November 16th, 2013
Konxari Photographer releases Foto Grafis project on Kickstarter!

Award winning photographer and graphic designer Paul Michael Kane offers up a photographic twist on a deck of Bicycle® playing cards.

As a photographer, Kane strives to transform the ordinary or mundane into the extraordinary and spectacular. His goal is to fill my images with astounding textures and unexpected depth. It's what he is doing with these cards - turning an everyday, run of the mill deck of cards into something very special. Pocket sized fine art!

Find out more about the deck by clicking here!


November 16th, 2013
Konxari Reviews

Some reviews of Konxari Cards . . .

Did you review your experiences with the Konxari deck somewhere online and don't see it here? Send us your links! Email your review to info@konxari.com!


August 6th, 2010
Konxari Photographer on Beyond Worlds podcast
Join photographer, Paul Michael Kane - photographer on the Konxari Cards - this Sunday at 7pm for Beyond Worlds - Your Tarot Tribe.

From the site:
"Have you ever used tarot communicate with passed loved ones? Let's go to the Other Side with tarot to learn how to connect with those we have loved & lost. Join us for a special 2-hour show tonight. Did you have an experience? Call us!

We will learn from many readers who have used tarot for this purpose, share techniques & experiences, & we will use an amazing oracle deck designed specifically for this purpose! Konxari Cards! We may double-deck them with tarot for more depth!

During the 2nd half of the show, we will introduce you to the photographer of the Konxari Oracle Deck, Paul Michael Kane!"

To hear the podcase, visit this link - you'll be invited to call in and hear all about the Konxari cards and Paul's work on the image making.


August 4th, 2010
Ordering Issues
Please note, if you are having trouble ordering your deck of Konxari Cards, please contact us at: info@konxari.com. Paypal is our online credit card processors and we are currently working to resolve the sporadic ordering problems that seem to be occuring. Thanks for your patience and also your continued support.


December 15th, 2009
Photographer, Paul Michael Kane on Strange Frequencies Radio
Have a listen to a 12 minute long interview with Konxari photographer, Paul Michael Kane on the hit Paranormal podcast, Strange Frequencies. In the interview, Kane touches upon his two books and - of course - Konxari Cards!


October 20th, 2009
KONXARI FILM CONTEST
With Halloween lurking on the horizon, there's never a better time to have a creepy Konxari Film CONTEST! Are you an aspiring filmmaker, looking to make something cool and get recognition for it? Then this contest is for you!

What kind of video can you make? Anything, as long as it shows or has something to do with Konxari Cards. For the most part, we're looking for great creepy footage of real experiences that happen during Konxari Readings. We want to see documentation of how you're utilizing the Cards into your ghost hunting, séance, and spirit communication practices.

However, the sky is the limit, and you could create any kind of Konxari-related video, including documentaries, fictional stories, animations, humorous, and more. There's also no limit on how long or short the video is. We'll accept anything, as long as it's entertaining.

What's in it for you?

GRAND PRIZE WINNER
The person who creates the best video (as judged by The IRM Foundation) will win:

  • A check for One Hundred Dollars!
  • Set of 4 Limited Edition Konxari Prints by Paul Michael Kane, each is 13" X 19" and - suitable for framing!
  • One-of-a-kind map artwork, the original prop as seen in the Konxari "Cryptic" Card!
  • You video will appear on an upcoming Konxari DVD, to be released soon!
  • 10 decks of Konxari Cards for you to give all your friends!
  • Exposure and recognition in the media for being the Grand Prize Winner!

RUNNER UPS
A limited number of runner ups and honorable mentions will win:

  • Limited Edition Konxari Print by Paul Michael Kane, 13" X 19" and suitable for framing!
  • You video may appear on an upcoming Konxari DVD, to be released soon!
  • 4 decks of Konxari Cards for you to give all your friends!
  • Exposure and recognition in the media for being an honorable mention!

What to do:

Shoot your video. Upload it to YouTube and/or MySpaceTV and/or FaceBook. Email the url link to info@konxari.com, so we know it exists. (You may be asked to upload a higher resolution version for inclusion on the upcoming Konxari DVD.) Then, you sit and wait patiently, or make another video to increase your chances of winning. Enter as many times as you like, if making multiple videos.

Below is one already submitted for the contest. Think you can beat it? Let's see what you got!

The contest ends December 31st, 2009. The following January, the winners will be announced, and contacted via email to verify mailing addresses. Prizes will be mailed out thereafter.

So get your filmmaker cap on and start brainstorming your masterpiece. Anyone is eligible and this is a great opportunity for some exposure- especially those looking to break into the Horror genre. We look forward to seeing your Konxari submission!


