My love of Iceland started many years ago when I did a two-day stopover in Reykjavik in winter. It's a magical time with limited hours of daylight. I have been back several times since. The horses and waterfalls keep calling to me.
living with the five elements
The Five Elements are: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. Each corresponds to one of the five Chinese seasons. To read more about the "Living with the Five Elements" please the see the interview with me by Jen Strongin in Alameda Magazine.
kuan yin oracle deck
The Kuan Yin oracle deck is based on an ancient system of divination dedicated to and inspired by the Bodhisattva of Compassion. This photographic version combines my photographs and the poems as translated by Stephen Karcher in The Kuan Yin Oracle: The Voice of the Goddess of Compassion. (For further information on each poem, please see his book.)
There are 100 cards for 100 poems (plus a few instruction cards). You can shuffle the cards, think of a question, then choose a card (or cards). The lines at the bottom correspond to bigrams for each season, and there is a moon phase associated with each poem as well.
I am selling this deck as a limited edition fundraiser for Charlotte Maxwell Clinic which serves low income women with cancer in Oakland and San Francisco, California. I have volunteered there for many years as an acupuncturist.
Please note: the cards do have rounded edges but the ivory frame shown here is just to separate the cards from the rest of the page.
This deck is currently sold out. Please check back to see if there will be another print run in the future. Thank you for supporting my art, my devotion to Kuan Yin, and the Charlotte Maxwell Clinic.