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Mystical origins of the tarot - from ancient roots to modern usage.

Author: Paul Huson (paul Huson)
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear And Comp, 2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A profusely illustrated history of the occult nature of the tarot from its origins in ancient Persia.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Huson (paul Huson)
ISBN: 9780892811908 0892811900
OCLC Number: 1023378983
Description: 352 sidor ; 22.9 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments Preface Introduction: Of Playing Cards and Tarot Decks The Mamluk Cards The Creation of the Court Cards The Naming of the Court Cards The Creation of the Tarot Trumps Tarot in the Sixteenth Century Further Developments 1 The Origin of the Suit Signs Sufis and the Suit Signs The Four Cardinal Virtues The Four Castes of Ancient Persia 2 The Origin of the Trumps Petrarch's I Trionfi Medieval Drama The Four Last Things The Tale the Trumps Tell 3 Of Cartomancy and the Tarot The Ancient Art of Sortilege Egyptian Magic and the Book of Thoth Etteilla's System The Kabbala and Eliphas Levi The Golden Dawn Attributions Papus and His "Bohemian" Tarot 4 The Meanings of the Trump Cards The Major Arcana 0 The Fool I The Juggler II The Female Pope III The Empress IV The Emperor V The Pope VI The Lovers VII The Chariot VIII Justice IX The Hermit X The Wheel of Fortune XI Fortitude XII The Hanged Man XIII Death XIV Temperance XV The Devil XVI The Tower XVII The Star XVIII The Moon XIX The Sun XX The Judgment XXI The World 5 The Meanings of the Suit Cards The Minor Arcana The Suit of Coins or Pentacles The Suit of Cups or Chalices The Suit of Swords The Suit of Batons or Wands 6 Reading the Tarot Selecting a Tarot Deck Getting in Touch with Your Cards Preparing for Divination General Rules of Cartomancy Simple Tarot Spreads Advanced Cartomancy--Linking the Cards Complex System Last Words of Advice Appendix 1. Historical Tarot Decks Appendix 2. Where to Buy Your Cards Appendix 3. Where to See the Originals About the Illustrations Bibliography Index


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"Mystical Origins of the Tarot is Huson's most solid work to date, and I highly recommend it to all serious students of tarot." * Psyche, Spiral Nature, July 2007 * "If you already have some Read more...

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