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Mary K. Greer: Moralization of the Deck of Cards, Part 3

http://marygreer.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/moralization-of-the-deck-of-cards-part-3/ The third chapter on the topic of ‘Moralization of the deck of cards’ from Mary Greer. What a real treasure trove of information this whole series has been – and her entire blog, for that matter. If I remember … Continue reading

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A Japanese Devil?

“Among Pamela Colman Smith’s teachers at Pratt was Arthur Wesley Dow, who was trained in France. Apart from being an important painter of the period, he was also an art teacher strongly inspired by Japanese art.. Dow emphasized the Japanese … Continue reading

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Wasps’ Nest: Asking the Unpopular Question

Card example: 3 of Wands from the Waite-Smith (“Rider”) deck (image from here) Client A: “I had just moved from Chile to Finland. I hated being here. I hated these people. And I hated myself. I was looking back at … Continue reading

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Pia Virtakallio In Memoriam

 Pia Virtakallio 1919-2010 Pia Virtakallio In Memoriam

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Tarotpuu goes Era Nova 9.12

TAROT-JUHLAPÄIVÄ ERA NOVASSA KE 9.12.09 Tämän vuoden joulukuussa tulee kuluneeksi tasan 100 vuotta Rider Tarotin ilmestymisestä. Tapahtuman kunniaksi Era Novassa kaikki Tarot-kortit ja opaskirjat 10% alennuksella koko päivän! Lisäksi paikalla Tarot-tulkitsija ja -opettaja Tero Hynynen tekemässä ilmaisia yhden kortin tulkintoja … Continue reading

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“Secrets of the Playing Card”

via Mary Greer http://youtu.be/oQ6uhCIaKQA Very dramatical – and the music is rather loud. They did manage to cover a lot of subjects, though. The voodoo bit strikes me a bit odd, is it really that important or even relevant regarding … Continue reading

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More Tarot events to come

"Rider Waite 100th Anniversary Celebration with Guest Speaker Mary GreerSaturday December 5th, London 2p.m.-10p.m.  A special event to commemorate 100 years of ‘modern’ tarot. Today we will honour Pamela Colman-Smith and A.E. Waite.  This is a special day for tarot … Continue reading

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RWS collection update

I’ve never been into collecting tarot decks systematically, I’ve just bought those decks that have appealed to me. Most of those published during the last 10-15 years or so I haven’t found interesting enough – and, sad to say, a lot of this has to do … Continue reading

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The Pamela Colman Smith Commemorative Set

The so-called Rider Tarot (due to its initial publisher, William Rider & Sons) continues to be the most popular Tarot deck sold worldwide. In the Tarot community this deck is usually called "RWS", standing for Rider-Waite-Smith; Waite for Arthur Edward Waite, mastermind behind … Continue reading

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Creating a hybrid

I’m mostly against genetic engineering, but this here is something that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time: a hybrid of the Waite-Smith and Crowley-Harris decks. Now that I have the possibility to do photographic prints in my own house I … Continue reading

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