Teressena Bakens is a creatrix…celebrating the sacred in art, ceremony and life. She expresses her creativity through painting, drawing and weavings. She is the co-creator and illustrator of The Fifth Tarot: Alchemy of the Elements and author of three non-fiction books. Elle & Grin’s Cosmic Odyssey is her first visionary fiction novel. “Writing Cosmic Odyssey was an adventure of stepping with Elle and Grin into the unknown. I really had no idea how the storyline would evolve, but trusted as each chapter led to the next. Listening and surrendering to the inner voice, allowed for Cosmic Odyssey to reveal itself. The result is an enjoyable tale that weaves esoteric wisdom and cosmic knowledge, speaking to the collective heroes’ journey.” Teressena is also a medicine woman, offering sessions and readings, ceremonies and initiations for aligning with the true self. She is a wisdom keeper, teacher and international presenter of many esoteric and metaphysical topics.
Martien Bakens enjoys capturing the essence of beauty and the joy of life through his photography. His work has been featured in publications and galleries. This is his first fantasy photography project. “I always admired fantasy photography for the expansive vision it affords the viewer. Cosmic Odyssey was the perfect project for me to step into this venue and boldly go where I’ve not before! The result was a rewarding collaborative experience. I’ve found yet another joyful expression through the lens and digital creation.” Martien is also the co-creator and author of The Fifth Tarot: Alchemy of the Elements. In addition to photography and writing, Martien is an alchemist and aroma therapist. He studied several healing modalities and blends them with his innate gifts, including those inherited through a familial lineage of healers. Martien combines all of this to help others and be of service in this amazing time in which we live.
The Fifth Tarot-Second edition
The Fifth Tarot is an evolutionary deck that combines the ancient esoteric wisdom of tarot with the energetic vibration of this amazing age. It is a tool that offers transformative insight into our multi-dimensional gifts, making it most relevant for today. The Fifth Tarot incorporates all five elements: fire, water, air, earth and ether, to bring balance and harmony to your life.
Incorporates shamanic techniques, energy work and the ancient Eastern modality of BuQi. These sessions help clear limitations and restore light and life to your energy field.
About The Artist
“Creativity is the inward journey of the soul and the outward expression of the sacred. It allows us to merge our human and divine selves, adding out light and color to the universal dream, weaving threads of beauty in the cosmic web of life.” – Teressena