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Originally Posted by tarotbear
Waite's "The Key to the Tarot" is boring as hell! It is written in that boring lexicon of a hundred years ago, and his terminology is dreadful! I paraphrased a section of it to use in the 'Combinations' section of my book, and I had to first determine exactly what his one-word description was supposed to mean, then scour a thesaurus to try to find something that was more modern useage to make it understandable...
Boring or not, it is the essential primary source concerning the deck. Waite's symbolism cannot be understood without reference to it. If you are seriously interested in the RWS, then you have no choice. Otherwise you are left with the uninspired second (and more usually third) hand fantasies of pop-Tarot writers.

It is also possible that the limitations of the PKT lie within the reader, rather than the book.
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Originally Posted by tarotbear
It's almost as if Waite wrote the book to throw you off track ... and it works rather well in that instance.
Do you have a specific instance in mind?


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