Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Book of thoth tarot majors the tarosophy tarot association. Although the structure of the cards is generally very similar, the interpretations for etteilla are so much more old fashioned than what modern readers are used to. Seligmann, in the mirror of magic new york, 1965, quotes. French in origin, the grand etteilla tarot deck features cards with titles in both french and english, and illustrations that range from quite primitive to beautifully intricate. Nov 09, 2017 book of thoth etteila tarot a cardbycard feature by tarot zamm by etteilla author and lo scarabeo here is an exciting new historical deck from lo scarabeo. This book has many small portions of history and uses divine names and vocabulary that i find interesting to learn. This book is a good start for anyone wanting to update themselves with ancient wisdom, remember all truths are the same, this book compiles many essays on philosophical and symbolic relations to numbers, astronomy and myth. Jean francois alliette, better known to us by his pseudonym etteilla, was an important figure in the development of modern tarot. A detailed series of thoth tarot tutorials through a combination of youtube videos and written artciles on the thoth tarot deck. This is an unusual deck, with very idiosyncratic majors. This book is essential reading for all tarot students as it contains many pearls of wisdom upon the tarot, albeit couched in crowleys unique cosmology.
This is the 3rd version of the cards developed by etteilla in the 1700s. An example of the major arcana, a court card, and a small card ge. Riderwaite the 4 of pentacles shows consolidation of a new business or venture so that it can has solid foundations and can be built upon. Several methods of reading are available, including the famous 15card thoth method. He etteilla claimed to have revised the book of thoth, but in reality, he spoilt it, regarding as blunders certain cards whose meaning he had failed to grasp.
The mysteries of the tarot, crowley, magick and egypt revealed at the book of thoth. The oneword divinatory meanings are written on each card but not in english. Reproduction of the great game of the oracle of dames. Book of thoth etteilla tarot card deck by llewellyn publishing here is an exciting new historical deck from lo scarabeo.
Etteilla argued for the egyptian origin of the tarot deck. The first to assign divinatory meanings to the tarot cards was cartomancer jeanbaptiste alliette also known as etteilla in 1783. As such, it is presents unusual and delightful opportuities to those familiar with rws decks that will expand and stretch your ideas about the card meanings. In the book that accompanies every new tarot deck you will find usually after the description a small section on the tarot card meaning as it. The book of thoth etteilla tarot is a reproduction of a nineteenth century tarot. The magician tells that a power is ready to use as soon as it is recognized, to see and go the own way. Created by aleister crowley, the cards were illustrated by artist lady frieda harris, and crowley followed the hermeticquabalistic views of the order of the golden dawn of which he was a member. The magician shows that were aware of the power in life, he can be a symbol for all the creative skills and ideas inside. According to etteilla the book of thoth had been engraved for posterity by. The book of the archer the principles of discordian magick energy the concept of order applied magick advanced i ching. Tarot card meanings an ultimate guide for students. Some of the familiar tarot images like the chariot, death, the tower, and. Beneath are roses and lilies, the flos campi and lilium convallium, changed into garden flowers, to shew the culture of aspiration. True to the spirit of etteilla, the art retains an antique feel while being sophisticated enough to please the modern palate.
Etteilla was the first to issue a tarot deck specifically designed for occult purposes around 1789. Etteilla published his ideas of the correspondences between the tarot. All ways are lawful to innocence, this comes into the doctrine. The magician tarot trump i major arcana cards thoth crowley. Most people dont really act, they just react, being driven from one situation to the next. For a start he says know naught, an alliteration is going on, no, nothing, negation, which is the ayn, ayn soph, and ayn soph aur. Egypt is the spiritual home of crowleys liber al, and the book of thoth his legacy. The lo scarabeo book of thoth etteilla tarot is a reproduction of an etteilla iii. Tarot card meanings are important as they the basis for learning tarot. This article consists of a detailed youtube and written presentation of the thoth magus of the major arcana of the thoth tarot, as part of a complete series on this deck.
In keeping with the misplaced belief that such cards were derived from the book of thoth, etteilla s tarot contained themes related to ancient egypt. Book of thoth etteilla tarot tarot cards art, vintage tarot. Etteilla tarots grand etteilla grimaud, 1910, type i. Apr 30, 2018 etteilla argued for the egyptian origin of the tarot deck.
