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Rider Smith-Waite Tarot Deck

Rider Smith-Waite Tarot Deck

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The classic Rider-Waite Tarot is the best known Tarot deck, setting the standard for hundreds of other tarot decks.  The vibrant cards, featuring vibrant archetypal images and full scenes with figures and symbols, were drawn in 1909 by Pamela Colman Smith under direction of Arthur Edward Waite. 


" A unique feature of the Rider-Waite deck, and one of the of the principal reasons for its enduring popularity, is that all of the cards, including the Minor Arcana, depict full scenes with figures and symbols. Prior to the Rider-Waite Tarot, the 'pip' cards of almost all tarot decks were marked only with the arrangement of the suit signs -- swords, wands, cups, and coins, or pentacles.


The pictorial images introduced on the cards in this edition allow interpretations without the need to repeatedly consult explanatory text. The innovative Minor Arcana, and Pamela Colman Smith's ability to capture the subtleties of emotion and experience have made the Rider-Waite Tarot a model for the designs of many tarot  decks to come." (from The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Volume III)



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