The Book of Thoth: (Egyptian Tarot) (Paperback)

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By Aleister Crowley , Freida Harris (Illustrator)
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Description


The occult classic study of the tarot and as a key to all Western mystery traditions.

Used for many years by students of the occult for study of the tarot and as a key to all Western mystery traditions, The Book of Thoth is on the short list of must-have textbooks for modern students of the tarot and esoteric studies.

“The Tarot is a pictorial representation of the Forces of Nature as conceived by the Ancients according to a conventional symbolism. At first sight one would suppose this arrangement to be arbitrary, but it is not. It is necessitated by the structure of the universe, and in particular of the Solar System, as symbolized by the Holy Qabalah.”—Aleister Crowley

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. The Thoth Tarot codifies a wealth of wisdom and traditional lore in a suite of 78 miniature paintings of deceptive simplicity.

About the Author


Aleister Crowley (1875–1947), was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He is the author of several books, including Book of Thoth, Diary of a Drug Fiend, Magick, Book of the Law, and 777 & Other Qabalistic Writings.

Praise For…


The Book of Thoth is an indispensable companion to the deck, and the most authoritative and reliable guide to the Tarot in the New Aeon.”
— Hymenaeus Beta, Frater Superior, O.T.O.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780877282686
ISBN-10: 0877282684
Publisher: Weiser Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 1981
Pages: 308
Language: English