John dee among others, lived in england from 1875 through 1947. A labor of love ten years in the making, tarot experience is the second volume in lo scarabeos authoritative compilation of tarot knowledge. The book of thoth, contents part one the book of thoth egyptian tarot by aleister crowley contents and part one partly linked, mostly proofread originally published in an edition limited to 200 numbered and signed copies, 1944 reprinted by samuel weiser, inc. I have the etteilla i and i adore it for historical purposes, but the book of thoth is by far much more beautiful.
The book of thoth, also known as the crowleythoth, is the deck that is undoubtedly steeped in the deepest occult symbology. Book of thoth etteilla tarot the first true thoth deck youtube. Rameses the great, pharaoh of egypt, had a son called setna who was learned in all the ancient writings, and a magician of note. This is the first thoth deck created that inspired the crowley thoth tarot deck. This deck was not intended for the average tarot reader, but for the practiced occultist. Jun 06, 2018 1 copy of the tarot experience book including all stretch goals, plus. Tarot decks published by lo scarabeo aeclectic tarot. Book of thoth etteilla tarot french edition 9788865271704. Commited to developing innovative new decks while preserving the rich tradition of tarot, lo scarabeo continues to be a favorite among collectors. Scarabeo etteilla tarot abebooks passion for books.
Reproduction of the great game of the oracle of dames. Before you begin your reading sit for a few moments and quieten your mind. This is surely one of the most fascinating and mysterious historical decks. Thoth includes so much symbolism that it comes with a goodsized list of fairly advanced suggested reading material. Draconis tarot deck by lo scarabeo embodies all the magic and primitive purity of the mighty winged beasts, davide corsis bold dragon art perfectly combines the epic grandeur of classic fantasy with the iconic power of the traditional riderwaite tarot. This wouldnt normally be a problem as there are many books on the market that explain the tarot but the book of thoth etteilla tarot is not a standard tarot pack by any means. True to the spirit of etteilla, the art retains an antique feel while being sophisticated enough to please the modern palate. The lo scarabeo book of thoth etteilla tarot is a reproduction of an etteilla iii deck, originally published in 1870, containing still more variations from etteillas. Then think of the question that you wish to have answered. If you found etteilla s esoteric ancient tarots fascinating in structure and symbolism, but thought the art stark and unsophisticated, this deck will be a dream come true.
This is an unusual deck, with very idiosyncratic majors. I first read this book in the mid1970s, when i purchased it along with his thoth tarot. Book of thoth etteilla tarot card deck by llewellyn publishing here is an exciting new historical deck from lo scarabeo. You will get to choose upon availability between the 7 wonderful tarot available. Book of thoth etteilla tarot by lo scarabeo, 9780738704104, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. His original idea had been to execute a pack after the tradition of the mediaeval editors, corrected in the light of the descriptions given in the equinox i, vii and viii. An extraordinary tribute to art nouveau pioneer alphonse mucha, this dec. Tarot, possessed in her own right the essential spirit of the book. The book of thoth is used by the demon astaroth in the series the tapestry to banish modern technology and cities. He was a poet, mountaineer, secret agent, magus, libertine, and prophet was dubbed by.
The book of the archer the principles of discordian magick energy the concept of order applied magick advanced i ching. Crowleys original meanings are provided for tarot readings on this website, which also includes the 15card thoth reading method which was the only spread detailed in the book of thoth. These cards are the reproduction of the tarot deck devised by the famous occultist jeanbaptiste pitois who linked the tarot tradition to the legendary book of thoth. With the best italian and international artists, each lo scarabeo deck is an exceptional artistic value.
It should, by the way, be noted that the name heru is identical with hru, who is the great angel set over the tarot. The book of thoth is a gorgeous reproduction of the etteilla iii deck, first printed in late 1800s. The author etteilla maintained that the tarot game was the legendary book of thoth a magical text dating back to ancient egypt relating to thoth the egyptian god of wisdom and magic. Sep 08, 2017 this is an unusual deck, with very idiosyncratic majors. Here is an exciting new historical deck from lo scarabeo. My apologies for having an entire row of cards upside down. If you found etteillas esoteric ancient tarots fascinating in structure and symbolism, but thought the art stark and unsophisticated, this deck will be a dream come true.
Legend says that he who read the contents of the book would obtain the means to decipher the secrets. The mage floats with his feet crossed, like the thoth, but is. I expected an easy and informative explanation of tarot. Like most mystics, he shrouds his intent behind allegories and clues and outright denial. Five booklets entitled how to relax with the card game called tarot were published in amsterdam and paris between 1783 and 1787. It has titles in french, nonillustrated pips, and keywords on all the cards. Buy book of thoth etteilla tarot box papcr by lo scarabeo isbn. The lo scarabeo book of thoth etteilla tarot is a reproduction of an etteilla iii deck, originally published in 1870, containing still more variations from etteillas original standard. Llewellyn is the exclusive distributor of lo scarabeo products in north america.
