Rider Waite Total Tarot Set

$49.95

RIDER WAITE TAROT TOTAL SET
ISBN: 9783905021554
RRP: $49.95
Author: WAITE Arthur
Format: TAROT SET

Desription - Seventy-eight cards of the Rider Waite Tarot plus The Pocket Guide To The Tarot booklet written by Gunter Hager.
The ideal introduction into the fascinating subject of fortune telling with tarot cards.

The book discusses:
* Principles of the tarot
* The significance of each card and its symbolism
* The well known way of fortune telling from the cards

This is the most popular and most recognized of all the tarot decks on the market. Many novices begin their journey of discovery with this deck and branch out to other decks as their skill progresses. This deck is the collaboration of two members of the Golden Dawn, conceived by Arthur Edward Waite and illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. The intention was to create a deck that would be easy to learn and use, time has proved that they achieved their goal. In fact, most contemporary decks have been created based on the principal of the Rider Wait Deck

This deck was first published in 1910 by Rider & Company, a London publisher. Arthur Edward Waite designed the deck in collaboration with Pamela Colman Smith, an American artist. Waite was a member of the Order of the Golden Dawn, an occult society of the time. Waite considered symbolism of prime importance, so the cards of the Rider-Waite deck were created to communicate esoteric principles through symbols.

Waite made several changes from the tarot deck traditions of the time when he designed his deck. He switched the Strength and Justice cards so that Strength became card 8 and Justice card 11. He and Smith also created full pictorial scenes for the minor arcana numbered suit cards. Before this time, these cards usually showed only the suit symbols.
The Rider-Waite tarot deck is the model for many modern tarot decks and also has several variants.

What is Tarot?
Tarot is a set of seventy-eight cards, each featuring different symbolic pictures. A standard Tarot deck is made up of 22 cards called the major arcana or trumps, and four suits of 14 cards - similar to playing cards - called the minor arcana.

What are Tarot cards used for?
Tarot cards can be used for practical problem-solving, creative visualisation, meditation, self-improvement, as a tool of understanding, for divination and fortune-telling, even for card games. Some collect Tarot cards simply for the joy of the artwork, while other delve further into research and study of the history of Tarot cards.

Where did Tarot originate?
There are many theories on the origins of Tarot in existence - Ancient Egyptians, Gypsies, Atlantis - but historical evidence points to a beginning in the courts of Northern Italy, in the mid fifteenth century.

Why are there so many types of Tarot decks?
Different artists interpret the Tarot symbols in differing ways, each adding their own perspective. There are also so many themes that can correspond with the tarot system - there are thousands of decks available, catering to many diverse interests, from baseball to voodoo. There's a Tarot deck to match just about every interest or belief.

Is it bad luck to buy your own Tarot cards?
No. It's an old myth among Tarot novices that your first deck must be given as a gift, or that it's somehow bad luck to buy your own deck. There is nothing wrong with obtaining your own set of Tarot cards -- and that way you can choose a style and art that is compatible with your tastes.

How do I choose a Tarot deck for myself?
It's best to look at a few different types of Tarot decks before you choose one and to find one with symbolism and artwork that suits you. If you're a newcomer to the Tarot, you may also prefer a "beginner" deck like Rider-Waite Tarot whose meanings and symbolism can be easier to learn.

What's the difference between a Tarot and an oracle deck?
A Tarot deck is at least loosely based on the 78 card structure of 56 minor cards and 22 major cards. An oracle deck is any other deck of cards used for similar purposes to a deck of Tarot cards, and may also be called a divination deck or cartomantic deck.

How do I learn to read Tarot?
We reccommend "The Tarot Masterclass " by Paul Fenton-Smith and "The Tarot Bible" by Sarah Bartlett. (To view simply type these titles into the side SEARCH bar) Spend as much time as you can with your Tarot cards. Look deeply at the images, how do they make you feel? The more time you can spend with your cards, the easier it will be to learn the symbolism.


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