November 05, 2020

#BookReview: Essential Tarot Writings: A Collection of Source Texts in Western Occultism by Donald Tyson @LlewellynBooks






Synopsis: Presenting invaluable essays written by prominent occultists from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, this profound book explores the fascinating evolution of tarot as a magical tool. Occult scholar Donald Tyson has edited and annotated these important works so that you can understand each occultist's message in the context of his peers and period.

Essential Tarot Writings reveals where many of our fundamental assumptions about the tarot came from, including card meanings, how it's used in ceremonial magic, Hebrew and Kabbalistic correspondences, and more. All of these essays are interconnected by the influences these great thinkers had on each other and the understanding of tarot that permeated each century. From Antoine Court de G�belin and Comte de Millet to P.D. Ouspensky and S.L. MacGregor Mathers, these titans of esoteric tarot are brought together in one must-have collection.



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Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
My Review: If you have been practicing Tarot for a while and want to dive deeper into the the meanings and use of them this is the book for you. It does a well rounded job of explaining each card in depth.  I am excited to see the finished copy so that artwork of the cards etc are visible.  










Presenting invaluable essays written by prominent occultists from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, this profound book explores the fascinating evolution of tarot as a magical tool. Occult scholar Donald Tyson has edited and annotated these important works so that you can understand each occultist's message in the context of his peers and period.

Essential Tarot Writings reveals where many of our fundamental assumptions about the tarot came from, including card meanings, how it's used in ceremonial magic, Hebrew and Kabbalistic correspondences, and more. All of these essays are interconnected by the influences these great thinkers had on each other and the understanding of tarot that permeated each century. From Antoine Court de Gébelin and Comte de Millet to P.D. Ouspensky and S.L. MacGregor Mathers, these titans of esoteric tarot are brought together in one must-have dcollection.










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