About the Book
The compelling book, Oracle of Initiation: Rainbows in the Dark, reveals the startling metamorphosis of visionary artist Mellissae Lucia in the desert southwest. The powerful story shares how she courageously claimed her creative sovereignty on the land in New Mexico after the death of her husband. Descending into subterranean graffiti tunnels taking her Painted Body ritualistic photography series, Mellissae found her instinctive freedom through her Rainbows in the Dark-the paradox of our unique gifts hidden in our shadows.
The book operates both as a companion text to her currently available Oracle of Initiation divination deck, and as a valuable resource on its own for navigating the fierce and fluid initiatory energies currently available to claim your own wild beauty.
Mellissae Lucia is an artist and adventurer, having spent over two decades immersed in Norse, African, and Native American sacred traditions, cross-cultural divination, and indigenous dream-work. In 2008 Mellissae published her first photographic self-portraiture series named Earthen Body. In 2010 she published the premier edition of the Oracle of Initiation divination deck with the accompanying book, Oracle of Initiation: Rainbows in the Dark, released in early 2012. Also in 2012, MK Barr released a documentary film on Mellissae’s artistic journey and influences called Painted in the Desert. www.OracleofInitiation.com www.MellissaeLucia.Wordpress.com www.PaintedintheDesert.Wordpress.com