So what is the 𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐇 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐈𝐋𝐋𝐔𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐃 𝐒𝐎𝐔𝐋 and why use a 𝐊𝐈𝐂𝐊𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐑𝐓𝐄𝐑 campaign?
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 In 2009 I had an idea - a new deck was being to be birthed. It was following a journey of the soul - my journey but also that of many others in this world. The deck was to become The JOURNEY of the ILLUMINATED SOUL and it is a story of our spiritual awakening and the challenges we face along the path. It’s a healing journey where we face our past problems and overcome them in order to be aligned and more powerful in ourselves. It’s a great story and a journey of life. So join me.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐤 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 By mid 2020 I had created the deck and started to use it daily for readings. Now being a deck of 67 cards and slightly oversize I had to approach printing and publishing these in a slightly different way to the previous MOON ENERGY DECK which many of you will be familiar with.
𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 Having a hard case box with bigger cards entailed a little more expense that my more limited funds this year could stretch to. I also wanted to keep the card production within the UK and not to outsource to China. This does mean they are a little more expensive but I think in the current climate we should be supporting our smaller businesses here in the UK. SO I decided to launch a kickstarter funding appeal in order to allow these cards to be birthed into being.
𝐒𝐨 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐤𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫? A kickstarter is a way that people can see the project and decide to back it if they would like to be involved. Now it’s like preorder but without handing over the cash now! So what the kickstarter does is allow people to make a pledge in return for an award. This enables funds to be raised in order to cover production of the first set of cards. If the kickstarter fund does not reach its goal no money is taken from any one person that has pledged towards it.
𝐒𝐨 𝐝𝐨 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐚𝐲 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞? No you don’t. When you pledge you are adding to a list of backers who are promising to help fund the project when the kickstarter has successfully reached its target. So if you were to pledge today you will not be charged or asked for any money until a] the kickstarter is successful or b] the kickstarter has ended.
𝐈𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐨 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐚𝐲? OK the kickstarter runs until the 1 November 2020. Only then if it is successful will it ask you and collect funds. If it does not succeed you DO NOT pay.
𝐎𝐊 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐝 - 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐨 𝐈 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬? SO when the 1 November (or earlier with every toe crossed) comes around and the money has been processed, the printers will be instructed to go ahead and print the first 200 copies of the cards. Once delivered they will need packing and posting by me. My aim would be to get all cards out by the end of November so hopefully everyone should receive them in December…
𝐈𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 - 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐭? Well things happen and if it doesn’t work I will lick my wounds and start again! Never say never.
𝐈 𝐜𝐚𝐧’𝐭 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐈’𝐝 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 - 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐈 𝐝𝐨? I totally understand that not everyone can afford the deck at this moment in time - it’s been a tricky year. I have added some little rewards to the list - for small amounts of money that you can get. I've also offered some reading options so if you'd like a little reading from me using the cards do go and make a pledge - they start from just £9 and I would love to read for you. There's also a soul path game and pendulum boards up for grabs. Anything is a help and all will go towards the ultimate goal of printing the cards.
The biggest and most amazing thing you can do for me is to share. They cards may not be your cup of tea but they may be that of your friends… A share is worth a thousand kind words and many blessings from my heart 💜 to yours.
If you would like to support the kickstarter the link is here.