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Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot
An authoritative examination of the world's most fascinating and magical tarot cards
Lon Milo DuQuette
ISBN: 9781578632763
Book (Paperback)
Weiser Books
$26.95
6 x 9
352 pages
November 15, 2003


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Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot was his final opus, the culmination of a lifetime of occult study and practice. With artist Lady Frieda Harris, he condensed the core of his teaching - astrology, Qabbalah, magick, gematria and numerology, and alchemy- into the 78 cards of the tarot. Although Crowley's own Book of Thoth provides insight into the cards, it is a complicated, dated book.

What has been missing, and what Crowley authority Lon Milo DuQuette has created, is an introductory text for the deck. In clear language, DuQuette provides everything you need to know about Crowley's fundamental principles to get the most out of using the Thoth deck.

Many use the deck simply because the artwork is so beautiful, but there is so much more to it than that. DuQuette starts with the basic historical background of this extremely popular deck before delving into descriptions of each card in depth, from both a purely tarot perspective and from an expanded, magickal point of view. Each card is described in detail regarding its straight tarot meaning, which is then expanded upon with all the other attributions Crowley intended.

This unique guide will be of great interest to all tarot readers who use the Thoth Tarot- especially those looking for correspondences with other occult systems to enhance their readings- and will be treasured by students of Aleister Crowley's works.

Lon Milo DuQuette is a bestselling author and lecturer on magick, tarot, and the Western Mystery Traditions. Among his many books are My Life with the Spirits and The Magick of Aleister Crowley. He is currently the US Deputy Grand Master of Ordo Templi Orientis. He lives in Costa Mesa, CA with his wife Constance. Photo credit: Paul Soso
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