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Original Rider Waite Tarot Deck

Original Rider Waite Tarot Deck

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One of the most popular Tarot Decks on the market in the UK.

The Rider Waite Tarot Deck was originally produced in 1910. Often recognized as being a good tarot deck for beginners and those that have been reading for many years. 

The Tarot is a specific system that has 78 cards in total. There are 4 suits (referred to as the minor arcana) and 22 other cards (referred to as the major arcana). Each card represents a specific energy, through the picture on the card which is trying to help one feel the specific energy of that card. The reason there are so many different kinds of Tarot decks is that Different Tarot decks may present the energies in different pictorial forms.

The original and only authorised edition of the famous Tarot deck designed by Pamela Colman Smith under the direction of Arthur Edward Waite.

A E Waite – also known as Arthur Edward Waite – was the designer and co-creator of the now famous Rider Waite Tarot deck. The classic Rider Waite Tarot was the first tarot deck to fully illustrate all 78 cards, with detailed pictures on the minor arcana cards. The cards were commissioned by Waite and drawn by Pamela Colman-Smith, one of his contemporaries. 

Waite was born in 1857 in the US, but was brought up from a young age in Britain, after his father died. Waite joined the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, became a Freemason in 1901 and entered the Societas Rosicruciana in 1902.

His strong interest in all esoteric matters, such as divination, magic, Kabbalism, alchemy and Freemasonry, led to him penning a number of books. These include the Key to the Tarot, The Book of Ceremonial Magic and A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry.

Inside the Packet: 78 Tarot cards and info card.

Dimensions: Cards are approximately 13cm x 7.5cm 

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