Are you a fan of the Rider Waite Smith tarot deck?
I am thrilled to let you know my latest book Llewellyn’s Complete Book of the Rider Waite Smith Tarot is available for pre-order on Barnes and Noble!
This is a journey into the Rider Waite Smith deck like you’ve never seen before. It is part of the “Llewellyn’s Complete Book of” series. Titles from other authors include; chakras, astrology, etc.
Pamela and Waite are the main sources for the card meanings as I take you into the heart what Pamela and Waite were doing when they created the deck.
Waite’s Pictorial Key and his other commentary is deconstructed to discover Waite’s essence in each card.
There’s no way around the Tree of Life when it comes to understanding the Rider Waite Smith deck and that includes the astrology, numerology and Golden Dawn’s esoteric secrets that come along with it. You can’t examine the Golden Dawn without understanding Freemasonry and its influence. Everything is explained in simple, understandable terms.
78 Spreads are included ~ you know I love spreads, ha! Each spread is built around a specific card. Questions and themes come from each card.
Writing this book was a life changing experience, like no other. The historical research at the New York Public Library and London, leafing through Pamela’s original artworks and colorings, holding Bram Stoker’s letters in my own hands along with YB Yeats’ own letters and pamphlets, the deeply spiritual river coursing through Waite’s words all made for an extraordinary journey!
Synopsis: Originally published in 1909 to little fanfare, the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot went on to become the bestselling tarot deck of all time. This thorough guide shares an in-depth exploration of the fascinating history of this important deck, a complete analysis of what each card means, and 78 spreads to help you integrate each card’s unique spiritual energy.
Explore Waite and Smith’s involvement in the Golden Dawn, the most influential magical order of the time. Discover how they combined their knowledge of astrology, Kabalah, metaphysics, mythology, and theater to realize their profound vision. Llewellyn’s Complete Book of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot delves deeply into the roots of these influential cards, exploring how artist Pamela Colman Smith and occultist Arthur Waite brought together an enchanting and beguiling set of esoteric symbols and formed a magical deck that continues to serve as the model for most other tarot cards that have been published ever since.
If you love tarot, Llewellyn’s Complete Book of the Rider Waite Smith deck this is a must have book.
Cast your cards well!