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... There's a vast array of tarot cards for the punter to choose from ... some more likely to prompt an insightful response from the novice reader than others. Each to their own ... although the Rider Waite tarot deck is the one which is most often recommended to beginners, as the symbols ... Read review

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MR ZEEMAN HITS THE DECK

AdvantagesThe symbolism of each card is easily understood.

DisadvantagesThe cards are rather too large for easy handling.

"Old grandma-zeeman was the 7th daughter of a 7th daughter … which meant that she was destined to be quite a spooky individual from the cot onwards. She put her psychic powers to good use by becoming an amateur fortune-teller ... peering into other folks' destiny via tea-leaves left stranded at the bottom of a bone china cup, following a brew. Despite intensive tuition, young mr-zeeman never quite got the hang of this method of predicting ..." Read review
28.11.2003

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The 'original' Tarot deck

AdvantagesPlenty to keep the Tarot enthusiast engrossed

DisadvantagesAccompanying book lacks detail and is inaccessible

"I owned The Original Rider Waite Tarot Pack for about three years before I even took it out of the shrink rap. At the time, I had quite a few divination tools at my disposal and I couldn’t figure out why I had bought the deck in the first place. Everything changed when I bought a copy of Seventy-eight Degrees of Wisdom and the deck finally began to make sense. What’s in ‘the pack’? The The Original Rider Waite Tarot Pack is actually a small ..." Read review
02.05.2003

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THE ORIGINAL RIDER WAITE TAROT DECK ............

AdvantagesI FIND THEY ARE REALLY EASY TO READ

DisadvantagesI DON'T HAVE NOTHING TO SAY FOR THIS PART .

"...thick and feel delightful to the touch. It also makes them quite slippery to shuffle sometimes. The cards are a nice size and fit in the hand comfortably. A lot of people have criticised this edition of the Rider Waite collection citing mute brownes and sepia's and lacklustre nature of the pictures - for a time even I thought they were plain ugly, however, on a closer inspection, I really started to appreciate the beauty behind the images. Ok, ..." Read review
03.02.2011

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Type Non-Fiction
Genre Wicca
Title The Original Rider Waite Tarot Pack
Author Arthur Edward Waite; Pamela Coleman Smith
ISBN 071267067X

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