September 19th, 2009
KONXARI TOPS THE CHARTS WITH RUE MORGE!
The latest issue of Rue Morgue Magazine reviews Konxari Cards, and has given the set top ratings in every category! For those of you who don't know, Rue Morgue is the largest Horror Magazine internationally.

The three categories that games are rated in Rue Morgue's "Play Dead" section are Graphics, Playability, and Shivers. Clearly these reviews are usually intended for video games, but all the more reason the IRM Foundation is proud to have dominated each aspect.

Says Andrew Lee of Rue Morgue, "Ditch the Ouija board and grab a Konxari deck. It's like having a Blackberry from the other side."


August 19th, 2009
KONXARI: THE OTHERWORLDLY PHOTOGRAPHY OF
PAUL MICHAEL KANE
AA new video has just been released that focuses on award-winning photographer Paul Michael Kane's contributions to the current deck of Konxari Cards.  The video was produced by the IRM Foundation and edited by artist/filmmaker Matt Busch.

In this fascinating video, you'll see some of Kane's extraordinary work that led him to be chosen as the official Konxari photographer. You also hear some of the stories behind the images, and get a taste of how Kane creates such breath-taking and evocative photos.

IBe sure to keep up with all of Kane's amazing photography at www.paulmichaelkane.com

July 20th, 2009
KONXARI AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL!
For the first time ever at the Comic-Con International show in San Diego, Konxari Cards will be available! You'll be able to find them exclusively at booth 4419 where both Konxari spokesperson Matt Busch and Konxari photographer Paul Michael Kane will be on hand.

Konxari decks will be for sale, and videos on how to utilize the cards, as well as the history behind the cards (as seen on Konxari.com), will be projected onto a big screen.

Comic-Con Bonus! Each deck purchased will get a FREE limited edition Konxari print by Paul Michael Kane. These gorgeous images are 13" X 19" and you have 4 to choose from! Don't miss this incredible opportunity!


June 10th, 2009
HOW TO PERFORM A KONXARI READING
A new video has just been released which shows you how to use Konxari Cards to communicate with those on the other side- all in less than five minutes! Whether you're eager to hunt ghosts, or contact a loved one long gone, here you'll learn the simple steps to utilize the Konxari, quick and easy.


May 7 th, 2009
UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF KONXARI!
At last! A new video on the secret origins of Konxari has been revealed! Hear experts from around the world discussing the evolution from the ancients, to how the cards are used today.


April 28th, 2009
Konxari Photographer returns to Prison . . . Again and Again!
Award-winning photographer, Paul Michael Kane, who, earlier this year was featured in the paranormal card supplement, Konxari Cards, has just released a new book entitled Captured: The Ruins of Eastern State Penitentiary.

A nearly three-year long project, the book collects 72 photographs of the haunting prison, which was built in 1821 and shut down a hundred and fifty years later. Today, the location is a historic landmark, with annual haunted tours during Halloween and even a favorite Hollywood backdrop for actors like Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis.

More . . .


April 27th, 2009
GET INTO THE SPIRIT WITH KONXARI CARDS
This June, Konxari Cards will be distributed through Diamond Comics Distributors to a local comic and hobby shop near you. To help promote the product, they've written up a really nice article, jam-packed with killer card images. Check it out HERE.


April 10th, 2009
MAGICK TABOO PODCASTS FEATURE KONXARI CARDS!
The Pagan / Paranormal Podcast called MAGICK TABOO has devoted two entire episodes to discussion on Konxari Cards! Hosted by Deo and Ambrosia, Konxari spokesperson Matt Busch and Konxari game advisior R. Wold Baldassarro stopped by the studio for the in-depth conversation.

Episode 86 begins with some quick news, then dives right Busch and Wolf talking everything Konxari Cards- exactly what they are, how to communicate with the deceased, and how to help them find resolution and rest in peace. To listen, Right click and Save Target HERE.

Episode 87 begins with Matt Busch doing a Konxari reading live in the studio. Is the Magick Taboo studio haunted? The results are incredible! Deo also tries his hand at using Konxari Cards in Tarot fashion. To listen, Right click and Save Target HERE.

Don't forget, you can always learn everything Konxari at the official website, www.konxari.com.

And, don't forget to add Konxari as a friend on MySpace at www.myspace.com/konxari.


April 3rd, 2009
ARTIST MATT BUSCH NAMED SPOKESPERSON FOR
KONXARI CARDS

The IRM Foundation has announced that the official spokesperson for Konxari Cards is pop culture artist extraordinaire, Matt Busch. Mostly know for his work on Hollywood properties, Busch has made a nitch in the fandom world with his outgoing presence with zany video tutorials that have exploded on the web and DVD. Says Busch, "I normally would never be interested in being a spokesperson for someone else's product, but Konxari Cards are just way too creepy cool."

