I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Starman of Eye Psychics about the stunning deck now funding on Kickstarter--the Magic of Prophecy Tarot (that I'm thrilled to be backing!):
Janet: Hello and welcome! I think your deck is GORGEOUS. Before we get to the cards, who is Eye Psychics?
Starman: Thank you Goddess J, bless you so much and thank you for your support for this wonderful, fun and exciting new five-element tarot book and deck set; the Magic of Prophecy Tarot.
Eye Psychics is a developing company based in Canada but with members from all over the world. Our company believes in the nurturing and the development of the psychic sense and the art form of soul cultivation. Like any sport or profession the art of development is mastery through practice and our focus is the empowering of the individual’s natural strengths within a loving and supportive community. We are producing several key publications including TAROT AS A VERB, THE TANTRIC PULSE ORACLE and at the forefront the MAGIC OF PROPHECY TAROT and BOOK set which is available now through KICKSTARTER and is in production.
Janet: Why Tarot?
Starman: Ha Ha (big cat smile) Why Tarot … Why air? Why breath? Why communication? Why language? Why discovery. Why exploration? There are so many why’s to the question that we delight in the question. It’s a perfect question.
To us Tarot is a language and a way to understand the elements in motion in, of and through ones life. In the understanding and in the knowing that ones life and all life is divine.
Tarot through the five element system allows for direct communion with the elements, for as we attune ourselves to the depth and knowledge that the language of tarot offers we can navigate through realms of depth and psyche that would other wise potentially confuse the unfocused or unaware.
The character Prophecy in this deck is the Magician, card # 1. The Magician as all tarot lovers knows, is the one with the ability through partnership with the divine, in harmony with (and in utilization of) the elements and of course through ones will, has the ability to manifest ones intentions into being.
Prophecy the Magician in this deck offers all the opportunity to do the same and this deck assists in the facilitation of learning the language of tarot so that one can consciously invoke the elements of harmony, happiness and delight into ones life.
This deck, the Magic of Prophecy Tarot is a journey in the application of magic.
Janet: How does your deck differ from other decks? What new energy do you bring to the cards?
Starman: Love this question also. First there are 92 cards making it a five elemental fully illustrated tarot deck; featuring the element of Spirit.
As the minors are means in with which to apply the essence and power of the element in ones life we find that working with spirit as an element gives an expanding focus to the craft. To honor and integrate all five points of the star, the upward direction of the element of spirit, is the balance point for the other four extensions.
We can see this in the Magicians card with each element represented equally and placed specifically and in order, around Prophecy.
We would also add that this deck brings a matriarchal perspective to the tarot and the nature of the elements in relationship to one another. There is also a reverence in the deck that is offered to the inspired creation of each card and the presenting deity/energy and each card and chapter is narrated initially in the first person.
This nurtures direct experience.
Each card also is formed/illustrated naturally, instinctively and from the heart.
Janet: Will there be a companion book?
Starman: We would call it a companion novel. Each card is a chapter of the book giving the book 92 chapters so it’s fully epic.
Ideally there is so much support on the Kickstarter for the book and deck that the volume flip allows for full printing of the book. At present the deck and little white book are physical and a digital download of the accompanying novel is offered in the reward of backing the project with the deck reward as a whole.
Janet: How many cards do you have left to illustrate?
The project on Kickstarter is to help us produce the remaining cards, which are now 2-10 of the elements. THE MAJORS, THE ACES, and the COURTS are all relatively complete. The entire funds raised for the project go directly into design and printing, real simple to help us get this vision into the hands of the magical and out into the world.
Janet: On Kickstarter, you ask backers for their card preferences for some images. Will you offer both versions of a card--or just the one that gets the most votes?
Starman: We are open. We fully welcome and invite the participation of our backers. Some backers are even showing up inspiring and as characters and personas in the deck. Meaning the work inspires production so readings and backer feedback is constantly showing up in and as part of the developing production of this deck. We feel the backers are producers of the project, with us. So we are fully in tune with and all ears when it comes to the desires of our backers. Our marketing budget has been ten cents, ha ha, so its because of the backers, people sharing and leaders like yourself seeing the magic in what we are doing and sharing its message that this is possible. THANK YOU!!!
Janet: What do you want people to know MOST about your deck?
Starman: Wow, what an intense question...
…That this deck honors our teachers and those who have held the light up for us when times were dark or the world did not appear as friendly or as helpful as it can be. We would not be here and we would not be doing what we are doing if it were not for the kindness and life saving support of those in the know, with true hearts, compassionate presence and with the wisdom to reach out in a pure, uplifting, intelligent, essential and truly strengthening way.
There is depth to the knowledge and the magic is sacred. It is love that has brought us here…
Janet: Beautiful. Agreed. Thank you so much for your time--and best wishes on your Kickstarter project!