You may not know that the illustrator of the Rider-Waite deck that most Diviners use or have used was a Black woman.
This is her.
Yes, Pamela Coleman-Smith was the child of Jamaican and English parents.
"The cards over the years were slowly white-washed from the ORIGINAL brown shade they once were." -ShaVaughn Elle
Her signature is on every card and her name was dismissed as if she was hired and not a partner in its creation.
If you are a woman of color purchase the Rider-Waite-Smith deck (even if you don't use it, I don't) to honor a woman who played a pivotal role in divination and was tossed aside because of her race.
Thank you, ShaVaugn Elle
Black Women in Metaphysics
Read the blog post
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