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Eric SotoBy Eric Soto
First created
Eric SotoBy Eric Soto
First created
$428
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backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 26 2015

About

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I knew the reality of creating my own deck would arrive some day. Tarot has always been an integral part of my spiritual life. I also understood that sharing this life in card form was a challenge in itself. Just look at my graph above: printer costs alone at 73% (and that's a bargain at this stage)! Unless I had enormous amounts of pending orders (or lots of cash on hand), producing even average quality decks would be difficult for a new designer, if not impossible. Thankfully my foresight of this project is so much more!

For 25 years I have engaged myself with countless people from all different backgrounds, cultures, religions, and points of view. The more I would engross myself in conversations, the more I would perceive similarities within our shared human condition. No matter how determined we struggled to separate ourselves from one another, the more similar we actually became. I likened it as our acting as "Moons" and "Suns": different physically, but spiritually parallel as we illuminate the sky with the same light. Again, why produce a new tarot deck that might not profit me materially at this time? I answer...because of the journey...and the opportunity to be noticed within the tarot community and publishers.

The research pursued into this project, the time, the stories, the creations, and most importantly...the PEOPLE...these experiences have awakened a new light within me that is mirrored in the style of my tarot deck: vibrant, alive, and pulsing with hidden wonders awaiting each reader to unlock and discover on their path through the cards.

My mission is to share this experience with whomever will listen. As more friends take a liking to my work, my business plan will work itself out..."Do no harm and all will be well". I will put the decks into capable hands and get the message out. If these cards speak to you, you'll understand my vision. 

To live this experience will take all of us. Fortunately I have initiated the passion ahead of time by finding excellent supportive resources in people, business, and home. I am satisfied with this phase enough to showcase my reality now as I have lived it these many years. All the leg work is complete. The magician has spun her web and the "show must go on". Either we walk together and reach my "reasonable" goal, which will allow future efforts to expand on spreading the word of my tarot deck's message...or we fail together leaving my work to sit for a time while I regroup and try, try again. It's that simple. "Do no harm and all will be well".

I do wish to look into a phone app also since my colors are even more eye appealing in the virtual platform where they were made. As my deck is new, this is both a challenge to begin...AND a possible GROUND FLOOR OPPORTUNITY for a techie who wants "in" on the app product...

Risks and challenges

For every dream we enjoy, there is a nightmare awaiting our next sleep...or maybe not!

I have already printed and use the "prototype" deck, made adjustments, and am very pleased with my exhibit. I say "exhibit" because every card has a story to tell, every story is interlaced with another, and all our stories speak about "US" and how "Your connection" is also "My connection".

I am aware that in this field, collectors and readers alike are very particular with their choice of decks. Usually each may own at least two decks up to 20 plus! I believe my creation is unique in both style and message. Each card leaves room for personal interpretation while giving a full message and understanding through my own words via the companion book.

If by demand this project spawns a life of its own...so be it! Bring it on! There might be minor delays with production, or maybe not, but all in all, every order will be filled in a reasonable time. I have 3 strong sons and a loving wife eager to help fill all the rewards for our new friends. And being friends means this journey together is only the beginning of new stories that will be spun from within my deck and eventually back to all of us once again.

I have only 3 physical products (Premium Deck, Color Paperback Companion Book, and Tarot T-Shirts)...but a multitude to share during this campaign through stretch goals and in the future months to follow after this project exceeds expectations. It will ultimately be up to all of you, my fans and friends, to help me decide where we travel together next. I am also actively searching for other printers who may keep the quality, but be able to handle any overflow orders I may receive (just in case...you know...there's a HUGE demand (always think positive)!

I eagerly and humbly await your decision, friends. The choice is always YOURS...and I wouldn't have it any other way!

Namaste!

Eric Soto
xoxoxo

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    ~"Seeking advice?"~Like to see how my perspective prowess can assist your dilemma? Try me for a special rate email reading on any question. I'll have a full PDF layout and explanation (layout will depend on type of question)...AND all lower rewards.

