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๐’œ๐’ฎ๐’ฏ๐‘…โ˜‰ ๐ป๐ธ๐‘…๐ต๐’œ๐ฟ โœฟ ๐‚๐Ž๐‹๐‹๐„๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ โœฟ ส™ส แด‡ส€ษชแด„ แด›แด‡แด„แด„แด‡

Introducing ๐’œ๐’ฎ๐’ฏ๐‘…โ˜‰ ๐ป๐ธ๐‘…๐ต๐’œ๐ฟ, a three volume artisan deck set featuring a carefully curated collection of 126 hand illustrated medicinal plants, trees, & fungi from around the world designed to support, nourish, & nurture our own Nature by Nature.

The ๐’œ๐’ฎ๐’ฏ๐‘…โ˜‰ ๐ป๐ธ๐‘…๐ต๐’œ๐ฟ โŠ•๐‘๐€๐‚๐‹๐„ ๐ƒ๐„๐‚๐Š ๐‚๐Ž๐‹๐‹๐„๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ is a unique one-of-a-kind Oracle serving as both an educational & artisan deck for any age. Discover an astrological & illustrative journey exploring medicinal plants from adaptogens like ashwagandha and Asian ginseng, to nervines like passionflower and dandelion, to nootropics like lion’s mane and ginkgo biloba. 

Each Volume of ๐’œ๐’ฎ๐’ฏ๐‘…โ˜‰ ๐ป๐ธ๐‘…๐ต๐’œ๐ฟ features 42 Tarot-sized cards, each adorned with an intricate hand-drawn illustration & accompanied by guiding words inspired by each speciesโ€™ unique inherit properties. Additional details include the vernacular (common) name, botanical (latin) name, & assigned astrological resonances (planetary, zodiacal, elemental) focused on the plantโ€™s gifts & personality. Printed in the United States on 310 GSM with a Linen Texture finish, packaged in a custom tuck box designed in the style of a vintage book.

 There is no true healing unless there is a change in outlook,
 peace of mind & inner happiness”
โ€• Edward Bach 

In early 2020, I established the goal of utilizing art to educate & bring attention to our connection to the Natural world. Research & development began on a ๐น๐ฟ๐’ช๐’ฒ๐ธ๐‘… ๐ธ๐’ฎ๐’ฎ๐ธ๐’ฉ๐’ž๐ธ๐’ฎ แดส€แด€แด„สŸแด‡ แด…แด‡แด„แด‹ prior to all other cards, leading to multiple illustrative iterations of the original Bach Flower Essences. 

โ€œThe lymphatic system is the vehicle through which the immune system acts.โ€ 
โ€• Matthew Wood

In May of 2022, numerous tissue masses were discovered shifting towards a sudden concern for my well-being to improve my health, in turn delaying various projects that were in development. Solace was found in broadening my knowledge of Herbalism where the incredible ability of various foods, herbs, tree barks, & mushrooms that are capable to guide us in troubled times birthed new answers to my healing journey. 

All artwork is Hand Illustrated using an ‘Ink & Charcoal’ Process

Thus, ๐’œ๐’ฎ๐’ฏ๐‘…โ˜‰ ๐ป๐ธ๐‘…๐ต๐’œ๐ฟ โŠ•๐‘๐€๐‚๐‹๐„ ๐ƒ๐„๐‚๐Š ๐‚๐Ž๐‹๐‹๐„๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ has culminated as the first three volumes of several artisan decks to serve as tools to enrich the minds of those who also share a deep appreciation of Nature, its innate ability to provide a plethora of benefits, Astrology, and the traditional practice of the Illustrative Arts.ย 

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”ย 
โ€• Frank Lloyd Wright
โ€œFlowers are for our souls to enjoyโ€  
โ€“ Sioux proverb

It was priority for the ๐’œ๐’ฎ๐’ฏ๐‘…โ˜‰ ๐ป๐ธ๐‘…๐ต๐’œ๐ฟ โŠ•๐‘๐€๐‚๐‹๐„ ๐ƒ๐„๐‚๐Š ๐‚๐Ž๐‹๐‹๐„๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ that I return to my roots as a traditional artist. Leonardo da Vinci states that “Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.” With that principle in mind, all artwork has been expertly illustrated on toned kraft paper utilizing Pigma Micron ink pens & white charcoal pencil, two mediums that I have been working with for over two decades. With the wake of artificial intelligence overtaking the digital art scene, I am more called to preserve both the traditional Fine Art hand illustrated practice & the authentic touch our soul adds to Creation.

