Book of Thoth and English Method

Manual of Cartomancy and Occult Divination by Grand Orient

according to Grand Orient.

Although Grand Orient is one of the pseudonyms used by Arthur Edward Waite, there could not have been a greater distinction between these two personas.
If we drop politeness and respect-fuelled hypocrisy, the booklet provided by A. E. Waite for the Rider-Waite Tarot is Read more Book of Thoth and English Method

About the Tens

The 10s of Sola-Busca and Rider-Waite Tarot

The 10s of Sola-Busca and Rider-Waite Tarot

I guess nothing is what it seems to be. A very representative example of how the meaning of the cards can be altered from one artist to another and art can and is misleading when someone does not know and understand the content, respectively what is behind the images. Read more About the Tens

The Lovers – analyze

The Lovers

The Lovers

The Lovers was for a very long time associated with the idea of love and marriage.
Probably, it is one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted Tarot card.
In each case, there is a story behind the significance of the Tarot cards.
In the case of The Lovers, it is the story of Adam, Eve and Lilith. Read more The Lovers – analyze

Symbols in the Tarot card The Universe

The World Tarot card

The Tarot card called “The World” of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck it’s been renamed “The Universe” in the Crowley-Harris Thoth deck.
Eliphas Levi gave to the card The Universe (Le Monde) the number 21 and but assigned it to Tav which is number 22. The root of this problem and misinterpretation it’s the card The Fool (The Unwise Man or Le Mat) which was associated with zero, but placed at the 21st position between The Last Judgement and The Universe. Crowley, as a great admire of Levi kept this order of the cards. He attributed 0 to 1 (Aleph) creating a shift between the Hebrew letters and their numeric value. While Levi didn’t bother to explain too much this inconsistency, Crowley explained that the Kabbalistic zero it’s not “nothing”, but “Ain-Soph” which means “Without Limit”. It still don’t clarify why in their system the Hebrew letters assigned to the Tarot cards don’t match their own numeric value according to Gematria.
But the issue of zero it’s not our concern right now! Read more Symbols in the Tarot card The Universe