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Arthur Edward Waite

Arthur Edward Waite in the early 1880s
Born (1857-10-02)2 October 1857
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died 19 May 1942(1942-05-19) (aged 84)
London, England
Resting place Bishopsbourne Village, in the county of Kent, England
Nationality British
Known for Rider-Waite Tarot deck
Spouse(s) Ada Lakeman, Mary Broadbent Schofield
Children Sybil Waite
Parent(s) Captain Charles F. Waite, Emma Lovell
Relatives Frederika Waite

Behind the man is the Tree of Life, bearing twelve fruits, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is behind the woman; the serpent is twining round it.
A. E. Waite
It will be thought that I am acting strangely in concerning myself at this day with what appears at first sight and simply a well-known method of fortune-telling.
A. E. Waite
The Empress has been connected with the ideas of universal fecundity and in a general sense with activity.
A. E. Waite
We have now seen that there is no particle of evidence for the Egyptian origin of Tarot cards.
A. E. Waite
The true Tarot is symbolism; it speaks no other language and offers no other signs.
A. E. Waite
If in any divination the Tenth Card should be a Court Card, it shews that the subject of the divination falls ultimately into the hands of a person represented by that card, and its end depends mainly on him.
A. E. Waite
Now, occultism is not like mystic faculty, and it very seldom works in harmony either with business aptitude in the things of ordinary life or with a knowledge of the canons of evidence in its own sphere.
A. E. Waite