The Spirit of the Tarot
The Search for God's Picturebook

The true Tarot is symbolism; it speaks no other language and offers no other signs. Given the inward meaning of its emblems, they do become a kind of alphabet which is capable of indefinite combinations and makes true sense in all. On the highest plane it offers a key to the Mysteries, in a manner which is not arbitrary and has not been read in, But the wrong symbolical stories have been told concerning it.

Arthur Edward Waite, The Pictorial Key To The Tarot (Illustrated), Kindle Edition,1911-2021, 6.