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The Original Rider Waite Tarot Pack

The Original Rider Waite Tarot Pack

The Original Rider Waite Tarot Pack

Facsimile edition of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck originally printed from plates that were destroyed during the bombing of London during World War II. The deck and book set comes with the Rider-Waite Tarot deck by Pamela Colman Smith with original Tudor Rose back design, Celtic Cross divinatory chart, and The Key to the Tarot by Arthur Edward Waite.

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3 comments on “The Original Rider Waite Tarot Pack

  1. 178 of 187 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The modern classic, in it’s original subtle beauty, March 25, 2004
    By 
    Katrina Black “aka Kat Black of Touchstone an… (Perth, Western Australia) –
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    This review is from: The Original Rider Waite Tarot Pack (Cards)

    I think that anyone who’s interested in modern, intuitive tarot (as opposed to traditional, historical tarot buffs who follow the Marseilles path) MUST own a copy of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, as it’s the wellspring from which all the other modern decks have come.

    This is my preferred version of the deck, too. The soft, subtle colouring appeals to me much more than some of the almost-flourescent newer versions. The colours in particular remind me that this was, graphically at least, a product of it’s time – the Art Nouveau period.

    It’s taken a long time for Pamela Colman Smith to get the recognition she deserves. She might not have been the most skilled draftsperson there ever was, and this deck was made in a very brief period of time – but in my opinion, her power was in her subtlety. Slight nuances of expression, muted tones and patterns in the fabrics and fills. In this version of the RWS deck, I can almost feel the lightness of her touch as she painted these images.

    I agree with others that if you’re a beginner, Waite’s original booklet isn’t a great deal of use – get yourself a good, thorough book like Rachel Pollack’s ’78 Degrees of Wisdom’ in addition.

    I own a couple of RWS versions and I think that in this case it’s true that “the Original is still the best”. I’m so glad this ‘Original’ reproduction set is available again.

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  2. 151 of 167 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    So-so reproduction, bad trademarking, February 4, 2003
    By A Customer
    This review is from: The Original Rider Waite Tarot Pack (Cards)

    Having used a French deck for the last twenty-six years, I thought I would try the Rider Waite deck. When I got them, imagine my surprise and disgust when “© US GAMES” is printed on the front of each card! Though in small print, it is quite legible and very much unwelcomed. Additionally, the reproduction herein is not accurate nor is it very well done. There is an English Rider version of this deck that is *so* much better.
    Pass on this version and get the English version instead.

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  3. 36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    My favorite Rider Waite Smith Tarot deck, November 22, 2003
    By 
    janomalee (Chicago, IL) –

    This review is from: The Original Rider Waite Tarot Pack (Cards)

    This is my favorite of the Rider Waite Smith decks. The lines and detail are very clear and crisp. That makes a difference. Look at the Knight of Swords. In other RWS decks, the corner of the horse’s mouth is going down and it looks like the horse is looking backwards. The horse looks apprehensive. In this deck, the lines for the horse’s mouth and eyes are cleaner. The horse looks like he is grinning and happy to be charging ahead.

    I like the colors used, but they may not appeal to everybody. The colors are beige, light green, red and yellow. No blue. The green makes the reds pop. I also like the thick lines and the bold, flat shapes. The backs are a pretty light blue and white design with roses.

    I know this deck might not appeal to everyone. This is why there are so many versions of the RWS deck out there. For me, the original is the best.

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