The Thoth Companion: The Key to the True Symbolic Meaning of the Thoth Tarot

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Aleister Crowley's Thoth tarot—one of the most respected yet enigmatic tarot decks of all time—offers rich rewards for those who can penetrate its complex symbolism.

Written by ceremonial magician and tarot expert Michael Osiris Snuffin, The Thoth Companion is the key to understanding the true symbolic meaning of the Thoth deck. This comprehensive reference work examines all seventy-eight cards within the context of Thelema, Qabala, and ceremonial magic—the spiritual foundations...

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Overview

Aleister Crowley's Thoth tarot—one of the most respected yet enigmatic tarot decks of all time—offers rich rewards for those who can penetrate its complex symbolism.

Written by ceremonial magician and tarot expert Michael Osiris Snuffin, The Thoth Companion is the key to understanding the true symbolic meaning of the Thoth deck. This comprehensive reference work examines all seventy-eight cards within the context of Thelema, Qabala, and ceremonial magic—the spiritual foundations upon which the deck was built. These detailed interpretations reveal valuable insights, significant correspondences, and Crowley's encoded secrets.

Once you've mastered the meaning behind this legendary deck, The Thoth Companion shows you how to use the Thoth tarot for divination, meditation, developing intuition, and pathworking. Straightforward and user-friendly, this guide also includes a glossary, bibliography, index, and an extensive appendix featuring correspondence tables.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738711928
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 598,524
  • Product dimensions: 7.58 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Osiris Snuffin has studied and practiced various forms of occultism for over fifteen years, with particular interest in the Golden Dawn, Thelema, Chaos Magick and the Left-Hand Path. He is the author of The Thoth Companion (Llewellyn Publications, 2007), which describes and defines the symbolism of Aleister Crowley's Thoth tarot. He has lectured on a number of occult subjects in the last decade and has also worked as a professional tarot reader. Michael Osiris Snuffin received a BA in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Communications and Media from The Evergreen State College, and went on to earn an Editing Certificate from the University of Washington. He lives in Seattle, Washington, where he works as a freelance editor and writer.

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Table of Contents


Contents
Introduction xi
Chapter One: The Trumps 1
0. The Fool 9
I. The Magus 13
II. The High Priestess 16
III. The Empress 20
IV. The Emperor 23
V. The Hierophant 26
VI. The Lovers 29
VII. The Chariot 33
VIII. Adjustment 36
IX. The Hermit 39
X. Fortune 42

XI. Lust 45
XII. The Hanged Man 48
XIII. Death 51
XIV. Art 54
XV. The Devil 58
XVI. The Tower 61
XVII. The Star 64
XVIII. The Moon 67
XIX. The Sun 70
XX. The Aeon 72
XXI. The Universe 75
Chapter Two: The Court Cards 79
Wands 80
Cups 86
Swords 92
Disks 98
Chapter Three: The Suit Cards 107
Chapter Four: Tarot Divination 163
Questions 164
Reading Your Own Cards 165
Connecting with the Universe 165
Shuffling 166
Spreads 166
Interpreting the Cards 169
Reversed Cards and Elemental Dignification 171
Communicating with the Querent 172
Meaning and Intuition 173
Understanding the Cards 173
Developing Intuition 176
Pathworking 178

Appendix: Symbol Sets and Correspondences 181
Glossary 193
Bibliography 201
Index 205
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