Thoth Tarot

The Thoth Tarot by Aleister Crowley and Lady Frieda Harris: a card-by-card feature by Tarot Zamm.

The magnificent Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck contains the kabbalistic and astrological attributions described in Aleister Crowley’s The Book Of Throth. Small 78-card deck with instructions and bonus full-color spread sheet. The Crowley Thoth Tarot Decks currently available are published by AGMuller and distributed by U. S. Games Systems, Inc.

Product Details (Amazon.com)
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc.; Premier edition (December 31, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1572815108
ISBN-13: 978-1572815100
Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.5 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces

The Thoth Tarot by Aleister Crowley and Lady Frieda Harris: a card-by-card feature by Tarot Zamm.




What is the Thoth Tarot?

The Thoth Tarot /?to?t ?tæro?/ is a divinatory tarot deck painted by Lady Frieda Harris according to instructions from Aleister Crowley. Crowley referred to this deck as The Book of Thoth, and also wrote a book of that title intended for use with the deck.

The illustrations of the Thoth deck are rich in symbolism, based upon Crowley’s stated desire to incorporate symbols from many disparate disciplines, including science and philosophy, as well as to draw on his extensive knowledge of various occult system (as described in detail in his Book of Thoth). For example, The Hanged Man and The Moon draw from Egyptian mythology, and the Princess of Disks holds a disk bearing the Taijitu. The pip cards in the four suits (Wands, Cups, Swords, and Disks) depict their objects in carefully crafted positions; for example, the Four of Swords (which Crowley named “truce”) shows four swords with their points toward the center of an imaginary square, suggesting a possibly tense peace. The card illustrations are uniformly stark and vividly illustrated throughout. (Wikipedia.com)