Thoth Tarot Major Arcana
Thoth Tarot Major Arcana : The 21 major trumps represent the spiritual journey the Fool (Atu 0) must travel to reach Enlightenment. They are therefore in their highest expression, a pictorial description of the pathway to God Realisation. By clicking on the image below you can access information on that particular card.
Two Introductory Articles :
Atu 0 – III : The Fool To The Empress
Atu IV to VII : The Emperor to The Chariot
Atu VIII to XII : Adjustment to Lust
Atu XII to XV : Hanged Man to The Devil
Atu XVI to XIX : The Tower to The Sun
Atu XX and XXI : The Aeon and Universe
Background to the Thoth Tarot Major Arcana of Aleister Crowley
These are a series of detailed audio, written and visual presentations which explore the symbology and philosophy behind Thoth Tarot & the accompanying Book of Thoth.
The Thoth Tarot Deck was designed by Aleister Crowley, an influential and controversial figure of the early 20th century. He worked on the deck from 1938 to 1943 and many regard this as his greatest work. This tarot deck was created to illustrate Crowley’s The Book of Thoth. The artist is Lady Frieda Harris and she worked with Crowley’s rough sketches to produce images that would be faithful to his interpretations and her own vision.
The essence of the Book of Thoth and the accompanying Thoth Tarot Deck was to show the limitations of material existence (hence it is not a deck just filled with ‘happy’ cards) and highlight the need for a greater purpose to life by following ones Holy Guardian Angel (HGA) or Higher Self and complete ‘The Great Work’ ( the spiritual journey through which man returns to God).
With that in mind it is hoped that these discussions will promote tarot firstly as a means to explore further the spiritual path they unfold leading to Self- Realisation through Meditation & Spiritual Practice rather than tarot as seen as a purely divinatory tool.