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.

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BUTLER Bill   Dictionary of the Tarot
VG- finger soiled wraps, name to half title. $10 C/B Schocken Books 1982 softcover. 253pp. Methodically covers Book of Thoth (ie the Tarot itself), minor & major arcana, Gringonneur, Visconti, Marseille, Waite, Crowley, Aquarian decks, divination methods. Good glossary and bibliography. Interpretations of each card. ISBN 0805205594 [Item# 297 TAROT]

CASE Paul Foster 
The Tarot a Key to the Wisdom of the Ages
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This work mainly focuses on the kabbalistic / occult symbology of the Trump Cards, as taught by the Builders Of The Adytum.
BOTA, tarot, occult, builders of the adytum, divination

VG hardback with no dust jacket.
Red cloth with blue blocked design of The Hermit to cover.
Lacks free end paper.
First thus revised edition with colour plates of all the trumps and the Tree of Life.
$35 C/B
Builders Of The Adytum Ltd. 1990, 223pp.
[#3925 ]

CASE Paul Foster 
The Tarot a Key to the Wisdom of the Ages
cover image of The Tarot a Key to the Wisdom of the Ages for sale in New Zealand

This work mainly focuses on the kabbalistic / occult symbology of the Trump Cards, as taught by the Builders Of The Adytum.
BOTA, tarot, occult, builders of the adytum, divination

VG hardback in G+ rubbed dust jacket, chipped to edges. Name to endpaper, and a few pages of tidy pencil underlining. Tiphareth on the Tree of life diagram at the rear is neatly painted yellow.
$30 C/B
Macoy 1975, 214pp.
[OCC 124 ]

CICERO Chic & S. Tabatha   Guide to the Golden Dawn Enochian Skrying Tarot guidebook only, no tarot cards
VG publisher's lamination is wrinkling at edges $20 C/C Llewellyn 2004 stated first edition first printing, soft cover, 418pp. ISBN 0738702013 [#2160 tarot divination]

A new handbook for the Apprentice

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
$15 B/C
Newcastle Publishing 1979, x 244pp.

EASON Cassandra   Cassandra Eason's Complete Book of Tarot
Everything you need to know; spreads, analysis, divination.

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 ]

FREER Jean   The New Feminist Tarot
VG $10 B/B Aquarian 1987 revised and expanded softcover, 128pp. Feminist interpretation of the Tarot, the author was initiated into wicca by Z Budapest. ISBN 0850305632 [#2204]

GREER Mary K   Tarot Mirrors
Reflections of personal meaning

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 ]

HOELLER, Stephen A. 
The Royal Road

A Manual of Kabalistic Meditations on the Tarot

G+ softback with sunned spine.
$15 C/B
Quest Theosophical 1975, xx 119pp.
[#3231 ]

PAPUS (Gerard Encausse) edited Arthur Edward Waite 
The Tarot of the Bohemians
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The Absolute Key to Occult Science
History and symbology of the Tarot including kabbalistic attributions.
Facsimile reprinting of the third revised edition of A E Waite's translation.
occult, rosicrucian, initiated

VG- softback with rubbed wrappers, Helios Book Service label to fep, soiled closed edges.
$25 C/C
Wilshire Book Company 1973 softcover, xxv 355pp
[#4043 ]

PEACH Emily   The Tarot Workbook
Understanding and using Tarot Symbolism

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]

PLATT Charles   Card Fortune Telling A Lucid Treatise Dealing with all the Popular and more Abstruse Methods
G+ mottled red cloth with faint water stain to bottom edges, some spotting to closed edges $10 C/B Foulsham nd (1960s) 155pp = 5pp adverts, illustrated in line. Includes English methods of Telling, Napoleon's Method and Tarot divination. [# 707 tarot]

SCHUELER Gerald & Betty 
The Enochian Tarot

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.
$30 C/B
Llewellyn 1989 stated FIRST EDITION First Printing, 334pp.
[#3028 ]

SHAVICK Nancy  The Tarot A Guide to Reading Your Own
VG rubbed joints, name and address to first page, $4 A/A Berkley 1988 paperback, 140pp. For centuries, the Tarot cards have offered mankind the wisdom of the ages - a beautiful, helpful source of divine inspiration. Now, this refreshing new guide to card reading provides a personalized approach for your own life and times. Whether you are a new or experienced card reader, this clear and practical handbook sheds new light on traditional readings of any Tarot deck. It will direct you toward positive goals of inner peace, freedom and growt - and will lead you on the path to true enlightenment ... ISBN 0425112632 [PB#150 tarot]

WAITE Arthur Edward 
The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

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
$10 A/B
Weiser softcover, 1977. xii + 340pp. [PB1493 tarot ]

VG softcover, name to title
$14 A/B
Weiser 1993, xii + 340pp. [PB1381 tarot ]

VG softback, name and date to first page
$8 A/B
Rider 1982, xxii 170pp. [#426 tarot ]

New Age Tarot
Guide to the Thoth Deck

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.
$20 B/B
Merrill-West 1987, 164pp.
[#3209 ]

Tarotmania, The Definitive Guide to the Tarot

A guide on Divination using the Tarot. Includes in depth discussion of Tarot spreads and how to interpet them.

VG softback, name at front
$7 A/B
Sphere Books 1981, 223pp. ISBN0722193149 [PB1494 tarot ]

VG softback
$8 A/B
Optima 1984, 223pp. ISBN035621057X [#428 tarot ]

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