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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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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 boats & ships

        I hadn’t noticed before that there’s just one card in the RWS deck for each suit / element featuring a boat or a ship. Hum.. it seems natural that Death would have one – allegory to Charon and the soul’s passage is obvious. Three … 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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Interview with Pamela Colman Smith

Once again the Tarot World has much to thank for mr. Koretaka Eguchi (a.k.a. Roppo for those of you who spend time at the Aeclectic forum). On his Occult Art Gallery site there is plenty of information on subjects such as W. … 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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London, part 2

From the V&A I took a bus to Tottenham Court Road, which was close enough for my next destination: the Atlantis Bookshop. It is always a unique experience to enter the shop. The place has certainly seen some pretty interesting … Continue reading

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PCS 130v.

Pamela Colman Smith 16.2.1878 – 18.9.1951. Waite-Smith (“Rider”) Tarot -pakan taiteilija.   

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Celebrating PCS

News from Treadwells: 12 February 2008 (Tuesday)Artist of the Tarot, and “Lady Magician”A Night in Celebration of Pamela Colman SmithChristina Oakley Harrington and Caroline Wise£57.15 for 7.30 start An evening celebrating the life and work of the artist who painted … Continue reading

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