Beginner etteilla, book of thoth decks hi everyone, im a new student of the tarot and i have just ordered the etteilla book of thoth deck since i really liked the design of the cards. I have the etteilla i and i adore it for historical purposes, but the book of thoth is by far much more beautiful. Rider waite tarot deck based upon the original and only authorized edition of the famous 78card riderwaite tarot deckoriginal drawings by pamela colman smith under the direction of arthur edward waite u. The surprising origins of the worlds most misunderstood cards. On the other hand, to this day some of etteilla s divinatory meanings for tarot are still used by some tarot practitioners. V journey earth etteilla, the book of thoth tarot ephemeres vintage. The 78card tarot deck used by esotericists has two distinct parts. Mar 29, 2016 the book of thoth, or grande etteilla iii ge, is the most recent addition to my tarot collection. 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.
Ive been planning to buy this deck for a while, and i wasnt disappointed when i finally got it. Skill, wisdom, adroitness, elasticity, craft, cunning, deceit, theft. The following quotes for the major arcana are from aleister crowley, who provided verses at the conclusion of his masterwork on tarot, the book of thoth. Etteila considered the images and symbols of the tarot card as hieroglyphs, images with esoteric meanings hidden from the. Etteilla tarot ace of swords ace of swords, tarot card meanings, tarot decks. 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. Learn the meanings of the etteilla tarot with this post about major arcana card meanings. Here the triple currents of mysticism, magick and the tarot combine as one force. 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. So the book of thoth is the companion book to crowleys tarot deck, a prognosticator of a rather intense nature, im told. Sep 08, 2017 this is an unusual deck, with very idiosyncratic majors. It is the version of the tarot with which i am least familiar.
How to read with the grand etteilla tarot card deck. Please note that all the card meanings and descriptions were taken from the pictorial key to the tarot, by a. According to etteilla the book of thoth had been engraved for posterity by seventeen hermetic adepts, priests of thoth, on plates of gold 171 years after the great flood, and that these plates had been the prototypes for tarot cards. It is commonly admitted that he failed in his attempt to elucidate the tarot, and ended by transposing the keys, thus destroying the correspondence between the numbers and the signs.
Etteilla, the pseudonym of jeanbaptiste alliette 28 august 1738 12 december 1791, was. Post includes all of the major arcana equivalents and correspondences. If you are a serious student of the tarot, these are a must have. Just learning one or two keywords for each card will give you the confidence to grow your vocabulary and read for other people. The oneword divinatory meanings are written on each card but not in english, does anyone know where i might find a translation for them. Devil, magician, last judgment, death, hermit, temple struck. Buy book of thoth etteilla tarot box papcr by lo scarabeo isbn. Aleister crowleys tarot deck is one of the most popular and oldest tarot decks used, alongside the riderwaite deck and is known as the thoth tarot. Etteilla, the pseudonym of jeanbaptiste alliette 28 august 1738 12 december 1791, was the french occultist who was the first to popularise tarot divination to a wide audience 1785, and therefore the first professional tarot occultist known to history who made his living by card divination. Book of thoth etteilla esoteric tarot aleister crowley.
It is one version of etteilla s deck, but perhaps not the. This website is dedicated to providing tarot readings using aleister crowley and lady frieda harris book of thoth in its purest form, using crowleys original meanings. 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. From what i garnered from crowleys writing style, he tends to be very cryptic. The book of thoth etteilla tarot is a reproduction of a nineteenth century tarot deck based on the deck created by etteilla, who was the first to create a deck solely for divinatory use. Etteilla tarot reading meanings and tips lisa boswell. The book of thoth is a gorgeous reproduction of the etteilla iii deck, first printed in late 1800s. Tarot with this post about major arcana card meanings. In keeping with the misplaced belief that such cards were derived from the book of thoth, etteillas tarot contained themes related to ancient egypt. Before tarot the world the world tarot card, the magician tarot, tarot tattoo. Etteilla is important because many of his divinatory meanings were taken up by s. The book of thoth etteilla tarot, but it sounds like. Tarot lenormand is a creative blend of traditional lenormand cards, the book of thoth tarot by eteilla, and a touch of rws riderwaitesmith. This is surely one of the most fascinating and mysterious historical decks.1022 1085 1273 814 66 491 1254 721 288 96 1548 368 471 597 1062 717 1354 84 1546 1117 163 1334 1071 1252 274 1098 448 719 1081 287 204 563 570 616 648 419 617 217 711 1103 955