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Tarot of A.E. Waite Premium

English Standard Edition

ISBN: 978-3-03819-460-6
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by Pamela Colman Smith & Arthur Edward Waite

Colors and backside of the cards according to the first edition from 1909.

This bestselling edition by Koenigsfurt-Urania & AGM-Urania from Germany and Switzerland has been published for more than 20 years now and highly acclaimed for the unsurpassed reprint of the colors of the historic cards of Arthur E. Waite and Pamela Colman Smith.

The cards were drawn in 1909 by Pamela Colman Smith under the direction

of Arthur Edward Waite. Smith's vibrant drawings transformed the

standard tarot deck.

 

Pamela Colman Smith

was born February 16, 1878, in Middlesex, England to American parents,

Smith's childhood years were spent between London, New York, and

Kingston, Jamaica. During her teens, she traveled throughout England

with the theatre company of Ellen Terry and Henry Irving. Thereafter,

she began formal art training at Pratt Institute of Brooklyn, graduating

in 1897.



Smith returned to England, where she became a theatrical designer for

miniature theatre, and an illustrator -- mainly of books, pamphlets and

posters. Around 1903, she joined the Order of the Golden Dawn. In 1909,

under the guidance of Arthur Edward Waite, she undertook a series of

seventy-eight allegorical paintings described by Waite as a rectified

tarot pack. The designs, published in the same year by William Rider and

Son, exemplify the mysticism, ritual, imagination, fantasy, and deep

emotions of the artist.

 

Arthur Edward Waite

was born in America in 1857, raised and educated as a Catholic in

England. Beginning at the age of 21, Waite pursued research and writing

on psychical and esoteric matters. Soon after joining the Hermetic Order

of the Golden Dawn, he became the Grand Master, and redirected the

focus of the order from magic to mysticism. The Golden Order, whose

structural hierarchy was based on the Kabbalah, is considered the single

greatest 20th century influence on the occult. Waite was a prolific

author of occult texts, works on the Holy Grail, and the body of

mystical knowledge, which comprises the basis of modern Tarot.


78 cards
70 x 120 mm
card language: english
instruction booklet: english, 96 pages