Queen of Swords, Woman of Crystals,
Queen of Spades, Sage of Crystals
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Queen of Swords
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Alternative Names: Queen of Swords,
Queen of Swords, Woman of Crystals,
Sage of Crystals, Queen of Spades
I plan to complete the first draft of this webpage by January of 2012.
The Thoth Tarot Calls this card the "Queen of Swords."
The Waite and Marseille decks call this card the "Queen of Swords."
The Voyager Tarot calls this card the "Woman of Crystals." The Voyager Tarot also uses a court card titled the "Sage of Crystals." The Sage can be a wise old man or a wise old woman (a Crone).
This card is the "Queen of Spades" in a regular deck.
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The Way of Tarot: The Spiritual Teacher in the Cards. By Alejandro Jodorowsky and Marianne Costa. Translated by John E. Graham. Interpretation of the Marseille Deck. Rochester, New York, Destiny Books, 2009. 536 pages. ISBN: 9781594772634. Discussion and interpretation of the Marseille Tarot, Queen of Swords, pp. 271-279.
The Voyager Tarot: Way of the Great Oracle Book. By James Wanless, 1989. Book and Deck. Discussion and interpretation of the Voyager Tarot, Woman of Crystals or Sage of Crystals, pp. 168-170.
Seventy Eight Ten Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot. By Rachel Pollack. Revised with a New Preface. San Francisco, California, Weiser Books, 1980, 2007. Index, bibliogrpahy, 354 pages. ISBN: 1578634083. This book uses the Waite-Smith-Rider 1909 Deck for analysis and interpretation. Discussion and interpretation of the Waite-Smith-Rider Tarot, Queen of Swords, pp. 258-259.
The Crowley Tarot. The Handbook to the Cards by Aleister Crowley and Lady Frieda Harris. By Akron (C. F. Frey) and Hajo Banzhaf. Translated from the German by Christine M. Grimm. Stamford, CT, U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 1995. 222 pages. ISBN: 0880797150. I have found this book to be an extremely useful reference tool when doing an analysis of a card. This is my favorite book on the Thoth Tarot. Discussion and interpretation of the Crowley-Harris-Thoth Tarot, Queen of Swords, p. 178.
Understanding the Tarot Court. By Mary K. Greer and Tom Little. Special topics in Tarot Series. Woodbury, Minnesota, Llewellyn Publications, 2004. 288 pages. ISBN: 0738702862. VSCL.
The Tarot Court Cards: Archetypal Patterns of Relationship in the Minor Arcana. By Kate Warwick-Smith. Destiny Books, 2003. 224 pages. ISBN: 0892810920. VSCL.
Keywords for the Crowley Tarot. by Hajo Banzhaf and Brigitte Theler, 2001.
The Book of Thoth (Egyptian Tarot). Aleister Crowley, 1944, 1977.
The Tarot Handbook: Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols. By Angeles Arrien, 1987, 1997.
The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals. By Mary K. Greer, 2002.
Tarot Wisdom: Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings. By Rachel Pollack, 2008.
Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot. By Lon Milo Duquette, 2003.
Learning Ritual Magic. By John Michael Greer, Earl King, Jr., and Clare Vaughn, 2004.
Jung and Tarot: An Archetypal Journey. By Sallie Nichols. Introduction by Laurens van der Post. York Beach, Maine, Samuel weiser, Inc., 1980. References, 392 pages. ISBN: 0877285152. VSCL.
Portable Magic: Tarot is the Only Tool You Need. By Donald Tyson. Woodbury, Minnesota, Llewellyn Publications, 2006. Index, bibliography, 230 pages. ISBN: 0738709808. VSCL.
Learning the Tarot: A Tarot Book for Beginners By Joan Bunning. Weiser Books, 1998. 320 pages.
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