The Esoteric Tarot

The Esoteric Tarot
Publisher Quest Books
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Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 312
ISBN 9780835630832
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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That the Tarot originated in ancient Egypt as a divinatory tool is a romantic misconception. Ron Decker’s meticulous scholarship will surprise practitioners and academics alike, revealing the Tarot’s true evolution and meanings as its inventor(s) understood it. The Tarot consists of the Minor Arcana, four suits of cards similar to our modern deck, and the Major Arcana, twenty-two allegorical or “trump” cards. Decker says the four-suit deck was invented in Asia Minor before AD 1000; Italian courtiers added the trumps in the 1400s. But Tarot was first used as a game. Tarot divination was only created in the 1700s by a Parisian fortuneteller who based the trump images on Hermeticism, which merges Greco-Egyptian alchemy, astrology, numerology, magic, and mysticism. Today, the suit-cards are often traced to the ancient Jewish Cabala. But, says Decker, they, too, acquired their meanings only in the 1700s, and he cites a lost numerical system based on Cabala at that time Decker’s interpretation integrates three whole systems-astrological, arithmological, mystagogical (concerning initiation rites into the Mysteries). His depth of knowledge makes the book a must-have for serious students of Tarot and esotericism

The Esoteric Tarot
  • Author : Ronald Decker
  • Publisher : Quest Books
  • Release Date : 2013-07-15

That the Tarot originated in ancient Egypt as a divinatory tool is a romantic misconception. Ron Decker’s meticulous scholarship will surprise practitioners and academics alike, revealing the Tarot’s true evolution and meanings as its inventor(s) understood it. The Tarot consists of the Minor Arcana, four suits of

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The Esoteric Tarot
  • Author : Ronald Decker
  • Publisher : Quest Books
  • Release Date : 2013-07-09

That the Tarot originated in ancient Egypt as a divinatory tool is a romantic misconception. Ron Decker’s meticulous scholarship will surprise practitioners and academics alike, revealing the Tarot’s true evolution and meanings as its inventor(s) understood it. The Tarot consists of the Minor Arcana, four suits of

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The Esoteric Tarot
  • Author : Simon Kasdin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1972

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The Esoteric Scene  Cultic Milieu  and Occult Tarot
  • Author : Danny L. Jorgensen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-09-09

Originally published in 1992, The Esoteric Scene, Cultic Milieu, and Occult Tarot examines beliefs, practices, and activities described as mystical, psychical, magical, spiritual, metaphysical, theophysical, esoteric, occult, and/or pagan, among other possible labels, by their American disciplines. The book is comprised using a mixture of field work and interviews and

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Tarot Deciphered
  • Author : T. Susan Chang,M. M. Meleen
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2021-03-08

Unlock the Symbols, Meanings & Magic of the Cards Discover the esoteric roots underlying the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot, the Thoth Tarot, and contemporary decks that share their symbols. This illustrated, card-by-card analysis reveals detailed insights drawn from the multi-layered traditions of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the magical order that

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Esoteric Symbols
  • Author : June Leavitt
  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Release Date : 2007

In this pioneering scholarly work on occult symbols in literature, the reader is offered a vivid look into how W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, and Franz Kafka-three masters of symbolic expression-utilized Tarot cards in their poetry and prose. Focusing on the Tarot's ancient associations with divine knowledge, its pictorial

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Tarot of the Holy Light
  • Author : Christine Payne-Towler
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-05-27

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The History of the Occult Tarot
  • Author : Ronald Decker,Michael Dummett
  • Publisher : Prelude Books
  • Release Date : 2013-07-18

An essential volume for serious students of the Tarot, this compelling survey describes the many fascinating decks imagined over time and the secret histories of mystics.

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Secret Symbolism of the Tarot
  • Author : Doris C. Doane
  • Publisher : American Federation of Astr
  • Release Date : 1993

In Secret Symbolism of the Tarot the author takes the student on a spiritual journey through the Tarot and explores the subject as a path toward the development of the soul. She describes the Tarot cards and reveals their relationship to initiation, bible study and the esoteric meaning of numbers.

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Underground Stream
  • Author : Christine Payne-Towler
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999-11-01

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The Tarot of the Bohemians   The Most Ancient Book in the World for the Use of Initiates
  • Author : "Papus"
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14

The Tarot of the Bohemians' is a serious and in-depth study of the occult tarot, and an absolute must for inclusion on the bookshelf of any serious student of the subject. Contents include: Introduction to the Study of the Tarot; The General Key to the Tarot; The Sacred Word; Esotericism

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Pholarchos Tarot
  • Author : carmen sorrenti
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-01-04

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A Wicked Pack of Cards
  • Author : Ronald Decker,Thierry Depaulis,Michael Dummett
  • Publisher : Bristol Classical Press
  • Release Date : 1996-12-05

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The Esoteric Scene  Cultic Milieu  and Occult Tarot
  • Author : Danny L. Jorgensen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-09-09

Originally published in 1992, The Esoteric Scene, Cultic Milieu, and Occult Tarot examines beliefs, practices, and activities described as mystical, psychical, magical, spiritual, metaphysical, theophysical, esoteric, occult, and/or pagan, among other possible labels, by their American disciplines. The book is comprised using a mixture of field work and interviews and

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Hermetic Tarot
  • Author : Godfrey Dowson
  • Publisher : U S Games Systems
  • Release Date : 1980

Read online Hermetic Tarot written by Godfrey Dowson, published by U S Games Systems which was released on 1980. Download full Hermetic Tarot Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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