History of Rider-Waite Tarot

The history of the famous Rider Waite Tarot deck is revealed. Layered in stunning symbolism that speaks directly to our unconscious, the creation of the Rider Waite Tarot deck actually meant that anyone could pick a deck up and begin using it, reading the cards intuitively rather than memorising their meanings. At the same time, each Rider Waite deck came compete with a book explaining the individual card meanings. Again, this was revolutionary in that it provided anyone interested with esoteric information that previously was known only to an elite few. You might even say that the Rider Waite deck began the democratisation of the esoteric, opening the floodgate of interest in all things related to the occult that followed the birth of the spiritualist movement.