The Book of Thoth: (Egyptian Tarot)

The Book of Thoth: (Egyptian Tarot)


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Now a classic in the field, used by students of the Golden Dawn as well as by those who want to understand Crowley's tarot. This is the definitive study of the Egyptian tarot and is used as a key to all Western mystery disciplines. Color plates of eight cards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780877282686
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 06/01/1981
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 213,124
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was the most widely read author in 20th-century occultism. He single-handedly redefined magic as a field of inquiry and endeavor through his books and the order that he led--the A.A. and the O.T.O. He is the author several books including The Book of the Law, 777 & Other Qabalistic Writings, and The Book of Thoth.

Table of Contents

Part 1The Theory of the Tarot3
Part 2The Atu (Keys or Trumps)53
Part 3The Court Cards149
Part 4The Small Cards177
Invocation and Mnemonics218
Appendix A249
Appendix B265
List of Illustrations

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Book of Thoth 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not a book to read if you're looking for a simple 'this card means this' guide to readings, but it will definitely give you a better understanding of the underlying symbolism behind the tarot. That knowledge will then allow you to form your own interpretations independently of such books, allowing you to enjoy much deeper insight into the tarot.
GeraldLange on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm not a Crowley fan, but this book does the job it sets out to do.
Tarotica on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
cyanide.cupcake on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
Gyntista on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is indispensable for learning and knowledgeably using Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot deck. Written by Crowley at the end of his life, the book contains a magickal lifetime's worth of insights about the meaning of occult Tarot symbolism, as modified in light of Crowley's religion of Thelema. The book is an excellent introduction to Crowley's ideas, and at the same time it can be pretty baffling to newbies to those ideas, since Crowley so often references his other works to help clarify some of the more difficult notions he is discussing. In spite of its double-edged quality for beginners, "The Book of Thoth" is the most important book on occult Tarot ever written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago