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Q&E - Quick & Easy Beginners Deck (Rider Waite)
Every card in this deck has the meaning right on the card, both for upright and reversed. So all you need to do is read them.
When you open the deck you will find a card at the top of the deck that will show you three spreads including: the Celtic Cross, so you will know right away how to start.
This deck is based on the original Ride Waite Tarot, which was designed by Arthur Edward Waite & illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith
But this deck features the delightful coloring by Mary Hanson Roberts, as seen on the Universal Waite Deck.
This colorful deck features meanings printed right on each card, so there is no need to refer to a booklet.
The illustrations are based on the Universal Waite Tarot Deck, re-colored to add a contemporary appeal.
Accomplished tarot enthusiasts will enjoy this deck as much as beginners.
I believe you will find this deck very easy to use. The only thing I want to mention if you are new to the tarot,
is to remember to bless your cards the first time you use, so that you fill them with light and
thus remember they are a sacred oracle to be revered.
History of the Rider Waite Decks
Mr Waite, though born in America, spent most of his life in England. He was a scholar of occultism, and became known for taking a logical, systematic approach to spiritual and occult studies. This symbolic Tarot deck captured much of the abstract realm of Tarot reading and made it easily understood for the average person.
The cards were originally published in December 1909 by William Rider And Son of London. The deck was the product of a collaborative effort between artist, Pamela Colman Smith (born 1878 died 1951) and Dr Arthur Edward Waite (born 1857 died 1942.) Both Smith and Waite were members of the Order Of The Golden Dawn, a famous occult group of the 19th Century. For some reason (sexism no doubt), Pamela Smiths' contribution is usually ignored, and the deck is commonly called the Rider-Waite Tarot.
The symbols used were influenced by the 19th century magician and occultist Eliphas Levi.
During WWII, the original printing plates for this deck were destroyed in a bomb raid. At some point in the early part of the last century Random House purchased the rights to reproduce the deck in the USA and they subcontracted those rights to US Games.
This deck has complete meanings for both upright and reverse on each card, making it very easy for a beginner to read them.
The deck is printed in Italy, by U.S. Games, who currently claims copyright on the cards.
Included in the box is an extra card, which teaches three spreads including the most famous one, the Celtic Cross.
Q&E Tarot Deck - Quick & Easy Tarot
Based on the original work of A.E. Waite & illustrator Pamela Colman Smith
Colored by Mary Hanson Roberts
Printed In Italy by US Games Systems Inc.
78 cards, + an instruction card with 3 spreads including the Celtic Cross Spread
11 x 7 cm (Approx. 4-3/4 x 2-3/4 in.)
ISBN (10): 1-57281-244-3
ISBN (13): 978-1-57281-244-4
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I have taught metaphysics since 1972, I know the tarot and have taught extensive classes on it.
Understanding the basic archetypes and thus tying all cards to them will escalate your learning curve. Everything in the worlds of creation are tied to the nine archetypes along with the four elements. When you understand this, you will have the basics of creation and the Tarot will come to life for you.
Learning the Tarot opens doors to understanding who you are. It is not fortune telling as some believe it to be, due to those of lesser consciousness who use it for personal greed. It was designed as a spiritual tool to help you understand yourself and your world. Please treat as the sacred object it is. Always clear and bless your deck and keep it wrapped or boxed in something you treasure.
If you want to learn more about the archetypes, please google my name and the word archetypes, and several radio programs will come up. I have done over 1500 radio shows on numerous metaphysical topics. In the Fall of 2009, I did at least two shows on archetypes and you should find them easily through google. Michele Avanti
If you have questions regarding the tarot, archetypes or anything metaphysical, you can connect through facebook http://www.facebook.com/michele.avanti or through my blog at http://astrologyandmore.blogspot.com/p/courses.html
Wishing you blessing in your thirst for knowledge. The first step to mastery is "Know thyself"
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