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Welcome to The Forgotten Tarot!  This beautiful, small run, first edition Tarot Deck is now available.

Our delightful 81-card Deck should be in every Tarot Reader’s collection.  They are beautiful and give a great intuitive read.  Each deck comes with a “little white book” explaining each card, both upright and in its reversal, plus some great suggested spreads.  Perfect for novices and experts alike!

We invite you to view our video and see what we are so excited about!

 

About

The Forgotten Tarot is not just another Tarot deck.  For one thing, it has 81 cards rather than the standard 78, so the readings can be more nuanced.  For example, note the two Justice Cards below.  Is Justice truly balanced?  Or does someone have their finger — er, toe — on the scale?  In our society, Justice is not always pure, and our deck allows for that possibility,

Death with Two Justice Cards

Of course, if you want just the regular 78 cards, it is easy to do that; but with the Forgotten Tarot, you have additional possibilities.

 

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The Forgotten Tarot is the brainchild of Siri Soderblom.  Her previous endeavor, Eclecticity, Chicago’s Snazziest Store, closed its physical location in 2016, but it stays vibrant in the hearts of those who loved it.

           

 

After the closing of Eclecticity, Siri redirected her energy into her art, and that’s how The Forgotten Tarot came into being.

 

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Here is what Siri has to say about The Forgotten Tarot:

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I have been collecting vintage photos since I was a little girl…captivated by a glimpse into a distant past with people, often fading away, who looked out at me from a world gone by. One of the first photos I ever purchased, at age 12, was a sad but lovely looking girl, not much older than I was. On the back, in fading-away sepia ink was written, “gone but not forgotten”. But this photo was in a little antique store, the writer and the subject of this cabinet card were both gone and forgotten. But I’d found them. Given them a new home. And a new person to wonder about who they had been.

A few years later, I began to be interested in the tarot. I began as most young folks do, by picking up a book or two and trying to make sense out of what was coming out of the cards…I would give myself and my friends readings using the books, and never really feeling comfortable with my knowledge. I finally started drawing myself some images…thinking, “if I were making a card about X, what would it look like.” In so doing, I began to really become more comfortable with what things meant that was transferable from deck to deck. And my knowledge grew.

I kept collecting photographs.

And then, about 10 years ago, I found a few photos that just about screamed out to be tarot cards. They are the 10 and 5 of wands, respectively. I was captivated, once again…the idea that I could find old photos that would also clamor to be tarot cards was intriguing and exciting.

So, after many years and false starts and careers begun and completed, I have finished my deck. It’s been a labor of love.

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And, of course, The Forgotten Tarot thanks Terry Iacuzzo for the generous gift of the name itself.

Endorsements

Rachel Pollack, author of 78 Degrees of Wisdom, and creator of the Shining TribeTarot Deck and The Raziel Tarot, has this to say about The Forgotten Tarot:

For those of us who love antique photos, and those of us who love Tarot–and doesn’t that include just about everybody?–this deck is a rare delight.  Most photographic decks are people in costume posed as the standard characters/scenes.  This approach is more fascinating, creative–and potent.

 

Mary Greer, author of books including The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals, Tarot for Your Self: A Workbook for Personal Transformation, and Who Are You in the Tarot, has this to say about The Forgotten Tarot:

I saw these cards as they were being created and was struck by how evocatively appropriate the photographs are to the corresponding card. If you are looking for something unique that can be used for Tarot and other oracular purposes, get this deck.

 

Angie Buchanan, Senior Minister at Earth Traditions Church, one of the founders of the Death Midwife movement, and  Executive Director of Gaia’s Womb, has this to say about The Forgotten Tarot:

This unique deck stirs the cauldron of memory, and whispers a message down the ancestral line before it even clears the bag! With dream-like surrealism it parades faces, tableaux, and vignettes before you that are hauntingly familiar yet elusive. Each card evokes its own set of questions that bloom and deepen to provide the querent with a clamoring of voices for contemplation. Siri Soderblom Bellows has crafted a magical pathway that activates the subconscious and connects with the tap root of archetypal energy.

 

Terry Iacuzzo, author of Small Mediums at Large, has this to say about The Forgotten Tarot:

Somewhere between melancholia and nostalgia lies the path to the mysterious world of dreams.  Photography shows us the visible; The Forgotten Tarot reveals the invisible.  If you allow this beautiful haunting deck to pull your psyche into its imagery, knowledge and meaning will appear.

 

     

Janet Berres, Founder and President of the International Tarot Society, and creator of Tarot Kit for Beginners has this to say about The Forgotten Tarot:

Both thoughtful and thought provoking, The Forgotten Tarot presents each tarot card in a beautiful new way, while maintaining the integrity of each card’s traditional meaning. Siri Soderblom is a talented artist whose images are a springboard for ideas and events. For me, as an avid collector of tarot cards, this unique and moving compilation of images strikes the right chord in an ever expanding world of tarot and reminds us that our past is as important as our future, as we go forward in life.

 

Kate Marena, owner of Sacred Art, has this to say about The Forgotten Tarot:

The Forgotten Tarot has deep roots in Tarot tradition and images from the past, tempered with innovative thinking to ground it in the present moment.  It is gorgeous, thoughtful, and well-designed, with a vibrant mystical energy that is engaging and powerful!  Siri has infused the artwork with a magic that seems to bend time and space.  The images echo not only backward, but forward as well, giving this deck a timeless quality that makes it a joy to encounter.

 

Shop

In addition to the Decks, we are pleased to offer custom prints of selected Tarot cards.  These come either unsigned, or signed by the Deck’s Creator and Artist, Siri Soderblom.  Please specify your choice on the buttons associated with the Cards that you want.

You may also purchase tarot readings, by Siri, using this deck, using the Tarot Reading button below.  Please contact Siri via The.Forgotten.Tarot@gmail.com to find a mutually convenient time.  All readings will be given remotely.

As always, we are grateful for any donations, which will help fund future explorations into the world of The Forgotten Tarot.

 

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Please note that all charges will be listed as Eclecticity, Siri’s retail entity.

Contact

Here at The Forgotten Tarot, we believe that the pen is mightier than the sword.  But, email works, too.

We can be reached at The.Forgotten.Tarot@gmail.com