In 1891, Arthur Edward Waite joined the Mystical society ‘The Golden Dawn’. There he worked with Ms. Smith to design and publish the original tarot cards that went on to become one of the most popular decks throughout history.
Although there are many tarot cards with different styles and designs, the classic tarot illustrations in this deck contain mysteries, myths and even incorporate biblical stories. This is why the A. E. Waite tarot cards are so influential. Their popularity has not declined for over 100 years.