As one who honors Nature, transparency is key to share insight into the process of being a Creator, while also revealing personal exploration into the behind-the-scenes development of the project. I invite you to discover the creative process for yourself via recorded timelapse videos of all 126 medicinal plants included within ๐’œ๐’ฎ๐’ฏ๐‘…โ˜‰ ๐ป๐ธ๐‘…๐ต๐’œ๐ฟ

โœฟ ๐’œ๐’ฎ๐’ฏ๐‘…โ˜‰ ๐ป๐ธ๐‘…๐ต๐’œ๐ฟ โœฟ  แด แดสŸแดœแดแด‡ ษช โœฟ is themed to support your Nature via 42 curated wild plants, trees, fungi, or resin that have a rich cultural & traditional history of medicinal usage to support overall well being.

โœฟ ๐’œ๐’ฎ๐’ฏ๐‘…โ˜‰ ๐ป๐ธ๐‘…๐ต๐’œ๐ฟ โœฟ  แด แดสŸแดœแดแด‡ ษชษช โœฟ  is themed to nourish your Nature via 42 curated edible vegetables, fruits, herbs, or fungi that have a rich cultural & traditional history of culinary usage; while harboring medicinal benefits.

โœฟ ๐’œ๐’ฎ๐’ฏ๐‘…โ˜‰ ๐ป๐ธ๐‘…๐ต๐’œ๐ฟ: ๐น๐ฟ๐’ช๐’ฒ๐ธ๐‘… ๐ธ๐’ฎ๐’ฎ๐ธ๐’ฉ๐’ž๐ธ๐’ฎ โœฟ  แด แดสŸแดœแดแด‡ ษชษชษช โœฟ is themed to nurture your Nature via 42 curated flowers inspired by Dr. Edward Bach’s floral essence infusions. A positive attribute has also been assigned based off each flower’s unique essence. Whether seeking guidance or simply enhancing meditative practices, this deck’s affirmations offer a gentle and nurturing approach to self-care. 

“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.” 
โ€• Frank Lloyd Wright

Aloha fellow human! Thy name giveth be Eric Tecce, and I’m a polymathic artist & illustrator harboring a deep respect to Mother Nature’s fractal presence, lessons, & inherit abilities. Having honed my passions over the years in various mediums as a one-man studio, I’ve rekindled my original love of inkmanship & toned illustration to cultivate my latest passion project with you. Every inked illustration, designed graphic, directed/edited video, and written text present here was passionately created by yours truly as a labor of love. I thank you for joining me on this journey, and I look forward to sharing more of my work with you in the future.

“Tree of Life” Illustration from my “๐•๐ข๐ฌ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ” Collection, Circa 2015

My previous crowdfunded works include a collection titled “๐•๐ข๐ฌ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ” that embedded esoteric knowledge through Illustrative Art. This collection was released in three unique waves as screenprinted apparel under the brand “ีผสŠ-ฦˆฦกษฑษฑึ…ีผ ส‚ษ›ีผส‚ษ›” between 2013 & 2015. The following year, I’d create “๐•‹โ„๐”ผ ๐”ป๐”ผ๐”ผโ„™ ๐”ฝ๐•†โ„๐”ผ๐•Š๐•‹” to serve as my handcrafted studio for sculptural Earthcrafts.

My miniature Handcrafted Hobbit Homes from ๐•‹โ„๐”ผ ๐”ป๐”ผ๐”ผโ„™ ๐”ฝ๐•†โ„๐”ผ๐•Š๐•‹, circa 2023

Thereafter, my first two Tarot Decks, ๐”–๐”ฅ๐”ž๐”ฌ๐”ก๐”ด ๐”๐”ฆ๐”ค๐”ฅ๐”ฑ ๐”—๐”ž๐”ฏ๐”ฌ๐”ฑ & ๐”š๐”ž๐”ซ๐”ก๐”ข๐”ฏ ๐”๐”ฆ๐”ค๐”ฅ๐”ฑ ๐”—๐”ž๐”ฏ๐”ฌ๐”ฑ, were completed & crowdfunded in 2018 through my ฯ‰ฮฑะบฮนฮทg ยขฮฑฮทฮฝฮฑั• studio. Afterwards, I would then briefly develop a follow up oracle deck, ๐’œ๐’ฎ๐’ฏ๐‘…โ˜‰ ๐ฟ๐ผ๐’ข๐ป๐’ฏ โŠ•๐‘๐€๐‚๐‹๐„, exploring mapping the Constellations & Astrological resonances before switching over to develop a full-color follow up Tarot Deck, titled ๐ฟ๐’ฐ๐’ž๐ผ๐’Ÿ ๐ฟ๐ผ๐’ข๐ป๐’ฏ ๐’ฏ๐’œ๐‘…๐’ช๐’ฏ