Described as a cross between Tarot Cards and a Ouija Board, the Konxari is sure to take fans and paranormal enthusiasts by storm, allegedly giving people the ability to communicate with the 'other side'. Pronounced kon-zar-ee, the cards are said to have been created by the ancients as a form of Cartomancy. Now Konxari is offered as a set of 88 playing cards; a handy tool for those looking for a ghost hunt, séance, or spooked-out slumber party. The game is designed for 2 or more players, where after flipping a certain number of cards, the photos, symbols, and letters are assessed and interpreted as a message from the spirit world. The idea is to find ways to help agitated souls seeking resolution, so they can finally rest in peace and leave you alone.

The supernatural aside, Konxari Cards boast an incredible collection of award-winning photographer Paul Michael Kane's otherworldly images. Despite the fact that many of the photos appear to show impossible or metaphysical imagery, Kane swears that no PhotoShop was used. "The decision was made early on to let the images be subtle and not do any clichéd digital effects." comments Kane, "While I did use a number of physical slight-of-hand or in-camera tricks, there is no digital slicing, layers, or alterations of any kind." Knowing this makes the photos all the more impressive, and unsettling.

While spokesperson Busch is recognized for his work with mainstream properties like Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Witchblade, he is quick to show his darker side. States Busch, "I have always been obsessed with the paranormal. I'm as skeptical as anyone, but I'm fascinated with the unknown." In 2001, Busch wrote an illustrated a comic book, Alizarin's Jounal, for Avatar Press; a story in which a paranormal investigator seeks answers from beyond. In 2006, Busch released his first feature length movie on DVD, Conjure, which was distributed by Razor Digital. The low-budget movie was a supernatural thriller and became the highest preselling movie of all time, according to HorrorMovies.com.

Currently, Busch gets to utilize the Konxari himself, being an adjunct Paranormal Investigator for P.R.I.S.M., the Paranormal Research and Informational Society of Michigan. "The cards are really unique, creepy, and will provide a lifetime of entertainment. In addition to being an incredible asset to your ghost-hunting experience, you'll never get tired of getting spooked by the messages you receive." Says Busch, "And with the wavering economy, a complete game with everything you need for only fifteen bucks is a steal." While the card game is sure to flourish in pop culture's already-huge love affair with all things ghost-hunting, you can expect to see Konxari Cards as the next household card game right next to Magic: The Gathering and Uno.


April 3rd, 2009
KONXARI Cards Spotlighted in Diamond Comic's PREVIEWS!

This month's issue of Previews Magazine features the solicitation of the Konxari Cards and a full page ad for the paranormal cards on page 413. Previews is a retail catalog comic book stores and other specialty bookshops. Items listed hit shelves in June. This means not only you'll be able to pick up Konxari Cards at the official site and onine retail outlets, but also any comic book or new age book store!


March 9th, 2009
KONXARI PRESS: STRAUS NEWSPAPERS!

The New Jersey based Straus Newspapers have a featured article about Paul Michael Kane's extraordinary photography featured on the new ghost-hunting supplement, Konxari Cards!

Click HERE to read this fascinating look behind the scenes!


February 23rd, 2009
KONXARI CARDS TO DEBUT AT WONDERCON, SAN FRANCISCO!

The wait is over! After living in secrecy for thousands of years, The IRM Foundation is releasing the first print run of the legendary 88 card set of Konxari Cards, which will debut at the WonderCon pop culture show in San Fransicso, California!

On hand will be an IRM representative, as well as extraordinary photographer, Paul Michael Kane, who shot every single image for all 88 Konxari Cards. As well, for every purchase of a Konxari deck, you'll get to choose 1 of 4 breathtaking 13" x 19" prints based on the images from the set - and you can get Paul to sign them - all for free!

Don't miss history in the making! The WonderCon show will be held at the Moscone Center in downtown San Franscico on Feburary 27th 28th and March 1st. Find out more information on the show here!


January 26th, 2009
KONXARI CARDS GET FIRST LOOK AT NEW YORK COMIC CON!

It's offcial! After Konxari has been living in almost absolute secrecy for thousands of years, The IRM Foundation has secured the rights to exclusively produce the practice as an 88 card set. The first place one will be able to get a sneak peek will be at the New York Comic Con, February 6th through the 8th at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

On hand will be an IRM representative, as well as extraordinary photographer Paul Michael Kane, who shot every single image for all 88 Konxari Cards. As well, you'll have an opportunity to purchase 1 of 4 breathtaking 13" X 19" prints based on the images from the set- and you can get Paul to sign them for free!

Don't miss this incredible first look, as well as all of the other cool things the New York Comic Con has to offer! Find out more information on the show HERE!