Re: Tarot Deck Facsimiles
Posted: 06 Jan 2011, 09:16
Oh - The rather brief Wikipedia article saysHuck wrote:Well, one might ask, if De Laurence wouldn't have made this epigonic operation, if then the Smith-Waite deck would have become so popular as it did.
so I thought that's why you posted the link. Anyway, I never paid any attention to the Waite-Smith Tarot until I found the De Laurent pdf and did some googling, and then, spurred on by your post, did some more googling. Now I'm enchanted....mocked and reviled among modern occultists for his plagiarism (or, more properly, book-pirating) of the Pictorial Key to the Tarot by Arthur Edward Waite...