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    (Digital Deck + PDF book)~Digital download of all 78 cards emailed to you (in lower RES format w/PDF explanation book) to be used with a free popular PC tarot software that I myself still use (sorry only PC software that I know of, but you could plug the deck into one that allows for JPG). A great economical alternative for posting on your site, keeping journals, and experiencing total control as if a "physical deck" .You will receive a personally signed 4" x 6" photo of my signature card, "The High Priestess" in my video mailed to you with a personal "Thank You" message on the back for your friendship...AND an honorable name mention on all my social media pages as a "partner backer"! *Note: you will receive a letter from me authorizing your use of my deck on your sites, granted you credit me as the author! Benefit of being my early backer! (Email reading NOT INCLUDED)

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    ONE (1) SotoTarot Shirt~Like the cards? Have a favorite? Here are some of mine that I would like to offer as a pure cotton T-shirt with the tarot card on the front: Strength, The Moon, The Star, Rebirth (Death), Ace of Pentacles, 9 of Wands, The High Priestess, & 3 of Cups. Choose now and after I will ask which ONE you'd like and size. (I have the shirts posted on this site to browse if interested). *NOTE: This is only for a T-shirt, nothing more.

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    (One (1) Standard Deck + PDF book)~ My 78 tarot card deck is made from better than good paper for personal use or for friends who still want to own their own deck, but are tight on funds. Not a problem! These cards have been added for you! (*Note: These are NOT the cards in the main video under "story". Please see my video under "Update-Standard deck $35). You will also receive Digital download of all 78 cards emailed to you (in lower RES format w/PDF explanation book) to be used with a free popular PC tarot software that I myself still use (sorry only PC software that I know of, but you could plug the deck into one that allows for JPG). A great economical alternative for posting on your site, keeping journals, and experiencing total control as if a "physical deck" ...AND one sturdy pouch to keep your treasure safely in ...AND lower rewards which include the full PDF book + "Thank You" photo signed + An honorable name mention on all my social media pages as a "partner backer"! (Excludes T-shirts, Email reading, and Digital Deck)

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    (One (1) Premium Deck + PDF book)~ My 78 tarot card deck is made from premium plastic and will literally fly when you shuffle them! You can also bend them within reason and they will snap back without damaging them! One deck is all you'll need to last a very long time! I am most proud to put my creations on these cards (I seriously fought the urge to use standard paper...NO WAY)! You will also receive one sturdy pouch to keep your treasure safely in ...AND lower rewards which include the full PDF book + Digital Deck + "Thank You" photo signed + An honorable name mention on all my social media pages as a "partner backer"! *Note: you will receive a letter from me authorizing your use of my deck on your sites, granted you credit me as the author! Benefit of being my early backer! (Excludes T-shirts and Email reading)

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    (One (1) Premium Deck + Color paperback companion book (same info as PDF))~ My 78 tarot card deck is made from premium plastic and will literally fly when you shuffle them! You can also bend them within reason and they will snap back without damaging them! One deck is all you'll need to last a very long time! I am most proud to put my creations on these cards (I seriously fought the urge to use standard paper...NO WAY)! You will also receive one sturdy pouch to keep your treasure safely in + the color paperback companion book *...AND lower rewards which include the full PDF book + Digital Deck + "Thank You" photo signed + An honorable name mention on all my social media pages as a "partner backer"! *Note: you will receive a letter from me authorizing your use of my deck on your sites, granted you credit me as the author! Benefit of being my early backer! (Excludes T-shirts and Email reading)

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    (One (1) Premium Deck + Color paperback companion book (same info as PDF)) + Exclusive one-on-one time with me via phone or preferably internet video. These lessons will be 30 minutes each in length and will total 8 meetups with at least 1 week in between each meetup and no longer than 3 weeks till the next. This time will be on personal readings, reading skills, using my cards, spreads, and related topics to help your intuitive perception grow. There is only enough space for 5 slots to make room for scheduling conflicts...AND my 78 tarot card deck is made from premium plastic and will literally fly when you shuffle them! You can also bend them within reason and they will snap back without damaging them! One deck is all you'll need to last a very long time! I am most proud to put my creations on these cards (I seriously fought the urge to use standard paper...NO WAY)! You will also receive one sturdy pouch to keep your treasure safely in + the color paperback companion book ...AND lower rewards which include the full PDF book + Digital Deck + "Thank You" photo signed + An honorable name mention on all my social media pages as a "partner backer"! *Note: you will receive a letter from me authorizing your use of my deck on your sites, granted you credit me as the author! Benefit of being my early backer! (Excludes T-shirts and Email reading) ** LIMIT 5 **

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