The New Deck is Here! (And Other Exciting Things.)

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Press, Readings, Stories | 0 comments

Wow, a lot has happened since my last post. I can’t possibly cover it all in one sitting, but let me touch on the important parts. First of all, if you’ve been here before, you may notice that the site has changed! Life and creative pursuits have been all-consuming, and it was about time that I refreshed the content on the site. I also gave the site a facelift in honor of… The new, 3rd Edition of The Portland Tarot Major Arcana deck! Now, I just did a 2nd Edition last fall, so why would I need to do a 3rd? (Wow, was it really almost year ago?) The answer is that I needed to create—and had been talking about creating for some time—a retail-friendly version of the deck. The revised deck has a new, sexy wrap that makes it easy to stack in on a store shelf and see immediately what it’s all about. (The old organza bag was elegant, but mysterious.)   I also added a new “Pug Angel” bonus card with some information on the back, in addition to the existing 3 bridge cards that were already there. It’s pretty much the same reading guide as before. All of it is wrapped tightly in shrink wrap, to keep anything from getting away. I even purchased ISBN and UPC codes. The new deck is $29.95, and even more ready for easy gifting, with a front and back cover that introduce the deck in all its glory. Buy the Deck Now After a year of hard work with my clients, I was able to save up enough moolah to print a whopping 1,000 decks! Now I’m ready to place them in stores around Portland and the US. (If you are a store and are interested in retail placement, please contact my sales goddess Ailey at ailey@theportlandtarot.com to get more info.) Tarot Readings with Theresa Also, did you know that I do Tarot readings? This last year I had many opportunities to do readings for people. I read for a total of 50 people at this year’s World Domination Summit. (I wish I had taken a photo of the long line, it was amazing.) I’ve been reading a long time, but I have to say, the hundreds of opportunities I have had to read the last couple of years have contributed immensely to a growth in my abilities. I’m just amazed and humbled by how a regular Tarot practice truly can hone our intuitive abilities and, dare I say it, make us even more psychic and tuned into powerful manifestations. It seems like much of the world still views Tarot as fortune telling, but for me it has always been a tool for helping me shape my path and draw in what I most desire. Learn More About Readings Speaking of which, I have exciting news of a personal...

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Sample 3 Card Bridge Reading Video

Sample 3 Card Bridge Reading Video

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Indiegogo, Major Arcana, Readings, Stories | 0 comments

I’ve been wanting to put together a 3 card reading video for awhile, but time got away from me with this campaign! For fun I just put something together today, doing a reading for myself about the unfolding direction of my creative path (as regards the project, specifically) post-Indiegogo. Returning to this reading a full day later I see even more information in the cards than I did before. If you have any interpretations you’d like to add, feel free to share in the comments! 3 Card Bridge Spread Reading with The Portland Tarot Majors Deck from Theresa Pridemore on Vimeo. Sorry for the ambient sounds, I just did it on a whim outside of a coffee shop I love to go to. Just goes to show that these cards are easy to use anywhere, anytime! I hope you got some good inspiration from the overview. Liked this? Check out the Indiegogo Pre-Sale Campaign for The Portland Tarot Major Arcana Deck! Going until October 10th, 2013. GET YOURS FOR ONLY $30!...

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Bridge to a creative life?

Bridge to a creative life?

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in Indiegogo, Major Arcana, Readings, Stories | 0 comments

Yee-ow, this has been a busy year. One brand-new website, 23 pieces of original art, two art shows, one unfunded Kickstarter, one (kick-ass) booth at World Domination Summit, one hundred First Edition Major Arcana decks in happy homes, and one magnificent workshop later, here I am: preparing to release a new and improved edition of The Portland Tarot Major Arcana deck and launching an Indiegogo campaign to raise the moolah to print it! Make no bones about it: I want this campaign to fund, and I’m doing everything in my power to make that happen. As with anything this big and risky—and this worthwhile—it can be too easy to feel the weight of what’s yet to be done and not take (enough) heart from what’s been accomplished so far; to forget the many steps we’ve taken between where we were and where we are now. But there’s always a bridge from who we used to be to who we are. And when we’re uncertain of exactly where we find ourselves, it can be helpful to evaluate how we got here. Along the journey, we’ll have embodied various ways of being, various archetypes. And, luckily, the Major Arcana is a fabulous tool for looking at those archetypes! (In fact, it’s something that my co-writer, Jamie Morris, and I will be covering in our soon-to-be-expanded little white book for the revised deck.) That’s why, last night, I decided do one of the brilliant “3 Card Bridge Spreads” spreads Jamie developed for The Portland Tarot. Cards in hand, I asked, How did I find myself living a creative life (mostly) on my own terms, collaborating with incredible people, and making the art I most want to make? The Beginning: The Devil Wildness; Taboo thinking; Bottled-up self-expression; Bondage Even as a child, there was a little wildness in me. I was a little too loud, a little too unruly in my creativity. I wanted to be a million different things. When I told my mother I wanted to direct films, she would point out my chances were “slim to none.” When I said I wanted to live my life as an artist, she told me to get a job as a graphic designer so “I stood a chance of making a living.” Wherever desire lived in me, there was always some sort of wall put up right in front of it. Throughout college, the wild spirit in me cried out for a life of creative freedom, but it was always countered by the pragmatic, programmed voice of my mother inside me. So when, at school, I realized I wanted to create the art for a Tarot deck, my mother’s voice dismissed the possibility almost as quickly as I could have the thought. The Bridge: The Magician Will power; Manifestation; Pulling things from the astral into the material world; Mastery Still, a deep belief...

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