Pictorial Key to the Tarot by A E Waite
THE PICTORIAL KEY TO THE TAROTeBook
BEING FRAGMENTS OF A SECRET TRADITION UNDER THE VEIL OF DIVINATION.
By Arthur Edward Waite
WITH 78 PLATES, ILLUSTRATING THE GREATER AND LESSER ARCANA, FROM DESIGNS
By Pamela Colman Smith.
This is the classic text on Tarot from the master himself A E Waite the co-author of the Raider-Waite Deck. It has been the most influential guide to Tarot symbolism since its publication in 1910
In this text Waite explains the meanings of each one of the 78 cards as he designed them through several years of research. Waite's personal insights bring forth things in the cards that no one else can.
THIS eBook INCLUDES 78 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
PICTORIAL KEY TO TAROT
An explanation of the personal kindAn illustration from mystic literatureA subject which calls to be rescuedLimits and intention of the work.
THE VEIL AND ITS SYMBOLS
§ 1.Introductory and General.
§ 2.Class I. The Trumps Major, otherwise Greater Arcana.
§ 3.Class II. The Four Suits, otherwise Lesser Arcana.
§ 4.The Tarot in History.
THE DOCTRINE BEHIND THE VEIL
§ 1.The Tarot and Secret Tradition.
§ 2.-The Trumps Major and their Inner Symbolism.
§ 3. Conclusion as to the Greater Keys.
THE OUTER METHOD OF THE ORACLES.
§ 1.Distinction between the Greater and Lesser Arcana.
§ 2.The Lesser Arcana, otherwise, the Four Suits of Tarot Cards
The Suit of Wands.
The Suit of Cups.
The Suit of Swords.
The Suit of Pentacles.
§ 3.The Greater Arcana and their Divinatory Meanings.
§ 4.Some additional Meanings of the Lesser Arcana.
§ 5.The Recurrence of Cards in Dealing.
§ 6.The Art of Tarot Divination.
§ 7.An Ancient Celtic Method of Divination.
§ 8.An Alternative Method of Reading the Tarot Cards.
§ 9.The Method of Reading by Means of Thirty-five Cards.