Collection on display

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If you were to pass by our little village of Braidwood in the south east of New South Wales, Australia, and if you were to pop your head into the local library here, you could be in for quite a treat…

You see, the Braidwood Library has a special cabinet with lights and locks, where it displays collections of local people for the oohing and aahing of passers-by. And in the collection cabinet right now, is my Tarot Collection!

Of all the things to display in a tiny town library, Tarot is probably not the most popular, yet Kath the librarian tells me she thinks it could be the most interesting collection they’ve had there, and the locals have all been very curious. You see, Braidwood is a sweet little town full of artists and writers and environmentalists and generally alternative types of people. Perhaps then, this is the best place possible for a collection of Tarot to be displayed.

Handmade Lesson Book – by Geir Fokstuen, who taught Hollie to read the Tarot, 2004

The cabinet looks so pretty with all the colourful cards and the lights, that I really wanted to share it with the world, so that if you can’t make it to the little sweet town of Braidwood, you may view the collection right here.

” Tarot Collection of Hollie B. ”
” Reader and Collector of Tarot… “

” Hollie learned to read Tarot from Geur Fokstuen in 2004, and has been reading professionally (upon Geir’s request) since 2007. ”

” She has a particular interest in decks that portray the most common symbolic elements of traditional Tarpt, especially when the artist is able to “beautify” the imagery at the same time. ”

Marseille Tarot – Based on old wood carvings from the 17th Century. Origins of the tarot can be traced back to the 15th Century.

” Many people are not aware that the Tarot is made up of 2 parts, the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana tell a story, like a journey from beginning to end. The Minor Arcana are similar to a deck of playing cards, with four suits and royal heads : These give the minute aspects and details of the story told by the Major Arcana. “

” Every Reader has her/his own way. If you would like to have Hollie read for you, find her at the Institute for Self Crafting on Facebook. ”




Feminist Tarot – Whatever you’re into, you will find a tarot with art to celebrate it. Hollie has a special interest in “Goddess” archeology and anthropology…


Thoth Tarot
by Aleister Crowley
This is the deck Hollie reads with for clients


Hollie B.’s Goddess Talisman
Designed to be read similarly to the Tarot. Hollie created this set in 2007 and uses them in professional Readings.


Kazanlar Tarot
rare by Emil Kazanlar. Published in the 90s by Iranian artist.


Antique Anatomy Tarot
by Claire Goodchild
The most recent acquisition to the collection


Barbara Walker Tarot
Known for her studies in feminist symbolism, Walker published this deck in 1986 and her book in 1984…


Motherpeace Tarot
famous for it’s round shape, published first in 1981 by Karen Vogel and Vicki Noble


New Woman Tarot
This little deck was on the cover of a glossy magazine as a free gift – and is surprisingly accurate in it’s symbolism…


Upside Down
The art on the reverse of the card is often more wonderful than the front!



Love you,

Mrs Hollie Bakerboljkovac PACFA Reg. Clinical 25488

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