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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 seventy-eight Tarot card and their attributions

When it comes to the interpretation of the cards, most commonly, people prefer the so-called Waite method associated with the Rider-Waite-Smith deck and subsequently the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Another highly popular method is the one associated with … Continue reading

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The inverted pyramid

The inverted pyramid is a seventy-eight card Tarot spread attributed to Etteilla. Several variations of the original spread are circulated nowadays.

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The traditional upright and reversed meaning of all the 78 Tarot cards in one video

The Golden Hermetic and Fortune Telling Tarot deck aka Papus in a Tin Box is a traditional Tarot deck based on the teachings of Etteilla (Jean-Baptiste Alliette), Éliphas Lévi, S. L. MacGregor Mathers founder and head of the Hermetic Order … Continue reading

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Architecture: Etteilla’s Major Arcana

Tarot became quite popular – exoteric – in the last few hundreds of years, and we owe that to the French cartomancer and fortune teller Jean-Baptiste Alliette. Jean-Baptiste was born to working-class parents in Paris in 1738 and worked as … Continue reading

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The Etteilla Esoteric Tarot deck

“Etteilla” is the pseudonym of Jean-Baptiste Alliette (1738 – 12 December 1791). Etteilla is simply the reverse of his surname. He was the French occultist who was the first to popularise tarot divination to a wide audience back in 1785, … Continue reading

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The Etteilla Tarot deck, The Book of Thoth

“Etteilla” is the pseudonym of Jean-Baptiste Alliette (1738 – 12 December 1791). Etteilla is simply the reverse of his surname. He was the French occultist who was the first to popularise tarot divination to a wide audience back in 1785, … Continue reading

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The Grand Etteilla Tarot Deck

“Etteilla” is the pseudonym of Jean-Baptiste Alliette (1738 – 12 December 1791). Etteilla is simply the reverse of his surname. He was the French occultist who was the first to popularise tarot divination to a wide audience back in 1785, … Continue reading

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