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Etteilla’s Book of Thoth

According to Etteilla, the Tarot was created by a group of seventeen Magi under the direct guidance of Hermes Trismegistus. He wrote in 1783, that he calculated that the Tarot was 3,953 years old. Originally called ‘The Book of Thoth’, … Continue reading

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The Banned Tarot

Depictions of a sexual nature have existed since the dawn of times. From rock art, the so-called Venus figures and ancient Mesopotamian artefacts depicting explicit sex, humans were drawn to sex and driven by sex. The Egyptian Turin Erotic Papyrus, … Continue reading

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The complete pictorial key to the Unified Esoteric Tarot deck

The Unified Esoteric Tarot is the first ‘gender correct’ esoteric Tarot deck based on a revisited and innovative astrological

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The RWS Seven of Cups decrypted

Pamela Colman Smith has put a lot of work into the details of the Seven of Cups. On the other hand, in addition to the interpretation of the card, based on Etteilla’s work, this is everything that Waite considered sufficient … Continue reading

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Studying the Three of Swords

Three of Swords Etteilla’s interpretation of the card. Upright: Distance, departure, absence, difference, deviation, dispersion, distant, faraway,

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The Tower – study session

The Tower Etteilla’s interpretation of the card. Upright: Loss of goods, accident, the collapse of convictions. Misery, wretchedness, distress, destitution, poverty, shortage, need, necessity, calamity, adversity, misfortune, trouble, torment, pain, affliction, annoyance, inconvenience, penalty,

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Staring at the Sun

Etteilla’s interpretation of the card. Upright: Englightenment, lightening, explanation. Clarity, glory, Heaven and Earth. Philosophical sulfur. Reversed: Fire. Heat, warmth, glow, flame, passion. Meteors, lightning. Internal, external and philosophical fire. S.L. MacGregor Mathers’ interpretation of the card as it was … Continue reading

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The Stars

The Stars “Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, … Continue reading

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Eight of Wands

Etteilla’s interpretation of the card. Upright: countryside, field, plain, agriculture, crop, farming or crop growing, cultivation, landed property, real estate, farm, garden, orchard, prairie, forest, grove, foliage, pleasure, fun, leisure, pastime, recreation, enjoyment, peace, calm, tranquillity, innocence, country life, valley, … Continue reading

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The Fool and the Hermit

At a closer look, there are many similarities between two or sometimes three cards of the Major Arcana. There are hidden – esoteric -, underlying connections. One of these pairs can be

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