A History of the Occult Tarot by Ronald Decker

By Ronald Decker

First released in 2002, hugely wanted, and at last on hand back, A History of the Occult Tarot is the vintage paintings at the heritage of the Tarot deck and its makes use of in occult circles. beginning with the past due nineteenth century, the authors—art historian and vintage card curator Ronald Decker and previous Oxford common sense professor Michael Dummett—examine how the Tarot went from a deck used easily for card video games to being the well-liked divination software of occultists, a bridge to the spirit global, or even a map of the subconscious brain.                  

Looking on the humans and organisations who followed the Tarot, starting from the Theosophical Society and Aleister Crowley to the Order of the Golden sunrise and P.D. Ouspensky, this compelling scholarly examine Tarot’s occult heritage describes a few of the interesting decks utilized by occultists in addition to the key histories of magical and occult teams of the overdue nineteenth century via modern instances. it's one of many crucial histories of the topic and a key quantity for the libraries of all critical scholars of Tarot.

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The Fama ends by proclaiming that there will be a general reformation both of divine and human things. The religion of the Brothers is declared to be Protestant, and their philosophy to have come from Adam. This philosophy is indicated as being connected with the Cabala, and, above all, with alchemy; but it is stated to have nothing to do with the transmutation of baser metals into gold. 35 This was a summary of John Dee's Monas hieroglyphica of 1564, in which the significance of the ‘monas symbol’ is expounded.

Com � 2002 by Ronald Decker and Michael Dummett All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher. The right of Ronald Decker and Michael Dummett to be identified as the Authors of the Work has been asserted by them in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. C. Zain and the Church of Light 15 Knapp, Hall and their Tarot 16 Case and the Builders of the Adytum 17 The Blightons and the Holy Order of MANS 18 Lind and his Followers 19 Knight and the Servants of the Light PART VI MYSTERIES FOR THE MASSES 20 Eden Gray and the Waite/Smith Tarot 21 New Focus on Old Visions Notes Bibliography Index To the memory of Donald Laycock Plates 1.

The Great Symbols of the Tarot (XVI, XVII, XVIII) (Private Collection); the Great Symbols of the Tarot (XXIV, XXV, XXVI) (Private Collection). 11. E. B. Trinick, (1921-22). The Great Symbols of the Tarot (XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX) (Private Collection); the Great Symbols of the Tarot (XXX, XXXI, XXXII) (Private Collection). 12. Variation on the Magus or Magician for Crowley's Thoth Tarot: originals by Frieda Harris (1938-40). Photograph of unused study (1940)(Private Collection); reprint of Thoth Tarot (1970) (Private Collection); cover for handlist of exhibition (1942) (Private Collection); extra card packaged with reprint of Thoth Tarot (1986) (Private Collection).

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