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Updated: Feb 2, 2022



Our latest interview is with Dr. Voxx Voltair, the creator of the Goetia Magick Tarot - a completely original deck based upon thousands of actual, personally-documented Göetic Rituals since 1980. The 78 Demons depicted in these visually-astounding cards are actual portraits of the Demons as they have visually appeared within the Magickal Triangle, during ritual evocations, performed by Dr. Voxx Voltair. Voxx is a world-renown Trance Medium, Tarot Grand Master, and professional Astrologer.


Each Demonic portrait is the culmination of thousands of hours of actual evocations. The final artwork, by occult artist, Mitchell Nolte, was also created using magickal techniques of evocation, during the actual rendering of each masterwork, the process of which is further detailed in the story of this unusual deck. (goetiamagick.com)


Kickstarter -Goetia Magick Tarot


Where in the world do you call home?


At the moment, I am basically living in Los Angeles, although I am traveling at the moment.

What was your first experience with tarot?


I was introduced to the Tarot very early in life, as a baby. My mother was the Tarot reader in our city. I remember sitting at the kitchen table, watching my mother laying down the Celtic Cross, giving her friends readings. I started using the Tarot around the age of 5 and doing readings for myself and my friends by age 7.


What would you say is unique about your deck?


What makes the Göetia Magick Tarot™ unique, is its ability to be used as more than a means of Divination. The images of the spirits in the deck can be used to psychically conjure them, enlisting their energies to help the user manifest desired transformation in their lives — whether to attract love and passion or to release negative energies. The Göetia Magick Tarot is also the first deck of its kind to depict the actual images of the spirits as they psychically appear. Also, the magickal adept, and astrologers will notice that all the images and their colours, and moon phases are correct for each spirit. The spirit of each card faces the direction of the planetary energy that rules them, much like Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot.


How long has it taken you to create this deck?


I had always wanted to create it, since 1980... and finally, in 2012, I finally met the right artist to illustrate the complicated images. So, up until now, it has taken almost 10 years.


How long have you been working with ritual magick and how did you get started?


I have been working with ritual magick since childhood. Again, beginning with my mother, who was born and raised in the practice of Stregheria, traditional Italian Witchcraft. As a child, I began doing Fairy Rituals in my garden (which I continue to this day.) Later, I was later initiated into several magickal orders, such as the OTO, the IOT, and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.

What card are you most proud of and why?


I am most proud of the card of King Asmoday (#32) — it was quite a feat to render an image with three heads, while it’s breathing fire. It is so realistic; it is easy to believe the spirit is literally looking at you. Also, the fact that he represents the ability to completely accomplish your aims.


What impact would you like your deck to have on its readers?


I would like the deck to engage the reader in exploring the nature of their desires — to question the source of their motivation. In this way, the meditation upon the particular spirits may unlock the key to positive manifestation. The spirits can widen our perception, enabling us to see the greater reality... they lend their magickal powers to our human causes.


What have been your challenges in creating this deck?


Both myself and the artist, had to follow an extreme schedule. The images of the spirits of the cards could only be worked upon during ritual hours, associated with the spirit, under specific Astrological aspects. For example, the picture of the spirit of Wealth, “Buné”, could only be worked on, while the artist was facing North, during the hours of Dawn to 11:55 am, on a Friday. This was to imbue each spirit’s image with the full power of an evocation. This included revisions. So, the timing was key. This was not just a regular project. The entirety was done as a series of actual evocations. The artist is also a magickal initiate of the OTO, and a magickal practitioner as well.


Can you explain about the Magickal Triangle and how the demons appear to you?


The Magickal Triangle of Art is a formal placement wherein, the Spirit is respectfully engaged during an Evocation. The 3 sides of the triangle, reflect the idea of the Holy Trinity, which acts as a holding place for the Spirit to safely manifest psychically to the reader. The circle within the center is effectively the “eye in the triangle,” and thus, gives the reader the ability to envision the spirit during an interaction. The Magickal Triangle (along with 2 other protective talismans) are available to use with the deck but are not specifically necessary to use.

Each card back contains the protective symbol of the Seal of Solomon, so the deck is perfectly safe to use for anyone, of any faith.


How will you celebrate when the deck is finally published?


I’m hoping to celebrate the publishing of the Göetia Magick Tarot™ with an Exhibit of the images at a local art studio or venue on the Full Moon on April 16th, in Las Vegas or Los Angeles. Updates will be posted.


