Although there were many Tarot decks prior to the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, and many after, none has gripped the popular imagination as much as this set. Waite covers the significance and deeper implications of each card, and gives practical instructions as to how to conduct a reading. The symbolism of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck is based on profound occult studies by Waite, and his exposition in this book of its use and meaning is unexcelled. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the Tarot.--J. B. Hare
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Author A.E. Waite called this book "fragments of a secret tradition under the veil of divination." Contains detailed description of each card in the Rider-Waite Tarot deck along with regular and reversed meanings. Black and white illustrations. Min: 1.About the Author:
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"Arthur Edward Waite (October 2, 1857 - May 19, 1942) was a scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. As his biographer, R.A. Gilbert described him, "Waite's name has survived because he was the first to attempt a systematic study of the history of western occultism - viewed as a spiritual tradition rather than as aspects of proto-science or as the pathology of religion." Born in the United States, and raised in England, A.E. Waite joined the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in 1891, became a Freemason in 1901, and entered the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia in 1902. The Golden Dawn was torn by further internal feuding until Waite's departure in 1914; a year later he formed the Fellowship of the Rosy Cross, not to be confused with the Societas Rosicruciana. By that time there existed some half-dozen offshoots from the original Golden Dawn, and as a whole it never recovered." (Quote from wikipedia.org)
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Book Description Rider & Co, London, 1986. Hard Back. Very good hardback copy. No dustjacket. xii, 340pp, illustrated. Bookseller Inventory # 032763
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004301119
Book Description Rider, London, 1971. hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: good. Second edition. Bookseller Inventory # 500029060
Book Description Rider and Company Ltd, London, 1980. First published in 1910. This is a reprint of the 1971 second edition from 1980. xii, 340pp. Blue cloth boards. Dust jacket. One of Waite's most memorable contributions to arcane studies was his conception of the tarot in which each card symbolised some avenue to the gateway to truth. He met the artist Pamela Colman Smith when they were both membersof the magical Order of The Golden Dawn. Through Waite's inspiration and guidance she created a Tarot which delicately embodies all the subtle allegories in a work of art. This book is Waite's commentary on the Tarot and an essential guide to understanding the cards. 78 black & white illustrations of the cards. Very good condition. Slight soiling/spotting to text block edges. Dust jacket very good. Unclipped. Lightly rubbed and soiled with a little edge wear. Spine discoloured. Bookseller Inventory # 1305329
Book Description Rider & Co, London, 1978. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine D. J. Third Impression. CLEAN Fine 1978 hard cover with near fine dust jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 036506
Book Description London: Rider Company, [1972?]., 1972. 21cm. Notka wydawnicza: London: Rider Company, [1972?].; Wymiar bloku: 21cm.; Naklad: 0; Uwagi: Zawiera 78 ilustracji.; Waga: 420g; Jezyk: angielski; Strony: XII, 340s.; Kategorie tematyczne: nauka filozofia, ogolne astrologia, spirytyzm, okultyzm etc., obcojezyczne angielski / science philosophy, general , foreign languages English / Wissenschaft Philosophie, Allgemein , fremdsprachig englisch; Obwoluta i oprawa nieco uszkodzone, blok czysty i bez wad. Pozycja w stanie wiecej niz dobrym. Oprawa wydawnicza plotno, obwoluta. Bookseller Inventory # 11951