This book came into being from the author's exasperation at the ignorance of many users of the Thoth tarot deck. They prefer to go by their "intuition" rather than study Crowley's companion book to the deck, The Book of Thoth. "It's too dense" they cry. "I'm not interested in these philosophies; I just want to read Tarot." The above sentence is the greatest insult to Aleister Crowley, the creator of the Thoth deck. For the deck's purpose was to convey the higher mysteries to the diviner. Crowley intended for the deck never to be sold separately from the Book of Thoth. And so, heart full of elitist snobbery and sense of obligation to Crowley, the author of this book set out to spoon feed this dense material to the masses, without watering down its contents. In the spirit of Crowley who sought to enlighten the world, the author has added his own contribution to Crowley's legacy, out of duty. It was due to Crowley's belief in freedom of information, during an era of politics and secrecy, that the author was able to get his own hands on the gem of all spiritual writing, the Book of Thoth.
Centered on the Qabbalistic Tree of Life, this symbolism clearly explores the Minor Arcana as a representation of the four components of life: spirit, emotion, intellect, andbody; while it reveals the Major Arcana to be the keys to our emotional response patterns to the symbolic universe in which we live. Includes seven monthly meditations, individual readings, and layouts.
Author: Onno Docters van Leeuwen,Rob Docters van Leeuwen
Pubpsher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Four-hundred-eighty beautifully illustrated pages, filled with fresh information and eye-opening explanations, will bring Tarot enthusiasts more knowledge and understanding than ever before. This illuminating guide begins by restoring the cards’ authentic order, which opens up new philosophical possibilities in interpretation. The meanings of the two blank cards traditionally added to every deck are revealed, and two of the Major Arcana— Truth and Intuition—appear once again after centuries. These restorations make the Tarot complete, and more clearly reveal its structure. Learn exactly what the Tarot is; how it can serve as a path through life; the meaning of all the cards in the Major and Minor Arcana; how to use the Tarot as a tool of divination, and more.
Applying Ancient Wisdom to the Challenges of Modern Living
Author: Amber Jayanti
Pubpsher: Wordsworth Editions
Amber Jayanti's masterpiece of Tarot interpretation takes the Tarot out of the realms of the theoretical and mystical and makes it accessible as a tool for daily living. Used as a guide and companion, Living the Tarot reveals the practical applications of the Tarot. In addition, this book provides a wealth of references and insight, linking Tarot with Qabalah, mythology, astrology, numerology, magick, Buddhism, Hinduism and psychology. For advanced students and those who wish to take their studies further, Living the Tarot offers keys to using the Tarot as a path to enlightenment and a more profound understanding of all aspects of life.
Thoroughly examines the original historical source of each tarot card, how the card's divinatory meanings evolved from these symbols, and provides authentic spreads and divination techniques from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Original.
Cosmic Evolution and the Principles of Immortality
Author: Dai Leon
Pubpsher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Conventional wisdom traces Tarot cards to medieval Italy, but their roots go back much further in time and draw on a surprisingly rich variety of cultures and spiritual traditions. Combining pioneering scholarship with practical spiritual instruction, Origins of the Tarot is the first book to unveil the full range of the ancient streams of wisdom from which the Tarot emerged.The timeless principles of conscious realization and cosmological unfoldment underlying the Tarot have never been explored in a comparably extensive and detailed way: herein the teachings of a tremendous range of traditions, including Kabbalah, Western esotericism and alchemy, Buddhism, Taoism, yogic disciplines, Sufism, mystical Christianity, Gnosticism, and Neoplatonism, are masterfully incorporated and synthesized.Author Dai Léon explores a confluence of philosophical schools from East and West as they relate to the Tarot, giving each its due in the exposition of a universal procession of evolution and the soul’s quest for enlightenment. In the process, the Tarot is seen as a unique exemplification of perennial teachings on the soul and its liberation, as well as a still-unfolding window into concealed currents of human history. The book’s profound learning and unprecedented range of references are sure to attract close study among students both of the world’s most enduring esoteric tradition and of esotericism itself.
Syzygy? Jung used the term to describe the balancing of the opposites. Astronomically, syzygy (pronounced si-zi-gee) refers to a specific conjunction of the sun, moon and earth. On Mother Earth, the planet we call home, we are profoundly influenced by the radiance of the sun as well as the reflected light of the moon as we walk between light and darkness, physically and metaphorically. Solar energy evolves the ego and lunar energy evolves our essence. We learn the balance the two as we travel the twenty-two pathways of Kabbalah’s Tree of Life. Honoring The Sacred Feminine, the spiritual practice offered here is an invitation to recognize and welcome intuitive wisdom more definitively into everyday awareness. A fresh interpretation of the traditional Major Arcana for women, here the patriarchal layering of the cards is lifted to reveal a timeless and timely revelation of intuitive wisdom in a sequence of insightful, profound, and empowering teachings for any woman who wishes to read her own life story as more substantive than superficial. Twenty-two of these cards reinterpret the Tarot’s Major Arcana. Aligning the cards with the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet, we access three levels of soul consciousness, in Hebrew known as nefesh, ruach and neshamah through the specific letter, number and story of each card. Meet inspirational archetypes from world culture to light the way. Through meditations and mantras, discover your personal hero’s journey that is a crucial part of evolving consciousness.Ten additional cards representing the sefirot or energy centers, offer the Tree of Life as an experiential introduction to Kabbalah. Coincidence and kabbalah, symbols and synchronicities, metaphors and mantras enrich and deepen life’s experience. This mythic and metaphoric interpretation liberates these cards solely from the realm of prognostication and presents a meditative and inspirational tool for a daily personal practice. Heather Mendel’s elegant, powerful images, full of mystery and complexity, will forever change the way you view the wisdom of the ancient Tarot.
Step into a lost world from long ago . . . A world veiled in darkness after a cataclysmic collision that stilled the earth. Millennia have passed and only humankind has survived—through the divine gift of dreams. Exquisitely rich and magical, this new Rider-Waite-Smith-based tarot deck by digital artist Ciro Marchetti takes you into the heart of fantasy. You can use this legacy from ages past to discover what you need for your own life as it guides you toward hope, wisdom, and inspiration. The companion guidebook, Gateway to the Divine Tarot, presents the author's interpretation of each card's significance, along with additional perspectives from experts in the tarot community, including Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone, James Ricklef, and Leisa ReFalo. Includes a 78-card deck and a 312-page book. Legacy of the Divine Tarot for iPhone Legacy of the Divine Tarot for iPad Larger signed prints of the individual cards and themed montages from the Legacy of the Divine deck are available from the artists web site. www.ciromarchetti.com Get the entire interactive experience: Watch the trailers below and visit the companion site at www.legacyofthedivinetarot.com. The Tower Card: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSBAe2u87Xc Empress Card: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoSTPd--Nik Wands IV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX-cFCxPu2U Swords III: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jok8LWU968o Swords IV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgCBIljCbOk