Waite Trinick Tarot
The Tarot deck created by A. E. Waite and Pamela Colman-Smith in 1909 is the world's most popular Tarot deck. However, A. E. Waite later returned to Tarot and ten years later created another set of 23 Tarot images, to be kept for use in his private Fellowship of the Rosy Cross. A century later, these images can be revealed for the first time, in over 80 colour and b&w plates, extensive commentary and biographies, with a preface by Mary K. Greer.
250 copies only limited edition (186pp, hardback, dustcover).
In this book you will be introduced to these mystical and sublime images, and given ways of using them for your own contemplation in an ancient technique termed "Lectio Divina". You will be shown how they correspond to the Tree of Life and discover Waite's hidden mystical system for spiritual development illustrated by the Tarot.
The book also contains original sketches and paintings by J. B. Trinick, forgotten for over thirty years in the British Museum, a full set of the b&w plates produced from the images, in addition to extensive research, family background and artistic context for the images.
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Abiding in the Sanctuary: The Waite-Trinick Tarot 1917-1923
Presented by Tali Goodwin and Marcus Katz with preface by Mary K. Greer
1st limited edition (250 copies, hardback) published November 25th 2011.
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FAQ, Addendum & Notes
p. 9 We have been informed by a reliable source that A. E. Waite is in this group shot , sat to the left as you look at the photograph.
p. 41 Missing page reference. Shadows of Life and Thought, p. 55
p. 55 Minor typo, should be Milnthorpe Church, not "meilnthorpe".
Note that this is the church that is overlooked by the house in which John Trinck lived in his final years, viewing that stained glass window.
p. 71 Minor typo, should be mystical not msytcial
p.105 Missing Contemplative Themes: Being, Binding, Beholding
p. 108 Missing Contemplative Themes: Continuity, Connection, Creation, Cleaving, Devotion
FAQ: The Waite-Trinick Tarot
Q. Are you going to produce a mass-market or e-version of this book?
A. Not at this time nor in the foreseeable future. This present limited edition hardback is the result of a decade-long enquiry, almost a year of solid research, several unrepeatable synchronicities and a large investment of time and finance - even with a large community funding drive. We would not look to re-negotiate a commercial license for a while now, as we have other equally important Tarot projects to complete.
You can keep up-to-date with this and other Tarot projects at The Tarot Speakeasy Tarot Blog with Tali Goodwin.
Q. Are you going to produce a deck?
A. Not at this time. This is because of the reasons above, and also we wish to carry out some further research following on from the discoveries in the book. The images were not created for a “deck” or for divination/fortune-telling purposes, rather as contemplation and teaching icons, although they are definately Tarot..
Q. Why are there not more images available in the book preview?
A. Unfortunately, whenever we have released images, despite licensing and copyright statements, they have been almost immediately copied and sometimes abused. We have had to ensure that the licensing is respected and our own private collection images are presented correctly within the book.
Q. Where can I see the images that are part of the British Museum collection?
A. The 44 images which were photographed from the entire album in the British Museum is available for online viewing here: British Museum Great Symbols of the Paths. These were made entirely possible by the gracious support and financial contributions of about 100 people, some of whom wished to remain anonymous. The sponsors are listed in the book, with our gratitude.
These images are not the entire set of images made available in the book, neither are the 44 photographs the totality of the album. We selected all the colour images in the album, and several sample black-and-white sketches that showed the difference between the original sketch and the finished plate. Other black-and-white sketches which were very similar to the finished plates were not photographed and licensed due to budget constraints. There were other pages in the album which are referenced in the book but not reproduced in their entirety.
If you link or reference the British Museum site, please be aware of their usage requirements and guidelines. We would also appreciate that if you reference the site, you note that these images were made available for the public by the contributions of members of Tarot Professionals.
Q. I have bought the book and have questions about the images. Who can I ask?
A. We have a dedicated study group in Tarot-Town.com for this purpose, for those who have purchased the book and wish to develop their appreciation of the images.
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