If you missed getting your Oracle deck during the Indiegogo fundraising please visit EcoHeartOracle.com to order the Oracle, or iPhone/Samsung Galaxy covers, signed art prints, art cards and more! Also check out our Etsy store EcoHeartDesign (open in late April/14)
A huge thank you to all of the supporters of the Eco Heart Oracle! Thank you for helping to bring the deck and its messages from nature and spirit forward!
Eco Heart Oracle Decks are scheduled to be shipped in early June.
iPhone covers will be shipped in early May.
Art prints and cards will be shipped in late April, or sooner.
Thank you again for supporting the Eco Heart Oracle!
The Eco Heart Oracle is a 48 card oracle deck created by Ingrid Koivukangas, an environmental artist who works intuitively with site energies, dreams and deep meditations to create art that reconnects people back to the Earth and Nature. The cards come directly from her experiences working at sites and have been in progress for over 15 years.
The intention in creating the cards is to bring forward messages from nature spirits and animal and plant messengers - and through the process to bring users a new awareness, and understanding of, their connections to nature and the unseen animal and spirit worlds.
The deck includes 48 full colour cards, a guidebook and box. The guidebook includes mythological and symbolic meanings for each subject plus messages received during deep meditations for each individual card.
Choose to use the Oracle for a one card reading for daily guidance or to access a quick answer to your question. You can also use the Oracle for a more in-depth reading using one of the suggested methods in the guidebook.
For each deck sold a tree will be planted - trees can be dedicated.
Please check the Gallery tab for video updates. The latest video was added on March 24th - the sample decks from the printer have arrived!
About the Eco Heart Oracle Deck
My name is Ingrid Koivukangas and I'm an environmental artist. My work is about reconnecting people back to the Earth and Nature. I work at sites directly with, and in response to, site energies through intuition, dreams and deep meditations. You can view my work, artist statement and CV at www.Ingrid-Koivukangas.com The Eco Heart Oracle deck has been in process over the last 15 years, the cards are my way of bringing forward and sharing messages and information from the natural world.
All of our ancient ancestors understood that we are all deeply inter-connected and intertwined with everything and every living being in the natural world. My hope through creating these cards is to provide a way for users to access these deep and sacred memories that we each carry within us. The Earth and all her creatures desperately need us to remember, and honour, the sacred connections we share with all living beings.
It's really important for me that with each project I work on I'm giving back, with that in mind, for each Oracle deck sold a tree will be planted. I'm also a supporter of Kiva and partial proceeds from the sale of these cards will go towards funding micro loans in developing countries.
48 Oracle Cards
The artwork for the 48 card deck is complete and the deep meditations for each piece have begun. These meditations along with direct experiences working at sites with each of the beings represented in each card will be included in the guide booklet that is included with each boxed deck.
For those of you who like to pull a card to answer a question, or get a feeling for a situation, each of the oracle cards will include a word or phrase to give quick access to the meaning of the card.
The cards are also available as signed 5x7 archival prints (with or without the gold card frame and name) or in sets of four art cards with envelopes in different perk packages.
How you can help and what you'll get
The cost of printing and shipping the 48 card decks, the corresponding instruction book and lidded box is very expensive. I really need your help to do the next part of this project.
I've put together some perks that I trust will inspire you. If you'd like to see a perk added please message me. A special Thank You page will be created for the project and will include all supporter's names.
The perks include:
$10 - A thank you card chosen especially for you from the oracle deck. The signed card will be mailed to you and can be framed.
$25 - Your choice of a 5x7 archival art print OR a set of four Oracle art cards with envelopes.
$40 - Your choice of an iPhone 4/4s or 5/5s or Samsung Galaxy SIII hardcase.
$45 - An Eco Heart Oracle Deck with a thank you Oracle post card. A tree will also be planted in your name. My cost to ship in North American is $15 and included.*
$65 - An Eco Heart Oracle Deck with a thank you Oracle post card.
A tree will also be planted in your name. My cost to ship Internationally is $30 are included.*
$85 - An Eco Heart Oracle Deck with thank you Oracle post card AND a 5x7 archival art print AND a set of four art cards with envelopes. A tree will also be planted in your name. Shipping worldwide is included. *
$125 - An Eco Heart Oracle Deck with thank you Oracle post card AND a 5x7 archival art print AND a set of four art cards with envelopes PLUS a custom iPhone cover with your choice of Oracle image. A tree will also be planted in your name. Shipping worldwide is included. *
* Please note that shipping rates with Canada Post are very expensive - the cost of shipping is included in the different levels.
All of the funds raised will go towards the printing costs only. The campaign goal does not include any fee for my time for creating the art or designing the deck.
If the campaign goal is not met then a smaller quantity of cards will be ordered. An alternate printer has already been sourced that can print smaller runs of the decks.
Everyone who purchases an Oracle deck will receive one.
The sample decks from the printer have arrived!
Check out the video: Printer Update - March 24th
Planting a forest together
For each Eco Heart Oracle deck sold a tree will be planted in the Boreal Forest in northern Canada. The boreal forest is the largest biome on Earth and stretches around the northern parts of North America and Eurasia. It makes up one of the largest forest ecosystems on the planet and provides homes for many different species of wildlife, birds, insects and amphibians. Approximately one third of this boreal forest is within Canada's borders. The Canadian Boreal Forest is used by nearly half of all of the birds in North America each year and contains wetlands that filter millions of litres of water each day. You can read more about the Boreal Forest here: Hinterland Who's Who - Canada's Boreal Forest
Choose a perk that includes the oracle deck and you will receive a coupon to 'plant' your tree in the Eco Heart Forest which is a virtual forest, that corresponds to an actual forest and a real live tree planting. You will be able to dedicate your tree and/or leave a message with your virtual planting. You can then visit your tree online in the Eco Heart Forest as well as share the link via Facebook, Twitter, email link or other social media.
My related projects
I've been successful in previous projects I've worked on - please see my artists website and CV: www.Ingrid-Koivukangas.com
As an artist working through galleries I felt that I wasn't reaching enough people with my messages from the natural world. I feel a great sense of urgency to share and begin dialogues with people. This is why I've created the Eco Heart Oracle deck.
I've also recently started www.EcoHeartRetreats.com offering virtual retreats reconnecting people back to the Earth - these one day retreats can be done from anywhere in the world.
I believe in giving back and sharing and that together we can create change in our lives and in the world. I began publishing Eco Heart Magazine in 2013 as another way of giving back - I was a designer working in print media before becoming an artist. The magazine is about spirituality, art, environment and healing and shares articles from, and about, people working in different ways and modalities who are creating positive heart-centered change in the world. Please sign up for your free subscription here: Eco Heart Magazine - Suscribe
Other ways you can help
Please share the Eco Heart Oracle deck campaign with your friends and family - it's easy using the Indiegogo share tools!
Together we can create change!