February 10, 2021
Hello my dear friends!
Most of you probably already know I’m finally launching my long-awaited Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the printing of the Tulku Oracle deck and book on Friday, Feb 12 at 11.12 AM, MST.
This is the first time I’ve done something like this and there’s definitely a steep learning curve so I’m holding on tight and learning to roll uphill at the same time J
If you don’t know what a Kickstarter is… let me explain! You may know I’ve been working on the Tulku Oracle deck on and off for the past TEN YEARS!!! Yes… a very long birthing process :) Now it’s finally done and in the production line at the printers—in China. Since this is my first publishing project it’s not only hard to find a publisher to carry it, but it’s definitely not as lucrative. And during these slim work times, with no events and a lot of retailers going out of business, Tulku Jewelry sales have suffered like everyone else.
So….the Oracle is a big project and costly to produce and Kickstarter is a great way to offer something back AND raise funds to pull this off. There will be some great reward tiers in the Kickstarter with lots of goodies that I will add throughout the process. In addition, part of the proceeds will go to a couple of amazing organizations that I know my followers will also love. If you want to know more about those, they are listed on my website—at Tulkuoracle.com
The Kickstarter campaign lasts for one month, but the first 24 hours there is an early bird special.
Here’s the link. Even if it’s not live yet, if you sign up now, you will be notified as soon as the launch begins.
Friday February 12, 11.12 AM, MST
In deepest gratitude (excitement, nervousness, anticipation) and appreciation,
PS. Due to a recent comment on social media about cultural appropriation in the Tulku Oracle deck, I feel called to share a bit more about me and the Tulku Oracle—
The writing and images of the Tulku Oracle are my interpretation of over 30 years of study. I continue to grow and learn and deepen and explore inside. Where am I not honoring, and where are my blind spots? It is a lifelong journey. There are many yogis out there who have their own experience of these symbols and archetypes, and I humbly offer mine in the hopes to inspire healing and guidance in the hearts of others.
As well, my deepest and most sincere desire is to honor the gifts I have received from the traditions who have so generously welcomed and loved me as I have loved them—the Newar, Tibetans and Huichol. I have had many great teachers and healers and have been received as family in each of these cultures. My main longing after many long years of inner work is to share through art and heart what I have been so blessed to receive with others in all I do.
To explain a bit of where I come from—as a white woman who has been deeply privileged to journey repeatedly to Nepal and the mountains of Mexico, I find my identity in being a bridge. As a child of two cultures it comes naturally to me to long to connect with other traditions in a deep way. Perhaps because I have never been anchored in just one, the search for true belonging has been ever present. Ultimately I find this belonging most in the natural world. I have learned that though I can merge easily into different environments I can never fully understand the culture of another that is not mine.
I have learned how to hold the mystery of that, and how to stretch my ways of communicating while loving and appreciating and most of all, honoring the differences. Art is my way of integrating what I receive and processing it through my heart. I am driven by this. And my deepest values include to respect, honor and do no harm.
I would love to hear your thoughts and reflections of what you read here, and open myself to becoming more aware and conscious in all I do.