The listing is for a single deck of 78 tarot cards, there are 3 different sized decks to choose from, the de-luxe, the standard and the pocket sized. For this latest edition, the colors of the card images have been matched to the original paintings as faithfully as possible. More details of these decks can be found below.
De-Luxe Size: 95 x 140 mm, Card language: English, Instruction booklet: English
Standard Size: 110x 70 mm, Card language: English, Instruction booklet: English
Pocket Size: 89 x 57 mm, Card language: English, Instruction booklet: English
The Thoth Tarot cards were painted by Lady Frieda Harris according to instructions from the occult scholar, Aleister Crowley. The magnificent art deco work contains kabalistic and astrological attributions described in Aleister Crowley’s Book of Thoth. The stunning art deco artwork of the Thoth is rich in Egyptian symbolism. To each of the twenty-two Major Trumps of the tarot is assigned, by tradition, a Hebrew letter and a path on the Tree of Life, as well as an astrological sign, element, or planet. The deck also reflects Crowley’s interest in alchemy and magic. Crowley Thoth Tarot has attracted a worldwide following, both for its striking beauty and for its complex depiction of occult knowledge. Since its initial publication in 1969, the deck has never been out of print.
Crowley originally intended the Thoth deck to be a six-month project aimed at updating the traditional pictorial symbolism of the tarot. However, the project was to span five years, between 1938 and 1943, as its scope grew ever wider. Crowley and Harris were meticulous in their work, and Harris painted some of the cards as many as eight times. They are included as a bonus treat for aficionados of the deck. Neither Harris nor Crowley lived to see the deck published. The first full publication was by Ordo Templi Orientis in 1969, although this initial printing was seen by many to be of inferior quality, and in 1977 Harris' paintings were rephotographed for a second edition. A further update with new photography took place in 1986, while the current edition is based on a revision of this update which was first printed in 1996.
Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot Cards
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78 Card Deck Available in 3 Sizes De Luxe, Standard & Pocket
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