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Tarot Decks: The Thoth Tarot
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Index to Internet Resources, Books, and Articles
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Thoth Tarot, The Book of Thoth Tarot
Tarot of the Egyptians
Aleister Crowley and Frieda Harris Tarot Deck


This deck was designed by Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), Master Therion, Ordo Templi Orientis, O.T.O.  The cards were painted on canvas, in a projective geometrical style, by Lady Frieda Harris (1877-1962), from 1938-1943, under close supervision by Aleister Crowley.  This deck was Crowley's vision based on his knowledge of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, his O.T.O. philosophy, Quabalah, Enochian Magick, Egyptian mysteries, astrology, numerology, etc.  The paintings of each card were photographed and first published as a Tarot deck in 1969 by the O.T.O..  The Book of Thoth Tarot was rephotographed and published by U.S. Games Systems with improved printing in 1972 and 1986.  This deck now is available in large, medium and miniature sizes.  The backgrounds in the Minor Arcana are somewhat more developed in this deck than in other decks produced before 1910.  This deck comes in large, medium and miniature sizes. 

This is the deck I use to practice Tarot magic as per Donald Tyson's Portable Magic and John Michael Greer's Learning Ritual Magic.  This is the deck I use most often for Tarot readings for myself.  This is the deck that will be discussed in detail in this Eight of Wands Tarot Website






Alchemy and Mysticism.  By Alexander Roob.  The Hermentic Museum.  Koln, Germany, Taschen, 2006.  Index, 573 pages.  ISBN: 9783822850381.  An extensive collection of color and black and white prints for antiquity.  VSCL. 

Aleister Crowley Biographies at Amazon

Aleister Crowley Society: LAShTal

Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot  

Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot Cards and Books at Amazon

Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck.  Ordo Templi Orientis.  Designed by Aleister Crowley.  Painted by Lady Frieda Harris.  ISBN: U. S. Games Systems, Inc., 1972.  78 page book included.  The cards in this deck are are 3 3/4" wide and 5 1/2" high.  Cards are marked: "1996 AG Muller."    ISBN: 0913866156.  VSCL. 

Aleister Crowley Thoth Miniature Tarot Deck.  76 Card deck and 48 page booklet.  U. S. Games Systems, Inc., 2006.  The cards in this miniature deck are 2 1/4" wide and 3 1/2" high.   VSCL.  

Aleister Crowley Thoth Small Tarot Deck .  80 card deck includes three extra Magnus cards.  A 78 page booklet.  U. S. Games Systems Inc., 1988.  The cards in this deck are 2 3/4" wide and 4 5/16" high.  ISBN: 0880793082.  VSCL. 

Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) - Wikipedia  

The Ape of Thoth: A Thelemic Text Database    

The Book of Thoth (Egyptian Tarot).  By Aleister Crowley, The Master Therion.  A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians.  Equinox, Volume III, No. V., 1944, 200 copies.  Published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc, 1977.  287 pages.  ISBN: 0913866121.  VSCL.

Book of Thoth (Crowley) - Wikipedia 

Book of Thoth, Liber LXXVIII by Aleister Crowley - Online Version 

"The Book of Thoth : A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians is the title of The Equinox, volume III, number 5, by English author and occultist Aleister Crowley. The book is recorded in the vernal equinox of 1944 (an Ixviii Sol in 0 0' 0" Aries, March 21, 1944 e. v. 5:29 p.m.) and was originally published in an edition limited to 200 numbered and signed copies.  This book describes the philosophy and the use of Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot, a deck of Tarot cards designed by Crowley and co-designed and painted by Lady Frieda Harris. The Thoth Tarot has become one of the best-selling and most popular Tarot Decks in the world.  The original 200 volume edition was bound in Morocco leather and printed on pre-wartime paper. Crowley sold ₤1,500 worth of the edition in less than three months."
Book of Thoth (Crowley) - Wikipedia 

College of Thelema and Temple of Thelema 

Correspondence Between Crowley and Harris Regarding Tarot

Crowley, Aleister  1875 - 1947.    Foundation     Links     Works    Biography

The Crowley Harris Thoth Deck

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.  VSCL. 





The Crowley Thoth On-Line Tarot Reading

A Description of of the Cards of the Tarot, Liber LXXVIII, by Aleister Crowley.

Divination with Cards, Crowley's Thoth, by A.G. Muller 

Encyclopedia Thelemica  

The Gallery of the Thoth Tarot.  Images by Lee Helfin.  

Game of Life. By Timothy Leary. New Falcon Publications, 1989. ISBN: 0941404641.

Harris, Lady Frieda 1877-1962 

Harris, Frieda - Tarotpedia

Interview with Lon Milo DuQuette

Intuitive Tarot: A Tool for Consciousness.  A comprehensive and unique guide for the use of the Aleister Crowley Tarot.  By Mangala Billson.  Cambridge, MA, Perfect Publishers, 2007.  Appendix, 266 pages.  ISBN: 9781905399307.  VSCL. 

