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The Pictorial Key To The Tarot
     

The Pictorial Key To The Tarot

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by Arthur Edward Waite
 

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The occult world owes much to Mr. Waite, for a series of competent and careful compilations that have done much to preserve the treasures of mediaevial and ancient thought. This contribution to the library is devoted to the Tarot, which he describes as "fragments of a secret tradition under the veil of divination." We are not at all sure that the Tarot was intended

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The occult world owes much to Mr. Waite, for a series of competent and careful compilations that have done much to preserve the treasures of mediaevial and ancient thought. This contribution to the library is devoted to the Tarot, which he describes as "fragments of a secret tradition under the veil of divination." We are not at all sure that the Tarot was intended primarily for divination, and still less for the usually base purpose of the fortune teller. No mechanical device can be of much avail in divination, unless the operator already possesses some measure of psychic vision, and needs no more than an exterior aid to mental concentration. In such cases the Tarot cards are of service. The study is a fascinating one from the academic point of view, and nothing could be more complete than Mr. Waite's condensed and yet exhaustive survey of our available knowledge. It may be said, too, that his inclination is always toward the higher and spiritual interpretation. There are 78 excellent plates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783849606367
Publisher:
Jazzybee Verlag
Publication date:
01/12/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
235
Sales rank:
605,133
File size:
3 MB

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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."

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3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was written a long time ago, so it doesn't have that much information that is understandable, especially for beginners.
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This is the beginning of it all for many persons looking to learn more about the Tarot.