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Waite, Arthur Edward
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Waite, Arthur Edward, * 2 Jan 1857 (Brooklyn, N.Y.), † 19 May 1942 (Bridge, Canterbury (England))

Writing as an apologist and critical historian of his subject matter, Waite was the author, editor or translator of more than eighty works on → alchemy, → Freemasonry, kabbalah [→ Jewish Influences], → magic, → mysticism, → Rosicrucianism and other aspects of western esotericism. Through a series of translations of → Eliphas Lévi's major works on magic he effectively introduced Lévi to the English-speaking world, while the tarot pack that he designed in 1909, in con…

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Gilbert, Robert A., “Waite, Arthur Edward”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_374>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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