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Book Review – Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot

Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot – A Book Review: When I heard that Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin were putting together a book which revealed the inspiration behind the images of the Rider-Waite-Smith cards, I was so excited! I’ve done … Continue reading

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Webinar Review

Improve your Tarot Readings through Tarot History: A Tarot Webinar featuring – The Lovers Card – presented by Mary K. Greer In Mary K. Greer’s Tarot webinars, she has the knack of uncovering fascinating information from diverse sources, and bringing … Continue reading

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The Magician is the Trickster of the Tarot

The Origins of The Magician. In the earliest Tarot cards, The Magician was depicted as a medieval fairground hustler, performing sleight of hand and illusion. How did he end up becoming such a creative, dynamic force within the modern Tarot? … Continue reading

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Ten Things You Didn’t Want to Know About Tarot

Ten Tarot Truths Do you like Tarot because of its aura of mystery, for its esoteric history, or because of its magical qualities? If you think Tarot is special because of one of those reasons then you are not going … Continue reading

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Arthur Edward Waite—Designer of the Modern Tarot

Bio of A.E. Waite—the Man Behind the Modern Tarot In the 1800s, many occultists were cashing in on the spiritual and metaphysical interests of that era. Arthur Waite was different from other mystics of his time. He wanted to share … Continue reading

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The Fool of the Tarot

Card Zero — Tarot’s Hero He’s gone from zero to hero in 450 years. In one of the oldest Tarot decks (Visconti-Sforza Tarocchi) The Fool of the Tarot was a homeless beggar, stumbling around village streets in a daze. He had … Continue reading

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Tarot Basics # 2

The Major Arcana of the Tarot Not many people realise that the term ‘Major Arcana’ is relatively new. Most think that Tarot always had a Major & Minor Arcana, and that the images have been the same for eternity—but this … Continue reading

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Tarot Basics # 1

Learning Tarot If you Google ‘Tarot for beginners’ you’ll get 834,000 listings to look through. I trudged my way through the top 10 listings—it was an agonising way to spend half an hour!  Maybe I’ve just become too critical and … Continue reading

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