What is on offer for people who pledge?


As a special offer for your readers, I am offering a Full-Colour PDF of a very sweet spirit, Vassago, along with a simple Conjuration for his help with any special matter, for a $15USD pledge. (Image will be 8”x11”). After the Kickstarter Campaign ends on February 11th, the cards will be available for purchase at: GoetiaMagick.Com — Short videos and close-ups pix can be seen there as well.


Dr Voxx Voltair - one of the “100 Top Psychics in America”

Facebook: voxx1

Twitter: voxx

Insta: @voxxvoltair, @voxxthepsychic

TikTok: @voxxvoltair

Websites: voxx.org (blog), voxxthepsychic.com, goetiamagick.com

Patreon: VoxxMagick


To add some ritual magick to your collection, pledge here:


Kickstarter -Goetia Magick Tarot








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Our latest interview is with Misty Strong, the creator of the Cannabis Magick Oracle - a 35 cards deck based on different strains of cannabis, each unique with bright and colorful imagery


No matter where Misty looked, she couldn't find any information on how to incorporate cannabis into her daily rituals. What intentions can it strengthen? What magical properties does it have and how can I harness it? These were questions she wanted to know the answers to. So, she decided to take it into her own hands. She spent a long time working out what type of magic cannabis can bring to the table, and how to incorporate it


Kickstarter - Cannabis Magick Oracle


Where in the world do you call home?


I live in Stockton, California! I’ve lived here for most of my life. In my early childhood, we moved around a lot, including moving out to Texas for a while. But we eventually found our way back here.

What was your first experience with tarot/oracle decks?


I grew up Mormon, so tarot and anything associated with it was off-limits. In my teen years, my parents did foster care. One of the girls who stayed with us had a spellbook. I was so drawn to it! I read those pages over and over again. Finally, I decided to buy a deck from Barnes and Noble. I would stay up late, hiding in my closet, studying them. It was love at first shuffle.

What would you say is unique about your deck?


My deck is cannabis-inspired! I have yet to see another one like it. The artwork is done by my friend Jen, who is a tattoo artist. So the deck is heavily influenced by that and you can see her style shine through.

How long has it taken you to create this deck?


It’s taken a good two years. We all have struggled since 2020 in our own way, and getting my deck finished was one of those obstacles.

Although it is becoming more socially acceptable these days, do you feel like there is still a stigma attached to cannabis use?


Absolutely. While it’s more accepted in states that have legalized cannabis, there’s still a lot of negativity surrounding it. Law reform needs to happen, and those in prison for cannabis-related “crimes” need to be released. There are some positive things happening though! I’ve started noticing job listings that specify cannabis use won’t disqualify them from working for them.

What card are you most proud of and why?


Blue Dream. It was the first card Jen did, and it blew me away! I knew immediately that this deck was going to be a huge success.

What impact would you like your deck to have on its readers?

I hope it brings readers peace and comfort. Cannabis can benefit people in so many different ways. This deck will do the same.


What have been your challenges in creating this deck?


In the beginning, I struggled with finding an artist to bring my deck to life. I had several people pull out of this project until Jen dedicated so many hours to do so. Next, I struggled with my own mental health and imposter syndrome. In 2021 I was diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, general anxiety, OCD, and PTSD tendencies. It’s been a long journey but I’m very proud of how far I’ve come. While sometimes I still doubt myself, I have an amazing support system that helps clear those negative thoughts.

Do you think non-cannabis users will also find these cards useful?

Definitely! The messages and actions of the cards aren’t necessarily directly related to cannabis. They are inspired by how I felt while consuming that particular strain, research, and input from others who have tried the strains I wasn’t able to. So while the theme is cannabis, the messages are for everyone.


How will you celebrate when the deck is finally published?


Honestly, I have no idea! I might treat myself to a new Loungefly bag or maybe a new fancy tarot deck.

What is on offer for people who pledge?


I’m offering stickers of the artwork on some of the cards, along with a digital download of the art that will be on the box of the deck.


To add a little cannabis magick to your life (without necessarily indulging in it if you don't want to), pledge here:


Kickstarter - Cannabis Magick Oracle








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Our latest interview is with Jennifer Starling Dukehart, the creator of the Trash PandaTarot - a 78-card Tarot Deck, featuring trash pandas and all of their wonderful chaos. The illustrations are fun and playful and emphasize emotional depth, readability, and trash panda takes on classic tarot symbolism. (A careful eye will reveal nods to popular raccoon memes.)


