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The Book of Thoth: a Short Essay on the…

The Book of Thoth: a Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians (1944)

by Aleister Crowley, Frieda Harris (Illustrator)

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This is a book I keep near at hand. I use the Thoth deck for readings and sometimes I just open the book instead of getting out the cards.

The illustrations are in B&W, but the explanation of the cards is complete and includes esoteric information about each card that is not found in most tarot books. However, this book is written exclusively for the Thoth Deck and the symbols contained therein. ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
Indispensable. Anyone who studies the Thoth Tarot, or perhaps any tarot, should read this. It really brings out the mythos surrounding each card into full bloom, making a living form of divination that allows and encourages further personal introspection and commentary. The connection with astrology, which is my favorite divination and study, helped me understand and associate the symbols along with planets, colors and numbers. ( )
  cyanide.cupcake | Sep 12, 2011 |
  louvel | Aug 11, 2009 |
Crowley's introduction to occult Tarot, and particularly to his version of it, the Thoth Tarot deck. This is not an easy book, nor deck, for beginners, but it is still the best place to begin one's exploration of Crowley's ideas in the Tarotic language. ( )
  Tarotica | Mar 21, 2009 |
Classic text describing the tarot card system, based on Ancient Egyptian mysticism. ( )
  drj | Jul 10, 2008 |
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The tarot is a pack of seventy-eight cards.
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The Thoth Tarot Deck (or Crowley Deck as it is more widely known) is one of the most popular decks in current use. It is also one of the most original interpretations of the tarot, incorporating astrological, numerological, and Qabalistic symbolism. While there are many other useful guides to this famous tarot deck, there are no others which explain the deck in its creators own words.
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