Keywords for the Crowley Tarot.  By Hajo Banzhaf and Brigitte Theler.  San Francisco, CA, Weiser Books, 2001.  Index, glossary, bibliography, 244 pages.  ISBN: 1578631734.  VSCL.  This is an excellent handbook to use when working with the Crowley/Harris Thoth Tarot. 

Liber AL vel Legis.  By Aleister Crowley. 

Magick and Tarot

The Magick of Aleister Crowley: A Handbook of the Rituals of Thelema.  By Lon Milo Duquette.  Illustrated Edition.  Weiser Books, 2003.  304 pages.  ISBN: 1578632994.  VSCL. 

Major Arcana of the Tarot

Minor Arcana of the Tarot

New Age Tarot: A Workbook and Glossary of Symbols.  A Guide to the Thoth Deck.  By James Wanless, Ph.D.  Carmel, California, Merrill-West Pub., 1986.  ISBN: 0961507918.  163 pages.  Voyager Books   VSCL. 

Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O) Grand Lodge    

Portable Darkness: An Aleister Crowley Reader.  Edited with commentary by Scott Michaelsen.  Foreword by Robert Anton Wilson and Genesis P-Orridge.  New York, Solar Books, 2007, 1989.  Bibliography and recommended reading, 293 pages.  ISBN: 9780971457874.  VSCL. 

Root of the Powers of Air (Swords) from Book of Thoth by Aleister Crowley

Root of the Powers of Earth (Disks) from Book of Thoth by Aleister Crowley

Root of the Powers of Fire (Wands) from Book of Thoth by Aleister Crowley

Root of the Powers of Water (Cups) from Book of Thoth by Aleister Crowley

Tarot and the Magus:  Opening the key to Divination, Magick, and the Holy Guardian Angel.  By Paul Hughes-Barlow.  Aeon Books, Ltd., 2004.  Illustrated edition, 208 pages.  ISBN: 1904658024. 

Tarot For The New Aeon (A Practical Guide to the Power and Wisdom of the Thoth Tarot) By P. C. Tarantino.  Alternative Insights, 2007.  1st Edition.  ISBN: 0976618400. 

The Tarot Handbook: Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols. By Angeles Arrien.  New York, Jeremy P. Tarcher, Penguin, 1987, 1997. Appendices, tables, bibliography, index, 320 pages. ISBN: 0874778956. Tarot sysmbols from a psychological, mythological, and cross-cultural perspective.  A detailed analysis and interpretation of Crowley's Thoth Tarot.  VSCL.

Tarot Inspiration - The Book of Thoth Website  

Tarot and Magick

Tarot of Ceremonial Magic: A Pictorial Synthesis of Three Great Pillars of Magick (Astrology, Enochian Magick, Goetia).  By Lon Milo Duquette.  78 card deck and 304 page book.  Red Wheel, Weiser, 2006.  ISBN: 0877287643.  VSCL. 

Tarot Major Arcana: Index to Links of Internet Resources, Books, Articles; Symbolism, Correspondences, Symbolism, Iconography.

Tarot: Mirror of the Soul: Handbook for the Aleister Crowley Tarot.  By Gerd Ziegler.  San Francisco, California, Red Wheel, Weiser Books, 1988.  Brief glossary of symbols.  192 pages.  ISBN: 0877286833.  VSCL. 

Thelema College   

Thematic Index to the Tarot

The Thoth Companion: The Key to the True Symbolic Meaning of the Thoth Tarot.  By Michael Osiris Snuffin.  Llewellyn Publications, 2007.  240 pages.  ISBN: 0738711926.  VSCL. 

Thoth Tarot Books from Amazon 

Thoth Tarot Deck by Aleister Crowley.  York Beach, Maine, Samuel Weiser, Inc, 1978, 1983.  This deck was printed in Belgium.  The cards are 3 3/4" wide and 5 1/2" high.  ISBN: 0877284520.  VSCL.  

The Twenty-Two Keys of Wisdom: A Study on the Major Arcana of Aleister Crowley's Tarot.  By Lynda I. H. Hughes.  Twickenham, U.K., Athena Press, 2009.  Glossary, appendix, bibliography, 184 pages.  ISBN: 9781847485830.  VSCL. 

Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot.  By Lon Milo DuQuette.  San Francisco, California, Red Wheel, Weiser Books, 2003.  330 pages.  Glossary, notes, bibliography.  ISBN: 1578632765.  This is an outstanding guide to the Thoth Tarot by an expert in the O.T.O. and Golden Dawn systems and a Master Tarot scholar.  VSCL. 


VSCL =  Valley Spirit Center Library, Red Bluff, California 



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