Jennifer is an artist and researcher based in Northern Vermont. She has always loved raccoons (the tiny paws! the cute memes! the chonk!) and all things tarot, and she spent the last year creating the Trash Panda Tarot Deck. Her project began as a novelty but quickly revealed surprising unexpected depths.


Kickstarter - Trash Panda Tarot


Where in the world do you call home?


North-central Vermont! I have a little woodsy homestead in the shadows of the Green Mountains. I grew up in the Midwest and spent the last few years in grad school in Austin, TX, so I am loving being back to fall leaves and snowy winters.


What was your first experience with tarot?


Getting lost in the New Age section in the bookstore as a kid. My mom would take me and let me wander; I’d get a little chai tea and sit on the floor and flip through a pile of tarot books, getting lost in all of the beautiful art. I came back to tarot after finishing school when I was looking for ways to recalibrate and ground myself.


What would you say is unique about your deck?


My deck shows raccoons through the lens of Rider-Waite symbolism as the raccoons might interpret it. (For example – the Seven of Wands is stealing off with his Wands, and with an armful of ketchup packets. The Wheel of Fortune is, of course, a pizza.) It blends pop culture references and recognizable raccoon tropes with traditional symbolism and depth, so the result is fun and playful, but with the emotional weight that the cards carry as well.


How long has it taken you to create this deck?


Almost exactly a year. I began last January, as a way to unwind in the evenings. It gets dark early here in Vermont, and given the stress of the pandemic, this gave me something creative to focus my energy on.


Here in Australia, we don’t have raccoons, so trash panda is a new term for me. Why are they called trash pandas?


Their eye markings are a bit similar to giant pandas, and urban raccoons in North America have a tendency to forage through garbage bins for food. Keeping them out of your bins can be a challenge!


What card are you most proud of and why?


The Empress and Tower are my favorite cards, because of the iconic imagery. But I am probably most proud of the Five of Pentacles – two injured raccoons out in the cold winter night, not seeing the lights and shelter behind them. Raccoons are so cute – capturing the emotion of the lighter cards came naturally. This one was a test of the deck’s depth and range, and I’m proud of how it turned out.


What impact would you like your deck to have on it’s readers?


I’d like it to make readers smile and catch them by surprise when they find unexpected layers and hidden visual treats. I hope that newer readers find it charming and accessible, with symbolism that draws them to learn more about tarot.


What have been your challenges in creating this deck?


Keeping momentum during the pandemic – everything feels so heavy sometimes, it’s hard to make space to be creative. I’m a statistician, and my work focuses on equity, health care policy, women’s health, and COVID-19 – I love my work, but definitely not light topics this year. :-) I also moved recently, which always comes with challenges. But making the deck has been an anchor during the year, and I’ve been so grateful to have this creative outlet.


Can you explain why you used the imagery that you did for the minor arcana?


When I began designing the deck, I thought of trash panda versions of the traditional Rider-Waite objects for each suit. Cups became grape soda cans, Wands became roasted marshmallows on a stick (which I have heard raccoons love!), Swords became sporks, and Pentacles became twenty-sided dice.


How will you celebrate when the deck is finally published?


I’m planning to have two of the Queens tattooed – one on each calf – to celebrate. Also, probably having a pizza, a grape soda, and a nap! Making a deck has been a lovely and utterly consuming project. I’ve got a few other art projects in the works that I’m looking forward to spending time on.


What is on offer for people who pledge?


First, my thanks and gratitude for bringing this deck to life!

There is the deck, of course – it’s 2.75” x 4.75” traditional sized, in a custom two-part box. In addition to the deck, there are stickers, an enamel pin of the Empress, and art prints! There is a prize pack that gets you the deck, the enamel pin, and a sticker pack.

There are three sets of stickers on offer: A Sticker Pack which includes the Trash Panda Tarot mascot, the Empress, and the Tower; A Pride Pack which includes a rainbow sticker and a Bi Pride sticker; A Queens Pack which includes four stickers, one for each of the Trash Panda Queens.

If I reach my last stretch goal, I’ll also be offering an altar/tarot cloth.


Website - www.trashpandatarot.com

Instagram - @trashpandatarot

Email - trashpandatarot@gmail.com


To add a little cuteness and fun to your collection, pledge here:


Kickstarter - Trash Panda Tarot






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