Each card is 5.5" x 8.5". All printed in northern California on 100% recycled, 100% post-consumer paper, using veggie-based inks. The carbon footprint of printing this card was offset with the purchase of Renewable Energy Credits in partnership with Sterling Planet. I always strive to reproduce my art as locally and ecologically friendly as possible.
Each Altar Card is a deeper expression of my visual art, one that is conveyed in words. You can collect them all to use in meditation, reading each one silently or aloud as part of your daily practice. You can use them like you would an oracle deck, and just pull one from the collection to gather inspiration for your day or week. A wonderful and meaningful gift to yourself or your loved ones!
INVOCATION ON BACK OF CARD:
My very soul
is caressed by fingers of light
gliding through vast assemblies of your kind.
I’ve found my very soul wholly enthralled
by rays of sunshine enshrined
by your quiet greatness!
You always make the best of it,
in whatever conditions,
the grandest of life
with the lightest of provisions.
You dance with the torrents
in your deeply rooted gaze,
a strong yet gentle giant
through all the changing days...
Quite simply, you amaze.
In your center
is a kind of sight
that divulges wisdom’s true colors.
Your rings draw stories that
radiate out through the passages of time.
Every year, another circle.
Every year, growth in all directions,
with maps of stars and suns and moons guiding your way.
Throughout the ages,
the sun births flowers, seeds, and sages
from within the cosmic order of things.
We build temples to house our excitement,
resplendent with songs of your great mysteries.
What a view, what reverie!
Clouds fly effortlessly.
Smooth blue rivers bend and wind,
seamlessly sewing our windswept minds
to the rhythmic flow of friction and grace,
Finding what is profoundly commonplace.
Once we have learned to listen to you,
we will reach that consummate joy,
that happiness of knowing
we are in our perfect place.
Art & Prayetry by Ishka Lha