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The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck

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Contributor Role: 
By (author)
Contributor Sequence Number: 
2
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Tarot + Oracle Card Set
Publisher: 
U.S. Games
 | 
June, 1975
ISBN:
9780913866139
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3
$30.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

This is probably the most well-known Tarot deck, the one whose images most people think of as “Tarot.” It is also the one most people buy—by far.

Arthur Edward Waite, a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, conceived this Tarot in 1909. It was painted by Pamela Colman Smith. The Waite Tarot was a radical departure from the earlier Tarot Decks in that it was the first deck to use descriptive scenes on the numbered Minor Arcana cards, thus setting a precedent that has changed the Tarot and our understanding of it enormously. There have been innumerable imitators of the Waite deck and a whole class of rectified Tarot decks that owe their existence to the Waite Tarot. One of the interesting facts about the Waite deck and its direct descendants, is that each suit of the Minor Arcana tells a story of the family depicted in the Court cards.

Recommended especially for beginners and anyone interested in the evolution of the Tarot.

The deck is available in three sizes: the standard 3 x 5 inch size, a “small” size, and a “miniature” size. There is also a deck available in a giant size including only the Major Arcana.

 

 

Publisher’s Description: 

This is the original and only authorized edition of the famous 78-card tarot deck. Designed by pamela colman smith under the direction of the occult scholar dr. Arthur edward waite, for whom the deck is named. The deck contains 22 major arcana and 56 lesser arcana cards illustrated in full color (includes instruction booklet). The rider waite tarot deck is new leaf’s top selling sideline item!

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