Books about tarot cards and card divination,
from parlour reading to the kabalistic philosophy behind modern occult tarot pathworking.
When available vintage decks will be listed.
Volume 1 of the Connolly Tarot series. Large format, illustrated with Rider Waite deck. An in depth approach to divination.
Tarot contains the accumulated secrets of the universe in esoteric symbology. In order to decipher the true meaning of these symbols, the student must approach the Tarot with an open mind and an open spirit.
This new approach to the study of the tarot provides a clear but profound method of exploring and discovering your own inner depths, a necessary prerequisite to a thorough understanding of the ancient symbols. In addition, this handbook relates the tarot to other occult sciences such as astrology, the cabala, and numerology.
G+ softback with some wear and fading to covers
Newcastle Publishing 1979, x 244pp.
A short essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians (The Equinox Volume III Number V.) Thelemic interpretation of the Tarot by Crowley. Includes the Theory of the Tarot, descriptions of the Court Cards, Small Cards and the Trumps. 8 colour plates. ISBN0877282684
Samuel Weiser 1993, 287pp.[#2730 tarot, crowley, occult]
A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians. Being the Equinox Volume III No. V
Rare Level Press edition.
G+ softback with edge wear and some soiling. Water mark to fore edge of prelims (before page 1). A few instances of minor pen notation.
Level Press 1974, xii 247pp. [#2773 occult, tarot, thelema, crowley ]
VG softback with sewn binding, $15 B/C Piatkus 1999, 250pp. This provides an overview of the Tarot, from its history and development, to basic and more advanced techniques. It explores the link between Tarot and other arts, such as numerology and astrology, as well as providing a guide to different Tarot packs, and how to use the skills professionally. ISBN 074992019X [#2216 ]
VG softcover $25 B/C Newcastle Publishing 1988 first edition 4to, xvi 206pp. Incorporates teachings from Papus and the entity Seth, channeled by Jane Roberts. Also Seven Rays and kabalistic teachings combined into her system of spreads. ISBN 087877131X [#2217 ]
A Manual of Kabalistic Meditations on the Tarot
G+ softback with sunned spine.
Quest Theosophical 1975, xx 119pp.
VG- softcover, rubbed to edges $15 B/C Aquarian 1984 first edition 4to, 256pp. In two parts; The Tarot as Divinatory tool, and The Tarot and the Tree (of Life/ kabbalah). Includes blank squares in card descriptions to fill in own design for cards if needed. A user friendly manual. ISBN 0850303907 [#2218]
A complete course in using the Tarot for divination and spirituality combined with the powerful system of Enochian magick. Written by two of the most prolific writers on the Enochian system.
Includes three separate courses for learning how to use the cards. If you have never worked with the Tarot before, start with the two-week training program. If you know more, or if you have completed this course, take the four-week advanced program. Once you complete these, move on to the Master of Tarot course.
These training programs outline what you need to practice and learn in order to give excellent Enochian Tarot readings. The actual details are in the rest of the book. This includes a history of both the Tarot and the Enochian magickal system. The spiritual and divinatory meaning of each card is given, as well as ten spreads you can use.
Unique to this book are exact instructions on how to become a professional Tarot reader.
VG- softback with minor handling wear.
Llewellyn 1989 stated FIRST EDITION First Printing, 334pp.
Being fragments of a Secret Tradition under the Veil of Divination. A famous work on Tarot from this member of the Golden Dawn. This is the complete work including the card images and bibliography.
G+ with inscription to half title, reading wear to covers
Weiser softcover, 1977. xii + 340pp. [PB1493 tarot ]
VG softcover, name to title
Weiser 1993, xii + 340pp. [PB1381 tarot ]
VG softback, name and date to first page
Rider 1982, xxii 170pp. [#426 tarot ]
Includes 22 essays on different ways of using the cards, 28 original layouts for readings, and complete interpretations and illustrations of all 78 cards.
This work uses the Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot as its focus and includes explanations of Crowley's esoteric correspondence: Astrology, Numerology, Alchemy and Kabbalah.
VG softback, spine slightly sunned.
Merrill-West 1987, 164pp.
A guide on Divination using the Tarot. Includes in depth discussion of Tarot spreads and how to interpet them.
VG softback, name at front
Sphere Books 1981, 223pp. ISBN0722193149 [PB1494 tarot ]
Optima 1984, 223pp. ISBN035621057X [#428 tarot ]