Tarot @ Teatime 12 — About the Rider Waite Smith Deck

Thurs­day 4 August debuts the first broad­cast of Episode 12 of our pop­u­lar series, “Tarot @ Teatime”, with Hon­ey Heart and Wil­low Moon­fire, explor­ing the his­to­ry of the cards and how they may be read. Tune in to http://main.vcradio.org at noon or 4pm Pacif­ic / 8pm or mid­night UK time. This episode will repeat on Sun­day.

Episode Twelve
In Episode 12, Hon­ey and Wil­low explore the his­to­ry behind the Rid­er Waite Smith tarot deck.

This deck, orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished dur­ing 1909, is wide­ly con­sid­ered the most pop­u­lar tarot deck for tarot card read­ing. The cards were drawn by illus­tra­tor Pamela Col­man Smith from the instruc­tions of aca­d­e­m­ic and mys­tic A. E. Waite and were orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished by the Rid­er Com­pa­ny. The deck has been pub­lished in numer­ous edi­tions and inspired a wide array of vari­ants and imi­ta­tions. It is esti­mat­ed that more than 100 mil­lion copies of the deck exist in more than 20 countries.

Rid­er Waite Smith deck, also called the Smith Waite Tarot.  Arthur Edward Waite and Pamela Cole­man Smith. Avail­able from the pub­lish­er, US Games Sys­tems, Inc. and book sell­ers everywhere.

The Pic­to­r­i­al Key to the Tarot.  Arthur Edward Waite.  ISBN 978–0‑91386–608‑5.  Avail­able from  US Games Sys­tems, Inc. and book sell­ers everywhere.

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