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Arthur Edward Waite

Arthur Edward Waite (1857-1942) was an American-born British poet and scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite tarot deck (also called the Rider-Waite-Smith or Waite-Smith deck). His biographer R. A. Gilbert observed that Waite's name has survived because he was the first to attempt a systematic study of the history of western occultism.... Waite was a prolific author, writing occult texts on divination, esotericism,...See more