A. E. Waite — British Author born on October 02, 1857, died on May 19, 1942

Arthur Edward Waite was a British poet and scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. As his biographer R. A. Gilbert described him, "Waite's name has survived because he was the first to attempt a systematic study of the history of western occultismviewed as a spiritual tradition rather than as aspects of proto-science or as the pathology of religion.".. (wikipedia)

The true Tarot is symbolism; it speaks no other language and offers no other signs.
The Empress has been connected with the ideas of universal fecundity and in a general sense with activity.
We have now seen that there is no particle of evidence for the Egyptian origin of Tarot cards.
Behind the man is the Tree of Life, bearing twelve fruits, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is behind the woman; the serpent is twining round it.
If in any divination the Tenth Card should be a Court Card, it shews that the subject of the divination falls ultimately into the hands of a person represented by that card, and its end depends mainly on him.

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