The lo scarabeo tarot skillfully blends the images. It is said that the book of thoth contains a number of spells, one of which allows the reader to understand the speech of animals, and one of which allows the reader to perceive the gods themselves. While the other princes spent their days in hunting or in leading their fathers armies to guard the distant parts of his empire, setna was never so happy as when left alone to study. It is one version of etteillas deck, but perhaps not the. Reading and understanding the marseille tarot anna maria morsucci e antonella aloi english edition. Egypt is the spiritual home of crowleys liber al, and the book of thoth his legacy. So the book of thoth is the companion book to crowleys tarot deck, a prognosticator of a rather intense nature, im told. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The book of thoth the complete guide to the tarot, magick. Ive been planning to buy this deck for a while, and i wasnt disappointed when i finally got it. Reproduction of the great game of the oracle of dames, this is surely one of the most fascinating and mysterious historical decks. The book is recorded in the vernal equinox of 1944 an ixviii sol in 0 0 0 aries, march 21, 1944 e.
In imagery, the cards seem like more of a blend of the latter two, but they have plenty of scope for comparative study as well as for readings. Jun, 2012 five booklets entitled how to relax with the card game called tarot were published in amsterdam and paris between 1783 and 1787. If you found etteillas esoteric ancient tarots fascinating in structure and. From what i garnered from crowleys writing style, he tends to be very cryptic. The book of thoth by lo scarabeo and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Book of thoth etteilla thoth tarot cards etteila on.
It is one version of etteilla s deck, but perhaps not the. Crowleys, the book of thoth, is a masterpiece of occult writing. Egyptian tarot lo scarabeo for the egyptian tarot, artist silvana alasia based her images on the designs of m. My only criticism are the rather scant instructions. This is the 3rd version of the cards developed by etteilla in the 1700s. Book of thoth etteilla tarot by lo scarabeo, lo scarabeo, other. In his left hand he holds a magic wand and in his right he holds a coin or ball. Lo scarabeo s tarot decks have been acclaimed all over the world for originality and quality. This is another excellent reproduction from lo scarabeo. The egyptian tarot deck by lo scarabeo, lo scarabeo, other. They include many texts that were claimed to exist by ancient authors, and a magical book that appears in an egyptian work of fiction. This new tarot may therefore be regarded as a series of illustrations to the book of the law.
Commited to developing innovative new decks while preserving the rich tradition of tarot, lo scarabeo continues to be a favorite among collectors and readers. Aleister crowley 18751947, who claimed to be the reincarnation of dr. Now the lo scarabeo jeu des dames version book of thoth etteilla tarot has this listing in the little white book and its really close but not exact to editions dusserre keywords in english. In board game online, the book of thoth is one of the most powerful items, given to those who complete the archaeology dig. The egyptian tarot deck by lo scarabeo, lo scarabeo. Book of thoth etteilla esoteric tarot aleister crowley. Aug 08, 2003 book of thoth etteilla tarot cards by lo scarabeo and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
While the first volume, tarot fundamentals, focused more on general principles and basic knowledge, this book is more handson and personal, full of practical suggestions, spread guides, and specific reading techniques. Remember the tarot is not a yes or no oracle so its best to phrase your question to accomodate this fact. Greer or rachel pollock to challenge this particular deck, and write a book on this particular version, the etteilla version of the book of thoth tarot. A labor of love ten years in the making, tarot experience is the second volume in lo scarabeo s authoritative compilation of tarot knowledge. Together they bent their energies to the formidable task of preparing the 78 cards of the book of thoth. Book of thoth etteilla tarot by lo scarabeo, 9780738704104, available at. Book of thoth etteilla tarot by lo scarabeo, lo scarabeo. The book of thoth, also known as the crowley thoth, is the deck that is undoubtedly steeped in the deepest occult symbology. The book of thoth is a site that is dedicated to uniting the principles of knowledge, method and wisdom with the purpose of finding the true path to enlightenment. The book of thoth is a legendary book containing powerful spells and knowledge, said to have been buried with the prince neferkaptah meaning perfect ka of ptah in egyptian in the city of the dead. A short essay on the tarot of the egyptians is the title of the equinox, volume iii, number 5, by english author and occultist aleister crowley. Browse the amazon editors picks for the best books of 2019, featuring our favorite reads in more than a dozen categories.
Book of thoth etteilla tarot cards by lo scarabeo and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Harris was also responsible for encouraging crowley to design a tarot deck late in his life, that it was important to his legacy and that the world needed it. The companion booklets for most lo scarabeo decks are in five. If you are a serious student of the tarot, these are a must have. Here the triple currents of mysticism, magick and the tarot combine as one force. If you also check out the above links, you can let us know if the cards in the grimaud edition with english translations on the keyword cards also helped. True to the spirit of etteilla, the art retains an antique feel. Lo scarabeos tarot decks have been acclaimed all over the world for originality and quality. The etteilla ii deck was published in 1840 and contained some variations from etteillas original titling and imagery. Book of thoth is a name given to many ancient egyptian texts supposed to have been written by thoth, the egyptian god of writing and knowledge. Crowley referred to this deck as the book of thoth, and also wrote a 1944 book of that title intended for use with the deck. In egyptian mythology, thoth is the god of wisdom, time, writing, magic and the moon.494 864 1139 277 257 1413 1554 1082 1485 790 1174 290 570 255 398 1546 637 481 201 839 998 1231 765 877 1061 148 582 1333 355 675 1127 20 547 254 106 1231 821 632 460 1003 1292 155 561 613