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Originally Posted by Abrac View Post
Not to get off topic, but just to clarify one thing. Waite's tarot draws influence from many sources, it's not strictly a GD deck. It has elements of GD, but for the most part it's based on Waite's Christian mysticism philosophy. I imagine it has flaws, but that could be said of anything if you look hard enough.
And ironically, it is the Thoth that is most often accused of having an agenda while the RWS is seen as rather neutral. Truth is, both men set out to convey their own ideas about the world and Tarot was yet another form of expression for them both. Neither are "preachy" in the classic sense but without a doubt each deck pushes forward certain ideas and moralities.

Personally I am very drawn to the Thoth's outlook of freedom and the exhaustive analysis of that idea through 78 cards.
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