Shaman Playing Cards by Bruno Tarnecci
Inspired in an ancient mythologic symbol, the "CHAKANA," represents the path from the terrenal world "Kay Pacha" to the celestial world where the god lives. This is called "Hanan Pacha." These words are in Quechua, usually called Runasimi (the people's languages). It's an indigenous language spoken by the Quechua peoples, primarily living in the Peruvian Andes and highlands of South America.
The Shaman is a healer who moves into an altered state of consciousness to access a hidden reality in the spirit world for purposes of bringing back healing, power, and information.
The word "Shaman" means "one who sees in the dark" (the hidden realities), and widely refers to those who are medicine women/men, healers, and seers. Shamans believe that all problems -- physical, emotional or mental -- have their root cause in a spiritual imbalance.
A Shaman works to restore balance and wholeness by addressing the root cause of the problem. Many methods are used in shamanic healing. They use the Chakana for this purpose, including soul retrieval, retrieval of a spiritual ally, removal of unwanted energies, soul remembering, ancestral work and hands on healing.
The back design of the Shaman Playing Cards is represented by the Chakana ancient symbol surrounded by the four elements, fire, water, earth and air, the Gods of the Sun "Inti", the Mother Earth "Pachamama" and the Moon "Killa". There are two powerful words in "Quechua" (the people's languages) -- "Kay Pacha," the terrenal world of here and now, and "Hanan Pacha," the celestial world where the Gods live. In the center is the Shaman's inner eye, seeking all the wisdom of the past, present and future using the mystic power of the Andean Cross, "The Chakana."
We are maintaining for the pips the traditional classic design with a minimal change representing the power of the 4 elements of creation -- the Fire Element represented by the Hearts, the Water Element represented by the Spades, the Air Element represented by the Diamonds, and the Earth Element represented by the Clubs. All the element symbols are slightly transparent.
Custom Court Cards:
The Court Cards of the Shaman Playing Cards are classic, the same traditional playing card design with their original forms and expressions but with a sophisticated mix. A nice detail is the symbols of the Andean Culture within the traditional playing card design.
The Shaman indumentary uses a lot of bright and primary colors, but for this luxury touch of the cards we chose only 3 colors: the black that represents wealth, luxury, status, high class; the magenta, a color that has spiritual character, magic, and vitality. It also represents high energy vibrations and emanations, sometimes called the stars of the soul. The last color is the violet with minimal use inside the design that looks awesome. Combined with the black and magenta, this color represents wisdom, magical and mystic powers , creativity and peaceful state of the mind.
Custom Tuck Case:
The Shaman Tuck Case will be printed by the USPCC with their top standard quality. Therefore, if we reach the stretch goal, we will upgrade the deck to be printed in matte premium black paper with soft texture, bringing this deck to the next level.