Full-Color Tarot Deck Followup, ๐ฟ๐’ฐ๐’ž๐ผ๐’Ÿ ๐ฟ๐ผ๐’ข๐ป๐’ฏ ๐’ฏ๐’œ๐‘…๐’ช๐’ฏ

In recent years, unforeseen health issues became the forefront of focus cultivating a renewed traditional approach of hand illustrated art birthing the ๐’œ๐’ฎ๐’ฏ๐‘…โ˜‰ ๐ป๐ธ๐‘…๐ต๐’œ๐ฟ ๐‚๐Ž๐‹๐‹๐„๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ present with us today. As I continue this path, I hope to explore to honor Nature through future Creations.

Thank you again to all of you, and especially you reading this right now in the moment, yeah you. You are drawn into this moment by the dance of synchronicity so I appreciate your being & always know that you are so much and more!

May you continue to discover all the blessings each path has to offer,

Eric

โ€œStop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.โ€ 
โ€• Rumi

With over a decade of experience practicing both Geo-Solar (Western) & True Star (Sidereal) Astrological analyses, I offer a unique perspective into the core representation of resonances & planetary placements to provide a comprehensible overview of interpreting the amplifying Light waves that permeate our fractal fields. As Above, So Below metaphorically enlightens us into the Nature of our reality, & further embody this knowledge into the ๐’œ๐’ฎ๐’ฏ๐‘…โ˜‰ ๐ป๐ธ๐‘…๐ต๐’œ๐ฟ ๐‚๐Ž๐‹๐‹๐„๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐.



For the ๐’œ๐’ฎ๐’ฏ๐‘…โ˜‰ ๐ป๐ธ๐‘…๐ต๐’œ๐ฟ ๐‚๐Ž๐‹๐‹๐„๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐, planetary, zodiacal, & elemental attributes have been assigned to each plant based it’s known medicinal properties. This classification may differ from Alchemy & Medical Astrology as I focus on the plant’s gifts & personality rather than the function or season. In this case, I utilize the Astrological resonances as an example of an infinite spectrum of Nature/Light. This serves as a symbolic language to communicate the complex hues of reality. 

‘Astro Light’ Artwork, Circa 2018

For interpreters of Light resonances, allow me to express the Nature of my BEing. The central source Light of my Geo-Solar Astrological Birth Light expresses a Sagittarian resonance to my detail oriented 6th house Sun, Venus & Lilith stellium, with my Moon sitting in it’s home of Cancerian resonance, followed by my Rising (also known as Ascendant) tunneling my experience through a late Gemini perspective. My mental Mercury harnesses the strategic 7th house Capricorn resonance forming a grounded yet intuitive processing stellium with Saturn, Uranus & Neptune. As we reach beyond the Earthly realm, further influences such as the passion drive of Mars carries the duality of a spiritually focused 12th house Gemini, followed by my expansive Leo Jupiter forming a harmonious Trine with my Sun & Venus placements. The final main planetary of Rebirth & transformation, Pluto, is placed within it’s own resonance of Scorpio. 

โ€œKnowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.โ€ โ€“ Aristotle

Exploring your Natal Chart will dive deep to provide insight into your strengths & inherit gifts. For example, my chart reinterpreted based off True-Star Astrology shows that my Sun is in the sector of Scorpio known as the snake bearer, Ophiuchus yet still retain my Gemini AC. As you can see, many known signs we identify in the seasonal Geo-Solar Astrological model can shift back 22 degrees & show us the true source of Light. I like to think in terms of a comet & it’s tail, or a pitcher vs their curve ball. These studies will be examined and explored for generations beyond my own. If one wishes for me to interpret their Birth Light, I am available for Astrological Analysis services @ shop.ERICTECCE.com

“Nature is the source of all true knowledge.” 
โ€• Leonardo da Vinci 

As a natural born philosopher of the Nature of our waking reality, Art & Creation speak to you by its true essence. I state that “Nature Speaks to Those who Listen” & in many ways, Nature is the art of synchronicity. It is the Great Teacher that is always present & willing to give the opportunity of Life.

“Wisdom is the daughter of experience.” 
โ€• Leonardo da Vinci 

With Nature the forefront of my philosophy, such wonders provides all the necessary lessons to understand, in great depth, the macro & micro of our ever present world. It is without a doubt that the more you explore Nature in it’s purity, the more likely are you to discover yourself. 

With this, providing educational materials that dawn insight into the versatile offerings of Nature assists towards the potential to enrich present & future generations’ appreciation of the natural world.