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The Pictorial Key to the Tarot: Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination (Forgotten Books)

Edward Waite, Arthur

Editore: Forgotten Books, 2008
ISBN 10: 160506534X / ISBN 13: 9781605065342
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Titolo: The Pictorial Key to the Tarot: Being ...

Casa editrice: Forgotten Books

Data di pubblicazione: 2008

Legatura: Soft cover

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"The Pictorial Key to the Tarot is A. E. Waite's influential guide to Tarot symbolism, published in England in 1910 in conjunction with the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. While Waite was an occultist, he was very concerned with the accuracy of the symbols he used for his deck, and he did much research into the traditions, interpretations, and history behind the cards.

The book (which Waite himself called "a monograph") consists of three parts.

-Part I, "The Veil and Its Symbols", is a short overview of the traditional symbols associated with each card, followed by a history of the Tarot. Waite dismissed as baseless the belief that the Tarot was Egyptian in origin, and noted that no evidence of the cards exists prior to the 15th century.

-Part II, "The Doctrine of the Veil", contains 78 black and white plates of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, and a discussion of the unique symbols chosen for each card. Waite drew upon the earlier Tarot of French occultist Eliphas Levi, at times retaining his changes to the traditional deck (as with the Chariot card, which both Waite and Levi picture being drawn by two sphinx, instead of horses), at other times criticizing him (as with the Hermit card, which Waite thought Levi misinterpreted).

-Part III, "The Outer Methods of the Oracles", concerns matters of divination with the cards, including a description of the famous Celtic Cross Tarot layout, which the book helped popularize." (Quote from

Table of Contents:

Publisher's Preface; Preface; Part I: The Veil And Its Symbols; Introductory And General; Class I. The Trumps Major; Class ii. The Four Suites; The Tarot In History; Part ii: The Doctrine Behind The Veil; The Tarot And Secret Tradition; The Magician; The High Priestess; The Empress; The Emperor; The Hierophant; The Lovers; The Chariot; Strength, Or Fortitude; The Hermit; Wheel Of Fortune; Justice; The Hanged Man; Death; Temperance; The Devil; The Tower; The Star; The Moon; The Sun; The Last Judgment; The Fool; The World; Conclusion As To The Greater Keys; Part iii: The Outer Method Of The Oracles; Distinction Between The Greater And Lesser Arcana; The Lesser Arcana; King Of Wands; Queen Of Wands; Knight Of Wands; Page Of Wands; Ten Of Wands; Nine Of Wands; Eight Of Wands; Seven Of Wands; Six Of Wands; Five Of Wands; Four Of Wands; Three Of Wands; Two Of Wands; Ace Of Wands; King Of Cups; Queen Of Cups; Knight Of Cups; Page Of Cups; Ten Of Cups; Nine Of Cups; Eight Of Cups; Seven Of Cups; Six Of Cups; Five Of Cups; Four Of Cups; Three Of Cups; Two Of Cups; Ace Of Cups; King Of Swords; Queen Of Swords; Knight Of Swords; Page Of Swords; Ten Of Swords; Nine Of Swords; Eight Of Swords; Seven Of Swords; Six Of Swords; Five Of Swords; Four Of Swords; Three Of Swords; Two Of Swords; Ace Of Swords; King Of Pentacles; Queen Of Pentacles; Knight Of Pentacles; Page Of Pentacles; Ten Of Pentacles; Nine Of Pentacles; Eight Of Pentacles; Seven Of Pentacles; Six Of Pentacles; Five Of Pentacles; Four Of Pentacles; Three Of Pentacles; Two Of Pentacles; Ace Of Pentacles; The Greater Arcana And Their Divinatory Meanings; Some Additional Meanings Of The Lesser Arcana; The Recurrence Of Cards In Dealing; The Art Of Tarot Divination; An Ancient Celtic Method Of Divination; An Alternative Method Of Reading The Tarot Cards; The Method Of Reading By Means Of Thirty-five Cards; Bibliography

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L'autore: About the Author:

"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." Born in the United States, and raised in England, A.E. Waite joined the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in 1891, became a Freemason in 1901, and entered the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia in 1902. The Golden Dawn was torn by further internal feuding until Waite's departure in 1914; a year later he formed the Fellowship of the Rosy Cross, not to be confused with the Societas Rosicruciana. By that time there existed some half-dozen offshoots from the original Golden Dawn, and as a whole it never recovered." (Quote from

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