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The Distant Past Tarot by Jeri Totten Flip-Through

The Distant Past Tarot by Jeri Totten Flip-Through is an entirely new way to read the cards, using a unique, multi-dimensional system that allows you to see not only the wide, sweeping arc of a card but also the small details of the image. So you can look at the card and see if it’s talking to you about a particular issue or life pattern, and you can see if it’s revealing a challenge or an opportunity, and why it’s there. It’s a card deck that looks at things from a different perspective, which is why it’s so exciting.

The Distant Past Tarot is a tarot deck designed to capture the essence of the distant past. As the creator, J.T.T. was inspired by the mysterious and mystical stories of the past; she believes the symbolism of the Tarot, when used properly, can help to evoke feelings of that time, and will help the reader to connect with the past in a way that is both powerful and rewarding. The deck is based on a concept, the ‘mystic’, which is a term that describes the connection between the minds of people. In this case, the mystic is used to describe the relationship between the reader and the cards, as well as the reader and their own past.

A flip-through of the Distant Past Tarot by Jeri Totten. This is a pic-heavy review of a Tarot deck I ordered from Australia. It was a lot of fun putting the cards together and seeing what came up. It’s quite interesting!. Read more about best tarot cards for beginners and let us know what you think.

The Distant Past Tarot by Jeri Totten, who now goes by Jae Larson, is the subject of this short flip-through rather than an in-depth deck review. The deck is available in three sizes: normal tarot, big tarot, and what you see here, a tiny poker size. The Distant Past Tarot is a classically styled RWS-based digital collage tarot deck.

This deck seems to have slipped under the radar, despite the fact that it is still available for purchase directly from the artist, so I thought I’d share this flip-through. It’s a surprisingly lovely and fascinating little deck– I say “surprisingly” because there hasn’t been much buzz about it.

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An extra set of 12 cards serves as the LWB (little white book), which includes information on the deck, keywords for each card, and a few tarot spreads. “The Distant Past Tarot was influenced by artists from many different historical periods,” reads one of the information cards. This deck was made by mixing images and landscapes from hundreds of artworks, layering them, and hand-painting them to produce a bright, upbeat deck.”


Totten made this deck for her daughter, basing the artwork on the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, but she toned the picture on a few cards to make it child-friendly. For example, the Hanged Man has been renamed Awakening, the Death card has been renamed Transition, and the Devil card has been renamed Materialism.


This deck may be used to study tarot by using any RWS-keyed book on card meanings. By the way, this video deck review by Mystic Flower displays the bigger size version of this deck, which looks fantastic. While the poker-size is adorable and compact, and the intricacies are still excellent, I think the bigger size would be a better choice.


The majority, if not all, of the original art in these collages comes from European paintings or Western art movements. You’ll see paintings from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as the Baroque, Neoclassical, and Romantic periods.


This is a lovely beginner’s deck for people who don’t like the RWS deck. The Distant Past Tarot is based on the famous digital collage art technique of selecting historical treasures, so if that’s your thing, you’ll enjoy it.


This deck was obtained at a tarot conference a few years ago. Then, earlier this year, when conducting a complete spring cleaning, I came upon this deck and thought, “Oh, this is beautiful.” I’m going to photograph it and post it on my blog as a flip-through. Isn’t the Ace of Swords a lovely card?


The design is similar to Kat Black’s Golden Tarot and the Touchstone Tarot, but Black’s style is more earthy, while Totten/is Larson’s more centered on ocean blues with prominent splashes of teal.


Despite the fact that the deck is RWS-based, the suit of Pentacles has been changed to Coins, despite the fact that it still shows Pentacles. All of the design changes made to this deck, in my opinion, were aimed towards Christianizing the tarot deck, so if you’re still cautious of the occult yet fascinated by the tarot, a deck like this one would fit you well.


The artist has changed her store name to Jae Larson, despite the fact that the version that I have is released under the creative name Jeri Totten. The deck, as well as others, may be purchased here.



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