"American-born British author and master of esoterica ARTHUR EDWARD WAITE (1857¿1942) was cocreator of the famous 1910 Rider-Waite Tarot deck, and in 1911, he published what is still an essential guide to unleashing the prognosticatory power of the cards.
Discover the history of the tarot, the secret traditions that inform it, and¿most vitally¿detailed explanations of each of the cards in the tarot deck and what they signify, including:
¿ the High Priestess (and what the scroll in her hand represents)
¿ the Lovers (and what mythological couple they evoke)
¿ the Wheel of Fortune (and what dangers it implies)
¿ the Hanged Man (and the significance of the tree of sacrifice)
¿ and all the rest of the cards.
Complete with all the illustrations from the original 1911 edition, this information and entertaining work will delight anyone interested in the tarot, in mythological symbology, and everything arcane."