, but also oracle cards, and palm reading, tea leaf reading, runes, and the I Ching – I love them all.

I took a little bit of inspiration from each of those to create a completely new system, one that's both familiar and completely new. 

How They Work

The charms are similar to other divination systems - each charm has its own meaning (or meanings), and can be combined with the others in a series of patterns or spreads that can be interpreted in so many ways.

Three introductory spreads will be included in the instructions, The Polygon, The Diamond, and The Crown. 

 

 

 

These three introductory spreads are meant to be a jumping off point, from there you can expand and create your own spreads! 

I've created a set of spreads and meanings and interactions, but everyone who receives a set will discover and invent new ways to combine and interpret the charms.

This is one of the things I am the most excited about - these need to be out in the world so that they can become themselves even more fully. 

You can also combine the Tessera with other divination systems and oracle decks, to expand on a reading and explore some of its intricacies. 

The Charms

 

 

 

 

 

What's next? 

The first set of twelve charms are just the beginning - I hope to release new sets over time, so you can add the pieces that resonate with you. You’ll create a set that’s totally your own, and you’ll develop a deep understanding of each charm and how it fits into the whole.

 Budget and Timeline

  • 50% - Production
  • 30% - Shipping! This covers the costs of all shipping involved -- from the manufacturer to me, packaging, the works!
  • 10% - Kickstarter fees and payment processing
  • 10% - Safety buffer, for any miscalculations or unforeseen expenses

Thank you!!

I'm so excited to see what you discover, create and learn once the Tessera is in your hands. In the meantime, I'm sending approximately one thousand thank yous, straight from me (and Reginald Barkley) to you. 


 

Risks and challenges

I already have quotes and prototypes from my manufacturer, who has been doing this for a long time and has an excellent reputation.

Reward fulfillment and shipping should be a smooth process, as I have a lot of experience from self-publishing and shipping my own books in the past. If anything should happen to delay shipment, backers will be updated with revised shipping dates right away!

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    Email Reading

    I will give you an intuitively pulled, four-charm Diamond spread reading, sent via email!

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    Postcard

    I will send you an intuitively selected postcard of one of the Tessera Oracle printed on the front and its meaning printed on the back -- fortune telling by mail!

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    Postcard Set

    You’ll get a set of all twelve of the Tessera Oracle postcards!

    The postcards have the Tessera Oracle art printed on the front, with their meaning printed on the back! Display them as prints, or cut them out and use them as your very own DIY set of charms for readings!

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    Early Backer: The Tessera Oracle

    Order your Tessera Oracle on the first day! A set of 12 hard enamel charms, a drawstring bag, and a set of instructions.

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    The Tessera Oracle

    The Tessera Oracle: a set of 12 hard enamel charms, a drawstring bag, and a set of instructions.

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    Early Backer: Tessera Oracle & Postcards

    Order the Tessera Oracle and postcard set on the first day! A set of 12 hard enamel charms, a drawstring bag, a set of instructions, and a set of 12 postcards!

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    • The Tessera Oracle
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    The Tessera Oracle & Postcard Set

    The Tessera Oracle and postcard set: a set of 12 hard enamel charms, a drawstring bag, a set of instructions, and a set of 12 postcards!

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    • Drawstring Bag
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    The Tessera Oracle with a Skype reading

    A Skype reading with the creator of the Tessera Oracle!

    You will receive the Tessera Oracle: a set of 12 hard enamel charms, a drawstring bag, a set of instructions, a set of 12 postcards, and a Skype reading with Tory!

    Includes:
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    • The Tessera Oracle
    • Drawstring Bag
    • Instructions
    • Skype Reading from Tory
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    Two Tessera Oracle sets

    Get TWO Tessera Oracle sets for you and a friend! TWO sets of 12 hard enamel charms, a drawstring bag, and a set of instructions.

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    Five Tessera Oracle sets

    FIVE Tessera Oracle sets: FIVE sets of 12 hard enamel charms, a drawstring bag, and a set of instructions. Ideal for retailers who would like to have the Tessera Oracle on their shelves!

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