Smith, Waite, and the RWS Minor Arcana

January 11th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

The Rider-Waite Smith deck is probably the most popular Tarot deck in the world. Though painted by Pamela Colman Smith, Arthur E. Waite is credited with most of the deck’s design. But is that fair?

In Mary K. Greer’s upcoming webinar, she’ll be investigating whether or not Waite should be given as much credit for the deck as he actually gets.

Though the famed occultist clearly had a specific plan for the Major Arcana, what about the images in the Minor cards? They were some of the first Tarot Minors to be illustrated with actual scenes in them rather than simply suit symbols.

How did they come about and whose idea were they? Pamela Colman Smith’s?

These are some of the questions Greer will be exploring in Secrets and Sources of the Rider-Waite Smith Minor Arcana.

The two-part class will be offered through Global Spiritual Studies and will be live January 24th and 31st at 9:00 pm ET (6:00 pm PT). It will be available afterwards on download and DVD.

Check out Greer’s blog, or go directly to the Global Spiritual Studies site to learn more.

Hope to see you there!

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