Discover the Fascinating History and Divinatory Powerof the 20thCentury's Most Popular Tarot Deck
Originally published in 1909 to little fanfare, the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot went on to become the bestselling tarot deck of all time. This complete guide shares the compelling story of the deck's creation, a complete analysis of what each card means, and 78 spreads to help you integrate each card's unique spiritual energy.
Discover how artist Pamela Colman Smith and occultist Arthur Waite combined their knowledge of astrology, Kabbalah, 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 Waite and Smith brought together an enchanting set of esoteric symbols and formed a magical deck that has guided, inspired, validated, and challenged the countless readers and seekers who have sought its wisdom.
Sasha Graham teaches tarot classes and produces tarot events at New York City's premier cultural institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has appeared on film, television, radio, and in the New York Times. She lives in New York City and can be found online at http://www.sashagraham.com.