The Creative Process Behind Creating Your Own Oracle Deck
Visual Artist, Aijung Kim, explores the artistic journey and the deeper nuances behind the creation of her intriguing and lighthearted oracle deck, "The Golden Moth Illumination Deck" in the 2nd episode of my Podcast. You can order your copy of her very charming deck here.
Together we discuss the usefulness of The Golden Moth and the steps she took in creating it. Lastly, we dig deeper into the philosophical side of divination and the decisions that go into making your own deck.
I created this episode with the General: Spiritual, Tarot, Oracle, New Age audience in mind. But, I specifically wanted to talk with Aijung to get the inside scoop on how the average person could go about creating his/her own deck of which she gives priceless advice on.
Background Noise: This episode was recorded in Hollywood, California during the preamble to the 88th Academy Awards show so I apologize for all the helicopter and fire truck siren noises in the background. But as they say in this town, “The show must go on!”
Listen to the Podcast via the media player below!
My Podcast #2 Guest, Aijung Kim,
is an artist, writer, and printmaker who is fascinated by the intersection of visual art and language. She likes to write and illustrate poems and stories. She makes prints, drawings, and crafts. She believes in art being an everyday experience – from illustrations in books, to the painting hanging in your kitchen, to the exhibit at the museum, and wherever you can find it in-between.
You can purchase her original art at her Etsy Shop. I highly recommend that you subscribe to her Instagram feed: @sprout_head
For those of you that live in the Richmond, Virginia area, Aijung teaches art workshops! Check out her 2016 class schedule here.
Anyone Can Make an Oracle Deck
At 30:45 – Aijung discusses the amazing work that comes out of her students she teaches in her Oracle making workshops. She posted pictures in her blog here.
Give Yourself Permission
At 37:30 – Here Aijung begins exploring the high level steps it takes toward making your very own Oracle Deck. Steps include: Permission, Audience, Reading Mechanics, Draw Symbols, Use Deck and Edit.
Another Side to Crowd Funding
At 55:33 – Aijung sheds light on the human side of KickStarter. She discusses the rush of emotion to successfully funding your project.
The Name: Golden Moth Illumination Deck
At 1:02:05 – Aijung discusses how she came up with her deck’s name.
At 1:06:21 – Aijung gives a breakdown on Tarot, I-Ching and Rune images that influenced The Golden Moth.
At 1:09:30 – Is there a place for prediction in Oracle Readings?
At 1:17:00 - Is there a structure to The Golden Moth Illumination Deck?
If you’d like to learn explore The Golden Moth Illumination Deck more, I ended up being a guest blogger on Aijung’s blog and you can see how I use it for my New Year’s and New Moon spreads: here.
I also did a video review of The Golden Moth on Youtube: here.
Lastly, I wrote a deck review about the Golden Moth: here.
You must check out the cards that come out of the workshops Aijung teaches here.
Golden Moth Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/goldenmoth