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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Excessively Rudimentary

University Books RWS Tarot ~ Ace of Swords

"Excessive degree in everything, triumph of force" A.E. Waite

It has been an interesting week with Mr. Waite and his 1910 deck thoughts, designed as a project for the Golden Dawn and to go with his book Pictorial Key to the Tarot. On reflection of his words I wonder what he'd think of how the deck is used today by me. Watered down I expect. Uninformed I'm sure. Rudimentarily no doubt.

One thing we'd be in full agreement on, tarot is endlessly engaging, fun, and historically fascinating. Everything a good hobby should be. 


  1. I'm sure Waite would be amazed at how people read and use tarot today. :)

    1. he, like the masons would also probably be very cross that the internet has exposed all his secrets. Not that today's deck designers pay any attention to the symbology of the salamander or yellow.


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