Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Timeless, Charming, Uncannily Accurate Oracle -- and the Vintage Card Game it is Based Upon

Look Ahead Into The Past
Vintage children's toys reveal the Great Mysteries of Life: This is truly a unique deck.

Based on a series of Victorian-era children's books by Florence K. Upton, and more specifically
upon a child's card game derived from the books, The Golli Oracle is an all-new
"vintage" Oracle deck starring the beloved and classic Mister Golli and his friends the Dutch Dolls. 

See all the cards below, judge for yourself, and allow others the same right and respect.

This Oracle deck is not based on the Tarot or Lenormand systems of divination, but is a casual and light-hearted system of its own. In the spirit of child's play there are no specific "rules and regulations" to follow when laying them out for a reading.

70 oracle cards and a 4-page pamphlet featuring "Golli History" and sample spreads.
Every card features a vintage image by Florence K. Upton, paired with a "keyword" to guide you in readings.

NO DOLL IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD WAS EVER MADE OR GIVEN TO A CHILD IN THE SPIRIT OF HATRED. A doll exists for no other reason than to provide comfort to a child and to be the repository of that child’s love. The color of the cloth it's made from is “immaterial.” Love is “cloth-blind.” As with other types of rag dolls, most golliwogg dolls were hand-made out of available scraps by loving mothers and grandmothers to give to their children and grandchildren.

The fantasy character in Florence Upton’s books does not characterize or represent any race or individual. He does not even represent a human being — he has no fingers on his hands. This is the story of dolls who come to life and have wonderful adventures together. Mister Golliwogg can not help the fact that his appearance has its origins in racist caricature; his character is that of an innocent born into a world where innocence is such a scarce commodity that no one will believe in it.

This is the possibly uncomfortable incongruity that I ask you to accept: though born of hatred into a world where everyone always thinks the worst of someone without even attempting to look into their hearts, Mr. Golli brings only love into the world.

A matching bag is available. I make no profit on its sale.

THE GOLLI ORACLE ™ and © Duck Soup Productions.